The Warriors of the Central Leeward Secondary School have laid down the gauntlet, after the heats for the 2020 National Lotteries Authority Inter Secondary Schools Athletics Championships were held over the past 2 days, at the Sion Hill Playing Field and Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

On Wednesday, the girls track heats were held at Sion Hill and the boys’ field events at Arnos Vale. Then on Thursday, it was reversed, with the boys running at Sion Hill, and the girls’ field events at Arnos Vale.

After the heats, Central Leeward is leading in both the female and male categories. The Lady Warriors finished the heats with 115 points. The nearest challenger is the Thomas Saunders Secondary on 92 points in second, and the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown 3rd, with 70. The Georgetown Secondary and Petit Bordel are tied on 4th with 57 points.

In the Boys category, the Warriors with 123 points have a 14 point lead over the defending champions, the St. Vincent Grammar School who have 109 points Petit Bordel Secondary are 3

Petit Bordel Secondary are 3rd with 73, St. Martin’s 4th with 69, and Georgetown Secondary 5th on 50 points.

The heats were able to produce 3 records. Ziel Spring, of the Petit Bordel Secondary broke the 27 year old 5000m boys’ record, held by Pamenos Ballantyne of 16:02.68. Spring finished in a time of 15:33.16.

Ulanda Lewis of the Central Leeward Secondary, who swiftly rose to be the darling of Vincentian Athletics, lowered her own Intermediate girls 200m record. She ran a time of 24.47, to break the record of 25.30.

Also establishing a new record was Kyle Lawrence of the St. Martin’s Secondary School in the Intermediate Boys 100m. Romar Stapleton’s time of 11.20 was bettered by Lawrence, who ran 11.07.

The championship day is set for April 17th, at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex.