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Time to reflect and recharge

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Time to reflect and recharge

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THE WEEKEND will provide a time for reflection, regrets and recharging following the conclusion of the first three days of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.
Springer Memorial and Queen’s College continue to lead their respective divisions, but more than 20 disqualifications – in the relays alone – set up a scenario that can have a very important impact on the final outcome next week.
Springer Memorial have 89 points at the end of the third day, followed by Foundation School (53), The Lester Vaughan School (48), Combermere School (42) and Harrison College on 38.
Queen’s College lead the boys’ section by 22 points, closing the day on 82, with The St Michael School in second place. The Lodge School are third with 53, while The Lester Vaughan School have 52 and Harrison College and Coleridge and Parry are tied on 44.
After the 800 metres which tossed up very few fireworks, the relays brought the day to a close with a bang.
The equation is a simple one – get the baton from the start to the finish.
Unfortunately, many schools dropped the baton, ran out of the takeover zone or simply did not finish the race. Several batons never made it past the finish line, leaving runners holding their heads in disbelief while Physical Education teachers fumed along the sidelines.
The action resumes next Thursday. (SAT)
Points Update:
Girls: 1. Springer Memorial 89, 2. Foundation School 53, 3. The Lester Vaughan School 48, 4. Combermere School 42, 5. Harrison College 38, 6. The St Michael School 36, 7. Queen’s College 24, 8. Alexandra School 20, 9. The Lodge School/Grayson Sealy 19, 11. Parkinson Memorial 10, 12. Ellerslie 7, 13. St George/Alleyne/Grantley Adams 5, 16. Darryl Jordan/Frederick Smith 4, 18. Barbados Independent Schools 1
Boys: 1. Queen’s College 82, 2. The St Michael School 60, 3. The Lodge School 53, 4. The Lester Vaughan School 52, 5. Harrison College/Coleridge and Parry 44, 7. St Leonard’s Boys’ 32.5, 8. St George 32, 9. Combermere School/Foundation School  29, 11. Frederick Smith 18, 12. Grantley Adams 16, 13. Graydon Sealy 14, 14. Deighton Griffith 13, 15. Parkinson Memorial 10, 16. Darryl Jordan 7.5, 17. Alleyne School 6, 18. Princess Margaret 4.