Kings and Queens of NAPSAC to be crowned today
IF the last few days of the National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships (NAPSAC) are anything to go by records are expected to continue to fall as a champion will be crowned in both the Boys and Girls at the National Stadium.
Many have stamped their names as the ones to watch after the Zones, quarter finals and semi-finals.
In the Patsy Callender Zone the winners were West Terrace in the Girls and Bayley’s Primary in the Boys, while they both finished second as well in the Zone.
In the Obadele Zone the Boys winner was Elliott Belgrave Primary and the Girls was St. Catherine’s Primary which also finished second in the boys.
In the James Wedderburn Zone St. Giles won the girls and was second in the boys, while St. George won the Boys.
The Andrea Blackette Zone was won by Good Shepherd who was first in the girls and second in the boys, while St. Alban’s won the Boys.
All Saints carried off both the Boys and the Girls title in the Anton Norris Zone leaving the other schools to fight for second place.
There is still all to play for on the track and in the field today with a number of schools having athletes in some prime positions to score points throughout the day.
On the track itself there are some head to head battles, many will want to see in the finals.
There is an expected showdown in the Under-13 Boys between two schoolmates from St. George Primary. Zachary Wall and Ethan Hart will be chasing each other for the gold in the 400m, 200m and the 100m and are seeded one and two in those races. They are expected to be at the front of the pack as well as their impressive medley relay team and should collect some valuable points for their school in the process.
Also from St. George Javonte Selman and Trekeil Parris will be battling in the Under-11 for a top three place against Luther Thorne’s Micaiah Brathwaite and St. Albans Elizer Williams in the 400m, 200m and the 100m.
Jakaira Jones-Smith from Belmont looks like the one to watch in the Under-13 girls 400m and 200m with the fastest qualifying time.
In the Under-11 all eyes will be on Leanna Green form Wilkie Cumberbatch as she has set the bar high in the semis with the fastest time in the 300m and 200m while Shakira Hinkson from Wesley Hall, Shania Boyce (West Terrace), Shafira Nicholls (Charles F Broome) and Shamyra Scantlebury (Grazettes) will be looking to be in front a the line.
The day’s action is slated to begin at 11 a.m. (CG)