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    Verchild’s High takes Inter-School March Past title


    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – GREEN VALLEY FALCONS, the cheerleading squad of Cayon High School, emerged winners of the Aquavita Cheerleading Competition last night (Mar. 23) at the Silver Jubilee Stadium.


     The event, which was part of the TDC Inter-School Championships, saw the Green Valley Falcons scoring 63 points after their splendid performance against their lone competitors, the Basseterre High School National Bank’s Blue and Golden Eagles with 59.34 points.


    The winning school received a cash prize of EC$1 800 and the Executive Cup, while EC$1 300 was awarded to BHS.


    Western Union was the sponsor of monetary prizes.


    Due to various reasons, including cost, commitment and choreography, other high schools were unable to participate in the competition which is geared towards the cheerleaders being a support group for their team entering the St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletics Association Inter-School Competition.


    Last year winners were the ‘Washy Wildcats’ of Washington Archibald High School’s (WAHS).


    Verchild’s High School was adjudged winner of the March Past with 41 points, followed by BHS with 39.33 points and WAHS with 37.67 points.


    The March Past began at about 7:00 p.m. and, while the scores were being tabulated, a performance was done by local rapper Dagah of the IRepSKN Music Group.


    The turnout could have been better, as many are of the view that the lowl turnout was due to the fact that several schools, including last year’s winner, did not participate in the Cheerleading Competition.


    The Inter-School Championships continue today at 2:00 p.m. and will end on Sunday (Mar. 25).


    So far, last year’s winners WAHS have a total of three gold medals.

    WAHS leads after second day of Inter-School Championships

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – ATHLETES of the Washington Archibald High School (WAHS) have their eyes fastened on the prize after completing the second day of the 2012 TDC Inter-School Championships with more gold and overall medals than any of the other schools.


    Several activities were held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium as part of the second leg of the event including the inaugural U-15 heptathlon – consisting of seven events which participants were expected to complete.


    The seven events which the female athletes participated in for the heptathlon were: the 60m race, high jump, shot put, 60m hurdle race, long jump, the cricket ball throw and the 1000m race.


    Slightly different from the females, the males’ activities were: the 80m race, shot put, high jump, the 80m hurdle race, cricket ball throw, long jump and the 1200m race.


    Setting the record for the U-15 Female heptathlon was Jakeishal Leader of the Charles E. Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) with 3 085 points.


    And for the male category, the record was set by Aziel Smithen of the Cayon High School (CHS) with 3 823 points.


    Other events which were completed yesterday (Mar. 24) as part of the championships include the 200m heats and finals, 800m finals, 200m finals, 300m U-17 hurdles finals, 3 000m and 5 000m finals male and female categories, the male and female U-20 long jump, the U-23 male discus and the U-20 male shot put.


    The day ended with WAHS gaining 28 medals – 10 gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals. Their closest rivals were the Basseterre High School (BHS) with 22 medals; six gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals. With 19 medals, Cayon High School (CHS) stood in third position, having received three gold, 11 silver and five bronze.


    Verchilds High School (VHS) followed up with 17 medals - nine gold, three silver and five bronze. The CEMSS followed closely with 15 medals in bag; nine gold, two silver and four bronze medals.


    The Charlestown Secondary School tied with CEMSS in overall medals, they won less first places but gained more second and third places. They amassed five gold medals, three silver and seven bronze.


    The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College ended the second day of the competition with 11 medals (two gold, four silver and five bronze), Gingerland Secondary School won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals and Saddlers Secondary School won one silver and one bronze.


    The Advanced Vocational Education Centre (AVEC) ended that day with one bronze medal.


    SKNVibes understands that as many as 17 records were broken between the first and second day of the championships. And the action continues today where a host of other events will take place.


    Will last year’s champs – WAHS – successfully defend their title? This question will be answered In a matter of hours.