Prospect Primary School is still on a high after its latest triumph.
Prospect emerged victorious during the recent 2013 Inter-Primary Track and Field Championships.
Making the victory sweeter was the defeat of 2012 champions and arch rivals Red Bay Primary. Prospect placed second in 2012 for the first time and there was plenty of motivation for improvement.
Shouts of “Hooray for Prospect” would echo in the hearts of all Prospect supporters at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex last month. Prospect led their championship run from the opening gun in the first race, the girls 800 metres, to the cooling of the dust on the track after the final event, the medley relay.
Lovernae Marriott placed second in the 800m race and gave Prospect eight valuable points. Prospect never relinquished its lead, even after some agonising moments when the SNR girls relay team, after cruising to victory in both the heats and the finals, was disqualified.
It is said that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but it did as Prospect’s medley relay team was also disqualified for the same infringement. However, Red Bay’s SNR boys relay team suffered the same fate and that allowed Prospect, despite two major setbacks, to hang on to its slim lead and to win by a mere nine points.
The final scores read: Prospect 345.5 points, Red Bay 336.5 points and Bodden Town in third with 199 points.
Three Prospect athletes won division titles. Devonte Howell was the D1 champion for winning his two races – the 60m and the 80m. Angelo Forbes was D3 champion for placing third in the 100m and 150m and first in the long jump. Ashantae Graham, who was champion girl at the school’s Interhouse Sports Day, was the D4 champion after winning all three events: 100m, 200m and the long jump.
Prospect was also presented with the female trophy as the girls amassed 198 points, almost 75 points more than second place Red Bay. The girls ruled division four, winning all of their events from the sprint races to high jump.
Hannah Welcome, not to be outdone by Ashantae Graham, leaped in the record books in the high jump event with a height of 1.30m. Second was Propect’s Sabrina Suberan. In Division five, Prospect jumpers Lovernae Marriott and Ashleigh Mellaneo placed first and second.