All is set for what is expected to be another exciting Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships beginning today inside the National Stadium.
The 107th staging of this prestigious event will see Calabar High and Edwin Allen High try to defend their respective boys’ and girls’ titles during five days of grueling action as over 100 schools try to take away their titles.
Photo: Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association President Dr. Walton Small speaking at the launch of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships on Thursday at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston.
The 107th staging of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Kennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships was launched on Thursday at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, amidst continuing debate about the participation of Kingston College athlete Aryamanya Rodgers.
Photo: Christopher Taylor points to the clock as he pilot's home Calabar High School to a record breaking win in the last track event of the Digicel Athletics Grand Prix Series Finale at the National Stadium on Saturday. Calabar won the event in 3:09.96 seconds to erase the 3:10.84 seconds set way back in 2015 by St. Elizabeth Technical High School.
The National stadium was host to a feast of exciting and thrilling performances as the curtains came down on the third staging of the Digicel Grand Prix on Saturday.
Photo: Christpoher Taylor blows away the field in the U-20 Boys 400m final at the Carifta Trials on Sunday. Taylor clocked a sparkling 45.41s to win the event.
Several of the nation’s junior track and field athletes had impressive victories during the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association's (JAAA), two day Carifta Trials held on Saturday and Sunday inside the National Stadium.
Photo: President of Jamaica Lacrosse Calbert Hutchinson, presents the championship trophy to St. Georges College who defeated Kingston College 6-5 in the final at the Wolmers play field on Friday.
St. Georges College and St. Hugh’s High school claimed their second Lacrosse titles in nail biting finishes over Kingston College and Wolmers’ Girls respectively at the Wolmers’ play field on Friday.
Photo: Calabar’s Dejour Russell wins the Class 1 Boys 110m hurdles finals at the Youngster Goldsmith Classics at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Jamaican high school track and field fans who had been anxiously awaiting the return of Calabar’s Dejour Russell, were treated to a fine display of sprint high hurdling on Saturday.
The Queen’s School Past Students’ Association - Sports Development Committee will host the 16 th staging of the annual Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the National Stadium. The meet remains a qualifying meet for the Boy’s and Girls’ Championships, and continues to serve as a season opener for many elite athletes.
The order of events includes but is not limited to 200M, 400M, 4x400M, long jump and high jump. The event with commence at 8:30am, admission is JMD $500 for adults and JMD$200 for students with ID and children under 12 years old.
The ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Champs 2016, runners up Hydel High girls track and field team, and Kinsgton College provided strong showings at the 2nd installment of the McKenley/Wint Track & Field Classic held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 on the grounds of Calabar High School.
With noticeable top name absentees, such as Christopher Taylor, Dejour Russell and Michael Stephens from the Calabar squad, Kingston College with their throng of supporters dominated much of the day’s proceedings as did the Ferry based Hydel High.