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Black River Primary on top

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 5:00 AMMarc Stamp
Kymani Chanteloupe of Naggo Head Primary clearing a record 1.58 metres to win the high jump open for boys during yesterday's third day of the INSPORTS National Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.

Black River Primary are on top in the 36th staging of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) National Primary Athletics Championships ahead of today's fourth and final day at the National Stadium.

Black River lead the way with 29 points, one more than Rousseau Primary (28) while defending champions Naggo Head are on 27.

Completing the top ten are: Harbour View (10), Friendship (16), St John's (16), Holy Family (14), Belmont Park (10), Portsmouth (9) and Rollington Town (7).

Black River's coach Davian Elliott expressed delight with the school's current position but admitted that with their small team it will be difficult to win the championships.

"Yes, I am pleased with the performances of the students so far. However, everything did not go our way today due to the rain delay. We were not aiming to win the title as our team is small. However, we will be satisfied with wherever we finish," Elliott told The Gleaner.

 

NEW RECORD

 

There was one record on the day. Kymani Chanteloupe of Naggo Head set a new mark of 1.58 metres in the boys 9-12 high jump open final. He erased the old mark, 1.57m, set by Tre-Vonne Smith of New Providence in 2011.

Chanteloupe won gold ahead of Javian Davis (1.45m) and third place finisher Gifton Smiley (1.45m).

In the boys' cricket ball open final, Ceon Falconer of Black River won gold with a throw of 57.12m ahead of Raheem Henry of Rollington Town, 57.11m. Javin Falconer, a cousin of the winner and a student of the same school, was third with 55.38m.

Events on today's final day begin at 8 a.m.