Calabar dethrone St Jago, Edwin Allen dominant at Digicel Grand Prix Series

By March 10, 2018
Calabar High School's Medley relay team celebrate a scintillating victory at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Calabar High School's Medley relay team celebrate a scintillating victory at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Marlon Reid

Calabar High School went home J$1,000,000 richer on Saturday night after completing a dominant performance in the Digicel Grand Prix series, which culminated in a finale at the GC Foster Classic inside Jamaica’s National Stadium on Saturday night.

Edwin Allen High School were also winners, dominating the women’s section to claim the Digicel Grand Prix title and $1,000,000 for the fourth time of asking.

Starting the day with a five-point lead over defending champions, St Jago High School, Calabar opened a massive gap by the end of the night, compiling 146 points.

St Jago were a distant second with 74 points, while Kingston College ended the night, third with 54.

Jamaica College, the other team vying for schoolboy track and field dominance this year, ended fourth with 42 points.

Petersfield High School were brilliant for their fifth-place finish and 39 points.

Buff Bay High, 29, Rhodes Hall High, 28, Wolmer’s Boys’, 28, St Elizabeth Technical High, 27, and Excelsior High, 25, rounded out the top 10.

In the women’s championship, Edwin Allen High School accumulated 144 points, while perennial rivals, Holmwood Technical High School were second with 113.

Hydel, who continue to improve their stock as a track and field powerhouse, were third with 82 points, while Excelsior High missed out on the prizes with 48 points.

St Mary High, 27, Wolmer’s Girls’, 24, Spaldings High, 22, The Queen’s School, 18, Rusea’s High, 17, and Petersfield High, 17, rounded out the top 10.

The second and third placed teams in each category took home $500,000 and $200,000.

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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