SCARBOROUGH, Tobago: Anya Akili (Bishops High) and Safiya John (Scarborough Secondary) were both named the top overall female athletes at the Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet on Feb 24 and 25. Both amassed 40 points after winning four individual medals each. Akili ran away with the girls under 18 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and long jump while John secured the girls under 16 100m, 100m hurdles, high jump and long jump. The duo ended the meet with six medals as Akili helped Bishops to gold in the 4x400m and silver in the 4x100m and John was part of Scarborough gold medal under 16 4x400m and silver 4x100m teams. Akili also took the top girls under 18 honours and John the under 16 trophy.
Ako Hislop (Bishops High) emerged the top male performer at the meet with a similar quadruple gold medal haul in the boys under 18 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles. He also anchored Bishops to victory in the 4x100m.
Chevelle Mc Pherson (UWI-Sixth Form) was the best in the girls over 18 division with 38 points after her victories in long jump, shot put and discus and second place finish in the 200m.
Jelese Alexander (Mason Hall Secondary) was the topped the field in the girls under 14 class with 36 points following her triumphs in the high jump and long jump and her runner-up placings in the 100m and 200m. Ryan Campbell (Pentecostal Light and Life) was named the top under 14 boys with 31 points. Campbell won the long jump and was second in the 200m, 400m and was fifth in the 100m.
Shaquille Benjamin (Bishops High) copped the boys under 16 division with his wins in the high jump, long jump and was second in the javelin. He was also fourth in the 100m. Kerlon Ashby (Scarborough Secondary) copped the highly competitive boys over 18 category with 24 points following his victory in the 110m hurdles, was second in the high jump and third in the javelin. School-mate Lashawn Roberts was second with 22 points ahead of Darren Alfred (Signal Hill Secondary) 20 points, Miguel Hackett (Speyside High)/Jo-Randl Reid (Pentecostal L & L) 18 points.
Vitrix Ludorum: 1st Anya Akili (Bishops High)/Safiya John (Scarborough Sec) 40 points,
Victor Ludorium: 1st Ako Hislop (Bishops High) 40 points
Under 14: Girl-Jelese Alexander (Mason Hall Sec) 36 pts, Boy-Ryan Campbell (Pentecostal L & L) 31 pts
Under 16: Girl-Safiya John (Scarborough Sec) 40 pts, Boy-Shaquille Benjamin (Bishops High) 33 pts
Under 18: Girl-Anya Akili (Bishops High) 40 pts, Boy-Ako Hislop (Bishops High) 40 pts,
Over 18: Girl-Chevelle McPherson (UWI-Sixth Form) 38 pts, Boy-Kerlon Ashby (Scarborough Sec) 24
Top Male School
1st Bishops High 506, , 2nd Scarborough Sec 412, , 3rd Speyside High 307, 4th Signal Hill Sec 296, 5th Goodwood High 182, 6th Mason Hall Sec 166, 7th Pentecostal L & L 128, 8th Roxborough Sec 33, 9th UWI 12
1st Bishops High 44 medals (19 gold, 15 silver, 10 bronze), 2nd Scarborough Sec 33 (10,11, 12), 3rd Signal Hill Sec 21 (10, 4, 7), 4th Speyside High 17 (5, 5, 7), 5th Pentecostal L & L 12 (3, 5, 4), 6th Goodwood High 12 (2, 5, 5) 7th UWI-Sixth Form 1( 1, 0, 0), 8th Mason Hall Sec 10 (0, 5, 5), 9th Roxborough 2 (0, 1, 1)
Top Female School
1st Bishops High 478, 2nd Scarborough Sec 391, 3rd Mason Hall Sec 332, 4th Signal Hill Sec 208, 5th Speyside High 146, 6th Pentecostal L & L 100, 7th Goodwood High 73, 8th Roxborough Sec 41, 9th UWI-Sixth Form 38
1st Bishops High 40 (18, 13, 9), 2nd Scarborough Sec 28 (10, 6, 12), 3rd Mason Hall Sec 26 (7, 10, 9), 4th Signal Hill Sec 18 (5, 5, 8), 5th UWI-Sixth Form 4 (3, 1, 0), 6th Pentecostal L & L 6 (2, 2, 2), 7th Roxborough Sec 1( 1, 0, 0), 8th Speyside High 7 (0, 5, 2), 9th Goodwood High (4 (0, 1, 3)
Ako Hislop (left) was named the Top Male Athlete and Anya Akili (centre) and Safiya John (right)-joint Top Female at the Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet on Feb 24 and 25
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