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Eleven schools in Division B kicked off the Inter-Primary Schools Track and Field Championships today as part of Education Week 2017.
The events commenced with an opening ceremony and parade of teams at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds. Schools in Division B will compete on the track tomorrow, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
Inter-Primary Championships Meet Director, Mr. Dean Greenaway said following the introduction of pre-events on March 8, tight battles are expected in both the A and B Divisions heading into the Inter-Primary Schools championships.
Mr. Greenaway added, “With defending champion, Joyce Samuel Primary School moving up to Division A this year, the Division B title is up for grabs, as a tight race is on following the pre-events.”
Mr. Greenaway said that former champions Ivan Dawson Primary School has a two-point lead over Jost Van Dyke Primary School, at the completion of the Under 11 and 13+ Boys and Girls Long Jump and the Under 11 and the Under 13 Boys and Girls Baseball Throw.
The current standings are as follows: Ivan Dawson Primary School with 45 points, Jost Van Dyke Primary School with 43 points and Lenora Delville Primary School with 42 points.
Alexandrina Maduro Primary School and Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School are in a fourth place tie with 36 points. Pelican Gate occupies sixth place with 28 points followed by Isabella Morris Primary School with 26. Cedar International has 23 and Corner Stone, 10 points.
The Claudia Creque Educational Centre, was unable to participate due to inclement weather, and will contest the respective divisions in which they had pre-events athletes entered, with the other classes and their scores factored into the competition.
Mr. Greenaway said that the St. George’s Primary School, on the strength of its boys, won every division of the Long Jump and Baseball Throw, which in turn gave them a 57 to 53 four-point lead over the perennial champions, the Althea Scatliffe Primary School. The Willard Wheatley Primary School is third with 43, while there is a three way tie for fourth between Joyce Samuel Primary School, Francis Lettsome and Enis Adams, all with 33 points. Ebenezer Thomas is seventh with 29 points and Bregado Flax Education Centre 25 points.
Division Champions will be awarded in each age group following each division’s competition, as well as the Victor and Victrix Ludorum, for the boy and girl with the highest individual scores.
For more information on the Inter-Primary Sports Day activities, persons should contact Mr. Dean Greenaway at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports at telephone number 468-4949.
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Photo Caption - Under 11 Boys from Division A and B Schools, who competed in the Ball Throw during Inter-Primary School Sports pre-Events on March 8. (Photo Credit: Dean “the Sportsman” Greenaway)