Double delight for Charles F. Broome
Buoyed by their exuberant supporters, Charles F Broome Memorial Primary School won both the Boys’ and Girls’ divisions in the newly formed Marcia Trotman Zone at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex yesterday.
The Government Hill, St Michael, school overcame a resilient St George’s Primary to win by five points in the Boys Division on day four of the Chefette Frosteez National Primary School Athlete Championship (NAPSAC).
St George Primary led proceedings for most of the day’s action but lost out 232 to 227 in the points standing when the dust settled after the relays. Selah Primary placed third with 177 points.
The route to the Girls’ division title was far simpler, as 248 points, 35 more than St George Primary, were enough to see Charles F Broome home. Selah Primary were adrift in third place with 170 points.
Davonte Green’s stellar performances in the Under-13 category saw him win this zone’s first ever Victor Ludorum award.
The St George Primary student was particularly impressive in the Boys’ 800 Metre Open Run when he finished with the fastest time of 2 minutes 45:86 seconds in the heats, comfortably ahead of Jario Evans from Bay Primary, who ran 2:49:06. Green also won his 400 metre dash at 1:08:61 and placed second in the long jump to finish with 28 points.
Kaiya Franklin-Warner was the star of her Under-11 category, lengthening her stride to glide away from her competitors effortlessly to make each victory appear more routine than the last.
The ten-year-old Trinity Academy student won the 100 (14.44 seconds), 200 (30.88) and 300 metres in 49:85. The most conclusive of those wins being the 200 metre where runner up Ijahrika Mounter came in at 32:38, losing sight of Franklin-Warner after the first 80 metres.
NAPSAC continues on Monday when the Patsy Callendar Zone will be held. The schools in that zone are: St Winifred’s School, West Terrace Primary, St Silas Primary, St Albans Primary, Mount Tabor Primary, Westbury Primary, George Lamming Primary, Vauxhall Primary, Legacy Preparatory, Wills Primary and Imperial Private School.
Legacy Preparatory and Imperial Private School will be competing in their first ever full edition of NAPSAC after taking part in last year’s distance relays.
- Charles F Broome Memorial 248
- St George Primary School 213
- Selah Primary 170
- Bay Primary 165
- Elliott Belgrave Primary School 91
- Trinity Academy 91
- St James Academy 46
- St Margaret’s Primary 47
- Beyond the Box Education 22
- St Mary’s Primary School 19
- St Patrick’s Roman Catholic 8
- Charles F Broome Memorial 232
- St George Primary School 227
- Selah Primary 177
- Bay Primary 171
- St Mary’s Primary School 81
- St James Primary 63
- Trinity Academy 61
- St Margaret’s Primary 48
- Elliott Belgrave Primary School 26
- Beyond the Box Education 22
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