All Saints conquer the day
Hillaby Turners Hall Primary fought a fierce battle but All Saints Primary eventually won the war today, running away as the Anton Norris zone champions with the boys copping 208.50 points and the girls tallying 168 points at the National Primary Schools Athletics (NAPSAC) Championship at the National Stadium.
Hillaby Turners Hall tallied 151 points for second place among the boys and St Judes Primary’s 101.50 points earned them a third place finish. St Matthew’s Primary scored 97 points for fourth place and Cuthbert Moore Primary had 84 points for fifth position. Hillaby Turners Hall also came second among the girls with 147 points, Belmont Primary were third on 104 points and Blackman and Gollop Primary with 83 points and Mount Tabor Primary with 76, were fourth and fifth respectively.
There were four record-breaking performances on the day from under-nine girls division champion and victrix ludorum Alika Harewood. Harewood along with two other athletes ran under 16.06 in the 100m. Representing St Judes Primary, Harewood produced a time of 15.40, Zacairee Kellman of Hillaby Turners Hall ran15.91 and Azanna Grazette of Eagle Hall Primary ran 15.97.
Harewood earned 30 points and in the process slammed all competitors in the 150m in which she ran 23.68 seconds and 12.65 seconds in the 80m dash.
Another record fell in the under-11 boys 100m thanks to Jeremy Small of The People’s Cathedral School. He ran 13.63 to erase the old mark of 13.85. Small had to share the under-11 boys’ division champion title with his 18 points. Also tallying 18 points were Malik Bynoe of St Matthew’s and Tyrese Holder of St. Judes.
In the field events Asha Collymore of Belmont Primary surpassed the previous mark of 1.21m in the girls’ open high jump to set a new record of 1.25m. The boys’ open high jump record of 1.37 was equalled by Je’Hayden Boyce of All Saints and Tyrique Bailey Edwards of Cuthbert Moore.
All Saints broke the girls 800m sprint medley relay record when they smashed the 2:11.68 once held by Belmont Primary, replacing that time with the new mark of 2:09.54.
Despite her outstanding performances on the day Harewood had to share the spotlight with joint victrix ludorum and under-seven division champion Jakaria Jones-Smith who also ended on 30 points for Belmont Primary. Among Jones-Smith successes were the standing broad jump in which she jumped 1.21m and the 50m dash where she ran 9.35 seconds.
Keshaun King of Hillaby Turners Hall with 28 points was the victor ludorum and under-nine boys division champion. King ran 15.55 in the 100m but had the second fastest time of 23.07 in the 150m behind the 23.06 ran by Dante Parris of St Matthew’s Primary.
The boys’ under-seven division title went to Devion Chase of Belmont Primary with 26 points. He won the standing broad jump with a leap of 1.35m but was second with 23.16 in the tennis ball throw behind Renico Douglin of All Saints. He was also second in the 50m dash with his 9.36 clocking behind All Saints’ Tariq Baker who ran 9.17 seconds.
Under-13 girls’ division champion was Eboni Browne of Gordon Greenidge Primary with 26 points. Browne in the 200m ran 28.04 and threw a distance of 32.80 with the cricket ball for third place behind T’Shanni Payne of Blackman and Gollop [46.27] and Cuthbert Moore’s Britney Small who threw 33.70.
Blackman and Gollop captured the under-13 boys’ division title through Jadon Lucas with 18 points. Lucas ran 13.85 to win the 100m and 28.73 in the 200m which was the second fastest to Hillaby Turners Hall’s Marquez Cadogan’s 28.59 seconds.
Gabrielle Clarke of Hillaby Turners Hall secured 20 points to take away the under-11 girls division title. Clarke ran 31.60 and 1:15.97 to win the 200m and 400m respectively.
(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)