THE FEARS have been allayed. It’s a fair format and neither school nor athlete will be at a disadvantage under the new two-zone preliminary rounds of this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC).
That assurance came yesterday from BSSAC chairman Vasco Dash in an interview with WEEKENDSPORT in light of the altered format which will be used due to the closure of the stands at the National Stadium.
Dash, who is also principal of The Lodge School, said all the top performers with the best times and distances in the zonal meets will advance to the two-day grand finals, scheduled for the National Stadium on March 17 and 18.
Instead of all 24 schools competing against each other, they have been placed in two zones of 12, named after highly respected former coach and race starter Frank Blackman and long-serving athletics administrator and former physical education teacher Esther Maynard.
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