‘Nationals’: Fierce competitiveness defines day four


The National Schools Championship continued on Wednesday with the country’s youths displaying fierce competitiveness on the synthetic surface at the Leonora Track and Field Centre and in the field events.

A number of records tumbled on the fourth day of the 58th annual event. Here’s a summary.

Male U-20 High Jump

Okemi Porter (District Five- West Coast Berbice) 1.79m- a record

  • Porter bettered the 1.74m recorded by Yannick Walcott

Male U-12 High Jump

Dejuan Grant (District Four- East Coast Demerara) 1.41m- a record

  • Grant surpassed the 1.39m recorded by Steve Semple

Female U-10 High Jump

Jada La Cruz (District One- North West District) 1.17m- a record

  • La Cruz bettered her 2017 record of 1.15m

Male U-16 Long Jump

Mellon Lowenfield (District Six- Corentyne) 6.47m

Female U-20 800m

Gold– Serena Williams (District 10- Upper Demerara/Kwakwani)

Silver– Leanna Charles (District 13- South Georgetown)

Bronze– Donell Mathison (District Five- West Coast Berbice)

Male U-18 800m

Gold– Courtley Bobb (District Five- West Coast Berbice)

Silver– Murphy Nash (District 10- Upper Demerara/Kwakwani)

Bronze– Darrell Davis (District Six- Corentyne)

Female U-18 800m

Gold– Tia Azore (District 10- Upper Demerara/Kwakwani)

Silver– Jasmine Assanah (District 12- East Georgetown)

Bronze– Aaliyah Headley (District Four- East Coast Demerara)

Male U-16 800m

Gold– Cordel Charles (District 12- East Georgetown)

Silver– Matthew Gordon (District Five- West Coast Berbice)

Bronze– Ogle Benel (District 11- North Georgetown)

Female U-20 100m

Gold– Tonya Rollins (District Three- West Demerara)

Silver– Tiea Lowe (District 12-  East Georgetown)

Bronze– Aaliyah Reid (District 14- East Bank Demerara)

The championship will continue on Thursday and wrap up on Friday when the overall champion would be crowned.

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