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link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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2/27/19 7:09:38 PM 
In reply to Jamstar

It was mentioned on the Gibson Relay tread. He seems to be running records in the prelims all by himself. Classes 1,2 and 3 the 800m will be hot this year.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/1/19 2:47:55 PM 
Tavaughn Martin Boys Class 3 (14 years) does sub 2 minute (1:57.48 sec) 800m at Central Champs.

800m Race

Is this the revival that has been long awaited? Maybe Class 2 will now move down to sub 1:54 and Class 1 to sub 1:50.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/2/19 9:55:07 PM 
South African School of Speed Boys U19 800m - 3:55:51
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Kevroy Venson at Camperdown Classic 2019 Class 1 Boys 800m - 3:55:31
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link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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3/3/19 7:02:25 AM 
So the Calabar track team had a sports day yesterday and class 1 athlete Oblique Seville ran 10.46 with 0 wind and in rain.

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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3/3/19 7:03:35 AM 
Their class 2 Sprint team though is severely under powered.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/3/19 9:50:03 AM 
In reply to Jamstar

That is why I keep saying when the Class 1 stars are gone next year it will be the first real opportunity to beat Cbar since the stars first year in class 1 in 2017.

Tyrice Taylor did 1:51.64 at Central Champs and barely had any competition. He is not a 'tactics' runner. He goes out hard and leads, so Farquharson cannot sit back and wait to outsprint him. Rhoden, Blackman etc are all good but will not go out ridiculously hard like Tyrice.

Are we looking at a sub 1:49 at Champs?

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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3/3/19 10:47:36 AM 
In reply to Headley

Farquharson spilt 1:47 at Gibson so if we don't get sub 1:49 I would be disappointed.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/4/19 1:41:47 PM 
In reply to Jamstar

Shaquon Coke jumped 7.75m. at Gibson while Shaqueille Lowe jumped 7.1m AND a fellow named Pinnock jumped 8.14m.

At John Wolmers Lowe ran 10.64 secs in the 100m. So it seems to me that if KC can get Lowe to run a little faster he should concentrate on sprinting and forget jumping AND solve KCs 4x100m relay problem.

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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3/4/19 2:28:04 PM 
In reply to Headley

Goes without saying

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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3/4/19 2:30:59 PM 
Rowe ran a Youngster and has not been seen since but he dropped a 10.6 and has 10.45 from the Champs final.

With Rose dropping 10.6 and possibly getting to 10. 5 if KC can get Rowe healthy and add Peart and Pinnock to those 2 then it would be a competent 4x100 team.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/4/19 3:05:08 PM 
In reply to Jamstar

Competent is right, moreso because Lowe ran 90 and coasted 10.

At Gibson I was very impressed that Peart was not disconnected on the backstretch by Chris Taylor. Usually by the end of that second leg Taylor has CBar way out front.

link archangel Joined: Mar 16, 2004
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3/4/19 6:28:06 PM 
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With three weeks to go to Champs the early call is that Calabar will win Class One, KC will win Class 3 and Class two will be very competitive.
A lot of people believe that KC will dominate Class two but I don’t share that view. St. Jago, JC and others will make this Class wide open.

Class One and Open events carry the most points so Calabar to win Champs with a reduced margin based on last year projection wise.

Injuries and setbacks will make this Champs come down to the last few events to decide it.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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3/5/19 6:33:48 PM 
In reply to archangel

KC has a crackerjack class 2.I agree the likes of Jago,JC and co. will send some competition. But KC will prevail above and beyond.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/6/19 6:00:13 PM 
In reply to archangel

We are in agreement EXCEPT as RoyalDad noted on your Class 2 assessment.

KC's only weakness in Class 2 is the 110m hurdles. Mr Ransome Edwards who came to KC from Jago this year has worked miracles so far. It is rumoured that Rayon Clarke could take the Class 2 400mh with Brown close behind. Maybe by Champs Mr. Edwards could have Taje Francis (who ran a sub 11 sec 100m at John Wolmers) in the Class 2 110m hurdles finals.

link archangel Joined: Mar 16, 2004
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3/8/19 5:29:39 AM 
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Yes, strong Class 2 but lots of spoilers around. If KC can prevail in Class 2 then Champs is theirs for the taking.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/8/19 10:04:23 AM 
In reply to archangel

If KC can prevail in Class 2 then Champs is theirs for the taking.


No sir. KC has a strong class 2 but CBar's Class 1 is even stronger and there are lots of open events which class 1 boys can do. It will be closer than last year but I give CBar the edge this year.

Next year when CBars' Class 1 is not so strong and reinforcements cannot be induced easily, I will expect KC to win.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/8/19 2:56:25 PM 
Big thanks to Track & Field Nerdz for keeping us up to date on the Digicel Corporate Area Development Meet today and tomorrow at the Nat Stadium, Jamaica.

Some Results

The Boys 1500 Class 1 1500 finals was taken by Calabars Revaldo Marshall in a RECORD BREAKING TIME of 3:56:13 Second went to his teammate Venson at the Digicel Anthrick Corprate Area Champs Area Development Meet.


Good win by Marshall. I was expecting a much faster time.


The Boys 1500 Class 2 finals was taken by Jamaica College JVaughnn Blake in RECORD BREAKING TIME OF 3:56:43 , Second and Third went to Kingston College Henry Twins at the Digicel Anthrick Corprate Area Champs Area
Development Meet…


The Class 2 time is almost the same as the Class 1 time.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/8/19 7:19:23 PM 
Back to our bread & butter - KC ready to take back hurdles points

"Before I came here, I assessed the overall hurdles programme and I realized that the school scored a single point in the 400m hurdles last year and was not able to win a medal in the sprint hurdles," he said. "I realised that we need to change that so I informed the coaching staff that we needed to use some of our better sprinters and quarter-milers in the events in order for us to do better."

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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3/8/19 8:50:11 PM 
In reply to Headley

Like his approach. Our hurdles team looks promising. Will get points not seen over the past couple years.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/8/19 9:40:42 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

Will get points not seen over the past couple years.


Since 2013.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/8/19 9:50:30 PM 
In reply to archangel

If you read my post responding to you it would appear that I had read Mr. Ransomn Edwards comments in the Star.

I only read the article in the Star today when I found it on Track & Field Nerdz. It was as if I was reading Mr. Edwards' mind all along.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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3/9/19 7:03:42 AM 
In reply to Headley

Will Corporate Area Champs be a true evaluation of what to expect come March 26-29th.
KC pulling out all its guns here,blazing. No prisoners taking. Show us what you got attitude.

Excellent performances so far by our athletes, Mullings in particular.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/9/19 10:45:03 AM 
In reply to RoyalDad

Not really.


Most big name athletes from the top boys' schools are only doing one event here. It is really a guide to how the athletes compare in the particular event they are doing here.

For example Revaldo Marshall winning the Boys 1500 Class 1 in 3:56:13 ahead on Venson and Rhoden was surprising. I was expecting Venson first.

I was expecting Rhoden to focus on his stronger race the 800m. As Joe mentioned above he has the potential to do big things. It seems KC wanted to see what Savoury and Ellis would do in the 800m. We will see how they fare against Farquharson later today.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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3/9/19 6:08:44 PM 
In reply to Headley

Meanwhile,Pinnock quietly moving up the ranks in the hurdles.Should someone who has not done anything so far this season be " concerned"?

JC look like a real spoiler this year.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/9/19 8:54:09 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

Not really. big grin
He did the same thing last year and ran 13.10 at Champs.

Pinnocks' PB is the same as the 13.46 he did today. Maybe he can improve.


Finals
1 Pinnock, Wayne 17 Kingston College 8.10m 2.7 9
8.10m(2.7) PASS PASS PASS

2 Lowe, Shacquille 17 Kingston College 7.75mR 0.7 7
7.75m(0.7) PASS PASS PASS


I believe Pinnock and Lowe only did one jump each today and passed on the other 3. Pinnock had the hurdles and Lowe had the 100m.

The 400m, 800m, hurdles and the jumps results show that the depth of the team is good. Even where we are not in the top 3 we are getting 4th and 5th or 4th and 6th.

Results Here

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