Barbados: Barbados Children Directory outlined the profile of Luther Thorne aka Tyler, who emerged as the shining star during the recently concluded National Primary School Athletic Championships (NAPSAC).
Barbados Children Directory took to Facebook and stated that the eleven year-old student of Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School had a great athletic season so far this year and it started when he won the ‘Victor Ludorum’ title at his school’s sports meet which earned him a place on Luther Thorne’s team for NAPSAC.
Competing in the Freida Nicholls Zone of NAPSAC, Tyler collected a massive 28 points from wins in the under-13 200m and 400m and second place in the 100m races and this time he won the title of Victor Ludorum at the zonal meet.
He continued his brilliant performance at the NAPSAC finals where he propelled his school to second place overall in the boys’ division after tallying 28 individual points from wins in the 100m and 200m and a second place in the 400m. He was declared the champion of the under-13 boys’ division. Gill was also a member of Luther Thorne’s outstanding 4x100m under-13 boys’ relay team that claimed victory in that event at the finals.
Probably influenced by his older brothers who tackled football, basketball and cricket, Gill started his interest in running while at Little Treasures Nursery and Pre-school and as he progressed onto primary school, his interest grew. His dad got him into Jump Start Athletic Club and his progress is well noted.
Gill who also plays cricket is a member of Empire Sports Club and has played cricket for them in the junior leagues. He also plays for his school and he is looking forward to competing in the Herman Griffith Cricket tournament later this year.
The tall, slender athlete normally trains twice a week with the club, but any extra time he has, he puts in additional work and he also trains in cricket. He does this while preparing for his upcoming Common Entrance exam for which he has no fear and he is ably supported in managing his time by both of his parents, Kevin and Lisha Gill.
The ‘Head Boy’, House captain, and a member of the Student Council at Luther Thorne, Gill is big on the word ‘respect’ and a clean environment. He would like to see children and adults being nicer to each other and respecting each other. “ I would like there to be more respect, like, not calling each other names and being kinder and nicer to everyone”, he told us.
Tyler is also aware of the need to keep a clean environment. “I would like to impact on people not to litter and to keep the environment clean by putting trash in garbage cans and I would like to see this at my school”, he hinted as it is an idea he has for the school.
The articulate and very disciplined young man, Gill is unsure of which secondary school he wants to attend, but he is leaning towards one with a good athletic program as he aims to become an Olympian and is keen on keeping up his performances in sports.