Champs 2019 – Day 2 – In The News

A round up of today’s news stories about the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium, as per The Gleaner:

“Whoever said lightning does not strike twice clearly has never met Wayne Pinnock. The 18-year-old Kingston College (KC) star set a record in the Class One Boys Long Jump not once, but twice, minutes apart, at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium last night…” Read more here: Gr8! – Pinnock Delights As KC Take Early Champs Lead

“Rusea’s High School’s Shamella Donaldson, competing for the last time at Champs, produced a moment of magic to win the Class One Girls Discus as defending champions Edwin Allen missed out on scoring opportunities on the second day of the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships…” Read more here: Girls’ Battle Heats Up!

“Freshly-minted Class One boys long jump record-holder Wayne Pinnock from Kingston College (KC) said he was surprised that he broke the record in the event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium. Pinnock, who is the defending champion in the event, produced…” Read more here: CHAMPS 2019 | Pinnock Surprised By Long Jump Record

“The defending champions roared to life as Jordan Turner led home a Calabar one-two to take home the gold medal in the boys Class Two long jump at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium today. Turner, who had… “Read more about Calabar, Kingston College, Wolmer’s Boys, Hydel, Holmwood  here: CHAMPS 2019 | Champions Calabar Roar To Life After LJ Quinella

“Calabar’s duo of Kevroy Venson and Kimar Farquharson eased into the final of the boys Class One 1500m on today’s second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium…” Read more: CHAMPS 2019 | Big Names Through To 1500m Final

“This year’s championships will see four sets of twins competing, and all eight arrived at the event with strong chances of making the finals in their respective events, and, in some cases, are expected to secure spots on the medal podium…” Read more here: Seeing Double At Champs – Twins Set To Dominate At 2019 Event

“Schools participating in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships find it a costly affair, and the hefty bill is often paid by past students…” Read more here: Schools Get Strong Champs Support From Overseas Alumni

ICYMI: Champs 2019 – Day 1 News Roundup

Check out our CHAMPS guide with results, schedule, how to watch, data, records, trivia and more, including links to our entire CHAMPS category of posts with school profiles etc.