26 athletes from Central Abaco Primary School participated in the 31st Annual Frank “Pancho” Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships from May 22-24. Their fourth year competing, Coach Geoffrey Victor was pleased to announce that the athletes returned to Abaco with eight medals.
The medals were comprised of two gold medals, three silver, and three bronze medals. Selecting a few of the star athletes on the team, Coach Victor encouraged them to talk about their experience at the track meet.
Iesha Green placed first in the 75 meters and 400 meters. Tyriq Moss competed in the high jump and softball throw, and placed second in both events. Moss’ teammate, James Delia, ran in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Meanwhile, Shavante Roberts participated in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. She placed first in the running events, and third in the long jump. Like Aisha, Daelyn Delancy ran in the 75 meters and 400 meters, and came second overall. Finally, there was Elta Charles, who participated in the shot put event, and captured the gold.
Elta recalled how far one of the female athletes threw the shot put, so she knew she had to step up her game.
“The first time I did it, and then a next girl she threw it so far, so I was like – ‘Ok, that’s how you want it?’ And then the third time when I did it, Mr. Victor was cheering for me, and I did it,” Elta beamed. “I sent it 87 meters,”
Mr. Victor was also proud and said that it was Elta’s first time competing and she ended up winning a gold medal. He thanked those who supported the students for the trip. Fred Gottlieb, Dr. George Charite, Maxwell’s Supermarket and Local Government.
“We had people come on board and we’re grateful and we’re thankful to them for giving our future athletes a shot at competing at this level,” Mr. Victor said.