PMS Dominates Cool & Smooth Inter-Schools Track & Field Championships

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By Carlena Knight

The celebrations were in full swing for the Princess Margaret School (PMS) as they ran away with the 2023 Cool and Smooth Inter-School Athletics Championships over the weekend.

PMS who were the defending champions in both the boys’ and girls’ division dominated at YASCO in the three-day event to hoist the championship trophy in both categories for a second straight year.  

When the final tally was given PMS won the boys division by 94 points, with an overall score of 244 to second-place’s St. Joseph’s Academy (SJA) who had 150.

Clare Hall Secondary School (CHSS) were third with 128 points.

While for the girls, PMS won by an astonishing 178 points, with an overall score of 312.

All Saints Secondary School (ASSS) were second with 134 and Otto Comprehensive School (OCS) third with 110.

The army of pink and grey also earned four of the six MVP awards in the three age categories- under 15, under-17 and under-20.

Kettia Ambrose was crowned the girls’ under-17 MVP. Ambrose placed first in both the 200m and 400m and second in the 100m.

After placing first in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m Chazann Gunn of PMS was named the boys under-17 MVP while Carifta qualifier Geolyna Dowdye took the girls under-20 title.

Dowdye had a stellar performance over the weekend, claiming three individual gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m.

Her teammate, Caandre Pascal was adjudged the under-20 MVP after winning the 200m and 400m and placing second in the 100m.

St. Anthony’s Secondary School’s (SASS) Tyra Fenton was the under-15 MVP and Demar Adams of Sir Novelle Richards Academy was the male MVP in that age category.

Fenton was a force to be reckoned with on the track taking first place in the 100m, 200m and 400m while Adams took home one gold and two silver medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m respectively.

The two most outstanding performances also went to athletes from PMS ad Dowdye was adjudged the best female performer for her 11.82secs run in the 100m and her 23.77secs sprint in the 200m

Carifta Qualifier Kasiya Daley took home the award for the boys after running a time of 21.50secs in the 200m.

Principal of the champion school Dr Collin Greene had nothing but praises for his students, many of whom he said have pushed through insurmountable odds on their journey to success.

“They are an inspiration to me as an older person. They bring some sense of smiles to me even when I am down. They are just a great set of students and they represented their school, their parents and themselves very well. I am extremely proud of them,” Greene said.

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