KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sporting Alert – Defending champions Calabar qualified fastest for the final of the Class One Boys 4x100m at the 2016 Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday morning.
Calabar won heat four with the quickest time of the morning in 40.64 seconds, and were the only team to dip under the 41 seconds mark in the preliminaries.
Trailing the defending champions home were St. Jago who posted the second fastest time of the qualifying round, 41.06, while St. Catherine High finished third in 41.28.
Another title challenger winning their heat on the day were Kingston College who took the first heat in 41.08 seconds — the third fastest time from the rounds this morning.
Cornwall College posted the other quickest time at 41.15secs to win the sixth the final heat.
Other heat winners in the Boys’ Class One 4x100m at the 2016 Gibson McCook Relays were Jamaica College who also made the final.
Also making the final were Manchester High (41.62) and Wolmer’s (41.67).
The final of the event is scheduled for later on tonight under the lights.
Calabar owns the record at a brisk 39.32 seconds, set at last year’s event.
Meanwhile, Calabar, with a team of Tyreke Wilson, Chris Taylor, Michael Stephens and Dejour Russell ran a very fast 41.35 to cruise to victory in the first heat of the Class Two Boys 4x100m.
There have been whispers leading up to the event that Calabar will be looking to challenge record.
The team looked very comfortable when winning its heat and seemed well set to remove the meet record of 40.65 seconds later in the final.
Jamaica College clocked the second quickest of the day in 42.23, with Wolmer’s running 42.35 for the third fastest of the day.
St. George’s (42.52), Kingston College (42.64), Munro (42.92), Green Island (43.03) and STATHS (43.37) all made the final of the event as well.