ST. GEORGE’S, March 16, 2016 – It was an exciting day of track and field at the National Athletics Stadium on Wednesday as twelve (12) records came tumbling down setting the stage for an epic finale.
At the end of day 1, only eleven points separate the top two schools in the boys Division with Defending champions Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) trailing behind arch rivals St. Andrews Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) 162 and 173 respectively while on the girls side defending champions Anglican High School (AHS) 158 are 39 points clear of their closest competitor St. Joseph’s Convent St. Andrew who are on 119 points.
GBSS and AHS are going for their fourth and third consecutive titles respectively.
Of the 12 records broken, two were broken by Markim Felix (WHSS) who erased the mark by Kellon Alexis of 16.03m with a new distance of 16.43m in the Senior Boys Shot Put event.
He also broke the record in the Boys Javelin Throw Senior with a distance of 68.52m eclipsing the old mark of 67.29m set by Carifta Gold medallist Anderson Peters in 2015.
There were also records for Reanna Joseph (BC) in the Girls Shot Put Junior (13.03m), Trent Simon (GBSS) – Boys Shot Put Sub-junior (15.42m), Kina Thomas (BC) – Girls 200m Dash prep (25.34 secs), Keaton Quashie (HSS) – Boys High Jump Senior (2.03m), Jeavon Charles (PBC) – Boys 400m Dash Sub-junior (51.64 secs), Thaje Grant (PBC) – Boys 200m Dash Preparatory (24.38 secs), Nadia Alexander (SJCSA) – Girls 400m Dash Sub-junior (57.70 secs), Shontel Paul (SAASS) – Girls Javelin Throw Junior (39.91m), Shonte Mitchell (SJCSA) – Girls Long Jump Sub-junior (5.58m) and Kevon Roberts – Boys 1500m Sub-junior (4:32.28 secs).
Despite the rivalry at the top of both boys and girls points standing, commendations must be given to Hillsborough Secondary School (HSS) and Bishop’s College from Carriacou who has positioned themselves for a final charge come the final day on Thursday.
HSS are currently fourth on the girls side with 102.50 points while the boys are in sixth with 54 points.
Meanwhile Bishop’s College (BC) sit in third in the boys Division with 93 points and seventh on the girls side with 34 points.
Full results are as follows: