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Inter Secondary School Meet Southern Qualifier Today at GOS

FALLING on the heels of last weekend National Juniors/ Carifta Trials which took place at the George Odlum Stadium (GOS) in Vieux Fort, that same venue will come alive today with the staging of the Inter Secondary Schools Southern Zone track and field qualifier.

A combined total of 450 athletes registered in four divisions – Under 14, 16, 18, and 20 at the end of registration southern zone. Each division will have two athletes per school. The athletes will seek to qualify for a semifinal spot in the championship slated for Wednesday 18th March 2020 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground (DSCG).

Image: Some of the female athletes that will be on show at the semifinal on Wednesday 18th March at the DSCG. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Some of the female athletes that will be on show at the semifinal on Wednesday 18th March at the DSCG. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Like the Northern Zone qualifier which ended yesterday (Wednesday 11th) at the DSCG, the championship rules remain the same. The number of events in which an athlete can participate have been limited. Each athlete will be allowed a maximum of two field or track events (individual events) including the relays 4×100 metres and 4×400 metres.

A total of 97 events are on the cards. Starting things off, Girls Under 14 Long Jump; Under 16 High Jump; Boys Under 16 Shot Putt; Girls Under 18 Javelin: Girls and Boys Under 14 – 600 metres will also start off the showpiece simultaneously from 10.00 a.m. On Wednesday starting things off from 10.00 a.m. will be Girls Under 14 Ball Throw; Boys Under 16 Long Jump; Girls Under 18 Discus Throw; Girls Under Shot Putt; Girls and Boys Under 14 300 metres run.

The most talked about event, the relay races on Day 1 is scheduled for 1.40 p.m. and 2.50 p.m. Girls and Boys Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and 20, 4×100 metres. Between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 pm it will be the Girls and Boys Under 14, 4×300 metres, Under 16, 19 and 20, 4×400 metres.

Meanwhile, from the Northern Zone qualifier on Day 1, here are the names, schools attended times of athletes that have secured a spot for the semifinal round slated for Wednesday 18th March 2020.

Image: (L-R) Boys 200 metres in pursuit of a semifinal spot. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Boys 200 metres in pursuit of a semifinal spot. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Girls Under 14 – 150 meters Heat 1, Shyanne Similien (20.66 secs/ Corinth),Tarciana Placide (20.75 secs/ SJC). Heat 2 – Germany Simon (20.66 secs/ PDJS), Alvia Popo (20.67 secs/ CCSS).

Boys U14 – 150 metres Heat 1, Terrel Gillard (19.63 secs/ SMC), Tedre O’Neil (19.84/ Babonneau), Heat 2 – Sayvior Rosemond (19.50 secs/ SMC), EmreeProspere (19.75 secs/ CCSS).

Girls U14 – 600 meters Heat 1 – Sierratina Hilaire (1:56.81 secs/ SJC), Deja Caull (2:02.16 secs/Sir Ira Simmons), Heat 2 – Jasmine Steide (1:55.02 secs/ SJC), Naya Jules (1:55.30 secs/PDJS).

Boys U14 -600 metres, Heat 1 – Evan John (1:48.94 secs/CCSS), Eymani Butcher (1:51.69 secs/Entrepot). Heat 2 – Milan Mitchel (1:37.90 secs/ Corinth), Mar Jean Joseph (1:41.31 secs/ SMC).

Girls U14 High Jump, St.Clair Therese (1.35 metres/SJC), Clorie William (1.25 metres/ Ciceron). Boys U14 – High Jump – Ajani Phillip (1.30 metres/SMC).

Girls U14 Long Jump – Naya Jules (4.46metres/ PDJS), Jasmine Steide (3.90 metres/ SJC).

Girls U14 Shot Putt – Xennia Joseph (7.77 metres/Entrepot), Kayla Augustin (6.60 metres/ CCSS), Boys U 14 – Shot Putt – Milan Mitchel (10.10 metres/ Corinth), Ajani Phillip 910.05 metres/ SMC).

Girls U16 – 200 metres Heat 1, Shanice Kirton (27.94 secs/SJC), Arnicka Louis ( 27.95 secs/Sir Ira Simmons), Heat 2 – Hannah Charles (27.05 secs/ SJC), Shermina Clement (27.72 secs/CCSS). Boys U16 – 200 metres, SirgioMc Kenzie (24.49 secs/ Leon Hess), Donavan Phillip (24.68 secs/CCSS).

Image: (L-R) ) SJC U16 4x100 metres relay team; St.Clair Therese win the girls Under 16 High Jump. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) ) SJC U16 4×100 metres relay team; St.Clair Therese win the girls Under 16 High Jump. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Girls U16 – 800 metres Zannick David (2:46.94 secs/ PDJS), Naekeisha Louis (2:49.09 secs/SJC). Boys U16 – 800 metres Heat 1 – Shaquelle Williams (2:19.44 secs/Corinth), Nay Matthews (2:26.06 secs/Sports Academy), Heat 2 – Tristan Remy (2:19.39 secs/Ciceron), Kamali Jean (2:19.51 secs).

Girls U16 0 4×100 metres relay Heat 1 – (49.06 secs/SMC), 51.03 secs/Leon Hess); Heat 2 – 49.40 secs/ CCSS), 50.56 secs/Ciceron).

Girls U16 High Jump – Hannah Charles (1.40 metres/SJC), Makela Alfred (1.40 metres/Entrepot).

Boys U16 Shot Putt – Armani Fletcher (10.42 metres/Leon Hess), Jesse St. Phor (9.80 metres/Sports Academy).

Girls U18 – 200 metres – Heat 1 – Kizzy Auguste (26.91 secs/CCSS), Ashanti Lawrence (27.78 secs/Ciceron). Heat 2, May – Jad Napoleon (27.03 secs/Sports Academy, April Dagana (27.26 secs/SJC).

Boys U18 – 200 metres – Ilan Albertie (24.28 secs/Ciceron), Mc Kenny Clarke (24.75 secs/CCSS). Heat 2 – Ken Smith (23.68 secs/Entrepot), Jason Clarke (24.62 secs/SMC).Heat 3 – Miguel Charlery (23.49 secs/SMC), Cagini Pilgrim (24.03 secs/Sir Ira Simmons).

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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