The National Park was abuzz yesterday when the National Schools’ Championships’ Cycling leg sped off with Upper Corentyne (District 6) successfully defending the title that they have held for the recent years.
Among the top performers for the champions were Rosheka Crawford of Corentyne Comprehensive high school who won three races yesterday in the girls under-16 40om, 800m and 1000m. Meanwhile, Kevin Ross was unstoppable in the boys’ open with victory in 1000m and 800m, while Ajay Gopilall continued his excellence on the cycle with victory in the 2000m boys’ open, edging his team mate Donavan Fraser in a photo finish.
Defending overall champions, District 10, ensured that they picked up some valuable points as they set out to retain their overall championships with Mary Lyken of Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School triumphing in the girls’ under-14 400m and 800m races.
District 6’s representative, Karl Vanier shared with Kaieteur Sport that, “We have a very good cycling programme in Berbice that have assisted us in performing so well over the years. This year our team is even stronger for the cycling and there is much rivalry between our squad. 2005 was the year we came closest to winning the overall championship but Swimming has always been our Achilles heel. If we have the National Sports Commission (NSC) to do an outreach programme in berbice, I think it will help us do perform better overall.”
Vanier further posited that this championship, District 6 have some good track & field athletes with Melon Lowenfield being one who is on the cusp of his tongue. He shared that the high jumper who has the record in the boys’ under-16 divisions will be looking to leave his mark in the under-18 age group this year and with the heights he has been clearing in training, the fans can expect him to deliver.
According to unofficial results, the top five districts after yesterday’s cycling event are District 6 with 288 points, occupying second are the defending overall champions District 10 that registered a good showing today with 237 points. In third is District 15 with 150 points, while District 7 finished fourth with 148 points and district 11 enjoyed fifth with 101 points. (Calvin Chapman story and photos)
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