KINGSTON, Jamaica — Defending champions Calabar made an assertive start to their title defense after shaking up one of the long jump predictions on day two at the National Stadium on Wednesday.
Jordan Turner, who was predicted to win the title this year after finishing second a year ago, led a 1-2 finish for Calabar in the long jump for class two boys, as the reigning champions seek an eight-successive title.
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Turner stretched out to 7.46 metres in the third round of the competition to defeat teammate Luke Brown, who surprisingly grabbed the silver medal with a last-round effort of 7.45m.
Brown impressively moved from seventh place to second with his final jump to secure the podium place quinella.
Turner, in the meantime, stamped his class on the field in the early round after he leaped to the winning mark in round three of the competition.
Calabar managed to collect 16 points from the event, six more than were predicted at the start of Champs 2019.
Kingston College earned the third and four place spots and 11 points, following Jaheim Cox’s 7.17m effort for the bronze medal and