Cumber want to keep title

Defending Champions, John A. Cumber Primary School, will have to be at their best again to successfully retain the Inter-Primary Track & Field Championships this weekend.

It’s on at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex today and tomorrow, with a scheduled 9:30am start on both days.

The West Bay school broke a 12-year drought last year when they won the country’s longest running organised sports championships with 416 points, to defeat defending champions Red Bay Primary (349.5) with Prospect in third (266) and Bodden Town fourth (230).

This year the John A. Cumber squad will boast a number of national youth representatives in Caribbean Under-11 Boys 100m silver medallist, Jouri Haylock, Caribbean U-9 Girls, 150m silver medallist, Mikayla McLaughlin, Karim Murray, Javier Johnson, Miyah Seymour, Ackeem Hyde as well as other outstanding youth talent in Asha Cumberbatch, Kameron Mendez and Adryanna Brown.

Red Bay will counter with their own national reps in Bryan Walters and Jakirah Hunter as well as the talented and improving Rico Bodden, Valeska Bennette, Rhonique Bodden and Rishane Walters.

Prospect’s Marc Thomas and D’Angelo Bodden should lead the charge from the middle of the island, while Bodden Town’s dynamic duo of national reps Jada Wright and Pearl Morgan along with Ashanti Myles, Justyn Powell, Cheval Morris and Jabari Clarke should make that school a real threat to the other title aspirants.

The Inter-Primary meet is the longest organised annual sports event on island and has long been the premier track and field event on the local calendar.