Primary schools chase glory at INSPORTS national athletics championship
Sanique Watt of John Mills clears a high jump bar at the Eastern Championships.

The quest to be crowned the best primary school in track and field starts Thursday at the three-day INSPORTS/Devon Biscuits National Primary Schools Athletics Championship inside the National Stadium.

Following the three regional championships, 1,393 athletes from 97 schools have qualified for the nationals with the top school walking away with $500,000.

The second-placed team will collect $250,000 while $200,000 will be awarded to the third. Teams finishing fourth to 10th will get $100,000 each.

Defending national champion Lyssons Primary of St Thomas won the Eastern Championship; St Catherine’s Spanish Town are the Central winners and Corinaldi Avenue Primary of St James are the Western champions and they earlier won for themselves $250,000 each.

The three-day championship will be streamed live by TrackAlerts on the INSPORTS Youtube channel and Facebook page.

There will be 40 finals and action starts at 10:00 am on the opening two days and at 11:00 am on the final day.

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