Springer and Lodge shine
Springer Memorial continue to stamp their name on athletics in Barbados.
On Saturday at the Barbados Relay Fair at Kensington Oval they collected 78 points to emerge at the top of the pile in women’s action, their fourth straight victory.
The ladies from Government Hill finished 15 points ahead of the St. Michael School, and 16 above the third placed The Lodge School.
Completing the top ten were Christ Church Foundation (48), Combermere (45), Charles F. Broome (37), Ellerslie (31), Freedom Striders (29), West Terrace (25) and St. Stephen’s Primary (25).
In men’s action The Lodge School emerged victorious with 91 points, well ahead of St. Leonard’s Boys on 57 points and the Lester Vaughan School on 48 points.
Completing the top ten were Combermere (44), Christ Church Foundation (43), The St. Michael School (42), Charles F. Broome Primary (30), Coleridge & Parry (28), Freedom Striders (25) and West Terrace Primary (24).
Among the top performing teams were Springer’s Under-17 team led by the outstanding Tristan Evelyn back in competition after a long lay-off last year. They won the 4x100m and 4x400m and also did well in the 1,200 medley where they placed second.
The speedy Rivaldo Leacock was the centre of attention in Lester Vaughan’s winning Under-17 4x100m relay team, making light work of the challenge provided by The Lodge School and Combermere.
The ever-improving Toriann Alleyne of Ellerslie, a former outstanding primary school runner at Sharon, was all legs and speed as she anchored her Under-15 team to victory in the 4x100m.
Among the juniors Under-13 and Under-11 athletes from the Eden Lodge, St. Stephen’s and People’s Cathedral provided the main excitement on the day from their age group.††