Calabar High and St Jago are outfront heading into the closing session of today’s third day of the centennial staging of the four-day ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Championship at the National Stadium.

The Red Hill Road-based Calabar High, who surged ahead yesterday, continue to lead the boys’ race. After seven finals, Calabar High have now tallied 78 points, 31 clear of second place Wolmer’s Boy with defending champions Kingston College in third on 45 points.

The top three are followed by Jamaica College on 36, St Jago 12, Munro 10.5, St George’s College 9, Campion and Glengoffe six and Claude McKay High on four.

St Jago lead the girls’ section with 42 points following a second and third place finish in the Class Two discus final, won by Edwin Allen’s Sasha-Gay Marston with a record throw of 45.65 metres.

Kellian Knibb of St Jago who finished second also bettered the record of 43.42 metres set by Tanya Thomas of Manchester High in 1996. Knibb’s effort was 43.65 metres, while her teammate Fayon Gonzales threw the discus 41.23 metres for third.

Favourites Edwin Allen, who are second on 37 points, trail St Jago by five points. Vere Technical hold down third place with 36 points and defending champion Holmwood Technical are fourth with 31.

[Via Go-LocalJamaica]