#Champs2023: Calabar's Lawrence lead Shot put qualifying
Calabar High’s Kobe Lawrence

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Calabar High’s Kobe Lawrence looks well set to defend his Class 1 shot put title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium after leading Friday’s qualifying rounds with an 18.47m throw.

The World Under- 20 silver medallist, who will defend his CARIFTA Games Under -20 title next week in The Bahamas, was the only thrower over the 18.00m going into the final set for Saturday.

Jamaica College’s Racquil Broderick was next with 17.36m, followed by Clarendon College’s Ricardo Haye who was third in the Class 1 discus throw final on Thursday, with 16.99m; Cornwall College’s Mar-Lando Farquharson threw a personal best 16.45m to advance while William Knibb Memorial’s Chavez Grey threw 16.24m and Calabar’s Antoine Walker was also over 16.00m.

– Paul A Reid

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