THE 2019 Inter-Secondary School Track and Field finals was held yesterday (Friday March 29th) at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Beausejour, Gros Islet, with close to 600 athletes representing 22 secondary schools, the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the Boys Training Centre locked in battle.
Despite a reduced number in crowd support compared to previous years, the loud shouts for the athletes on the track rang out as the battle for bragging rights for Boys and Girls Champs hung in the balance.
At the lunch time break preliminary results showed St. Mary’s College leading with 80 points, followed by Micoud Secondary with 67 points, Castries Comprehensive third with 61 points, Vieux Fort Comprehensive forth (55 points), Beanefield Comprehensive and Leon Hess Comprehensive tied for fifth with 49 points, Entrepot Secondary sixth (43 points), followed by Choiseul Secondary (40 points), Sir Ira Simmons (35 point) and Gros Secondary (29 points).
In the Girls Division, St. Joseph’s Convent continued to show their supremacy and went into 40 minutes lunch break with 105 points, 49 points clear of Vieux Fort Comprehensive with 56 points. In third place was Micoud Secondary on 45 points, Beanefield Comprehensive in forth with 41 points, Ciceron Secondary fifth with 32 points, Gros Islet Secondary sixth with 28 points, followed by Babonneau Secondary (27 points), Soufriere Comprehensive (26 points), Clendon Mason Memorial (22 points) and Ange Ger Secondary and Castries Comprehensive tied on 21 points.
On the track there were wins for Rohan Joseph (Sir Ira Simmons) in the 150 meters Under -14 Boys in a time of 18.48 seconds; U-16 Girls 150 meters 1st Jad Emmanuel (Choiseul) in a time of 19.22 seconds; U-16 Girls 200 meters 1st Hanna Charles (St. Joseph’s Convent) in a time of 26.47 seconds; U-16 Boys 200 meters 1st Shiloh Perpie (Micoud) in at time of 23.80 seconds; U-18 Girls 200 meters 1st Mya Hippolyte (Micoud) in a time of 25.81 seconds); U-18 Boys 200 meters 1st Nakim Jones (Micoud) in a time of 22.80 seconds; U-20 Girls 200 meters 1st Anliya Estephor (St. Joseph’s Convent) in a time of 27.26 seconds; U-20 Boys 200 meters 1st Shelton St. Rose (Choiseul) in a time of 22.45 seconds.
U-14 Girls 600 meters 1st Denisha Valton (Soufriere Comprehensive) in a time of 1 minute 52.36 seconds; U-14 Boys 600 meters 1st Khalil St. Hill (St. Mary’s College) in a time of 1 minute 44.94 seconds; U-16 Boys 800 meters 1st Steven Octave (Soufriere Comprehensive) in a time of 2 minutes 13.75 seconds; U-18 Girls 800 meters 1st Nebia Montrope (Vieux Fort Comprehensive) in a time of 2 minutes 28.16 seconds.
U-14 Girls 100 meters 1st Zannick David Vide Boutielle) in a time of 3 minutes 34.70 seconds; U-14 Boys 1200 meters 1st Kelvin Sylvester (Choiseul) in a time of 4 minutes 03.07 seconds.U-20 Boys 1500 meters 1st Can Sandiford (Grande Riviere/ Dennery) in a time of 4 minutes 49.44 seconds and in the Girls 3000 meters Open, Laura L- Limrey (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College) in a time of 13 minutes 08.83 seconds.
The VOICE as is customary will provide you our loyal readers with the final results when they are made available by the organizers.