Lyssons Primary defend INSPORTS/Devon Biscuits Eastern Champs title

Lyssons Primary defend INSPORTS/Devon Biscuits Eastern Champs title

Lyssons Primary School continued their dominance of the INSPORTS/Devon Biscuits Primary Schools Eastern Championships on Friday, winning their third consecutive title by a massive 128 points at the Stadium East in Kingston. 

The St Thomas school amassed 274 points and were well clear of Harbour View Primary, who are second for the second year with 146 points.

Lawrence Tavern Primary, with their best showing were third on 139.5 points ahead of Half-Way-Tree Primary, who finished on 132 points and St Richard’s Primary, who rounded out the top five on 128.5 points.

Lyssons, who are also the all-island champions, walked away with a whopping $350,000 with second-placed Harbour View collecting $250,000.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange (green top) and Sherene Bryan (stooping), brand manager of title sponsors Devon Biscuits, presented the champions Lyssons Primary with their winning cheque of $350,000. At left is Ian Forbes, Chairman of INSPORTS.

Lawrence Tavern also received $200,000. The fourth to 10th-placed teams each got $100,000.

On a day when a plethora of records were broken, four boys shared the Overall Boys Champion title with 18 points each.

Davere Walker and Mickoloy Saunders of Lyssons were joined by Samir McLarty of George Headley Primary and Joshua McWilliams of Lawrence Tavern, all walking away with $30,000 each.

Arianna Lewis of Half-Way Tree Primary was the Overall Girls Champion with 18 points. She broke the Class Three 150m record for the second time at the three-day meet.

On Thursday, she ran 21.25 in the heats and went better in the final, clocking 21.13.

Up next will be the Central Championship, starting on Monday at the GC Foster College for the parishes of St Catherine, Clarendon, St Ann, and Manchester. Spanish Town Primary are the defending champion.

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