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Naggo Head retain Insports crown

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Naggo Head Primary secured a narrow six-points victory to retain their Insports Primary Schools Athletics title at the National Stadium yesterday.

The Floyd Coke-coached Naggo Head, who trailed second-place Spanish Town by as many as 15 points during yesterday's final day, tallied 163 points to claim the victory.

Andrew Whilby, assistant coach of Naggo Head, was delighted with his team's performance.

"It was an exciting championship, but we are happy that we won the title," said Whilby.

"We were confident coming in, but we had no idea that is was going to be so close, but hats off to all the athletes, all the coaches, and our supporters because it was a comprehensive effort from all the staff," he said.

Spanish Town ended second on 157 points ahead of Rousseau, 156; Greater Portmore, 114; Lyssons, 91; Lawrence Tavern, 69; Half-Way Tree, 62; St Richards, 52; Clan Carthy, 50; and Friendship and St Aloysius on 48 each.

Rousseau's Joshua Lewis was among the star performers at the championships as he captured the Class One boys sprint double.

Lewis won the 100m in 12.42 seconds ahead of Southborough's Jay-zyre Turner (12.50) and Najair Grant of Jericho, 12.82.

The 12-year-old Lewis then returned to capture the 200m in 25.15 beating Turner, 25.37, and Princewell Martin of Clan Carthy, 25.77.

Half-Way Tree's Toni-ann Bryan won the girls' Class One 100m in 13.13. Friendship's Tamara Bailey (13.34) and Spanish Town's Kyshel Hoolong (13.41) were second and third, respectively.

However, Hoolong turned the tables on Bryan in the 200m, winning in 26.86. Bryan was second in 27.43.

- R.B.