Purples bank on success in Class One, Open events
Kingston College athletes celebrate their ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' Champs victory in 2022. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Defending champions Kingston College are slight favourites to lift the Mortimer Geddes Trophy ahead of Jamaica College and retain their boys' title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships

The North Street-based team will be hoping to get most of their points in Class One and Open events where they will be led by team Captain Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, who is a cinch for the Class One 100 metres and could become the country's first sub-10 seconds athlete over the event at the junior level following his national junior record of 10.02 seconds. This time was done on his way to winning the silver medal last summer in Cali, Colombia, at the World Under-20 Championships.

Other key members in Class One are Antonio Forbes in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, Ainsley Campbell in the 1,500m and 2,000m Open steeplechase, Rayon Walters in the long and triple jump, Aaron McKenzie in the high jump, Isiah Patrick in the Open pole vault and decathlon and African athletes, Ethan Gioka and Brian Kiprop, in the Open 5,000m.

The Kingston College team could score over 110 points in Class One while they should garner over 70 points in the Open events.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?