Nathan Fergusson staged a one-man show today at Combermere School’s Sports Day at Waterford, St Michael, while competing in the boy’s Division 3. The 14-year-old showed supreme stamina and poise as he dominated the track winning the 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres.
And as if that were not enough, he also turned in an outstanding performance in the field events, winning the high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin to power Set E to 968 points and the championship. He simply showed up for his events and beat everyone in sight.
Needless to say, Fergusson’s performance earned him the accolade of victor ludorum and a whopping 114 points. Nisa Nelson of Set B and Akeila Knight of Set E were the joint victrix ludorum winners with 79 points.
Nelson competing in Division 4 won the girls’ 100m, 200m and 1500m, along with the shot put and long jump. Knight, who blazed the trail in Division 2, won the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Other outstanding performances came from Mikhil Carvalho of Set E who won the 100m, 200m and 400m in boys’ Division 2. Andre Brathwaite won the 800 metres in 2.57 seconds and looked a class act. Brathwaite set the pace from the beginning of the race and never looked back; Christian John who placed second, seemed to be a mere observer during the race.
Krystal Greaves who competed for Set B in Division 2 won the 100 metres in 13.84 seconds ahead of Shaniqua Thomas in 14.34.
Set B placed second with 879 points, Set A was third with 623 points, Set D tallied 608 points for fourth position, Set F was fifth with 459 points and C amassed 451 points to take the cellar spot.
The sidelines at Combermere field took on a festive atmosphere as drummers and trumpeters were out in full force to add pulsating sounds
to the excitement unfolding in the middle with one event after another.
But today will be remembered for Fergusson winning everything on track and field.