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#Champs2021 | KC, Holmwood strike in Steeplechase

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 10:07 AM
Holmwood Technical's Samantha Pryce, who won the Girl's 2000m Steepkechase at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on May 11, 2021. Pryce won in 7:07.12.

Holmwood Technical's Samantha Pryce and Kingston College's Kirk Dawkins , captured the first two track events on the opening morning of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, after winning the 2000 metres Steeplechase events inside the National Stadium.

In the Girl's event, Pryce pulled off an upset, after winning in 7:07.12 minutes, ahead of Edwin Allen's Sanyae Gibson, who was second in 7:13.63 minutes, with pre-race favourite, Rushel Johnson of St Jago, settling for third in 7:17.70 minutes.

Among the boys, event favourite Kirk Dawkins of Kingston College, got the better of 2019 champion, Rivaldo Marshall of Calabar in a close finish, to win in a personal best 5:52.74 seconds, Marshall, who also recorded a personal best, finishing second in 5:53.74 minutes. Jamaica College's Matthew Gordon was third in 6:04.79 minutes.