Champs Windward Road make early move at INSPORTS Junior High Championships
Defending champions Windward Road Primary and Junior High lead the overall points standing after five finals on day one of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High School Athletics Championship at Stadium East yesterday.
Windward Road also lead the girls' section with 35 points, while John Mills are in front in the male category on 17.50 points.
The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road won two finals yesterday to accumulate 52.50 points and lead ahead of main rivals John Mills, who won one final and have amassed 47.50.
Whilby described the day as a very good one, noting that his team exceeded expectations after winning two five finals.
Michaelia Wilson took the girls' Class One high jump with a leap of 1.54 metres, while Kishuana Smith took the girls' shot put open with a throw of 9.63 metres. They also took silver in the Class Two girls' high jump and Class Three boys' long jump.
Calabar's Kevin Smith won the boys' Class Two high jump with 1.69 metres and Braeton's Mickel Wilson won the Class Three long jump with 5.05 metres.
"We had some good results and some valuable points are on the board, so it was a fairly decent first day," said Whilby. "Tomorrow (today), we anticipate another good day; there will be 21 finals, and we expect to be out front again tomorrow.
"They (John Mills) are in many finals, and we are also in most finals with two athletes, so it's going to be a straight shoot-out between us and John Mills and may the best man win," he stated.
John Mills' only finals success on the day came from Shella Hamber (4.32m) in the Class Three girls long jump
However, coach Ransford Spalding was pleased with his team's performance on the opening day.
"All in all, I am satisfied with the performance of my team; we are just four points behind and they are giving a good account of themselves," he said.
Twenty-one finals are scheduled for today's second day, with the first event set to begin at 9 a.m.