St. Thomas wins

ST THOMAS WINS NEVIS PRIMARY TITLE - by Clayton Clarke of TT
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis: St. Thomas won the 24th Gulf Insurance sponsored Inter-Primary Track title at the Elquemiedo Willett Park, Nevis, Wednesday 30th March 2016. St. Thomas athletes amassed 182 points to win the overall crown for the first time since 2013 and won the most gold medals, sixteen, in a total of 32. Ivor Walters finished runners-up with 159 points, with Charlestown (153), Elizabeth Pemberton & Division B Champions (152), Joycelyn Liburd (117), Maude Crosse (51), St. James (32) and Violet O. J. Nichols (18) following behind.

The champions received their trophy from Gulf Insurance Headquarter officials from Trinidad, Lisa Hudson (Marketing Officer) & Mr. Alex Marlins-Smith (Finance Manager)

Leading the way for St. Thomas were Malchiel Dore, Tywayne Roberts and Sidondre Flemming who all struck double gold. Malchiel won the boys 100m and 400m relegating Tray Hamilton of Charlestown to second in both races. However, Malchiel was denied a third gold in the 200m as he had to settle for second behind Tray. Tywayne was the winner of the boys-11 100m and 200m crowns while Sidondre topped the field in the girls 12-13 100m and 200m sprints.

Astra Simon led a 1-2 finish for St. Thomas in the girls 12-13 800m as she took gold ahead of Brianne Chapman. Astra also won silver in the girls open 1200m with Brianne in third. Also winning gold for the champions were: Dekimba Prentice (girls-7 60m), Sammarya James (girls-7 100m), J-Nyah Matthew (girls-9 100m), Ishaniah Saddler (girls-11 200m), Shania Jeffers (girls 12-13 400m), Adrian Wilkin (boys 6-8 400m) and Delandre Tyson (boys-1- 800m).

Kenron Freeman was the star for runners-up Ivor Walters sweeping the boys-9 sprints with victories in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Dekoia Mills won double gold taking the girls-8 100m and 200m dashes.

Elizabeth Pemberton had outstanding performances from Queleel Roberts and Shade Bridgeman. Queleel who ran away with the boys 12-13 100m, 200m and 400m events. Miguel Campbell ensured a clean sweep for Elizabeth Pemberton in the boys 12-13 age group by winning 800m. Shade secured the girls-10 400m and girls 9-10 800m and was second in the girls-10 200m. T'Anna Liburd won all three of St. James' gold medals with her triumphs in the girls-11 400, and 800m and open 1200m. T'Anna missed out more gold when she finished second in the 200m and was fourth in the 100m. Queleel and T'Anna were voted the Top Male and Female performers of the meet.

Other outstanding performances on the day came from Tiquana Dore (Maude Crosse)-gold girls-9 100m/200m and Niza'iah Skeete (Charlestown)-gold boys-7 60m/100m,

Ivor Walters won 34 medals (13,6, 15) with Elizabeth Pemberton 30 (11, 11, 8), Charlestown 29 (4, 14, 11),Joycelyn Liburd 21 (4, 10, 7), Maude Crosse 8 (3, 1, 4), St. James 5 (3, 2, 0) and VOJN 3 (0, 0, 3).

St. Thomas also copped the Division A (over 125 students) ahead of Ivor Walters, Charlestown and Joycelyn Liburd while Elizabeth Pemberton took home the Division B (less than 125) with Maude Crosse, St. James and VOJN behind.

Note: The statistical accuracy of the article has not been checked.

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