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Teams make their mark on road relay classics

Teams make their mark on road relay classics

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The Fitz Hughes Primary School and IT DAT were the only teams to retain their titles in the annual four-leg road relay around Kingstown, now renamed the NACAC International Road Relay Classics.{{more}}

At last Sunday’s race, run in searing heat, Fitz Hughes was once again first in the female segment of the primary schools’ category, and went further to add the male title.

The North Leeward institution in replaying the female title, clocked 40 minutes 22.96 seconds.

Trailing them was Dubois Primary, who completed the course in 43 minutes 17.73 seconds and South Rivers Methodist was third in 48 minutes 01.99 seconds.

In adding the male title, Fitz Hughes number one team clocked 36 minutes 52.63 seconds. Again it was the Du Bois Primary who was second in 37 minutes 35.51 seconds.

The Fitz Hughes Primary had more to shout about as their team two was third in 41 minutes 0.70 seconds.

The first placed teams in the primary category earned EC$300, with the second places collecting $200 and the third places, $150.

IT DAT sports club continued its lien on the open female category, stashing away $600.

IT DAT’s winning time was 40 minutes 58.54 seconds. Second was Females combined in 42 minutes 54.01 seconds, taking away $400 and Wings Warriors finished the top three in 43 minutes 55 seconds, taking the $200 prize money.

A new champion was crowned in the secondary schools’ category of both sexes.

Thomas Saunders Secondary pouched the female race in 40 minutes 14.82 seconds and the Central Leeward secondary was second in 41 minutes 00.74 seconds.

The Petit Bordel Secondary reclaimed the male title they gave up last year to the George Stephens secondary. Petit Bordel stopped the clock at 29 minutes 37.40 seconds.

Taking the second place was St Vincent Grammar School, in 31 minutes 09.29 seconds and third was the Central Leeward Secondary Team 3, in 32 minutes 30.40 seconds.

The winners of the secondary schools’ category gained $400, second place got $300 and the third place $200.

Chatoyers stormed the male open race in 29 minutes 20.14 seconds. Second place was X-cel, in 29 minutes 50.70 seconds and Wings Warriors placed third in 30 minutes 51.60 seconds.

It was $600, $400 and $200 respectively for the first, second and third places in the male open.

The 2012 edition of the road relay saw a downturn in participation from last year’s bumper participation, in which 60 teams contested the event.

Last Sunday, 51 teams competed in the four categories, which also included an international men’s race.

Upcoming events on the local road-racing calendar are the LOG Enterprise North Windward race on October 21, the LOG Enterprise Sion Hill sprint on November 11, and the LOG Enterprise North Leeward race on November 25. (RT)

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