Wins for CC's Roxene Simpson, St. Catherine's Duff and Calabar's Thomas

By March 29, 2019

Roxene Simpson of Clarendon College won nine points for Clarendon College on Friday when she threw  41.38m to win the Class 2 girls discus at the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Simpson had two throws that went beyond 41m but did not challenge the record of 46.69m established by Marie Forbes in 2018.

It was still more than a metre better than the mark of 39.84m set by St. Jago High’s Kayla Davis-Edwards’ who won the silver medal.       

  Kadine Brown of defending champions Edwin Allen High was third with 39.45m. Her third-place fnish added six points to her school’s tally to put their total at 53 points after eight completed finals. Rusea’s High remain second with 35 points while Davis’ seven points kept St. Jago in close touch with 31 points.

St. Catherine High picked up some big points in the girls'javelin when Ashley Duffus claimed the gold medal with a throw of 40.79m. Hydel, too, got some valuable points as Thalia Wilson’s mark of 38.47m was good enough for the silver medal.

St. Jago’s Latavia Galloway won the bronze with 37.22m.

Meanwhile, defending champions Calabar High secured another win as Javar Thomas leapt out to 6.64m to take the gold medal in the Class 3 Boys Long Jump.

However, the win did little to impact the efforts of their main rivals Kingston College who saw Christopher Seaton claim the silver medal with his best jump of 6.59m. His teammate Anthony Willis also ended up on the podium after he won the bronze medal with 6.43m.

The win for Thomas has Calabar on 72 points, five behind leaders Kingston College. Jamaica College remain in third with 45 points.

Leighton Levy

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