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Girls’ High back on top in schools’ athletics

Girls’ High back on top in schools’ athletics


One-time queens of secondary schools’ athletics — the Girls’ High School — returned to the throne last Thursday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Always tipped to be the front runners, the Girls’ High scored 244 points, to get past the Central Leeward Secondary, which docked in second with 235 points.{{more}}

Sporting four of the Under-18 selectees who were part of the St Vincent and the Grenadines team to this year’s Carifta Games in Grenada recently, the quartet proved to be the fulcrum of the Girls’ High School’s triumph.

Shantell Williams, Tamara Woodley, Bobriel Ballantyne and Lafesha France, were, in combination, responsible for 107 of the school’s points.

They, along with the other athletes, were also able to shut out the Bethel High School, which was some distance behind the top two and finished third on 182 points.

Making up the top five were the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown (SJCK) and the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua (SJCM), which ended fourth and fifth respectively. SJCK had 174 points and SJCM – 151.

Last year’s winners, the Thomas Saunders Secondary, berthed in sixth place, tallying 137 points.

Twenty schools entered the Female Division of the championships.(RT)