NAPSAC off and running
St James, St Catherine’s shine
Despite rain interruptions the Obadele Thompson zone of the 2015 Pinehill Dairy-sponsored National Primary Schools Athletics Championships (NAPSAC) got off to an exciting start at the National Stadium today. And the day very much belonged to St James Primary and St Catherine’s Primary.
The girls of the St James school came out tops with 175 points and St Catherine’s boys were out front with 174.50 points. St Catherine’s Primary had a good day overall on the track as they were second in the girls with 137.50 points, Boscobel were third with 126 points while St Mark’s and St Phillip Primary with 111 and 77 were fourth and fifth respectively.
In the boys division St Mark’s were second with 129.50 points, St Phillip’s 104 points got them into third place and St James’ 98.50 and Half Moon Fort 98 points were good for fourth and fifth spots.
Keiron Haynes of St Ambrose Primary tallied 30 points and was named victor ludorum for his outstanding performances on the track. He won the under-nine boys division in which he ran the fastest time in the 80m in 12.96 with the closest being Jashaebe Nicholls of St Mark’s Primary who clocked 13.03 seconds. In the 100m Haynes’ time was 16.08 seconds and the 150m was won in 24.57 seconds.
The queen of the track on the day was under-13 girls division champion Narissa Smith of St Phillip Primary. She captured the victrix ludorum title with a well earned 26 points. Smith won the long jump with a distance of 3.75m but came second in the 200m and 400m which were won by Darielle Taitt of St James Primary.
There was a tie for second best top performer in the boys’ between Tre Jordan of St Catherine’s Primary in the under-13 boys and Shatori Eversley of St Bernard’s Primary in the under-11 boys as both ended on 28 points. Jordan was the fastest in his division in the 100m clocking14.78 while in the long jump he jumped 4.32m. In the cricket ball throw Jordan was second best to Dalvin Bennett who threw 46.70m while Jordan threw 45.29.
Eversley on the other hand had the longest throw in the cricket ball event with a distance of 45.65m. She ran 14.96 in the 100m but had the second fastest time in the 200m with a time of 31.09 behind Joshua Collymore of Trinity Primary who ran 30.37.
Isha Adamson of St Elizabeth Primary accumulated 24 points in the under-11 girls division. Adamson ran 32.42 in the 200m and 1:17.32 in the 400m.
Eagles Academy Primary had a good day on the track thanks to Jannica King who captured the under-nine girls division with 22 points. King ran 17.38 to win the 100m but was edged out in the 80m by Zarina Williams of St Elizabeth who ran 13.79 to her 14.15.
St James Primary performed well and Tishara Husbands was one of their main stars. Husbands captured the under-seven girls division with a tally of 21. She jumped 1.13m in the standing broad jump but had the third longest throw with the tennis ball of 11.47m behind Boscobel’s Al-Lisha Boyce 13.36m and Cerena Griffith of St Catherine’s Primary with 11.73m.
(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)