District 10 widens the gap in Athletics championship…on course for ‘Champions of Champions’ title
By Treiston Joseph
Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (District 10) widened the gap in the athletics championship on day four of the Nationals Schools Championships when action continued at the National Stadium, Providence while strengthening their grip on the champion of champions trophy.
Day four concluded with District 10 on 461.5 points while West Demerara (District 3) surged to second place to end day four on 361.5 points in the athletics championship.
West Coast Berbice (District 5) secured the third spot heading into the final day with 345 points while Corentyne (District 6) ended in fourth with 329.5 points. East Coast (District 4) rounded out the top five at the end of day four on 322 points.
Fourteen-times Champion North Georgetown are currently seventh in the athletics championships on 299.5 points.
In the teacher’s championship, day four ended with West Demerara ahead on 214 points while South Georgetown (District 13) finished the day in second on 177 points.
Bartica (District 7) are third on 153.5 points while North Georgetown sits in fourth position on 152 points. Rounding out the top five is North West (District 1) on 143 points.Defending Champions District 10 has 101 points for the seventh position in the teacher’s championship.
Meanwhile on the track District 10’s Compton Caesar ran his way to a sprint double by winning the boy’s 200 metres in 22.1s while teammate Daniel Williams replicated the feat with boy’s under-18 200 metres win in 22.7s.
District 10 continued to dominate the sprints with Denita Jackson winning the girl’s 200 metres in 26.7s.
Deshanya Skeete kept District 10’s banner flying high with an upset win over North Georgetown’s Kenisha Phillips with a winning time of 25.3s in the girl’s under-16 200 metres. Phillips finished second in a time of 25.4s.
Yesenia Andrews of North Georgetown won the girl’s under-14 200 metres in 26.0s while Jermaine King was the winner of the boy’s under-16 200 metres in 22.9s.
In 1500 metres action, North Georgetown took the bulk of the winnings with Samuel Lynch doubling with a win in the boy’s under-18 1500 metres with a time of 4:30.0s.
Claudrice McKoy replicated the feat for North Georgetown in the girl’s under-18 1500 metres with a double as well, winning the event in 5:06.8s while Maria Urquhart took the female under-20 1500 metres for a double of her own in 5:23.4s.
The final day of action is set for Friday November 25 with cycling and the 400 metres finals to bring the curtains down on the championships.