St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Top secondary school athletes compete for honors at the 41st edition of the TDC Inter-school Championship at the Kim Collins Stadium on St. Kitts this weekend.
PRO of the SKNAAA Evris Huggins
“From our registration number, we have a total of 431 athletes from twelve of the tertiary and secondary institutions of St. Kitts and Nevis that will be competing this weekend. And we are quite excited the preparations are going quite well. I think based on the feedback, based on the ticket sales and based on what has happened in athletics this year, based on what is happening, what we see in the school sports days this year that the inter-school shall be the biggest inter-school to date and the most anticipated that we’ve ever seen.”
WINN FM asked Mr. Huggins about the events that are likely to prove most competitive
“Now those persons who were fortunate to patronize the RAMS Primary School Championships and CARIFTA trials would have noted that the 100m finals for the boys under eighteen, it was a showstopper. Everyone was on their feet because here you had the under sixteen athlete Royden Peets who attends the Washington Archibald High School leading the pack of the under eighteen up to about sixty meters and then you had Dimetre Browne starting to pull away from the pack and then you had Marcus Duberry from the Charlestown Secondary School who started to make a comeback and all three boys finished in a time of 11.15 seconds, 11.18 seconds, 11.21 seconds, and the winner was Dimetre Browne, he attends Charles E. Mills Secondary. I spoke about Royden Peets he attends the Washington Archibald High he was third, and then the Marcus Duberry from Charlestown Secondary School. So, last year and the year before, they had the showdown between Dimetre and Marcus and that seems to be the big crowd hype this year. And then with the young Royden Peets who is in the under 16 category he is overwhelmingly the favorite in the boys 100 in the under 16. So quite frankly speaking, I mean that’s just one of the highlight events or the marquee events as we like to say but it’s going to boil right down to the wire because again we’ve seen the preparation of these athletes, we’ve seen them performing at the development meet, and you know they have been showing up and they are all prepared to compete exceptionally well this weekend. In that particular 100m race, however, we were running into a negative headwind. The headwind was negative 2.2 meters per second. With zero wind when you do the calculations all three of those guys would have been under eleven seconds. So again, people are meeting us on the streets and talking about that particular race, nonetheless, those are only two races I mentioned out of some 92 individual finals and 16 relays so you have a total of one hundred and eight medals that is up for grabs this weekend. Plus you have the eight individual finals that is the under fourteen, the under sixteen, the under eighteen, the under twenty male and female and then you still have Victor and Victrix Ludorum."
The Charles E Mills Secondary has won 20 of the 41 Championships and is the defending Champion.
Heats for the 400 m and the 4x100 m begin 4.30 pm this afternoon at the Kim Collins Stadium.
Saturday and Sunday the action gets underway from noon.