Below is a schedule for the eight zonal Championships:
|January 25||St. Patrick (Field)||Palo Seco Secondary, Palo Seco|
North East (Track)
St. Patrick (Track)
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
|February 2||North East (Field)||Toco Secondary Schools Grounds, Toco|
|February 9||South Eastern (Field)||Princes Town West Secondary Grounds, Princes Town |
|February 14||Caroni (Field)||Presentation College Grounds, Chaguanas|
|February 15||Caroni (Track)||Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella|
|February 17||South Eastern (Track)||Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella|
|March 2 & 3 ||Tobago (Track and Field)||Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet|
|March 7||St. George East (Field)||Arima Velodrome Arima|
|March 8||Victoria (Field)||Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella|
|March 9||Victoria (Track)||Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella|
|March 14||St. George East (Track) ||Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar (to be confirmed)|
|March 15 & 16 ||Port of Spain & Environs (Track and Field)||St. Mary’s College Grounds, Port of Spain|
All zonal competitions have been organized so that no more than two zonal meets are held on the same day so to ensure the availability of technical officials. The zonals will also be held before the Carifta trials (March 11 & 12) to give any new talent discovered a change to represent the country at the Carifta Games. In addition, each athlete will be limited to three individual events and two relays to prevent overwork and burnout.
For more information contact 1-868-758-8850/497-0496.
The National Secondary Schools Championships has been the breeding grounds for the majority of our country's world class athletes for decades. From Anna -Lee Walcott, Alicia Tyson, Fana Ashby, Kerry Edwards and Scott Noreiga in the 1990's; to Darryl Brown, Marc Burns, Cleavon Dillon, Alicia Cave, Kern Harrypersad, Renny Quow and Kelly -Ann Baptiste in the early 2000's to Garvyn Nero, Janeil Bellille, World Champion Jehue Gordon, Keston Bledman and Michelle- Lee Ahye in the late 2000's. London Olympic gold medallist/Rio Olympic bronze medalist Keshorn Walcott, Elton Walcott, Machel Cedenio were the stars of the early 2010's. All of whom won numerous titles and medals at the Carifta, CAC, Commonwealth, Pan American Games, World Juniors, World Indoors, World Seniors and the Olympic Games. Reigning Carifta champions Tyriq Horsford and Akanni Hislop also competed at the championships.
The vision of the TTSSTFA is to be the leader of track and field development in Trinidad and Tobago through:
Among the achievements of the TTSSTFA are
PLEASANTVILLE, Trinidad): (Wed, February, 1) The Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field Association (TTSSTFA) wishes to advise the schedule for Zonal Championships for the 2017 National Secondary Schools Championships has been updated. The Track events of the South Eastern Zonal finals will now be held on February 17 and at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. The Port of Spain and Environs Zone finals are now confirmed for the St. Mary’s College Grounds in Port of Spain on March 16 and 17.
Victoria's anchor leg runner Joash Huggins collects the baton from David Winchester during the Boys Over 18 4x100m finals. (Photo courtesy: Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, THA)
Indra Ramsingh-Geoffrey, PRO, TTSSTFA
Clayton Clarke, Media Liaison, TTSSTFA. Sportscore Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago Secondary Schools'
Track & Field Association