The champions of the ongoing Liberia Athletics Federation Inter-High School Championship will be decided today at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, with 14 high schools in contention.
Following day one of the championship, two-time champions Jimmy Jolocon, in their dominant blue track & field suits, have shown efforts to retain the title for the third time, with both male and female athletes topping various heats. However 2017 runners-up Kingdom Foundation and Wells Hairston seem more determined to win this year’s edition of the championship as they closed up on the defending champions.
According to the report from day-one, Jimmy Jolocon emerged first in four heats and settled second and third in the remaining six heats. Wells Hairston and Kingdom Foundation also emerged first in four heats and settled second and third in the remaining heats.
Based on the report, today’s finals among the three top schools will be a “Clash of the Titans.” However, Brighter Future and New Destiny Academy are also close to the championship.
Today’s final will be an entertaining one, with the 14 schools competing to earn more medals. The school with the highest points will win the championship and receive a big golden trophy and medals. The second and third winners will be given trophies and medals as well.
In addition, top performing athletes from the championship will be selected by the LAF to join the national team and commence regular training.
Andy Quamie, Deputy Minister for Sports, declared the championship open with a caution to the students to “run safely.”
Former national shot-stopper, now Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson, waved and inspected the events and reserved comments for today’s closing program of which he has been invited to formally perform.
Medals will be awarded to athletes in various events including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. Others include 100 x 4 Relay, 4 x 400 Relay, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put.