January 31, 2014

CLSS set to defend Relay Classic tomorrow

The Central Leeward Secondary School (CLSS) returns as defending champion of the National Relay Classic- one of the more anticipated events on the calendar of Team Athletics SVG.{{more}}

When the event was staged in 2013 – CLSS tallied 171 points and was followed by the Kingstown Preparatory School with 141 points and IT-DAT – 131 points.

Tomorrow, athletes will again have the benefit of the Arnos Vale One Playing Field as they did last year to display their talent as the 2014 track and field season picks up momentum.

Action gets going at 9 a.m. with the distance relay, which is an open event.

This relay will see participants contesting distances of 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m, in that order.

Competition will be in Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Over-19 and Veterans categories for both males and females, as of December 31, 2013.

Under-11 athletes must be born 2004 and later; Under-13s – 2002 and later, with the Under-15s’ eligibility put at 2000 and later.

Competitors in the Under-17- 1998; Under-19- 1996 and later and the 19 and over age group – 1994 and earlier.

The veterans category – female athletes must be 35 years and over and the males – 40 years and over.

Participants at tomorrow’s relay classic are reminded that all athletes must be attached to a school or club, as no unattached person(s) will be allowed to compete.

The Under-11s will contest the 4×100, the sprint medley relay, which consists of 100m, 50m, 50m and 100m in that order, while the Under-13s do battle in the 4×100 and the 4x200M .

The Under15s will contest the 4×100, the 4x200m and the Swedish relay, in which the first leg runs 100m, the second, 200m, the third, 300m, and the anchor leg, 400m.

The other age categories will test their skills in the 4×100, the 4×400 and the Swedish relay.

TASVG has stated that in cases where there are more than eight teams in an event, the event will be run on a final heats basis.

The relay classic is the third event for the 2014 calendar, following the Throws classic and mini-meet number one, which were held on consecutive Saturdays, prior to this one.

A medal presentation will follow tomorrow’s event and the declaration of the overall champion. (RT)