|Young athletes set to get on track!|
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Apr 27, 2012
Organizers of the annual New Providence Public Primary Schools Sports Association (NPPPSSA) Track and Field Championships are hard at work, trying to ensure that they meet the demand for the growing event.
The three-day meet, sponsored by Bertha’s Go-Go Ribs, will be held at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium, starting Monday, April 30. Representative from the Ministry of Education Dawn Knowles, reported that there has been a major increase in participation. A total of 24 schools will vie for the overall title. The opening ceremony is set for Monday at 11 a.m.
Knowles said: “We are expecting a good crowd. I am sure that we will have a good meet. The competition, from what I saw from the house meets from the various schools, I don’t think that it will be a runaway from any school in particular.
“I am very happy that we were able to host the meet again. Special thanks to the sponsors who believe in the kids and the kids themselves for competing. We have more schools participating this year than we did last year. I am very pleased with the process and look forward to the meet.”
Cleveland Eneas Primary School is the defending champions, Sadie Curtis Primary School and Claridge Primary Schools were the second and third place teams last year. Just like it was last year, athletes will compete in four divisions, all based on age group.