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Toco Secondary, champion school in Cross Country

Walter Alibey :: Trinidad Guardian :: 19.10.2018

To­co Sec­ondary School, ex­pect­ed­ly were crowned the Cham­pi­on School of the 2015 Schools Cross Coun­try event which took place on Sun­day at the Queen's Park Sa­van­nah in Port of Spain.

To­co girls Mick­y­la Ot­t­ley and Donicia An­toine claimed wins in the fea­ture Over-18 and Un­der-18 events and Otis Bak­er se­cured the top spot in the Boys U-18 race that ba­si­cal­ly set the stage for their over­all tri­umph.

Field­ing the largest con­tin­gent of run­ners the school from the far east didn't let down their sup­port­ers as they were among the top four fin­ish­ers in al­most every di­vi­sion. In the girls over-18 race which com­prised a six kilo­me­tre dash, Ot­t­ley dis­posed of the field to win in a time of 23 min­utes and 57 sec­onds.

Her fin­ish was al­most three min­utes ahead of her clos­est chal­lenger Jem­i­nise Par­ris of St Fran­cois Girls in 26:37 sec­onds while To­co's Tami­ka Dann com­plet­ed the top three in dis­tant 33:18.In the U-18 girls di­vi­sion An­toine, who was the over­whelm­ing favourite, did not dis­ap­point by win­ning com­fort­ably in a time of 19:54 sec­onds.

Re­na­ta Charles of Bish­ops High School se­cured the run­ner-up po­si­tion in 20:27 while Ruth Hen­ry of To­co was third in 24:43 and St Fran­cois' Jo­han­na Par­ris took fourth (26:50 sec­onds.Ear­li­er Jo­han­na Rogers earned St Fran­cois their first gold medal in the U-16 di­vi­sion four kilo­me­tres race as she crossed the fin­ish line in 16:04 sec­onds.

Tamille Lewis of San­gre Grande fol­lowed Rogers in 17:58 in sec­ond place and the To­co pair of Shaqua­na Olton (18:37 and Saith Tin­to (19:31) were third and fourth.

And in the girls U-14 event, which was an­oth­er four kilo­me­tres run to the in­side of the Queen's Park Sa­van­nah, saw Rae Anne Servil­la of St Joseph Con­vent in Port of Spain cruise to vic­to­ry in a time of 15:30 sec­onds.She fin­ished ahead of Cas­san­dra Joseph of To­co 16:29 and Caliyah Wal­lace of St Fran­cois in 16:34.

Mean­while among the boys Otis Bak­er of To­co out­sprint­ed the field to se­cure gold in 16:19 in the U-18 boys 6 kilo­me­tre race.He was fol­lowed by Miles Jack­son of Fa­ti­ma Col­lege (17:20) in sec­ond and third Justin Parks of San­gre Grande Sec­ondary in 17 min­utes and 59 sec­onds. Tarique Dann was fourth for To­co in 18:20.

To­co al­so failed to be among the top two in the over-18 boys race which was con­test­ed over a dis­tance six kilo­me­tres.The gold medal in that event went to Joshua James of Va­len­cia Sec­ondary in 16:18 sec­onds with Joshua Ho of Trin­i­ty Col­lege (Mo­ka) in 16:21. Kyle Har­ri­son was third in 18:11 but it is un­cer­tain which school he rep­re­sent­ed, while Fa­ti­ma's Kadeem Camp­bell was fourth 18:50 sec­onds.

In the u-16 di­vi­sion- Nicholas David of Bel­mont Sec­ondary was first in 12:46 and Akeem Ma­rine (Pleas­antville Sec) 12:50, Kmanuel Madoo (To­co Sec) 12:51 and Fa­ti­ma's Andwele Welch 13:04 got sec­ond, third and fourth.In the 14 boys race, Fa­ti­ma again took the win­ner's prize through Ethan Forde in 13:03.

To­co got the oth­er three po­si­tions from Jahiem Keller 14:52 in sec­ond; Dim­itri Richards (15:26) in third and Keivon Williams (16:13) in fourth.


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