TRACK-and-Field is well and truly out of the blocks at the ongoing 61st National Schools’ Cycling and Track-and-Field Championships, which saw some records tumble in the field events on Tuesday.
Unofficially, the Boys’ Under-14 High Jump was raised to 1.66m by Romarion Wolfe of District 4 (East Coast Demerara), a record that was previously held by Isai Thorne of District 15 (New Amsterdam/Canje) at 1.63m.
Likewise, the Boys Under-12 Discuss potentially has a new record holder, with Michael Mohamed of District 3 (West Demerara) producing a best of 24.04m.
The previous record of 22.23m was set by Jamie Fraser of District 5 (West Coast Berbice).
Another standout was District 3’s Akeela Webster, who landed at the 21.14m mark to take gold in the Girls’ Discuss.
Word is that Anna Headley set the previous Under-14 record of 20.47m.
The organisers will officially confirm these records in the coming days.
More so, District 2 (Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon)’s Azizi Christiani won the male teachers’ discuss Under-21 in his first ever ‘Nationals’ with a throw of 29.22m.
For the track events, the 400m heats were contested, and several of the notable athletes such as Tianna Springer and Javon Roberts breezed into the final set for Friday.
Today, the 100m heats and the final will be contested.
Additionally, the organisers have confirmed that District 11 (North Georgetown) and District 9 (Rupununi), in their first year, won swimming and cycling, respectively.