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All’s ready for Napsac today


Sherrylyn A. Toppin

All’s ready for Napsac today

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With berths in the next week’s finals at stake, athletes have everything to aim for when the semi-finals of the 2011 Pine Hill National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships get underway this morning at the National Stadium.
From 10 o’clock there will be non-stop action as the schools push to secure their best ahead of Monday’s finals.
And nowhere will the action be as hot as the Under-13 boys’ sprints,
In the 100 metres, the clash will be among Jamahl Burke (12.75) of Williams Industries West Terrace, Milton Lynch’s Matthew Clarke (12.87) and Fabian Leon (12.94) of Eden Lodge Primary.
Even with a time of 13.31 seconds, Shaquille Ifill of All Saints can’t be counted out.
Over 200 metres, Clarke had the fastest qualifying time of 26.08 seconds from Burke (26.40), and Leon (26.94).
Ranicha Sargeant of Wesley Hall has the fastest time of 13.50 seconds among the girls, with Nashandi Clarke (14.00) of George Lamming second. Bayleys Alisha Best leads the 200m field with 27.86 from Sharon’s Rosette Hoyte (27.88).
Hoyte also has the fastest time in the 400 metres with 1 minute 04.20 seconds, even faster than Cuthbert Moore’s Antonio Farrell with 1:04.77.
In the Under-11 division, twins Ajani and Leilani Haddock of West Terrace have the fastest time of 13.15 and 13.90 seconds, respectively, in the 100 metres.
Breathing down their necks are Wesley Hall’s Rushawn Jordan (13.88) and Daquane Foster (13.89); as well as Akayla Morris (14.08) of Wilkie Cumberbatch and Erikah Boyce (14.18) of Lawrence T Gay.
Rhea Hoyte of Westbury has the fastest 200M time of 29.05 seconds among the girls, and Raheem Taitt-Best of St Martin’s Mangrove leads the boys with 27.49.
The Under-9 and Under-7 divisions will also have their exciting matchups on the cards.

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