DiamondsFitz Hughes Government School, for the third year running, won both the Male and Female titles of the Primary Schools’ category of the 2020 Annual Round D Town Road Relay staged last Sunday by Tean Athletics SVG.
In winning again the Male Division, Fitz Hughes’ Team One clocked 35 minutes 14.50 seconds, ahead of the Chateaubelair Methodist Team One’s in 36 minutes .10 seconds and third place Troumaca Primary- 38 minutes 19.10 seconds.
Fitz Hughes’ Team One claimed the Female segment when they stopped the clock at 39 minutes 26.80 seconds. Second was the Troumaca Primary Team One- 45 minutes 14 seconds, with Chateaubelair Methodist Team One third in a time of 50 minutes 10.50 seconds.
More success was to head to the Leeward side, as the two Secondary titles now reside there.
The Central Leeward ‘s Team One topped the Male Category clocking 30 minutes 39.72 seconds, dethroning last year’s winners- Petit Bordel Team One, who had to settle for second place, in 31 09.72 seconds.
Troumaca Ontario’s Team Three ended third, in 31 minutes 21.16 seconds.
The Petit Bordel’s Team Two won the Female Division in 41 minutes 37.99 seconds. Troumaca Ontario Team One was second in 42 minutes 22.13 seconds and third was the Central Leeward Team One, 42 minutes 34.43 seconds.
The Senior Male title was won by Diamonds Village, in a time of 28 minutes 08.48 seconds. The quartet included Junior Ashton and Meschach Dublin who were part of the winning Chatoyer unit in 2019.
Trailing Diamonds Villages in second place was X- Cel Academy’s Team One, in 29 minutes 43.81 seconds.
IT- DAT Academy Team One completed the top three, with a clocking of 31 minutes 29.48 seconds.
IT DAT Academy, though, retained the Female Open, stopping the clock at 39 minutes 35.28 seconds; High Performance was second in 40 minutes 01.95 seconds and third in 44 minutes 03.41 seconds was X- Ceed Sports Club Team Two.
The top three places in each of the categories, were rewarded with cash prizes.
Sunday’s event consisted of four legs, with each leg starting and ending at the First Caribbean International Bank on Halifax Street.
Running a shorter route, the primary schools’ athletes from the start line, headed up James Street, then on to Bay Street , before turning on Higginson Street and back to the starting point.
The other categories turned on Sharpe Street before going on to Bay Street, then turned on Linley Street and back to the starting point.
As in 2019, forty teams began last Sunday’s event; thirty-nine completed the route.
The next event on the local road racing calendar is the NACAC Chatoyer Endurance 10K, set for November 29, in the North Leeward area.