Champs 2023 underway! Defending champs Kingston School, Edwin Allen fancied to repeat

Defending champions Kingston School and Edwin Allen Excessive Faculty will try to retain their titles on the 2023 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Women’ Athletics Championships which start Tuesday at 9:00 am inside Kingston’s Nationwide Stadium.

Kingston School can be searching its 34th title, whereas Edwin Allen will go for his or her 10th lien.

Final yr Kingston School ended with a large 372 factors on the boys’ aspect, to win forward of Jamaica School with 300.83, Calabar with 170, St Jago Excessive Faculty with 147, and Edwin Allen Excessive Faculty on 95 factors to finish the highest 5 groups.

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Edwin Allen was high on the ladies’ aspect with 352 factors, adopted by Hydel with 295, St Jago Excessive with 249, Holmwood with 174, and Excelsior Excessive Faculty with 107 factors to finish the highest 5 groups.

Primarily based on the varied growth meets to this point this season, this yr’s winners ought to come from the standard suspects with the defending champions fancied to repeat when the five-day competitors involves an finish on Saturday evening.

Sixty-nine boys’ groups and 68 women’ groups have been registered to take part within the spectacle which can see athletes contesting 88 occasions over the 5 days.

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The primary day Tuesday will comprise all preliminaries, whereas Wednesday can have 17 finals highlighted by the 100m for girls and boys.

Thursday can have 13 finals, highlighted by the 400m, Friday will see 13 finals highlighted by a number of area occasions and the 400m hurdles, whereas Saturday’s last day can have 43 finals, highlighted by the 800m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m relays.

Every college can be allowed a most of two opponents per occasion provided that each are ranked in accordance with the “entry necessities”. Colleges having greater than two athletes ranked is not going to be given an additional spot.

The Opening Ceremony is slated for Tuesday at 6:00 pm, whereas the Closing Ceremony is ready for Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Title sponsors GraceKennedy Restricted has allotted $175 million, $81m in money, and the remaining in execution, via its subsidiaries Grace Meals, Grace Cash Providers, and First International.

This sum is a large enhance from the $88 million invested within the 2022 version.

The successful faculties will obtain $1 million, with second place via to fifth place incomes $750,000, $500,000, $300,000, and $200,000.

As well as, a particular digital award of $500,000 can be on provide for the boys’ and women’ faculties that break probably the most information. The funds will go in direction of the colleges’ digital curriculum as a part of GraceKennedy’s drive for digital expertise and development in faculties.

There may even be a particular award of $250,000 every to the highest instructor and coach of the successful boys’ and women’ faculties.

Primarily based on the abstract of the post-seeding committee assembly because of the entries acquired, the next occasions is not going to have preliminary rounds: 1500M Class 2 Women, 1500M Class 1 Women, 400M Class 1 Women, excessive soar Class 1 Women; triple Soar Class 1 Boys, triple soar Class 2 Boys, 110M hurdles Class 2 Boys, 100M hurdles Class 2 Women, 100M hurdles Class 1 Women, 110M hurdles Class 1 Boys.

Additionally, in an effort to facilitate extending the interval between the 1500M prelims and last, the 2000M steeplechase was eliminated because it was believed the occasion would have been a straight last. Whereas the ladies can be a straight last, there are 18 entries for the boys necessitating a preliminary spherical to make sure the security of the athletes. 

If there are withdrawals that cut back the quantity to fifteen or much less, the occasion can be declared a straight last. The schedule didn’t consider a preliminary spherical for the triple soar women open. Primarily based on the variety of entries, a preliminary spherical is required, and this has been scheduled for Wednesday, day 2 at 5:00 pm.


Tuesday Day 1 Schedule

Time Occasion Class Gender Standing 

9:00AM 1500M 3 Women Prelims 

9:20AM 1500M 3 Boys Prelims 

9:40AM 1500M 2 Women Prelims 

9:44AM Lengthy Soar 1 Boys Prelims 

9:47AM Excessive Soar 1 Women Prelims 

9:50AM Javelin Open Women Prelims 

10:00AM 1500M 2 Boys Prelims 

10:20AM 1500M 1 Women Prelims 

10:40AM 1500M 1 Boys Prelims 

11:15AM 400M 3 Women Prelims 

11:50AM 400M 3 Boys Prelims 

11:14AM 400M 2 Women Prelims 

11:49AM 400M 2 Boys Prelims 

12:15PM Shot Put 2 Women Prelims 

12:18PM 400M 1 Women Prelims 

12:21PM Lengthy Soar 2 Women Prelims 

12:53PM 400M 1 Boys Prelims 


2:20PM Lengthy Soar 2 Boys Prelims 

2:22PM Discus 1 Women Prelims 

2:25PM 100M 4 Women Prelims 

3:00PM 100M 3 Women Prelims 

3:35PM 100M 3 Boys Prelims 

4:10PM 100M 2 Women Prelims 

4:45PM 100M 2 Boys Prelims 

5:20PM 100M 1 Women Prelims 

5:55PM 100M 1 Boys Prelims 

Opening Ceremony 

6:55PM 400M Hur Open Women Prelims 

7:20PM 400M Hur 2 Boys Prelims 

7:45PM 400M Hur 1 Boys Prelims

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