By Curtis Morton
Today is indeed a historic day in Nevis. Thousands of individuals are expected to head to the new athletic facility at Long Point, popularly referred to as THE MONDO TRACK.
Today is the much anticipated Inter primary schools’ athletic championship or MINI OLYMPICS and it will be the first time in its long history, that the action will be held outside of the ET Willet Park.
The defending zone A champion is the St. Thomas’ Primary School and that school is vowing to seal the deal on the new track and the defending zone B champs is the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary school, whose athletes are also promising to complete a SIXPEAT and also upset the apple cart in the zone A in the process.
However, local sporting analysts, who have witnessed the other schools in action, are quietly saying that things will not be a straightforward as that, as there are some athletes from some of the other schools who are expected to feature in a huge way.
The eight competing schools are:
Zone A: St. Thomas’ Primary; Charlestown Primary; Ivor Walters Primary and Joycelyn Liburd Primary
Zone B: Elizabeth Pemberton Primary; Maude Cross Preparatory; VOJN and St. James’ Primary.
It is understood that the Nevis Academy who had an impressive sports meet this year, failed in a late bid to get their athletes involved on the big day.
The action commences at 12.00 noon with an opening ceremony and march past of athletes and then all eyes will be focused on the track, for the 54 events show down.
Adults will pay $15.00 at the gate and children will pay $5.00.
The opening ceremony and the inter primary championship will broadcast live on NevisPages.com.