When all was said and done at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex it was only one point that separated the winners from the runners-up among the females in the Patsy Callender Zone of the National Primary Schools Athletics Championship today.
Bayley’s Primary edged West Terrace 178.5 to 177.5 to take top female honours on the day. In the boys, however, it was a different story as St Stephen’s Primary dominated the field with 186 points, some 47 points clear of their nearest rival Bayley’s Primary.
Charles F Broome Primary with 135 points, Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary on 117, and Christ Church Girls who managed 116, round out the top five of today’s competitors in the females. No other teams crossed into triple digits. In the males category Wilkie Cumberbatch managed 108 points, with Charles F Broome Primary on 105, and Wesley Hall Juniorson 104 rounding out the top five. Again no other teams managed over 100 points on the day.
Kaya Kellman-Wall of Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary and Skye Spencer-Layne of West Terrace Primary School had to share the victrix ludorum honours both individually copping 26 points, while in the boys West Terrace’s Joshua Moore’s 30 points were good enough to see him into the spotlight as victor ludorum.
In the girls U7 Sharifa Nicholls of Charles F Broome Primary took top spot, six points clear of the field with 16, Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary Ashari Brathwaite’s 20 points were good enough for her to run away with the U9 division. Spencer-Layne and her 26 points gave her top honours in her U11 division. Azariah Nurse of Bayley’s Primary tallied 23 points which were good enough for top position in the U13 division and her teammate Charity Cumberbatch with ten points took the Open.
In the boys Eden Lodge Primary School’s Tirique Collymore dominated his U7 division seven points clear of any competition with 20, U9 Joshua Moore’s performance of 30 points was unbeaten in any other division, Daniel Duncan of Bayley’s Primary had 28 points which saw him lead the field in the U11 division. Chaz Searles, accumulating that same score for St Stephen’s, was the best U13 boy and Josh Newton from Bayley’s Primary managed 20 points to finish tops in the Open.