Gibson Relays: KC, Hydel lead 4x400m qualifiers

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Defending champions Kingston College and Hydel High were the fastest qualifiers in the high schools 4x400m relays as the 43rd Puma Gibson Relays got underway at the national stadium earlier this morning.

KC ran 3 minutes 11.20 seconds to win heat four while Excelsior High's 3:12.17 seconds in the same heat was the second fastest.

Calabar High the record holders and who are returning this year after sitting out the 2018 renewal was the third fastest with 3:13.19 seconds.

Garvey Maceo High who won the first heat of the day with 3:15.00 seconds also qualified for the finals set for 9.00pm as well as Holmwood Technical, Wolmers Boys, Jamaica College and Petersfield High.

Hydel High leads the high school girls section after running 3:41.39 seconds, winning the first heat in that event to lead Manchester High who won the fourth and final heat with 3:43.70 seconds.

Petersfield High were the third fastest with 3:45.6 seconds and are followed by Edwin Allen, the Queens School, Excelsior High, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Spalding High.

Holmwood Technical who had run fast times to win at the STETHS/Wata Invitational and the Milo Western Relays finished in 11th place overall with 3:51.44 seconds after the lead off runner tripped and finished well behind the leaders Petersfield High and Vere Technical in the second heat.

Paul Reid

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