St. Johns

19/03/10:  Don’t Write off St.John’s Warns Coach by Curtis Morton

Coach of the St.John’s Primary School, Adelvin Bussue is warning all and sundry: ‘Don’t take your eyes off St.John’s”.
The Coach is indicating that his team trains regularly at the newly renovated grounds at the flats on a daily basis and the team does further training at the Elquemedo Willet Park at least twice a week.
He stated that his athletes were also getting accustomed to the running in lanes and should have mastered the art by the big day on March 24th. ‘We will win the championship’, stated the confident Coach.
The athletes were also very vocal:  “What we gonna do?  Win!  What we gonna do? Win! Okay den!”

History Created at St. John’s Meet by Curtis Morton

There was much jubilation and excitement at the newly flattened ‘Flats’ yesterday as the St.John’s Primary School, hitherto to be renamed the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School, held its annual Sports meet.

It was a great ‘home coming’ celebration as the athletes from the school had been forced to exhibit their skills at the more distant St.George’s Recreation grounds, during the last few years.

This year however due mainly to an initiative of Minister of Sports, the Hon. Hensley Daniel and the Ministry and Department of Sports respectively, the athletes were once again able to run on their beloved home ground.

Most of the spectators on hand were very impressed with the new ground which was immaculately marked for race day.

The children did not disappoint either and patron for the day, well known Sports Journalist, Gary Pemberton, must have thoroughly enjoyed himself.

The races were competitively run and the hundreds of sports enthusiasts on hand could have been heard already identifying the potential St.John’s team for the grand Inter Primary sports meet in March.

When the dust settled, the Gold house athletes who had totally dominated the early exchanges had to settle for second place with a score of 415 points. 
Green house who had started badly in the early exchanges came back to win with 426 points. 
Red house was third with 385 points.

Schadone and Steffon star in St.John’s Cross Country by Curtis Morton (photos below)

Schadone Liburd stormed home in nine minutes and twenty-six seconds, while Steffon Collison romped home in ten minutes and thirty seconds as the St.John’s Primary School hosted it’s annual Cross country events yesterday.

The Juniour girls got things off to a good start with a fairly rapid pace.  They ran from the school, down to Bailey Yard and back up to the school. Janessa Caines took first spot in nine minutes and twenty –six seconds. The boys completed a similar route and this time it was Khaleel Glasgow who took first place honours in nine minutes and fifty-one seconds.
The senior girls then completed their extended route from Cox Village, in front of the original home of Sports Minister, Hon Hensley Daniel, down through Bailey yard and up to the school.

The senior boys completed the same course with one significant extension as they started at Clay Ghaut in the vicinity of ‘BABABS” shop’. Quite a number of parents and other relatives of the athletes showed up to show their support.

The first ten placings in the four categories were:

Junior girls:
Janessa Caines, Azeleah Percival, Shontel Bye, Keonicia Reid, Aaliyah Haughton, Shadequa Stapleton, Shaquania Liburd, Amanda Ross, Angalie Mahose and  Sheonique  Noland.

Junior boys:
Khaleel Glasgow, Diamond Phillip, Samuel Ortis, Jobari Browne, Akeem Lewis, Shamaul Delashly, Queleel Roberts, Akeejai France, Tazari Tyson and  Deondre Browne.

Senior girls:
Schadone Liburd, Berta Santana, Keimarley Stanley, Alexandra Richards, Fazeena Persaud, Veronique Walters, Kirthly Bhoojraj, Calisia Webbe, Ayana Byron and Adaijah Stapleton.

Senior Boys:
Steffon Collison, Kevonne Pemberton, Akeem De s Santos, Jomani Elliot, Anthony Silviara, Rajrenjah Balgobin, Charvez Stanley, Kyle Dasent, Kayode Wilkin and Sherwin Hill.
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St. John's senior girl's cross country                                                     St. John's senior boy's cross country 
 Junior girls: L-R: Janessa Caines, Azeleah Percival, Shontel Bye          Junior boys: L-R: Khaleel Galsgow, Diamond Phillip and Samuel Ortis
Senior girls: L-R: Schadone Liburd, Berta Santana, Keimarley Stanley   Senior boys: L-R: Steffon Collison, Kevonne Pemberton, Akeem Dos Santos