Central Abaco Primary School won the Annual District Track & Field Meet with 916 points well ahead of Cooper’s Town Primary School which came second with 488 points. Treasure Cay Primary School placed third with 451 points.
A record number of Primary Schools participated in the Annual District Track & Field Meet that was held at the Murphy Town Park on April 16 and 17.
Over three hundred students from ten schools participated. From Grand Cay to Crossing Rocks, many primary schools on Abaco were represented.
The competition was comprised of mostly track events apart from Softballl Throw, Long Jump and Shotput, the finals of which took place on the first day.
Most of the first day was dedicated to track heats, except for the 1200 meter finals.
Two under-twelve girls from Crossing Rocks took the first and second place in that race. Geshan Russell came first followed by Destiny McKinney.
Six 400m heats were next in three age categories. On the field, students competed in the Long Jump the Softball Throw
The 75m and the 100m heats had to take place on the following day because of the rain that started around 1:00pm.
Friday was another hot day as the girls and boys ran the heats they could not enter the previous day. The races continued with the finals of all the track events being in all three age categories with the 400x400m relay ending the day’s events.
As Geffrey Victor, Head of the Abaco Sports Association, was tallying the results, a few names especially worth mentioning came to his mind. Students from Central Abaco Primary gathered quite a few blue ribbons, such as Destiny Damond who came first in Shotput; Richard Nelson who won the 100m and the 200m. His school mate, Shavante Roberts, came first in the 200m.
Another victory for CAPS was the first place in the 75m, which was won by eight year old Daniel Armbrister.
Other winners of the 200m were Juliette Russell from Grand Cay in the under ten age group and Jermaine Edgecombe with St Francis de Sales in the same age category.
Johnny Deceus, with Hope Town Primary School, won the 400m in his age category. Another winner in that distance was Ajaya Sands from Cooper’s Town.
Serah Hart from Treasure Cay won that race in the under 8 category.
Agape Christian School’s Brannae Bain did an amazing Softball Throw of 126.10 feet which gave her a fist place in that sport’s category.