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Thomas Saunders Secondary School taking cautious approach

Thomas Saunders Secondary School taking cautious approach


Reigning female division champion of the National Lotteries Authority Inter-Secondary School Track and Field Championships – the Thomas Saunders Secondary is traversing the cautious pathway to this Thursday’s final set for the Arnos Vale Playing Field.{{more}}

And, the school’s management team is leaving everything open and waiting on the day to unfold.

This is against the possibility of the school completing a hat-trick of titles.

A rather subdued head coach of the Thomas Saunders Secondary Godfrey Harry told SEARCHLIGHT that he is not making any bold predictions on the final outcome.

Cagey in his comments, Harry stated, “I am not making any predictions, but what I can say is it will be an open championships.”

However, Harry assured that his charges will do well in the Junior Division.

“All things being equal and barring any unforeseen circumstances, what I can say though is that we will win the females 4 X 100 and the 4X 200 metres,” Harry said stoutly.

Last year, the TSSS muscled its way to the top with 288 points to keep hold of the female title, trumping by 76 points, as the Girls’ High School accumulated 212 points. The Bethel High School was third with 199.

In doing so, the Thomas Saunders Secondary owed their win to the efforts of Shaffiqua Maloney, who notched up 51 points; Nicky-Ann Stephens, 47; and Kerina Hooper, 40.

The trio combined put together 138 points of the 288.

They were also the fulcrum of the school’s triumph in 2012, when they contributed 147 points of the school’s overall total of 242.

The TSSS won by 67.5 points and the second placed team, the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown, tallied 174.5 points.

However, the school has to do without Maloney and Stephens. Maloney has migrated to St Kitts, while Stephens has exited the institution. (RT)