Raptors on a roll after day 1

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net It seems as if the C H Reeves Raptors' track and field team, who are the defending champions, has not missed a beat with the departure of head coach Fritz Grant to Government High School. After day one of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association's Junior High Track and Field Championships at Thomas A Robinson Stadium, the Raptors are rolling along. They are leading the A F Adderley Fighting Tigers by 62.70 points going into the final day of the championships expected to take place starting 9am today. "It's been rough. We've been busy trying to get the children organised but everybody has been pulling their weight," said Lenora Cornish, the new head coach. "We have a lot of things to look forward to tomorrow (today). Our junior girls and boys are strong. We just need the others to hold their own." If they do, Cornish said she's confident that CH Reeves will successfully defend its title. Their only loss was about five years ago when they were beaten by the LW Young Golden Eagles. During yesterday's competition, about three records were broken. Donnesha Anderson, 12, of AF Adderley got the only mark on the track when she won the bantam girls 1,500 metres in four minutes and 35.77 seconds. The previous record was 4:37.20 set by Edwinette Sturrup in 2010. Anderson was a triple winner, also taking the bantam girls' 400 metres in 1:06.58 and the long jump with a leap of 3.94m. Also on the field, Devaughn Whymms of TA Thompson won the bantam boys long jump with a leap of 5.217 metres, surpassing the old record of 4.62m by Kino Stuart in 1995. Whymms also pulled off a double feat when he ran 12.79 for his victory in the 100. In the junior boys' division, Jameiko Rolle of SC McPherson won with a distance of 5.72m and Therico Rolle of LW Young followed with 5.68m. They both erased the dual record held by Latico Sands and Rashad Gibson. Jameiko Rolle also doubled up on the track by taking the 100m in 11.55, while Therico Rolle had to settle for second in 11.82. Another double winner on the field was Anton Davis of TA Thompson, who won the junior boys discus with a heave of 36.94m and the javelin with 30.68m. The big events on day one were the 100 and 400m. In the intermediate boys' division, Schrann Cash of Anatol Rodgers took the 100 in 11.25. Devon Cash of LW Young was the winner of the 400 in 56.11. Also, Samuel Moncur of CH Reeves won the 1,500 in 5:10.57 and Brandon Comarcho of HO Nash took the 400 hurdles in 1:07.28. Perez Knowles of LW Young won the junior boys' 400 in 1:00.71 and his team-mate Desmond Jones took the 1,500 in 5:19.88. Stanley Lauerre of HO Nash won the bantam boys 400 in 1:078.24 and Anton Andrews of Anatol Rodgers came through first in the 1,200m in 4:32.88. Gaynell Sands of Anatol Rodgers won the bantam girls' 100 in 13.47. In the junior girls' division, Kacey Johnson of TA Thompson took the 100m in 13.11, while Dawayna Pratt of CH Reeves captured the 400m in 1:03.39. And in the intermediate girls' division, McKinney of HO Nash won the 100 in 17.42. The 200m winner was Jashanique Eden of SC McPherson in 1:06.17 and McIntosh of HO Nash took the 1,500m in 6:03.54. Here's a look at the points standings going into the final day: 1. CH Reeves - 320.50 2. AF Adderley - 257.50 3. HO Nash - 242 4. SC McPherson - 229 5. TA Thompson - 219.20 6. DW Davis - 199 7. LW Young - 188.10 8. Anatol Rodgers - 167


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