KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sporting Alert — Jamaica’s Boys and Girls Champs, arguably the greatest high school championships in the world, will get underway at the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday, starting at 1:00 p.m CT.
If you managed to sign up on of before March 21, you are well in business as you would have taken advantage of the early bird US $23.99 special.
However, in case you are still looking to purchase a package, there are lots of different days to select, as well as a full season package.
Champs 2017 full season pass is available for US $29.99.
If you are looking to buy just a daily plan, the following are the listed prices:
Day 1-3 can be purchased for $7.99 each, while Friday’s Day 4 is for $13.99 and Saturday’s final day is for $18.99.
The defending champions heading into Champs 2017 are Calabar and Edwin Allen.
Edwin Allen, who are seeking to win their fourth successive girls’ title, cruised to victory last year over their rivals and the local track and field experts believe the defending champion should have things their way again this term.
Edwin Allen are also trying to win their fifth girls Champs title in school history.
Calabar, meanwhile, start as the defending champion on the boys’ side.
Calabar have won five straight Champs team crown and will be hoping for a 27th overall.
However, they are expected to be in a very tight battle with longtime rivals Kingston College, who themselves believe this is their year to finally end the long drought of winning a team title.
“I think this will be one of the more exciting championships throughout the history of the championships. The two major players are keenly contested, somewhat evenly matched, although not echoed by the various punters,” said Calabar head coach Michael Clarke.
“But I think Calabar has a very good chance of defending successfully. KC has a good team and track and field lovers should have a fantastic treat,” he added.
Others expected to be in the Top 5 on the boys’ side are Jamaica College, St. Jago, Wolmer’s and Excelsior.
On the girls side, Hydel, Holmwood Technical, St. Jago 221, Vere Technical and Manchester High are predicted to battle for Top 5 places.