Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
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North/Central Andros in lead at primary school nationals

It was the North/Central Andros team in the lead after the second day of competition at the 35th Annual Frank “Pancho” Rahming National Primary School Track and Field Championships at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium yesterday.

A number of athletes were out in full force, ready to win some medals and ribbons, and earn points for their respective schools.

The North/Central Andros team jumped out front, taking the lead with 103.50 points. They led three of the five categories at the end of the day.

Trailing behind them in second is Cleveland Eneas Primary School out of New Providence with a total of 76.50 points. Sitting in third is the Central Abaco Primary School with a total of 73 points. Temple Christian Primary, the defending national champions, are fourth with 71 points.

Leading Category A (Under-13) is North/Central Andros with 26.50 points. Temple Christian is close behind them with 24 points, and Cleveland Eneas is third with 19.50 points.

Cleveland Eneas leads the way in Category B (Under-11) with a total of 18 points. Walter Parker is close behind them with 16 points. In a tie for third place with 15 points each are Temple Christian and Hugh Campbell Primary out of Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Ahead in Category C (Under-9) are Temple Christian and Uriah McPhee Primary School with 18 points each. North/Central Andros sit behind them in third with 13 points.

In Category D (Under-7), North/Central Andros leads the field with 20 points. Central Abaco is second with 16 points, and South Eleuthera has 14 points for third place.

In Category E (Open), North/Central Andros is tied with Hugh Campbell Primary for the lead with 32 points each. In third place with 26 points is Central Abaco.

Three relays were the only finals event on the track yesterday.

In the Category D 4×75 meters (m) shuttle relay, North/Central Andros won the gold, finishing in 51.26 seconds. Central Abaco was second with a time of 51.69 seconds, and winning the bronze medal in 51.97 seconds was South Eleuthera.

Hugh Campbell won the Category E girls 4x100m relay. They posted a time of 56.06 seconds. Cleveland Eneas ran 56.32 seconds to win the silver medal, and rounding out the top three finishers was Eva Hilton Primary in 57.16.

In the final relay of the day, the Category E boys 4x100m relay, North/Central Andros came out on top with a time of 52.22 seconds. Central Abaco captured the silver medal in 54.84 seconds. Martin Town Primary School out of Grand Bahama claimed the bronze medal as they crossed the finish line in 55.47 seconds.

Today is the final day for the meet as only finals will be contested. The first event gets underway at 9:30 a.m.

Simba French

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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