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Windward Road retain INSPORTS title

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 4:00 AMRobert Bailey
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Chevelle Lewis of Windward Road Primary and Junior High capturing the Class One girls 200 metres at the INSPORTS Junior High School Championships at the Stadium East field yesterday. Lewis clocked 27.85 seconds.

Defending champions Windward Road turned in an outstanding last day display to retain their title at the end of the three-day Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Junior High Schools Track and Field Championships at Stadium East field.

Windward who started the final day 30 points behind main rivals John Mills, tallied 520 points. John Mills ended the meet on 450.

They were followed by Louise Bennett-Coverley (259.50), Swallowfield (229.50), Melrose (205), Constant Spring (195), Calabar (138.50), Mico Practising (137), New Day (126), Shortwood (119) and Green Park (88).

Omar Whilby, coach of Windward Road, was delighted with his team's performance.

"I was extremely confident that we were going to win," said Whilby. "My team stuck to the task and they came out and they delivered for us," he said.

Chevelle Lewis of Windward Road captured the Class One girls' sprint double. She won 100m in 13.62 seconds before returning to take the 200m in 27.85. John Mills' Akira Bethune (13.81) and Louise Bennett-Coverley's Jenieve Gayle (13.90) were second and third respectively in the 100m.

In the 200m Jenieve Gayle of Lousie Bennett-Coverley took second in 28.46 while Swallow-field's Kadian Dallas was third in 28.60.

brilliant run

Shamara James of Louise Bennett-Coverley was also among the top performers on the day. James produced a brilliant stretch run to hold off John Mills' Kitana Edwards to win the girls' 800m open event.

The 14-year-old James won the event in 2:30.95, ahead of Edwards (2:31.59). James' teammate Nadia Wright took home the bronze medal in 2:36.32.

James tracked her opponents entering the home stretch, before blowing past Edwards in the final five metres of the race.

"It was a tough race but I thank God that I won it," said James.

James then captured the girls' Class One 400m in 1:03.06 ahead of Kitana Edwards of John Mills (1:04.17) and Constant Spring's Janelle Palmer (1:04.80).

Meanwhile Cavvelle Beckles, also of Louise Bennett-Coverley, captured the boys' Class One 800m in 2:12.80 seconds ahead of Billy Watson from Melrose (2:14.00) and Torian Brown of John Mills (2:15.15).

Beckles was also happy with his performance.

"It wasn't a difficult race because I had the field covered from early," said Beckles.

Tino Kelly from Windward Road won the boys' Class One 400m in 52.79 ahead Swallow-field's Shaquille Allen (54.31) and Green Park's Rejay Nelson (54.41).