Munro entered elite territory at Champs. Anchored by Delano Williams, the men from Malvern clocked 39.92secs to win the Class 1 4x100m final and join St. Jago, Calabar and Wolmer’s as the only Jamaican high schools ever to break 40. Now they have an opportunity to join those schools by winning the 4x1 at Penns.
The Munro milestone came without speedy lead-off runner Adam Cummings who rolled to an early stop in the Champs Class 1 100m semi with a hamstring niggle. If he is at full speed, Munro may have a chance to take the Penn and Jamaican high school record of 39.78.
STETHS was undefeated until Champs and had opened the season with a 40.12 – 40.14 win over Munro at the Western Relays. The Santa Cruz team lost Carifta Trials 200m winner Kindersley Brown at Champs. If he is back, a high speed relay of the Western Relays race might be in the offing.
Class School Time Meet
1 Munro 39.92 Champs
1 STETHS 40.12 Western R
1 Munro 40.14 Western R
1 STETHS 40.17 Champs h
1 STETHS 40.37 Gibson R h
Bridgeport 40.46 UTech
C'down 40.47 UTech
1 STETHS 40.49 Champs
1 Bridgeport 40.53 Champs
1 Wolmers 40.58 Champs
Bridgeport has blossomed since moving speed prodigy Jazeel Murphy from second leg to anchor. That move has yielded 3rd in Class 1 at Champs and a close win over Camperdown at the UTech Classic. However, he was well beaten over 200m by Williams at Champs after he had earlier taken the 100 in 10.48 seconds over fast-starting Andrew Fisher of STETHS.
The fastest US team is St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, where 2009 400m World Champion Sanya Richards starred after leaving Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica. The Floridians have run 40.68.
Wolmer’s has 75% of the winning 2011 Penn Relays but all three – Youth Olympic Champion Odean Skeen, Julian Forte and Ashawni Mitchell – have injuries.