Re­lays to high­light BK Port­more 10K

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

THE HIGH schools 4x1500 me­tres re­lays, which co­in­cide with the annual Burger King Port­more 10K, have be­come very pop­u­lar events dur­ing the Burger King Se­ries, and come to­mor­row, it should be no dif­fer­ent as sev­eral lead­ing high schools should be in at­ten­dance.

The or­gan­is­ers have also in­vited ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions, and it will be very in­ter­est­ing to see how the col­leges fare among the high school teams.

A year ago, St Jago High, with a strong mid­dle-dis­tance team in­clud­ing the likes of Keenon Lawrence and Thalee­tio Green, dom­i­nated the male sec­tion ahead of Kingston Col­lege and Holm­wood Tech­ni­cal. With Holm­wood’s top mid­dle-dis­tance ath­letes, Ryon But­ler and Den­vare Robin­son, now at­tend­ing St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal, the team from west is ex­pected to pose a very strong chal­lenge.

Among the fe­males, it should be in­ter­est­ing to see if the high school teams, led by mid­dle-dis­tance pow­er­houses Ed­win Allen and Holm­wood Tech­ni­cal, can con­tain col­le­giate teams G.C. Fos­ter and Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy. Sev­eral past stu­dents from the top high school teams in mid­dle dis­tance are now at lo­cal ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions.

The 10K event, which starts at 6:30 a.m., should also be ex­cit­ing. The out­stand­ing Kirk Brown will be hop­ing to con­tinue his dom­i­nance. G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege’s Oshane Archibald, who was sec­ond last year, could up­stage Brown as he has been in great form this sea­son on the road.

Archibald eas­ily cap­tured the Knox Col­lege In­vi­ta­tional 8K event last Satur­day, and then the fol­low­ing day, he re­turned to win the in­au­gu­ral Pump It Up Mico 5K event.

Among the fe­males, it should be a keen bat­tle be­tween the likes of G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege’s de­fend­ing cham­pion Danielle James and school­girls Tere­sha Ja­cobs of Ed­win Allen; Brit­nie Dixon of Vere Tech­ni­cal; and Hy­del High’s Monifa Green, who cap­tured the Mico 5K event last Sun­day.

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