Boys and Girls Championships Day One Starting Lists

Akeem Bloomfield

The following are the Day 1 starting lists for the 2016 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships, which gets underway on Tuesday.


Kick-off time for the event at the National Stadium in Kingston, begins at 1:00 PM CT (local time), with the final event on the opening day of action scheduled for 7:20 PM.

The Battle for the Class One Boys long jump title starts with the qualifying round, and it will be the first event of the day, as Jamaica College’s O’Brien Waysome, the favourite to win the triple jump and long jump double at Champs 2016, confident of putting together a good series as he targets Rio in his long-term vision.

“My training is going good, so I’m putting in all the work,” said Waysome in the Jamaica-Gleaner on Monday.

The defending Class One long jump and triple jump champion from Champs 2015, has a personal best of 7.71m and seasonal best of 7.59m in the long jump, but he’s targeting bigger things this year.

He wants to break the record in both events as he hunts the Olympic Games qualifying standard of 8.15m for the long jump.

“I’m looking forward to breaking the long jump and triple jump records (at Boys and Girls Champs),” he said.

He added: “I’m looking forward to making the Olympic team.”

Waysome will jump in flight one of the qualifying rounds on Tuesday.

The first event on the track will be at 2:15 PM and this will be the heats of the Girls Class Four 70m hurdles, which includes five heats.

Action in the Boys’ Class Two 400m heats will get going at 5:55 PM, with Calabar sprint sensation Christopher Taylor, starting his quest for the 200/400 double.

Taylor, the favourite to win both events this weekend, will start from lane four in Heat One. There will be nine heats.

Ashley Williams of Holmwood Technical and Junelle Bromfield of STETHS will race in the women’s 400m heats, which gets going at 6:30 PM.

Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College will start the defense of his Class One Boys 400m title at 6:45 PM.

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