Kingston College’s Wayne Pinnock smashes high school long jump record

By March 10, 2018
Wayne Pinnock jumping for Kingston College (KC) at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale inside Jamaica's National Stadium. Wayne Pinnock jumping for Kingston College (KC) at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale inside Jamaica's National Stadium. Marlon Reid

Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College (KC) turned in a big effort to erase the Boys' Under 20 long jump meet record at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale - G C Foster Classic - at the National Stadium on Saturday.

Pinnock, a first-year Class 1 athlete, outclassed the field with a massive 7.99-metre jump, much further than the previous meet record of 7.79, set by teammate Carey McLeod.

Pinnock's effort also means he has now jumped further than any schoolboy out of Jamaica in history, the previous mark the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Championships record of 7.87 metres, set by Vere Technical's Leon Gordon in 1993.

It was a one-two finish for KC as Shacquille Lowe cut the sand with a mark of 7.35 metres for second, with third going to Daniel Bogle of Wolmer's Boys’ School with 7.25 metres.

Calabar High had earlier earned a one-two finish in the Boys' Under-17 long jump final.

Lamar Reid leapt 7.33 metres to edge his teammate Jordan Turner (7.32 metres). St Jago's Kavion Kerr was third with an effort of 7.19 metres.

Paul-Andre Walker

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