Minister of Sport, Mr. Darryl Smith presents Troy Richards with his 400m hurdles gold medal.

Toco Secondary Dominates Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships 2017

TTSSTFA; 30.4.17

John Thatcher, Physical Education Curriculum Officer, presents the Championship Trophy to Champions, Toco Secondary.

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Toco Secondary again emerged champions of the Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships 2017 held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 27/28 April. Toco amassed a total of 504.5 points, 174 points over its closest rival Bishops High School Tobago. Toco ended the championship with 23 gold, 12 silver and 16 bronze medals, with Bishops High gaining 10 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze medals. Emerging a distant third was Sangre Grande Secondary with 144.4 points, 5 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medal. Similar to last year, Toco Secondary won the best Girls School category with Bishops High retaking the best Boys School.

Troy Richards of Toco Secondary emerged as the Victor Ludorum, dominating in his long and triple jump events, while there was a triple tie for the Victrix Ludorum shared by Carifta 4 x 400m bronze medallist Patrice Richards of Holy Faith Convent Couva, Xea Bruce of Toco Secondary, and Camille Lewis of Sangre Grande Secondary.   

Timothy Frederick, Carifta 4 x 100m silver medallist of Vessigny Secondary emerged as joint best athlete U18 male, together with Carifta shot put/discus athlete Randolph Isaac of Tunapuna Secondary and Joel Andrews of Holy Cross College. Carifta javelinist, Akidah Briggs of Toco Secondary emerged as the best 18+ female athlete. Other age-group winners were Atiya Croal – best U14 female of ASJA Tunapuna, Keavon Mc Kenna – best U14 male of Mason Hall Secondary, Tehealia Kennedy – best U16 female of Scarborough Secondary, Nathaniel Mathura – best U16 male of El Dorado East Secondary, Camille Lewis – best U18 female of Sangre Grande Secondary and Troy Richards – best 18+ male of Toco Secondary.

Javeling Sensation Tyriq Horsford Meet Record
Carifta record breaking gold medallist, Tyriq Horsford of Signal Hill Secondary School easily won the boys U18 javelin throw with a new meet record distance of 65.76m. Not to be outdone, Carifta discus bronze medallist, Konnel Jacob of Speyside High School took the gold medal in the shot put event. However, Antonia Sealy of Cedros Secondary got the better of Carifta silver medallist Kyomi Noray in the girls U18 JavelinThis year’s championships was held under the patronage of His Excellency Anthony Carmona. Also, the Minister of Sport, Mr. Darryl Smith was in attendance on the second day. The championships was broadcasted live on SportsMax, SM Jaleel was the official juice/flavoured water sponsor and Blue Waters the official water sponsor.

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