Defending champions Naggo Head captured three silver medals to be the early pacesetters at the end of day two of the 38th INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.
Floyd Coke’s team are among 13 teams to record points after three finals and lead the combined points table with 21 points, followed by Portsmouth (18), Lyssons (18), Harbour View (16) and Rousseau (11) to complete the top five.
Portsmouth had plenty to cheer about after Jadan Campbell and Torri-Ann Anderson won gold in the boys’ long jump Open and girls’ high jump Open respectively.
Campbell leapt 5.15m to secure the top podium spot ahead of Naggo Head’s Matthew Thomas, who registered 5.10m and Hubert Foster of Rousseau, 4.90m. Pre-event favourite Port Morant’s Tavian Wilson, whose 5.22m in the preliminary was just below Akino Minott’s 2009 record of 5.26m, finished a disappointing fourth with a mark of 4.89 metres.
Anderson cleared the bar at 1.43m and then celebrated wildly with her coach following a close battle with Kristian Watson (1.40m) of Naggo Head. Harbour View’s Shanequa Williams secured third on the count-back with 1.35m ahead of Lyssons’ Kandean Harris.
However, Harris’ teammate Kecia King gave the St Thomas-based institution their first medal at these championships, striking gold in the girls’ cricket ball throw Open. King, like she displayed in the early rounds yesterday, threw 42.75m to beat back the challenge of Naggo Head’s Mishauna Henry (41.53m) and Calecia DaCosta (39.96m) of Mineral Heights.
Eleven finals will be contested on Friday’s penultimate day with the traditional opening ceremony scheduled for 2:00 pm.