Intercol 2013 has seen the return to championship honours for the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) and the St. David’s Catholic Secondary School in the Boys and Girls Divisions respectively.
GBSS which last won the athletic championship in 2004 jointly with MacDonald College from St. Patrick’s stamped their authority with 121 points over the two-day event that took place at the Athletic Stadium at Queen’s Park, St. George’s.
From day one, on Wednesday, the Tanteen, St. George’s All Boys school showed that they were a force to be reckoned with, pushing last year’s champion, Westerhall Secondary into second position.
The most outstanding school in the Sub-Junior Division for boys was GBSS with 53 points.
GBSS was also the most outstanding school in the senior category finishing with 47 points
In the Junior Division, St. David’s Catholic Secondary School came out on top with 40 points.
The male who stood out at the games was Carifta Champion, of St. David’s Catholic Secondary School, Anderson Peters with 28 points .
Over the years, in the Boys Division, St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) holds the record for the most victories (19), followed by GBSS (15), Mac Donald College (5), Presentation Brothers College (4)while Westerhall Secondary lone victory was last year.
In the Girls Division, St. David’s Catholic Secondary put on a spirited fight to retain the championship that they lost to SAASS last year.
A tussle in the final event on day two, the 4X400m girls relay gave the young ladies from St. David’s the title over the Anglican High School (AHS) from Tanteen which last had an Intercol victory in 1997. The girls from Tanteen were leading the competition at the end of Day one.
One of the Aberdeen sisters who anchored the final leg of the event ensured that the victory was brought to her school for the fourteenth time.
St. David’s Catholic Secondary School won the title in 1998, 1999-2004, 2006-11.
Like St. David’s Catholic Secondary, the Anglican High School has won the Intercol championship 14 times in the Girls Division, St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s (10), SAASS (3), while Boca Secondary has won Intercol on one occasion in 1987.
Three females who amassed 18 points were recognized for being the most outstanding athletes of the games – Princess Wickman, Kenisha Hazzard and Renisha Stafford.
In the Girls Sub-Junior Division, Anglican High School gained 35.5 points.
In the Girls Junior Division, St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Andrew’s took away honours
with 39.33 points while St. David’s Catholic Secondary School amassed 57 points to finish on top in the Senior Division.
The final point standings for boys were:
(1). GBSS (121) points
(2). Westerhall Secondary (61) points
(3). St. David’s Catholic Secondary (51) points
(4). SAASS (47) points
(5). St. Mark’s Secondary (34) points
(6). Hillsborough Secondary (32.5) points
(7). MacDonald College (32) points
(8). Presentation Brothers College (12.5) points
Happy Hill Secondary, Grenada Seventh-Day Adventist and St. John’s Christian Secondary all ended with 10 points, St. Rose Modern Secondary (9) points, Bishop’s College, Carriacou (7) points, Grenville Secondary (6) points, J.W. Fletcher Catholic (5) points and Grenada Christian Academy (2) points.
The girls Division:
(1). St. David’s Catholic Secondary School (88.33) points
(2). Anglican High School (73.83) points
(3). SAASS (66) points
(4). St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Andrew’s (63) points
(5). Hillsborough Secondary (54.5) points
(6). Grenville Secondary School (35) points
(7). Happy Hill Secondary and Wesley College with 14 points each
(9). Bishop’s College, Carriacou (9) points
(10). St. Rose Modern Secondary (7) points
(11). St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s (5) points
Grenada Seventh-Day Comprehensive and Grenada Christian Academy each received 4 points while St. Mark’s Secondary and MacDonald College finished the games with 2 points each.