BETHESDA GOVT WIN 36 MEDALS
History was made at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, last Friday when defending Tobago champion school, Bon Accord Government, became the fourth Zonal champion school to be dethroned in 2012 Tobago Primary School Zonal Championships.
Bon Accord suffered a major setback in their quest for a third straight Tobago crown when Bethesda Government ended their streak of Zonal Championships titles at three.
It means that for the first time ever in the history of the Tobago Games, all four defending Zonal champions lost their titles.
Bethesda, the almamata of local sprint queen Kelly-Ann Baptiste, hauled in 16 gold, 14 silver and 6 bronze medals to tally 338 points. Bon Accord bagged in 13, gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals to finish second on 315 points while Plymouth Anglican raked in nine gold, six silver and five bronze medals to finish third on 208 points.
Bethesda got triple gold medal performances from last year's Tobago Victor Lodorum, Tyreke Gordon, as well as Breanna Vincent and Darion Melville. Gordon won the long jump, discus and javelin in the boys 13-15 Age Group while Melville won the 100m, 200m and 400m in the same Age Group. Vincent won the 100m, 200m and 400m in the Girls Under-11 Age Group.
Bon Accord's Schrese Trim and Amirah John also won three gold medals on the day. John, who won the Victrix Ludorum at last year's Tobago Championships, swept the 100m, 200m and 400m for girls 13-15 while Trim swept the same events for girls Under-13. Plymouth Anglican's Malcolm Gibbes also starred on the day as he won gold in the boys Under-13 100m, 400m and high jump.
The Event was the last of four Zonal Championships from which all gold and silver medalists qualified for the Tobago Primary School Track and Field Championships.