Archive for February 25th, 2007

Records tumble at Gibson Relays

Posted by Dresonic on February 25, 2007


Twelve records were accounted for at the 30th renewal of the Gibson Relays at the National Stadium on Saturday. The meet, which was fairly attended, had patrons on the edge at times, especially when the fastest man went down on the track and anchored his MVP sprint relay team to victory in a new time of 39.18 seconds, while the female team was in spanking form clocking 43.60 for their sprint relay.

Kingston College accounted for three records – class one 400m relay and class three in new times of 40.38 and 44.04 respectively, and the class three boys erased the 4×200 record in the heats clocking 1 minute 31.55 and returned to capture the final in 1 minute 33.76.

St Jago High boys had three victories with one in record time – class two 4x100m relay in 41.66. They also won the class four in 47.14 and the class two 4×200 in 1 minute 28.93. Holmwood girls accounted for two – in the 1600m relay in 3 minutes 35.68 and the 4×800 in 8 minutes 48.96.

Their boys took the equivalents in 3 minutes 13.48 and 7 minutes 45.06 respectively. Manchester High class three girls accounted for the only school girl sprint relay record in 46.00, and they also won class 4 in 49.10.

Kingston College won the class four 4×200 in 1 minute 37.90, class three in 1 minute 33.76, and St Jago class two in 1 minute 28.93 and Camperdown claiming class 1 in one minute 24.93. Read the rest of this entry »


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Chelsea win cup after late fracas

Posted by Dresonic on February 25, 2007


Didier Drogba grabbed both goals as Chelsea came from behind to win a Carling Cup final that ended in ugly scenes at the Millennium Stadium.

Chelsea: Cech, Diarra, Terry (Mikel 63), Carvalho, Bridge, Makelele (Robben 46), Lampard, Ballack, Essien, Shevchenko (Kalou 90), Drogba.
Subs Not Used: Hilario, Ashley Cole.

Sent Off: Mikel (90).

Booked: Essien, Carvalho, Diarra, Lampard.

Goals: Drogba 20, 84.

Arsenal: Almunia, Hoyte, Toure, Senderos, Traore (Eboue 66), Walcott, Fabregas, Denilson, Diaby (Hleb 68), Aliadiere (Adebayor 80), Julio Baptista.
Subs Not Used: Poom, Djourou.

Sent Off: Toure (90), Adebayor (90).

Booked: Denilson, Eboue, Fabregas.

Goals: Walcott 12.

Att: 70,073.

Ref: H Webb (S Yorkshire).

Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the lead after ghosting past Ricardo Carvalho.

But Chelsea equalised when Drogba was given the benefit of the linesman’s flag to slot home and with six minutes to go he headed in a powerful winner.

A brawl erupted between the sides late on that led to dismissals for Mikel Jon Obi, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Record-breaking day at Gibson

Posted by Dresonic on February 25, 2007

NINE records were broken at press time last night at the 31st staging of the Gibson Relays at the National Stadium in Kingston.

The records to fall prior to the finals of the 4×200 and 4×400 metres were the Clubs and Institutions 4×100 metres for men and women; the 4×100 metres for Boys Classes One, Two, Three and Four; the Girls Under-12 prep 4×100 metres; the Boys Under-10 prep 4×60 and the Men’s Open long jump.
If no more records were broken, the incentive package of $250,000 provided by Pepsi-Cola through its Gatorade brand, would be shared nine ways, with each team pocketing J$27,777.
According to statistics provided by the Gibson Relays organisers, 14 records were established in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

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