THE Beausejour Cricket will host more than 500 athletes from secondary schools tomorrow for the grand finale of this year’s Inter Secondary School Sports Track and Field Championship.
These athletes will compete in 54 finals tomorrow from the girls 800 metres under – 16 scheduled for 10.00 a.m, to the 4×400 metres relay races in the under -16 and under – 18 in both sexes that will bring the curtains down at around 4.15 p.m.
One day 1 on Monday a number of students made it to the finals in their respective events and tomorrow it will be their turn to showcase their talent along with those who qualified last evening (day two) as the various schools look to improve on their points standing.
Points standing Day 1 – In Division 3 Vieux Fort Comprehensive (boys 34 / girls 35), St. Joseph Convent (boys 0 / girls 45), Micoud Secondary ( boys 31 / girls 3). Division 4 – Under 14 – Vieux Fort (boys 9 / girls 31), Micoud Secondary (boys 26 / girls 14, AnseGer Secondary (boys 26 / girls 8).Division 2 under -18, Vieux Fort Comprehensive (boys 33 / girls 17), St. Joseph Convent (boys 0 / girls 42) Castries Comprehensive (boys 9/ girls 31).Division 1-18+ (Gros Islet Secondary (boys 56 / girls 16) Sir Arthur Lewis (boys 32 / girls 19) and Vieux Fort Comprehensive (boys 16 / girls 13) round up the top three schools.
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Director Jim Xavier told The VOICE that all the necessary man power is in place including a large contingent from the Royal St .Lucia Police Force. Members of the St. Lucia Fire Service and the St.Lucia Red Cross will be on hand as well. Xavier said the parents will be located in the J. Q. Stand situated on the northern end of the BCG; while the students will be located in the western stand.
He said, “We expect a prompt 10.00 a.m. start and from all indications, based on what has transpired thus far the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports expect a smooth running on the final day. In terms of the level of competition I expects the athletes to raise the bar a few notches when they come out to perform and give their best for their respective schools,. For some it is their last year at the school level; for others their athletic careers have just started”.