Calabar's Rivaldo Marshall, Edwin Allen's Aneisha Ingram take steeplechase titles

By March 28, 2019

Rivaldo Marshall of Calabar won a valuable nine points for Calabar by winning the 2000m steeplechase, the final event on Thursday, day three of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Marshall took the lead early and gradually extended it, eventually winning by more than five seconds. He crossed the line in 6:07.22. AJ Sweeney of Edwin Allen grabbed the silver medal in 6:13.82.

Akeem Tomlin of Bellefield was third in 6:13.10.

Marshall said he ran the race with the fact that the seven-time defending champions were behind on points so he did his best to win.

KC’s Ari Rogers, who was expected to contend for a medal, finished well down the track.

Earlier, Aneisha Ingram defended her title in the 2000m steeplechase.

The Edwin Allen athlete won the gruelling event in 7:12.46 over Megan Thompson of Hydel and Kebarna McIntyre of Holmwood Technical who were timed in 7:20.41 and 7:23.60, respectively.

Ingram said her main aim going into the race was to defend her title.

At the end of competition on day three, Kingston College has 60 points, eight clear of Calabar High on 52 points. Jamaica College are third on 35 points with Wolmer's Boys 16 points and Petersfield 14 points rounding out the top five.

Defending champions Edwin Allen leads the girls' standings with 43 points. Rusea's are next on 30. Hydel are 10 points adrift with 20 points.

Vere Technical with 19 points and Holmwood on 18 points complete the top five schools.

 

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