Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School is ready for Wednesday’s National Primary Schools Athletics Championship (NAPSAC) at the Usain Bolt Stadium starting at 10 a.m.
And coach Nathaniel Boyce is quietly confident of good results as the school tackles the opposition. He made the comment as he received uniforms for the athletes from McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI) in a ceremony in the Kia Showroom of the Wildey, St Michael-based auto dealership Tuesday.
Boyce said that the school would be fielding strong teams and he was expecting Jalen Callender, who is third in the national high jump standings, to be among the boys making their presence felt during tomorrow’s action.
“It is open season, but I am looking for our Class 3 high jump athlete Jalen Callender to do well. He has been pretty good all season long and he and our team will be out there to give of our best,” the coach noted.
MQI officials Clintona Norville and Rhonda Durant, who made the presentation to the coach and students, said the company was pleased to support the young athletes and that MQI has always supported the school.
“We will be at the track to give more support, not only to the athletes on the track, but to the entire school since they are our neighbours and wish them well,” the MQI officials added.
Norville said that it was not only the company’s social commitment to the society in which it operated, but also their intention to have a strong presence in the future development of the youth of Barbados.
The day’s action will start with the parade of teams from the competing schools being allowed a minimum of five athletes in the parade.
Defending NAPSAC champions are West Terrace Primary in the girls’ competition and St Stephen’s Primary in the boys’.