Excelsior, KC, dominate Corporate Area champs, set up Grand Prix final

By March 09, 2019

Excelsior High School and Kingston College (KC) were the big winners on Saturday inside the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica when they came away with Corporate Area Development titles in the girls’ and boys’ sections respectively. 

Excelsior were comfortable winners, amassing 314 points to separate themselves from Immaculate Conception High School, who finished on 232. The Queen’s School, perennially good at the Corporate Area meet, were third with 194 points.

Wolmer’s Girls’, 171, Convent of Mercy Academy, 139. St Andrew High School, 136, Camperdown, 124, Merl Grove, 69, Campion College, 45, and Horace Clarke High, 44, rounded out the top 10 schools.

In the boys section, KC made a strong statement with the Digicel Grand Prix finals just a week away and the pièce de résistance, the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships, a month away, that there may be change on the horizon.

KC, were dominant, amassing 446 points on their way to the title, while Calabar, who made a late surge with their class one relay teams, had to settle for second with 352.

Jamaica College also produced a good showing at the meet, coming away with 341 points.

Excelsior’s boys also did their school proud, finishing fourth with 123 points, while Wolmer’s Boys’ School were fifth with 104.

Camperdown, 66, Campion, 17, Tarrant High School, 13, Penwood, 13, and Mona High, 13, rounded out the top 10.

For their efforts, the teams, Excelsior and KC, walked away with $250,000 each, and will look forward to the Digicel Grand Prix final at the GC Foster Classics where they stand a chance of copping JM$1 million.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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