Corentyne takes early lead in Cycling Championship at ‘Nationals’


Corentyne (District Six) rode to an early lead on Monday when the National School Championships continued at the National Park. While the hottest event, the ‘Devil takes the Hindmost’ was cancelled, there was no shortage of action with the District ending with 229 points for the early lead.

Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (District 20) finished the day in second with 222 points, while South Georgetown (District 13) was third with 125 points.  East Coast (District Four) finished fourth on 122 points. Closing out the top five was West Demerara (District Three) with 111 points.

Corentyne, while not winning many events, found themselves in the top four with much consistency to pull off the win.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Ramsuchit was the most dominant athlete on the day with two gold medals and one silver. Ramsuchit took gold in the Boys Under-16 2000 and 3000 metres, while finishing second in the 1500m.

The final day of cycling will be Friday with the 40km Boys event and the 25km Girls race.

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