As schools across the island prepare to compete at the biggest track-and-field high school event at the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday (March 28), it is only fitting to highlight some of the schools that have dominated the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boy’s Championship over the years.
More than 170 high schools have signed up to compete in the inaugural event, however, only a few schools have managed to dominate the four-day event.
The North Street-based all-boys school is the defending champion of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boy’s Championship title.
Kingston College dethroned the defending champion Jamaica College last year by securing 372 points ahead of Jamaica College’s 300 points.
The boy’s school have secured 33 championship titles accumulatively with 13 consecutive titles from 1964 to 1967.
Kingston College is seeking to secure its 34th championship title at this year’s staging of the track-and-field event. They will go up against the Red Hills Road-based boy’s school, Calabar and Jamaica College.
Kingston College has produced world-class athletes over the years such as Olympic silver and bronze medallist, Lenox Miller, World Championships silver medalist, Akeem Bloomfield, 110m Olympic and World Champion, Omar Mcleod and among others.
Jamaica College is not new to winning when it comes to ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls athletic championship.
The Old Hope Road-based boy’s institution has secured 22 championship titles. Jamaica College will seek to take this year’s championship trophy back to Old Hope Road after being defeated by Kingston College by 72 points last year.
Calabar High School
Calabar High School will also seek to take home the championship trophy to Red Hills Road on Saturday (April 1). Winning is nothing new to Calabar, having secured a total of 28 championship titles including seven consecutive titles.
Calabar was dethroned by Kingston College in 2019 ending their seven years streak of championship winning.
The Red Hills Roads boy’s school is the birthplace of some of Jamaica’s notable athletes such as Olympic gold medalist sprinter and former world record holder, Herb Mckenly, Olympic discus thrower, Jason Morgan, Olympic gold medalist, Dwight Thomas and among others.