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Campden Park Secondary School wins the National Relay Classic

Campden Park Secondary School wins the National Relay Classic


Despite the erection of a stage on the home bend of the athletics track at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, Team Athletics SVG was able to complete, with success, the National Relay Classic, last Saturday.{{more}}

It took some ingenuity by officials of the athletics body and the tolerance of the athletes to ensure that the events were run off, albeit having to cope with the impediment.

Manager of the National Sports Council Osbourne Browne told SEARCHLIGHT last Monday, that there was some misunderstanding with the time that the stage was to be erected for a religious event the following day.

He said that both parties were given permission for the use of the facility, but with the undertaking the stage would have been mounted Saturday afternoon.

But all was well that ended well, as the Campden Park Secondary, which fielded the largest contingent of the ten participating teams, finished on top with 165 points.

They were followed by the St. Vincent Grammar School with 106 points. The West St. George Secondary finished third on 70 points.

The C W Prescod Primary School, one of primary institutions, represented at the Meet, totalled 63 points, to finish in fourth position. The Stubbs Primary School docked in fifth with 62 points.

The other teams that participated were the Georgetown Secondary, X-Ceed Sports Club, ACE Athletics Club, St. Clair Dacon Secondary and a combined team.

Athletes competed in the Distance Relays, Sprint Relays, and the Swedish Relays in age groups Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under -18, and Open for both sexes.

However, there was no representation in the intended Under-10 and Veterans categories.

Athletes of teams finishing in the top three positions of every event received medals. (RT)