Dominica: North District wins Primary Schools Independence Athletics

The North District in Dominica won both the boys and girls divisions of the 2023 Primary Schools Independence Athletics Final on Wednesday, October 25th

Dominica: North District wins Primary Schools Independence Athletics
Dominica: North District wins Primary Schools Independence Athletics

Roseau, Dominica: The North District in Dominica won both the boys and girls divisions of the 2023 Primary Schools Independence Athletics Final on Wednesday, October 25th.

Seven district teams participated in the final which was held at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. Students representing the districts were selected following qualification at the preliminaries where they represented their schools.

At the end of the day’s events, the North came first in the Boys division with 143 points; West Central came second, with North East third and North West fourth. Meanwhile, in the Girls division, North came first with 124 points, North East second, South West third and West Central fourth.

Omarie Ceasar of the Roosevelt Douglas Primary, representing the North District, was the top male athlete.

Wendella Auguiste of the Goodwill Primary, representing the West Central District, was the top female athlete.

A brief opening ceremony was held prior to the commencement of the events.

New record set in the Senior Boys High Jump at the Primary Schools Independence Athletics Championship. Delanie George of the Paix Bouche Primary, representing the North, set a new record with a jump of 1.55m.

He broke the old record of 1.45m set by Dylan Royer of the SMP in 2005.

2023 Primary Schools Independence Athletics

Sports Division of Dominica hosts the 2023 Primary Schools Independence Athletics Championship every year from October to November. The tournament is divided into different zones such as South Zone, West Zone, North Zone, East Zone and many other zones.

Last year, Sineku Primary Schools secured the first place in the South East Zone of the Primary Schools Independence Athletics Preliminaries. While, Roosevelt Douglas Primary won North Zone Preliminaries.

The Independence Athletics Championships featured the different matches between the athletes of Dominica. W S Stevens Primary emerged as the top school in North East Zone Primary Schools Independence Athletics Preliminaries in the last year.

Last year, the final of the championship was held on Friday, October 14, 2023 at Londonderry.