ARNOS VALE, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – The Division of Year One Arts, Sciences and General Studies, continued their dominance of track and field at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, when they ran away with the 2018 QuickCash Corp. sponsored National Lotteries SVG Community College Track and Field Meet, on Friday 23rd March, 2018.
With a total of 304 points, the defending champions emerged the dominant division, followed by Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies in second place with a total of 224.
The Division of Teacher Education finished in third spot with 131 points.
Additionally, the Division of Year One Arts, Sciences and General Studies walked away with the Male and Female Divisional honors, with 158 points in the Male division, and 110 points amassed by their Female counterparts.
Shantel Williams of Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies copped the Victrix Ludorum title with 42 points; winning the female long jump, and placing second in the 100, 200 and 400 metre races, respectively.
Darria Matthias also of Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies, was the runners up with 30 points.
Najima Burgin of Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies won the Victor Ludorum title award with 23 points; having won the male long jump, and placing second in the 100 metre dash.
Yonick Murray of Year One Arts, Sciences and General Studies placed second with 20 points.
Twelve records went by the wayside during Friday’s event. In the Female division, Darria Matthias eclipsed the old 200-metre mark of 25.34 seconds, crossing the finish line in a time of 25.33 seconds.
Matthias also set a new 60-metre record with a time for 7.79 seconds, breaking the previous record of 7.90 seconds.
Tamara Woodley’s time of 59.49 seconds bettered the previous 400-mertee mark of 1:03:93.44 time in the 400 metres.
Woodley also broke the 800-metre record which previously stood at 2:37.31 minutes, with a run of 2:36.38 minutes.
Shantel Williams’ long jump clearance of 4.78 metres, bettered the 4.75 metre mark which was set in 2016.
The sixth record broken in Female division was in the high jump, by Angel Woods who were jumped 1.40 metres, clearing the previous record of 1.30m by ten centimetres.
Records in the Male division were broken by Lemus Christopher in the High Jump event, as he cleared the previous record of 1.85 metres with a jump of 1.90 metres.
Yonick Murray broke records in the male 200 and 400 metre races, respectively.
Clocking a time of 22.17 seconds, he bettered the previous 200-metre record of 22.53 seconds.
He breasted the tape in a time of 49.85 seconds, surpassing the previous 400 metre record of 50.66 seconds.
The Male shot putt record of 11.52 metres was smashed by Tarique Compton, and now stands at 12.56 metres.
Year One Arts, Sciences and General Studies cruised past the 4×400 relay record time of 3:36.24 minutes, as they ran 3:33.57 minutes in that event.
Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies added the 4X100 metre record to their list of achievements, with a run of 44.34 seconds, eclipsing the previous record of 45.02 seconds.