by Eulana Weekes
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Charlestown Primary School has risen to dominance in Track and Field yet again; by winning the first ever Ram’s Sponsored Primary Schools Relay Championship. The event was held in St Kitts at the Kim Collins Stadium on Sunday, May 15 2022.
The Relay Championship was judged using the Medal Count System and the Charlestown Primary school at the Final Medal Count copped 13 medals; six golds, four silvers and three bronze. In second place was the Doctor William Connor Primary School, which received three gold and three bronze medals. Sandy Point Primary school placed third with two gold medals, four silvers and one bronze.
Charlestown Primary School is one of four Primary Schools from Nevis that competed against 16 Primary Schools on St Kitts in the Relay Championship. Almost 600 athletes participated in the event.
Most recently on April 27 2022, the Charlestown Primary School won the Gulf Insurance Inter-primary School Track and Field Championship, “Mini Olympics” at the Mondo Track in Nevis.Over 28 years existence of the “Mini Olympics,” the Charlestown Primary School has been most consistent with its winning results.
Principal of the Charlestown Primary School, Ms Cheryl Haynes told WINN FM the school is proud of the athletes’ performances at the Relay Championship. She said their recent winning at the Mini Olympics boosted their confidence. Haynes acknowledged the dedication of coaches Royston Queeley and Kazel Williams, who ensured that the children were prepared in advance for the Relay Meet.
The athletes returned to Nevis following the meet and according to Haynes, the team was very excited to travel home with the winning trophy. She said they were so excited that they sang school chants from St Kitts to Nevis.
The Principal concluded that the athletes went to St Kitts knowing their assignment, which was to win. Haynes expressed gratitude to the teachers, parents and well wishers, describing them as a powerful support system.She said, with strong support and the zeal to win, the athletes persevered until the end.