Champs 2016

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Champs 2016,Christopher Taylor,Akeem Bloomfield,Junelle Bromfield,Shanice Love,

Photo: Yardie Sports Senior Athletics writer - Oshae Hudson

As I sat inside the National Stadium, watching as jubilant supporters streamed into the facility on Saturday afternoon, something said to me, it was definitely looking to be a day we will always remember. Drenched in sunshine, there was the mire of supporting colours, noise and excitement. A mega race to the line for Champs 2016 was waiting to unfold— it just didn't get any better. Truly it didn't.

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Keenan Lawrence,Britany Anderson,Obrien Wasome,Nigel Ellis,Champs 2016,

Photo: Keenan Lawrence of St. Jago High celebrates after breaking the Class Two Boys 1500m record in winning the Gold medal on Friday night. Lawrence won in 3.57.28 seconds to erase Kemoy Campbell's old mark of 3:58.06 which stood since 2007.

Dubbed Flying Friday by the organizers, the fourth and penultimate day of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships was a thrilling affair that produced some sizzling action in the sprints, middle distance and in the field. Five records were broken with a plethora of outstanding performances seen from the youngsters.

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Champs 2016,Michael Stephens,Yashawn Hamilton,Dejour Russell,

Photo: St. Jago's sprinter Joanne Reid, on the go

The fourth day of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship 2016 will be a Friday feast of mouthwatering sprinting match ups that you don’t want to miss. There are a total of fifteen finals inclusive of the 100 meters -all classes - to be completed.

 |  Written by Christopher Lynch  |  0
Champs 2016,Christopher Taylor,Akeem Bloomfield,

Actions heat up on the third day of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship with five scheduled finals and qualifying in the 100 meters and 1500 meters for all classes.

All the athletes are listed and expected to grace the track in the highly anticipated Class One Boys 100m.

Jhevaughn Matherson is listed for heat three lane 4, Nigel Ellis from St Elizabeth Technical will run out of heat one, lane 4 and St Jago High Raheem Chambers is listed for heat three, lane 4.

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Champs 2016,Britany Anderson,Tyreke Bryan,Cemore Donald,Nigel Ellis,

The sprinters all came out to warm up their engines on Day 2 of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships in an afternoon packed with exciting 200m and sprint relay qualifying action. The results stayed true to the script with most of the top names advancing to the second round of the 200m. In Class Four, Hydel’s Gabrielle Matthews (24.95s) led all qualifiers into the next round of the Girls 200m Meter Class Four. Edwin Allen pair of Bethany Bridge (25.09s) and Salieci Myles (25.34s) also made easy progression to the quarterfinals.

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Champs 2016,Ashley Williams,O'brien Wasome,

Photo: Ashley Williams of Holmwood Technical High wins her heat of the 400m Class 1 on day 1 on the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships

The score board will get ticking on day two of the five day ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships with six finals scheduled for Wednesday.

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Christopher Taylor,Akeem Bloomfield,Champs 2016, Shanthamoi Brown,

Photo: Christopher Taylor of Calabar High storms away from the field in heat one the Class 2 Boys 400m on his way to breaking the record and setting a new mark of 46.33s.

While there were no points on offer on day one of the 106th staging of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships inside the National Stadium on Tuesday, the fans were still treated to some good performances from the athletes on show as the first record of the five day meet was broken in the Class Two Boys 400m.

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Christopher Taylor,Jhevaughn Matherson,Champs 2016,World Youth Championships,

Photo: Christopher Taylor of Calabar and Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College are both on the verge of breaking World Youth records this year.

Arguably two of Jamaica's best male youth athletes, Christopher “Cubby” Taylor and Jevaughn “Smashing” Matherson could break World Youth records this season. The World Youth records are held by athletes aged 17 or younger.

With a lot of championship this year for both athletes to contest, they could join the likes of Usain Bolt and Jaheel Hyde to be individual World Youth record holders.