St. Mary’s Secondary School recorded a mammoth 441 points to comfortably win the track and field aspect of the North Zone Inter-Schools Championships in Zone Three yesterday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.
The powerhouse team of St. Stanislaus College finished second with 392 points with Brickdam Secondary 345 points and St. George’s Secondary 281 points finishing third and fourth respectively.
Devon Abrams dominated the day’s activities by winning a sprint triple in the boys under-18 category to signal his intentions for the Inter-Zone Championships scheduled to start today.
Abrams, who was considered a top youth in the national arena, fell somewhat dormant last year. However, the 17-year-old proved that he can still perform at a high level by clocking 11.1s, 23.0s and 52.2s to win the boys 100, 200 and 400 metres respectively.
Jamal Marks had a breakout year when he captured a sprint double in the boys under-20 category.
The national athlete, who was always second and third to his peers during his younger years, produced 10.95s to win the 100 metres while clocking 23.4s in the 200 metres.
Marks also ran the 400 metres hoping to complete a sprint triple but he was upstaged by national table tennis star Nigel Bryan who clocked 54.6s to win the event. Bryan also finished second in the under-20 200 metres clocking 23.6s.
National middle distance athlete Devon Barrington made his mark on the sport by claiming a distance double, winning the 800 and 1500 metres respectively.
Barrington, who is trying to gain some momentum after recently resuming training, won the 800 metres in a time of 2:11s while clocking 4:26s to win the 1500 metres.
On the distaff side, Ruth Samagon looked superb as she captured her first sprint triple on the national scene in the under-14 category.
Samagon easily dominated the field in the 100, 200 and 400 metres to secure her spot for the Inter-Zones championships.
The under-20 category saw Tenisha Duncan prevailing to capture a sprint double in the 100 and 200 metres events.
Under-16 athlete Jenel Phillips also captured a sprint double by running away with the 200 and 400 metres.
In relay action, the new Prinston Academy dominated the male segment of the events by winning the men’s 4×100 and 4×400 metres relays.
In the female category, Brickdam Secondary captured the 4×100 metres while St. Stanislaus College ran away with the 4×400 metres.
Meanwhile with the various Inter-Schools Champion-ships completed, Zones One, Two and Three will clash today for the final showdown to identify the best of North Zone (District 11) athletes for the upcoming Schools Nationals scheduled for November 14.