Jamaica College's (JC) Zachary Campbell has the furthest throw headed into the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships boys' Class Two shot put.
Defending champions JC, after two days of Champs, already find themselves trailing Kingston College, this year's favourites, but the race isn't over if they can pick up valuable field events points.
Campbell, in a bid to do just that, threw 17.20 metres on his very first attempt. The throw was well beyond the automatic qualifying mark of 14.20, giving Campbell an early day. His teammate, Delangelo Jackson, also only threw once, dropping the put 15.46 metres away, while St Catherine High's Rajay Hemmings, with 15.40 marked the third of four boys to qualify automatically. Calabar's Matthew Blake was the fourth automatic qualifier, throwing 14.86 metres.
The other finalists include Mar-Lando Farquharson of Cornwall College, KC's Despiro Wray, Wolmer's Boys' Cavaughn Omally, KC's Antwon Walkin, Ranaldo Anderson of Petersfield High, Calabar's Alessandro Robinson, Javon Forrest of Vere Technical and Munro College's Devonte Edwards.
The boys' Class Two shot put is carded for 7:42 tonight.