By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway
The return of the Inter Primary Schools Track and Field Championships—the first held since Hurricane Irma in 2017—saw Joyce Samuel dominating the B Division last Wednesday and perennial champs Althea Scatliffe the A Division on Thursday.
While Samuel had a lock on the competition, the real battle was for second place and it came down to the last relay, where two points separated the teams and Pelican Gate had its best showing ever in the competition to finish second with 249 points to former champs Leonora Delville’s 247, after Samuel sewed up the event with 426. Robinson O’Neal amassed 236 for fourth with Ivan Dawson taking the fifth spot with 220. Jost Van Dyke had 151 to finish sixth and Claudia Creque Educational Center, 129. Cedar International School rounded out the competition with 72.
Samuel’s dominance of their rivals showed by winning or sharing seven of the eight division titles at stake. K’Maiya Jimenez won the U9 Girls Division with 30 points teammate Jahkoy Barnes won the Boys segment with 25. Other division winners were as follows: U11 Girls, (tie) Shyann Tomlinson, Claudia Creque Educational Center and M’Kenzii Crabbe, Joyce Samuel, 28. Boys: Clariq Frett, Joyce Samuel, 30. U13 Girls: Jomauria Levons, Joyce Samuel, 30. Boys: Sam Potgieter, Cedar International, 28. 13+ Girls: Donya Davis, Joyce Samuel, 30. Boys: Daijon Varlack, Joyce Samuel, 38.
Victor Ludorum: Clariq Frett, Joyce Samuel, 30. Victrix Ludorum: (tie) K’Miya Jimenez, Jomauria Levons and Donya Davis all of Joyce Samuel, 30.
In an almost similar fashion, perennial champs Althea Scatliffe’s athletes bagged four division titles en route to amassing 485 points, to retain its A Division crown. Francis Lettsome was second with 334 and Willard Wheatley third with 323 as the only teams scoring over 300 points. Ebenezer Thomas was fourth with 290. Fifth was Alexandrina Maduro after scoring 264. St. Georges had 255 in sixth place, Bregado 166 and late entrant who fielded a small squad Seventh Day Adventist, rounded out the competition with 12.
The division titles were spread out among five different schools. U9 Girls: Shakoya Richards, Willard Wheatley, 25. Boys: Bryson Walters, Althea Scatliffe, 28. U11 Girls: Chelsea Edwards, St. Georges, 30. Boys: Tiondre Frett, Althea Scatliffe, 30. U13 Girls: A’Sia McMaster, 28. Boys: Latriel Williams, Althea Scatliffe, 30. 13+ Girls: Ronella Richmond, Francis Lettsome, 27. Boys: Daniel Maduro, Althea Scatliffe, 30.
Victor Ludorum: (tie) Tiondre Frett, Latriel Williams and Daniel Maduro all of Althea Scatliffe, 30. Victrix Ludorum, Chelsey Edwards, St. Georges, 30.