The Secondary Schools Independence Athletics Finals were held at the Windsor Park Stadium on 15 & 17 October 2008.
Four Championship Records were broken, congratulations:
|1200m U-14 girls:||JOSEPH Ayodel||C.B.S.S.||4:35.0|
|Discus U-20 boys:||DUBLIN Calvin||D.S.C.||40.95m|
|Javelin U-14 girls:||LINTON Chelsey||N.E.C.S.||30.60m|
|Javelin U-20 boys:||RIVIERE Lincoln||D.S.C.||58.32m|
Please note: Unfortunately the two U-14 High Jump events had to be cancelled due to wet conditions
This first experience in the new Windsor Park Stadium was a successful one. If only we could include the horizontal jumps and shot put events inside the arena. And if next year we are able to increase the number of supporting and cheering schools or spectators in the Stadium, the motivation for the athletes to win this championship will grow – then hopefully more athletes will prepare seriously and through tougher competitions performance will improve. To win future Windward Island School Games we need to raise the standard on the track and in the jumps with all this talent in our schools. Preparations for 2009 should start now, nine months before the Games.
Thanks to all officials, helpers and participating Schools for your effort and cooperation to make these Independece Athletics Finals 2008 in Roseau a success.