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Looks like Foundation girls are on the move


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Looks like Foundation girls are on the move

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The girls from Christ Church Foundation gave early warning that they could be a force in secondary schools athletics in the upcoming season when the National Sports Council’s held its first distance relay for the year, last week Tuesday at the National Stadium circuit.

Bolstered by a number of new acquisitions, Foundation won the Under-15 girls’ race with former Springer Memorial schoolgirl, Rosette Hoyte making an immediate impact for her new school with a blistering anchor leg.

After sprinter Leilani Haddock, who has come over from Lester Vaughan struggled on the penultimate leg, Hoyte received the baton almost 250 yards behind the Coleridge & Parry anchor runner but sealed the victory in impressive style for a combined time of 23.18 minutes.

Other members of the Foundation winning team were Hannah Connell, Dominique Wood, Cheyenne Cummins and Rishaunna Padmore.

The CP girls held on for second place in 23.44 minutes while Lester Vaughan stopped the clock in 24.45.

Foundation, who have also benefited from the arrival of Grantley Adams Memorial middle distance runner Elizabeth Williams, also finished a commendable second to The St Michael School in the senior girls’ race.

The St Michael School, with CARIFTA athlete Jaria Hoyte leading their charge, clocked 23.50 minutes while Foundation finished in 24.01 minutes with The Lodge third in 24.44.

But The Lodge School, the only double winners on the day, also gave notice that there could be a resurgence among the girls.

Lodge took the first formers crown in a time of 25.17 with second place going to Alleyne (25.19) and CP showing their consistency by taking third spot in a time of 26.47.

Unfortunately, fans, who brave the midday heat to watch the relays, could not get an early gauge of the middle distance strength of girls champions Springer Memorial as, along with Combermere and Harrison College, they did not compete.

On the boys’ side, new term transfers have also made The Lodge School an even more formidable force with twins Romario and Akeem Marshall moving from Grantley Adams to help their new school to take the senior title in 16.35 minutes. Lester Vaughan placed second in 17.48 and QC third in 17.56.

The Alleyne School won the Under-15 event in 19.44 with CP placing second and Queen’s College third while St Leonard’s Boys’ prevailed in the first-formers race in a time of 22.19. QC (22.21) were second and CP placed third in 22.44 minutes to complete a solid day with four out of six top three finishes.

It will now be the turn of the primary schools tomorrow when they have their cross country at the Wildey Gymnasium circuit. The secondary schools will also have their second cross country relays on November 18 at the Blenheim circuit. (EZS/KB)

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