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Springer in the lead

Sherrylyn A. Toppin, at the National Stadium

Springer in the lead

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Springer Memorial are out front at the end of the first day of the 2011 Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletic Championships. 
Behind wins from Akela Jones and Tanice Watson in two long jump events, the defending champions have 33 points, followed by Queen’s College with 19 and Coleridge and Parry on 10.5.
Jones, who earlier today set a new record of 5.77 seconds in the Under-17 girls’ long jump, was followed by Tanice Watson who leaped 5.44 metres in the Under-20 girls’ event, just two centimetres ahead of Parkinson’s Shavonte Bradshaw (5.42) and Shavonne Husbands (5.21) of Deighton Griffith.
In other field events, Cristanna McConney, known more for her sprinting ability, cleared 1.43 metres to win the Under-13 girls’ high jump. Micah Shepherd of Harrison College cleared 1.44m to win the Under-15 boys’ high jump and Shamar Rock of The Lester Vaughan School won the Under-17 boys’ javelin with 49.76 seconds.
Harrison College and The Lester Vaughan School are tied on ten points at the top of the tables.
Rhys Phillips of The Lester Vaughan School leads the pentathlon with 2525 points.