District 10 take command of Track and Field and Teachers title chase

first_imgDIFFERENT year, same script – District 10 are in command of the Teachers as well as the Track and Field categories at the end of Day Four of the 59th National School Championship. At the end of 48 track and field events, defending champions, Upper Demerara/Kwakwani, sit atop the points standing with 226 points, followed by District #2 (Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon) on 163 points.East Coast Demerara (District 4) is in third place on 141 points, New Amsterdam (District 15) amassed a total of 137 points to head into today’s action in fourth place, and District #3 (West Demerara) rounded off the top five on the table with 135 points.In the Teachers Championship, District 10, the holders of the last four consecutive ‘Nationals’ title, are on top with 79 points after the completion of 16 events. District #15 are second with 59 points while Bartica (District 7), District #4 and West Coast Berbice (District #5) share the third spot with 52 points each. Cameron Nicholloyd is on his way to winning the Boys U-14 800m in record-setting time of 2:10.41.It was a record-tumbling day at the National Track and Field Centre, with over 12 records being broken, mostly in the field events, as the country’s top student-athletes didn’t disappoint the vociferous crowd at the country’s lone synthetic facility.District 10’s Jennis Benjamin erased the 1.78m Boys U-20 High Jump mark set by Okemi Porter last year, to set a new mark at 1.80m.Benjamin wasn’t satisfied with his accomplishment on the mat, and returned to the ‘blue ribbon’ event – the Boys U-20 100m – clocking 10.97 seconds. Encosie Leitch of Corentyne was second with a time of 10.98s while Osmond Gilead of New Amsterdam/Canje finished third (11.14s).Meanwhile, Deshana Skeete reset her own Girls U-18 100m record, speeding her way to win the event with a time of 12.12 seconds. Last year she clocked 12.17 seconds.Cameron Nicholloyd of the Essequibo Coast broke the Boys U-14 800m with ease, racing to a time of two minutes, 10.41 seconds (2:10.41) erasing Samuel Henry’s old time of 2:13.43 which was set last year.With the exception of Skeete’s 100m record, all the other records were recorded in the field events.last_img

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