FANS?CAN?EXPECT?plenty of fireworks today when the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC) climaxes at the National Stadium.
Having seen record- breaking performances from Levi Cadogan, Tristan Evelyn, Tremaine Smith and Sada Williams yesterday, and with an intense battle heating up in the boys’ division between Lester Vaughan and Queen’s College, the championships are headed for a pulsating end.
Only a miracle can prevent Springer Memorial (241 points) from capturing their 11th consecutive and 15th overall girls’ title, having already built a massive 84.5 point lead over their nearest rivals St?Michael (156.5). But the fight for the boys’ title is much closer, Queen’s College, the defending boys’ champions (2012), are in a strong position, having amassed 194 points heading into today’s final day.
However, favourites Lester Vaughan are lurking in second position with 168 points, and will be looking to star athlete Rivaldo Leacock, and the strength of their relay teams to make a late charge.
Spectators will also be hoping that Harrison College’s Mario Burke has recuperated and can take to the track to renew his eagerly anticipated rivalry with Cadogan, after injury forced him out of the 400 and 100- metre events yesterday.
With Cadogan having already acknowledged his intention to break the 200 metres record, it would be a mouth-watering treat to see two of the island’s fastest schoolboy sprinters go head to head.