KC, Excelsior tops in SportsMax High School Ranking

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Kingston College and Excelsior High have been crowned Kings and Queens of high school sports based on a new and innovative scoring metric recently unveiled by regional sporting authority, SportsMax.

The aptly called SportsMax High School Ranking created a points system for the nine disciplines the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) coordinates islandwide, coming up with a score for each school, separated by gender. The points were tallied with additional marks allocated for being crowned all-island champions in any sport.

The disciplines tallied are track & field (six competitions), football (11 competitions), cricket (nine competitions), basketball (seven), netball (seven), volleyball (two), swimming (one), hockey (three) and table tennis (six).

The Boys' & Girls' Athletics Championships are awarded additional points based on the number of entrants and the representation at all age levels. Based on how many schools participate and the number of competitors fielded, in addition to the fact that it encompasses all age-group levels, success at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships was scored more highly than the other events.

For the boys, North Street powerhouse Kingston College emerged the most successful and consistent school across all sporting disciplines and as a result, topped the JN School Savers table with 64 points. The Heroes' Circle-based Wolmer's Boys' were second with 54 points, with Calabar a further nine behind and the rural pair of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) (44) and Manchester High (43) rounding out the top five.

The girls' equivalent table saw mixed-gender institution Excelsior High atop the standings with 42 points, 10 ahead of second-placed Camperdown (32), another co-ed institution. The rural-based Edwin Allen were third on the list with 27 points, while Wolmer's High School For Girls (24) and St Jago (22) rounded out the top five.

Both Excelsior High and Kingston College will each be awarded $100,000 by SportsMax and JN School Savers for their achievements.




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