Ona Glinton Primary in Grand Turk are still celebrating after successfully defending their Sports Commission/TCAA Inter-Primary School Track and Field Championship at the National Stadium last week.
Winning Eight gold, six silver and five bronze medals were enough to send them over the top, ahead of the Kayla Mills-coached Ianthe Pratt, who finished in second place with seven gold, seven silver and six bronze and Richmond Hill in third position with seven gold, two silver and three bronze.
An elated Acasia Downer, the Ona Glinton head coach, said it was a team effort that brought home the trophy, including the principal, vice principal, teachers and members of the Grand Turk Community.
“So, we were gearing up for this, and together we got it done. We came and we entered every single event, even high jump, which we had never done before, but we entered this time and we came second for the girls,” Downer said.
Downer pointed out that the team was given an assignment, which they understood very well. She said they stuck to the assignment resulting in them taking home the title. She said while Rayvon Black – the overall champion boy for 2022 - was the standout athlete for Ona Glinton last year, this year, there were many standouts.
“Majority of them gave us medals, it was an overall team effort,” Downer said.
Minister responsible for Sport, Hon. Rachel Taylor, who handed out some of the medals and trophies, said she was delighted to see the raw talent which came to the fore. She pledged her government support to harness the talent, so those athletes could develop into outstanding representatives.