Boys’ Champs to focus on athlete health after Kemoy Campbell collapse

By March 20, 2019

Jamaica’s Kemoy Campbell, the country’s 3000, 5000, and 10,000 metres has inspired a focus on the health of athletes at the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship after his collapse due to a heart issue created a very real scare. 

According to Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), there should be trained personnel with defribilators in case of emergencies at the Championships.

Champs, will this year feature an attempt at an eighth straight title from Calabar High School on the boys’ side of affairs and a sixth straight for Edwin Allen High School on the girls side.

Based on the way the lead-up to the Championships has gone, Calabar will have a rough time defending their title with a rampant Kingston College dominating the Digicel Grand Prix as well as the Gibson Relays with strong performances throughout the lower classes.

Edwin Allen has been a little quiet this season, taking a back seat to schools like Hydel up until this point, however their coach, Michael Dyke is known as a master tactician and it wouldn’t be surprising were they to get it together come Champs night.

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