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Back and forth at BSSAC


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COMBERMERE and Queen’s College were surprised early front-runners among the boys, while defending queens The St Michael School grabbed a late lead from Springer Memorial to end a first day of fluctuating fortunes in the Sol Frank Blackman Zone of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC) at the National Stadium yesterday.

Competing in mostly overcast conditions following early morning rain, Combermere moved to 140.50 points, just ahead of Queen’s College (QC) on 138, with St Michael lurking on 132.5 in third place among the boys. St Leonard’s (130) and The Lodge School (122.5) are fourth and fifth.

St Michael’s girls made a late surge to end the day on 218.5, ahead of Springer Memorial on 193.5. Queen’s College (173) and Combermere (171.5) are third and fourth with Lodge (88) fifth.

Pride of place among the Combermerians went to the tall, powerfully-built sprinter Mikhail Carvalho, the fastest boy on show. He won the Under-20 Boys’ 100 metres in 10.82 seconds, with QC’s Ajani Ince (10.87) second. There was misfortune for St Michael’s Darian Clarke, who limped across the line in 11.41 seconds.


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