Jamaica College wins Boys’ Champs 2021
Jamaica College dethroned Kingston College to notch their 22nd title as they took the lead and pulled away to win by 15-and-a-half-points on the final day of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships. Edwin Allen reclaimed the girls crown, as the competition came to close at the National Stadium on Saturday.
In the end, JC finished with 328.5 points, comfortably clear of second-place Kingston College (KC) who finished with 313. It was KC who began the fifth and final day in front but, predictably, JC took the lead by midday and in the end sealed the title with two events to spare. Calabar claimed third spot with 241.5, St Elizabeth Technical was next on 181, while St Jago closed out the top 5 with 129.
Despite being questionably disqualified after winning the 4x400m relay, Jamaica College convincingly dethroned Kingston College and claimed their first hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy in a decade as the curtains came down on the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.
‘In 2019 we opened the JC Stadium…Thanks to the Ashenheim Family. With 1 promise. Champs!!!. Today we smile....not only have we won Champs 2021. We have delivered to the Ashenheim Family”
~Chris Williams, president of the JC Foundation
The ‘True Blue’ coach, Neil Harrison, who guided JC to their 22nd hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, says beating Kingston College made the victory much sweeter.
Jamaica College Principal, Wayne Robinson, thanked his management team, coaches, parents, teachers and athletes for a brilliant Championships and he expressed gratitude to the old boys for providing the funding since March od 2020 to pay the coaches and finance the athletic program.
Meanwhile, president of ISSA, Keith Wellington, says persons should not seek to devalue what the athletes did by taking a risk to train and compete at the Championships during a pandemic. He says these student athletes demonstrated that they are truly future leaders.