Charlestown Sports

10/03/10:  Thirty-six year old record b. broken at CSS sports      CSS Sports Photos


Mr. Andy Liburd was at the Nevis Cooperative Credit Union, conducting one of the regular meetings held by the board when he received not one but two phone calls indicating that his 1500 meters record which had remained intact for thirty-six years had been broken. The former champion athlete at the Charlestown Secondary School smiled warmly and indicated that his only regret was that he would have loved to be  present to see the new champion athlete in action so as to get an idea as to  how he himself had looked when he created the record in 1974.


The event was the annual sports meet held by the Charlestown Secondary School, this year held under the patronage of Mr. Timothy Caines, another former outstanding athlete at the school. He too saw his 14 year old record in the 800 meters shattered by the same athlete.


The athlete in question, who actually turned heads on the day, is new record holder in the 800 and 1500 meters Kashka Forbes of Hamilton Estate. The modest young man was unstoppable for his Red house team.


The previous record held by Mr. Andy Liburd in the 1500 meters event was 4:22:00 and the new record set by Kashka Forbes is 4:20:89. It is understood that Mr. Liburd will be making an effort to meet with young Mr. Forbes in order to congratulate him formally.



Also knocking two records asunder was Rineka Daniel who blazed new records in the 100 and 400 meters events.


The meet was highly competitive and if the size of the crowd is an indicator as to what will transpire on Inter Primary day, even the folks who will be looking for the ideal standing room, may be hard pressed to find such a spot.


Earlier in the day, just shortly after the march past of athletes, a minute’s silence was held in honour of the late Benny Hodge who had contributed significantly to the school since 2004.

Fittingly, for the grand finale,  the much anticipated Teachers’ race brought the entire crowd even closer to the action and as Headmaster Edison Elliot and his staff brought back nostalgic memories on the track. The Red Cross staff on hand, virtually held their breaths.


All in all, it was a superbly run meet and at the end of the day, Blue house emerged champions with 210 points; Green was in the closest of second places on 209 points; Red in third on 151 points and Gold in fourth on 130 points.


Up to press time, it was not determined whether or not Green house had demanded a recount of the points.


24/02/10:  CSS Hosts Exciting Cross Country Races by Curtis Morton   Photos

There was a large turn out of athletes and spectators alike as the Charlestown Secondary School hosted its annual series of cross country races.

Headmaster Mr. Edison Elliot was particularly impressed with the huge number of boys who participated in the senior boys event.  There was an even more impressive showing in the Juniour girls  match up.

The athletes took a general route from the bottom of the Park Road, up past the Charlestown Pre School, past the Alexandra Hospital, across Pump Road, onto the Main Road, into Bath Village and then back to the Park Road, up to the school gate.  The senior Boys however, took the route in the reverse order.

It was a grueling run and one young lady collapsed just a few feet from the finishing line while others were happy to fall into the waiting arms of spectators at the finish line.
The senior boys strategically set up themselves for the most raucous cheers of the day when the first four placers deliberately ended the race without their shirts, to the screams of their cheering female fan club.

At the end of the day, the final results were:

Junior Girls:
1st Karina Tyson – Gold in 20.16
2nd Renika Daniel - Green in 22.05
3rd Chloe Williams - Red in 22.11 
4thDaniella Ward - Green
5th Jovel Swanston - Gold

Junior Boys:
1st Richard Ramnarine - Red
2nd Dajur Parris - Red
3rd Justin Stevenson - Blue
4th Ravinda Sewdat - Blue
5th Orion Stapleton

Senior Girls:
1st Donella Dore - Green  in  22.36
2nd Britanny Morton - Gold in 23.12
3rd Knisia Baker - Red in 24.10
4th Rozel Liburd - Green 
5th Devene Smithen - Gold

Senior Boys:
1st Kashka Forbes - Red in  19.38
2nd David Stapleton - Green in 21.25
3rd  Raynaldon Bartlette - Red in 22.02 
4th Izaun Ward - Blue
5th Reese Walters - Green

The CSS sports day slated for March 10th is being forecasted as one of the best ever and one not to be missed.

The overall scores are:

Green  -  344
Blue    -  317
Red     -  309
Gold    -  254

CSS Heats start with a BANG !!
Friday 19th Road Relay - all classes starting at 2 pm

Wednesday 24th Cross Country - all categories - start time 9 am

9 am Junior Girls - 10 am Junior Boys - 10:10 am Senior Girls - 2 pm Senior Boys
Schedule to be posted soon