News (2011+)

By Clayton Clarke of Trinidad & Tobago
6th April 2011
 
Port-of Spain, Trinidad:

 
07/04/11:  Jocelyn Liburd defends Nevis Primary Schools title.

Joycelyn Liburd Primary retained the overall title at the 2011 Gulf Insurance Nevis Primary Schools Athletic title at the Elquemedo Wilet Park in Charlestown on Wednesday.  The Gingerland-based school topped the points table scoring 197 ahead of formers winners Charlestown (168) and St. Thomas’s 164. Leading the way for the champions were Linecia Dougals.  Douglas smashed two meet records in capturing the boys 11 100 (13:13) and 200 (27.28) and took a third gold running as part of the Joycelyn’s victorious boys 11-13 4x100m team. Douglas sped to triple gold in the girls 8 year old division and captured a fourth by anchoring her school's 4x100 squad to victory. Dequilla Maynard  and D’Atyrel Stanley  led Charlestown's charge as the duo also emerging as double champions. Douglas and Judy Tyson of Maude Cross emerged as the top female athletes of the meet. Tyson also took three golds blazing  her way to victories in the girls 12-13 100 (13:03),200 (27:68) and 400 (1:05:12).  She shared the top female athlete of the meet  title with Linencia Douglas, both scoring18 points. 

The Gingerland-based school started the day by taking half (five) of the 400m titles. Leroy Chapman set the first meet record in winning the boys 11 event in 1:03:27, beating the old mark of 1:03:63 set by in 2004. Charlestown claimed two golds. In the 60 metres, St. Thomas Primary dominated claiming three of the four races. Maude Cross’ Carlon Tuckett took the boys 7 year old in a record time of 8.93 smashing the old mark of 9.13 seconds.  Tuckett went on to take the 100m (15:39). Charlestown took the first two spots in the girls open 1500m.  Dequilla Maynard captured the gold 5:29:40 ahead of Monique Daniel (5:34:23). The tall runner went to complete the distance double winning the 800m in 2:37:21(missing the record by 0.02 seconds).  In the 200m events, JL took three titles (Athurton, Jovarne Somersall:B 12-13;  and  Linecia Douglas: G 8 800m).  Charlestown was not far behind as Kurvella Wallace and D’Atyrel Stanley took the girls and boys 8 yrs races.

Joycelyn Liburd pulled away in the 4x100m relays sweeping all the boys events with some slick baton passes.  The Kurvin Wallace-coached team ended with four of the six races. Thomas’ took the honours in the 800m with Kazia Sargeant and Shamar Stapleton securing two wins.  St. Thomas stole the spot light in the 100m taking five wins compared to three by Joycelyn Liburd.  Charlestown made a final bid to retain the title they last won in 2009 when  they captured their fifth straight crown.  The school of 2008 World Junior 200m silver medalllist Meritzer Williams, captured the boys and girls open 4x400m relays but their effort were just short of denying the purple-clad Joycelyn.

Now in the 29th year the annual meet is the major sporting event on the 12,000 inhabited island and attacted close to 6,000 spectators.  (Gulf Insurance Limited has been the main sponsor since 1992).  From midday the fans flocked the Park named after the former West Indies leg-spinner, most decked in their colours. Among the attractions this year were two jesters decked in the orange of Charlestown (last year they were outfitted as clowns) and the purple mascot of Joycelyn Liburd. .  The defending champion added cheer leaders to their line-up.

Joycelyn Liburd’s coach, Kurvin Wallace was the first Nevisian athlete to be selected for Olympic and World Athletic Championships.

AWARDS

Victrix Ludorium: Judy Tyson (Maude Cross)/Linecia Douglas (Joycelyn Liburd) 18 pts
Victor Ludorium: Geval Wallace (St. Thomas')/ Gervorn Hendrickson (Joycelyn Liburd) 18 pts

Class champions
6 yr : Girl-Ishaniah Saddler (St. Thomas') 12 pts; Boy-Andre Morton (St. Thomas') 12 pt
7 yr: Girl- Shaniqua Warner (Charlestown)/Sidorne Fleming (St. Thomas') 9 pts; Boy-Carlon Tuckett (Maude Cross) 14 pts
8 yr: Girl-Linecia Douglas (Joycelyn Liburd) 18pts; Boy-Aizorre Griffins(St. James)/Tavon Simmonds (Joycelyn Liburd) 12 pts
9 yr: Girl-Kurvella Wallace (Charlestown) 16 pts; Boy-D'Atryel Stanley (Charlestown) 16 pts
10 yr: Girl-Tineisha Perkins (St. Thomas') 12 pts; Boy- Geval Wallace (St. Thomas')/ Gervorn Hendrickson (Joycelyn Liburd) 18 pts
11 yr: Girl-Jeneisy Dore (Joycelyn Liburd)/Cileen Hendrickson (St. Thomas') 10 pts; Boy-Tajarie Arthurton (Joycelyn Liburd) 16 pts
12-13 yr: Girl-Judy Tyson (Maude Cross) 18 pts; Boy-Jovarnee Somersall (Joycelyn Liburd) 16 pts
Four golds
Linecia Douglas (Jocyelyn Liburd) G 6-8: 400 (11:18:02)/G 8 200(33:13)/100 (14:91)/G 6-8 4x100

Three golds
Judy Tyson (Maude Cross ) G 12-13:100 (13:03)/200 (27.68)/400(1:05:12)
Tajarie Arthurton (Joycelyn Liburd) B 11: 200 (27.28)/100 (13.11)/B 11-13 4x100. 
Jovarne Somerall (Joycelyn Liburd) B 12-13: 100(12.96)/200 (26.95)/B 11-13 4x100
Dequilla Maynard (Charlestown G Open : 800 (2:37:21/1500 (5:29:40)/ G Open 4x400


Two golds
D’Atryel Stanley (Charlestown) B 9 : 400(1:11:02)/200 (30.06)
Ishaniah Saddler (St. Thomas’) G 6: 60 (10.19)/100 (16.49).
Andre Morton (St. Thomas) B 6: 60 (10.32)/100(17.43).
Carlon Tukett (Maude Crosse) B 7: 60m (8.93)/100 (15.39)
Aizorrie Griffins (St. James) B 6-8 400 (1:17:02)/ B 8 20 (31:99)
Tineisha Perkins (St. Thomas) G 10: 200 (30:19)/100(14:17)
Geval Wallace (St. Thomas) B 10 100 (13.41)/200(28.18)

Records
Tajarie Arthurton (Joycelyn Liburd):  B 11 200 27.28 (previous 28.12)/100 13.11 (previous 13.13) 
Leroy Chapman (Jocelyn Liburd) B 11 400m 1:03:27 (previous record 1:03:63)
Geval Wallace (St. Thomas) B 10 200 28.18 (previous record 28.94)
B 12-13 800: Tah-J Liburd St. James 2:27:20 (previous 2:28:30)
Carlon Tuckett (Maude Cross) B 7 60 8.93 (previous mark 9.13)
Tah-j Liburd (St. James) B 12-13 800 2:27:20 (previous mark 2:28:30)
 
 

 
05/04/11:  The 2011 Gulf Insurance Nevis Primary Schools Athletics Championships will take place on Wednesday 6th April at the Elquemedo Willet Park In Nevis. The event  is now in its 29th year and has been sponsored by Gulf Insurance Limited for the past 19 years. the meet is aired live on two radio stations and the island's television station and also streamed on the internet.  It is so popular on the island that it is called the' Mini-Olympics'
 
You can check www.nevispsc.com for more information.  You can also check The World's best meet.
 
"Before mid afternoon I saw no space in the stands to sit neither on the bleachers behind the finish line. There was standing room only. The fences around the grounds were pushed to their limits as spectators sought to make use of every vantage point around the grounds. As the athletes ran by I saw the flags, the balloons, umbrellas, you name it, up in the air. From the colours you knew who they were supporting. 
 
The close finishes really took the fans into a frenzy.  They were cheering. It seems as though when a race was exciting they all were in support. I guess each one had a participant in the race and that is all that matters to gather support . By the time the 100m began the place was rammed and crammed.  As I looked around I saw the look of anticipation on the faces, saying “this is what we wait for each year.  We are not going to miss this for the world”. And I guess the Nevis Island Administration got a hint of that and declare a half day holiday for the meet." 
 
......The massive crowd, of over 5,000 enthusiastic and colourful spectators - nearly 1/2 of the population of some 12,000 inhabitants of the island on Nevis, swelled by overseas spectators from St. Kitts and the surrounding islands - which must indeed be a world record for attendance at a sports meet or any activity (per capita)....."
 
Remember the event.....it is the 2011 Gulf Insurance Nevis Primary  Schools Championships.

When..Wednesday 6th April......
 
Clayton will be attending the Games for the second year and will responsible for International media
 

 
04/04/11:  The 2011 Gulf Insurance Nevis Primary Schools Athletics Championships will take place on Wednesday 6th April at the Elquemedo Willet Park In Nevis.  The event  is now in its 29th year and has been sponsored by Gulf Insurance Limited for the past 19 years. the meet is aired live on two radio stations and the island's television station and also streamed on the internet.  It is so popular on the island that it is called the' Mini-Olympics'
 
You can check www.nevispsc.com for more information.  You can also check The World's best meet.
 
"There could not have been a more exciting end to last year’s championship. With one event to go, the top two teams, defending champions Charlestown and Jocelyn Liburd were separated by less than five points.  The result of the boys 4 x400m relays would determine this year’s winner. St. Thomas took an early lead with Jocelyn Liburd in second ahead of Charlestown.  Jocelyn Liburd made a bad final change over and Charlestown was ahead. The crowd responded to every change in position. St. Thomas went on the win the race with Charlestown in second ahead of Jocelyn.  The tension was now felt around the ground.  Jocelyn Liburd students and supporters could not wait on the official report.  They began dancing and running around the field in celebration. Somehow they knew they had done it because they did by just two point scoring 182. St. Thomas was some way back in third on 160.  The purple of Jocelyn was spread all over the grounds as their supporters jumped and pranced in ecstasy."

The massive crowd, of over 5,000 enthusiastic and colourful spectators - nearly 1/2 of the population of some 12,000 inhabitants of the island on Nevis, swelled by overseas spectators from St. Kitts and the surrounding islands - which must indeed be a world record for attendance at a sports meet or any activity (per capita)....."

Remember the event.....it is the 2011 Gulf Insurance Nevis Primary  Schools Championships.

When..Wednesday 6th April......
 
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