BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - FOUR gold and three silver medals have placed former champions St. Paul’s Primary School at the pole position in the second day of the RAMS Inter-Primary School Championships currently being held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium.
As expected, the closeness of the competition witnessed yesterday (Apr. 6) saw a number of completed events, and though the athletes of St. Paul’s are out in front, their counterparts from Beach Allen Primary are hot on their heels trailing on silver medals as both teams are tied on gold.
Defending champions Cayon Primary are currently placed sixth with just one gold medal, but their athletes indicated that they would seek to turn the tide on the other schools today and successful defend their title.
The moderate-size crowd at the Stadium also had a sneak peak of the 400m as preliminary heats in that event were held.
Wins in the 800m by Kalonji Clarke and Lavon Rawlins, along with a win in the 4x100 meters contributed immensely to St. Paul’s leading the medal count.
Beach Allen, on the other hand, continued their championship bid with some strong performances but trailed the leaders by a solitary silver medal.
Third place is currently being occupied by Sandy Point Primary with three gold medals while Newton Ground Primary is surprisingly placed fourth.
The action continues today beginning at 1:00 p.m. with a number of field events, as well as the 200m, 400m, and 4x400m Relay, among other exciting events.