April 3, 2009

Traditional power houses the St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) and the Girls’ High School (GHS) maintained their status when they were crowned Boys’ and Girls’ champions, respectively, at the St. Vincent Corrugated Container Inc. Inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championships last Wednesday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.{{more}}

Under a canopy of sunshine, and devoid of much of the fracas that has scarred the event over the years, the St. Vincent Grammar School totalled 270 points to reaffirm their supremacy. Second was the Campden Park Secondary with 184 and the much improved Thomas Secondary docked in third with 143 points.

Retaining the Girls’ title, the all female Girls’ High School amassed 201 points. The Thomas Secondary trailed them with 188, and completing the top three was the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown with 126 points.

Thomas Saunders, the St. Vincent Grammar School , the Girls’ High School, St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the Georgetown Secondary were the top performers when the divisional awards were dished out.

Nicky- Ann Stephens of Thomas Saunders Secondary emerged as Junior Female Champion. She compiled 36 points. The Junior Male Champion was Lennox Spence of the St. Vincent Grammar School with 21 points.

National Under-20 footballer Myron Samuel of the Campden Park Secondary was the Intermediate Boys’ Champion. Samuel put together 24 individual points. The West St. George Secondary’s Suzette Jordon collected the award of Intermediate Girls’ Champion. A towering six -footer, Jordon, totalled 36 points.

Among the seniors, Ceonie Jeffrey of the Barrouallie Secondary cleared all her competitors, as her 26 points earned her the Senior Female Champion title.

The Georgetown Secondary’s Kemron Glasgow copped the Senior Boys’ Champion award, having scored a total of 24 points from his individual events.

A feature of the Meet was the participation of several of the national Under-20 footballers, who made their mark. Turning in creditable performances were Kyle Greaves, Cornelius Stewart, Ronsil Badnock and Reginald Richardson of the Bishop’s College, Intermediate High, and Barrouallie Secondary respectively.

The performances of the top athletes from last Wednesday’s Meet will put them in the focus of the selection panel when they get together to select this country’s contingent for the Windward Islands Secondary School Games, to be hosted here in July and August.