On Wednesday February 18 it was the turn of the St. Mark’s Secondary School to host their inter-house sports meet which was held at the Fond recreation grounds.
St. Mark’s Secondary is one of the schools on the western coast that has been causing concern among the leading competitors recently at the National Intercol Championships.
At the school meet, Williams’ house (red), Alexander’s house (green), Ferguson’s house (blue) and Wilson’s house (yellow) went at each other with enthusiasm and determination.
After the customary prayer followed by the national anthem, the judge’s and the athlete’s oath the principal Mr. Martin prepped and encouraged athletes to give memorable performances.
They obliged by erasing ten existing records and stamping new ones in their place.
Records were broken in the 60m prep girls and 200m prep girls by Ariel Andrews of Williams house. In the 80m she also broke the old record of 8.70 sec. and set a new one of 8.5 and also brushed aside the old 200m record of 30.90 seconds to establish a new one of 30.2 seconds.
In the 60m sub-junior girls Alisha Noel of Ferguson house set a new record of 8.4 seconds bettering the old one of 8.10sec and in the 60m sub junior boys Hosea Phillip of Wilson’s house broke the old record of 7.60seconds setting a new one of 7.5seconds. Hosea also broke the record in the 100m sub-junior boys setting a new record of 12.1seconds as opposed to the old one of 12.30seconds.
Rennel Joseph in the 400m junior girls smashed the old record of 1.05.50seconds and set a new one of 1.01.09seconds. Terron Joseph in the 800m sub-junior boys broke the old record of 2.29.90seconds and set a new one of 2.27.2seconds.
Lindon Henry of William’s house broke the old record of 29.10seconds and set a new one of 28.7seconds in the 200m prep boys. Two records were also broken in the relays 4x100m junior girls and in the 4x100m prep boys.
At the end of the sports meet Alexander’s (Green) house was victorious amassing a total of 711 points followed by Wilson’s (Yellow) house with a total of 623, in third position was Ferguson’s (Blue) house with 594 points and Williams’s (Red) house with 555 points.
The March Past that everyone anticipated was not left out of the competition. Wilson’s house was the overall winner of the March Past; in second position was Alexander’s house, third position William’s house and coming in fourth position was Ferguson’s house.