DIFFERENT 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.
MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNMets closer Edwin Diaz entered the game in the ninth inning looking to record his 15th save of the season with his team up by two runs. After Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled home Paul DeJong with two outs to make it a one-run game, St. Louis opted to pinch-run for the not-so-swift-of-foot Molina. The only problem was that the Cardinals had just backup catcher/potential pinch hitter Matt Wieters available on the bench, so Jack Flaherty, their No. 2 starting pitcher, came in to run. St. Louis’ next batter, Kolten Wong, dropped a blooper into shallow right field between a lunging Michael Conforto and a sprinting Jeff McNeil, sending Flaherty barreling toward home from first. McNeil tossed the ball to a waiting Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, who casually caught it with enough time to stand up and tag out a stumbling Flaherty, who began losing his footing after rounding third. Squirrel saves the day! #MetsWin pic.twitter.com/JziQqlD0rN— New York Mets (@Mets) June 16, 2019Diaz flashed a giant smile, knowing the Cardinals had just out-Mets’d the Mets.In similar Mets fashion, plate umpire Brian O’Nora had to leave the game early after taking a pitch to the groin area. After trying to tough out the next few pitches, O’Nora was seen vomiting as he made his way through the Mets’ dugout.The Cardinals and Mets are in a delay. Home-plate umpire Brian O’Nora just ran off the field, seemingly vomiting.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 16, 2019The Mets improved to 34-36 on the season. The Cardinals fell to 35-34. It’s not too hard to imagine a Mets game being decided by a baserunning blunder. It is the Mets, after all.Only on Saturday night, the Amazin’s were the beneficiary of a questionable decision on the basepaths in their 8-7 win over the Cardinals.