Foun­da­tion set pace

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 7 -

by Ken­more By­noe

The plot is yet to thicken, but any shrewd ath­letic sleuth would have taken note of the usual sus­pects when the Bar­ba­dos Sec­ondary Schools Ath­letic Cham­pi­onships (BSSAC) Cross Coun­try Se­ries be­gan on Tues­day for the South Zone at the Lodge School cir­cuit, So­ci­ety, St John.

The track and field cham­pi­ons of 2018, Christ Church Foun­da­tion and The St Michael School, took ten of the podium fin­ishes, with Har­ri­son Col­lege claim­ing four, leav­ing for­mer queens Springer Me­mo­rial, Deighton Grif­fith School, Comber­mere and hosts – The Lodge School – to pick up the other four spots.

Foun­da­tion were the most dom­i­nant school, sweep­ing all three girls’ re­lays while plac­ing sec­ond in the se­nior boys and third in the Un­der-15 boys.

St Michael took sil­ver in the first form girls, the se­nior girls and Un­der-15 boys and bronze in the first form boys and Un­der-15 girls. Har­ri­son Col­lege won gold in the se­nior boys, with Lodge win­ning sil­ver in the first form boys while bronze went to Springer in the se­nior girls and Comber­mere in the se­nior boys.

While the over­cast con­di­tions pre­sented a cool set­ting for top per­for­mances from the ath­letes, the an­noy­ing driz­zles and slip­pery con­di­tions, re­sult­ing in a num­ber of spills, de­nied record break­ing times. Se­nior Girls 1. Dae­sha Brath­waite (CCFS) 8.52 min­utes 2. Ash­ley Weekes (SMS) 9.11 3. Charissa Moore (HC) 9.14 4. Asia Foster (SMS) 9.17 Se­nior Boys 1. Kis­e­rian Adams (COM) 16.14 2. Dae­mon Daw­son (HC) 16.21 3. Micah Stu­art (PMSS) 16.56 4. Domonic Scantle­bury (HC) 17.11 Un­der-15 Girls 1. Layla Haynes (HC) 8.59 2. Deneisha Forde (CCFS) 9.26 3. Adara Stod­dard (CCFS) 9.52 4. Su­mara Sulie­man (HC) 9.55 Un­der-15 Boys 1. Kobe Hut­son (CCFS) 14.09 2. Zachary Tay­lor (COM) 14.17

Bas­ket­ball star Kis­e­rian Adams slam dunked the open­ing se­nior boys 4K event, giv­ing Comber­mere the top spot in 16.14 min­utes. He was trailed by Dae­mon Daw­son of Har­ri­son Col­lege (16.21) and Micah Stu­art of Princess Mar­garet (16.56).

Dae­sha Brath­waite then set the tone for Foun­da­tion’s dom­i­nance in the fe­males tak­ing the se­nior girls 2 000 in a time of 8.52 min­utes, fol­lowed by St Michael’s mul­ti­tal­ented Ash­ley Weekes (9.11) and the con­sis­tent Charissa Moore of Har­ri­son Col­lege (9.14).

Kolij’s meteor Layla Haynes then made a mock­ery of the Un­der-15s 2000, storm­ing home in 8.59 min­utes with her grand­mother Carol Lady Haynes mak­ing the trip to St John to wit­ness the pre­dictable vic­tory.

Layla was 26 sec­onds faster than Deneisha Forde of Foun­da­tion, with Adara Stod­dard giv­ing the Bea­cons sec­ond and third po­si­tions in 9.52 min­utes.

Foun­da­tion’s Kobe Hut­son was also in im­pres­sive form to take the un­der-15 boys’ 3K in a time of 14.09 min­utes, ahead of Comber­mere’s Zachary Tay­lor (14.17) and Richeim Ather­ley of Deighton (14.38).

Jakayla Water­man of Parkinson took the girls’ first form 1 600 event in 7.27 min­utes, fol­lowed by six-footer Zakaiya Hunte of Comber­mere (7.40) and the smil­ing Cougar Chris­aria 3. Richeim Ather­ley (DGSS) 14.38 4. Simeon May­nard (HC) 14.39 First Form Girls 1. Jakayla Water­man (PARK) 7.27 2. Zakaiya Hunte (COM) 7.40 3. Chris­aria Bal­lan­tyne (SMS)7.46 4. Ebony Ather­ley (CCFS) 7.48 First Form Boys 1. Matthieu Clarke (HC) 6.38 2. Shaquan Belle (LODG) 6.50 3. Khalid Jah­bari (LODG) 6.50 4. Enoch Agard (COM) 6.52 Se­nior Girls 1. Christ Church Foun­da­tion School 58 2. The St Michael School 60 3. Springer Me­mo­rial 73 Se­nior Boys 1. Har­ri­son Col­lege 44 2. Christ Church Foun­da­tion 87 3. Comber­mere School 106 Un­der-15 Girls 1. Christ Church Foun­da­tion School 43 2. Har­ri­son Col­lege 48 3. The St Michael School 58 Un­der-15 Boys 1. Har­ri­son Col­lege 50 2. The St Michael School 81 3. Christ Church Foun­da­tion School 88 First Form Girls 1. Christ Church Foun­da­tion School 62 2. The St. Michael School 87 3. Har­ri­son Col­lege 90 First Form Boys 1. Deighton Grif­fith School 63 2. The Lodge School 80 3. The St Michael School 82 Bal­lan­tyne (7.48).

Matthieu Clarke of Har­ri­son Col­lege won the first form boys race in 6.38 min­utes, which looked like a NAPSAC re­run as he was chal­lenged by the Lodge School duo of Shaquan Belle and Khalid Jah­bari in a split time of 6.50 min­utes.

The schools in the north zone will be bat­tling this morn­ing from 10 at the Al­leyne School’s cir­cuit in Belle­plaine, St An­drew.

(Pic­tures by Ken­more By­noe.)

The se­nior boys’ race was a slam dunk for Comber­mere‘s bas­ket­baller Kis­e­rian Adams. Christ Church Foun­da­tion girls won the se­nior di­vi­sion.

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