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PHOTO FLASHBACK: The 54th Inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, March 1964

Published:Friday | March 24, 2023 | 7:28 AM
Howard Gregory, the promising Class 3 sprinter from Glemuir High School, won the 100 yds in 11.0 seconds, an established record. Charles Major (No. 2) of Jamaica College was second and Donald Lawrence (No. 5) of Wolmer's third.
Deep concentration is the theme of this picture as Starter Freddie Greene prepares a fair start for all.
Rupert Hoilette of Kingston College hit the tape in a record 49.1 seconds for 440 yards at the March 1964 Boys' Championships.
TOP COUNTRY SCHOOL in the 54th Inter-Secondary Schools Athletic Championships, which ended at the National Stadium on March 21, 1964, was Cornwall College of Montego Bay. They were third in the overall standings with 31 points. KC won with 86 and JC was second with 38. By emerging the top country school. Cornwall became the first winners of the trophy donated by three Jamaican athletes in the United States - Ron Horsham, Winston Peake, and Sucliffe Campbell - for award to the top country school if a city team wins the championships and to the top city school if a country school wins. The Cornwall team is Back Row (L-R) Ian Rorison (sportsmaster), Anthony Mathason, Albert Letman, Robinson, Vincent Ritchie, Stephen Bucknor, Trevor Hylton, George Thomas, and Tony Pegg (coach). Third row (L-R): Kaye Sores, Moxey Dixon, James Mighty, Donald Green, Junior Mullings, and Michael Wilson. Second row (L-R): William Campbell, Gladstone Wright, Bethuel Green, Allie McNab, and Basil Fearon. In front are Leigh Pennycooke and Ivor Taylor.

The inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championships is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Coaches spend a lot of time and resources to hone the skills of the student-athletes for the big show.