After seven finals, the re-run of the boys 4×100 meters class 2 heat four, the disappointment of the Jevaughn Mattherson falling to the track as a result of an ailing hamstring, and the crashing out Saquine Cameron of Edwin Allen from the Class 1 Girls semi-final when the dust finally settled Defending Champions Calabar surged into the lead with 60 points.
Calabar leads the pack with 60 points, ahead of previous leaders Jamaica College on 40, Kingston College comes next with 33, points, with St Jago on 18 and Edwin Allen rounding out the top 5 with 16 points.
The record that fell on the day belonged to 13 year old Lamar Reid of Calabar who won the Class three Boys High Jump event with a leap of 1.99 metres to break the old mark set 22 years ago.
There was massive disappointment for Kingston College when the lost the strongest man in their class two armoury, Jevaughn Mattherson whose sore hamstring prevented him from completing the 200 meters class two semi-final as he crashed to the track, and remonstrated in frustration, but was quickly consoled by Coach Neil Harrison as he wept openly. The semi-final was won Tyreke Wilson of Calabar who stopped the clock in 21.11 seconds.
Meanwhile Rasheeda Downer of Kingston College won the gold in the boys Class two shot event, after heaving the implement some 16.47 meters, Calabar won the silver and the bronze.
Michael O'hara of Calabar is the fastest qualifier through to the 200 meters class 1 final, in 20.91, while Twayne Walker of Kingston College booked his place in the final with the second fastest time. Also through to the final is the St Jago Pair of Martin Manley, and Chad Walker,
Christopher Taylor posted the fastest time in the class two semi-final running a fast 20.97 seconds, while St Jago won the re-run of the class two boys heat which ended in dis-array on Wednesday night.
On the Girls side, after 6 events scored Defending Champions Edwin Allen leads with 48 points, ahead of Hydel on 41 points, Holmwood in third place on 21 points, followed by St Jago fourth and Rusea's fifth on 12 points, Vere is next on 12 points.
St Jago's Tissana Hickling won the Class two girls long jump event with a leap of 5.95 metres, to beat Trishauna Hemmings Glengoffe 5.88 metres while the bronze went to Nhayilla Renteria of St Jago 5.73 metres.
Junele Bromfield recovered from her disappointment in the 400 metres hurdles to qualify on Wednesday night when she won semi-final three of the Class two Girls 800 meters in 2 minutes 10.70 seconds, to get home ahead of Ashani Robb of Edwin Allen 2 minutes 16.83 seconds and Kamoy Fagan of Bellfield third 2.25.35 seconds.
While Saquine Cameron bounced back from a false start in the 100 metres qualifiers to capture semi-final one of the Class 1 Girls 200 metres in 23.51 seconds, just ahead of Nathallia Whyte of St Jago 23.61 seconds, while Shian Hyde of St Catherine High was third in 24.67 seconds. Meanwhile some 24 finals are down to be contested today including the 100 metres for all classes as well as the 1500 meters and the 400 metres Open Hurdles events for both genders.