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MSS (I) Girls do it again – Cross Country Easter Monday Relay – Fire victorious for Men

   By Bennette Roach

MSS Girls Team 1

MSS Girls Team 1

The MSS-I Girl team set the standard again, after setting a new record last year of 42:38 min clipping two mins off the record, this time on the reverse track set the record at 48:15 min.

In the Men’s event the Fire team outran their main rival Conscious Vybz who, winners of last year but this year, placing fourth out of five teams, while the MSS boys were displaced from their second spot to third by Gunners who was third last year.

The MSS girls fielded two teams with Team 2 placing third behind Conscious Vybz1 who placed second at 50:28. This year the Conscious Vybz team reversed positions with the Jamrock girls who placed second last year but relegated to last spot this year.

Conscious Vybz  female like the MSS this year fielded two teams placing second and fourth respectively. This year the cross country trail in reverse from last year where it began at Government Headquarters ending at Salem Park for the girls, it began at Salem Centre and ended at Little Bay playing field lengthening the trail.

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First place Men – Fire Team

IMG_9451For the men that was much longer as well. Beginning at Lookout last year to Salem Park, they began at Olveston Estate Drive to Salem Center, Hilltop, Arrow’s Manshop, Lookout Primary school and then to Little Bay.

Winning runners for Fire: Adrian Messam, Glenford James, Nichon Weekes,Michael Clarke and Jamal Halley.

This year the men with Fire coming in first place set a time of 1.36:13, separating themselves from Gunners by 40 seconds; MSS 1.41:50; Conscious Vybz at 1.43:45 and Police at 1.44:04.

Already the discussion is taking place that they should lengthen the girls’ race as the men’s race was almost an hour longer. The officials’ consideration is that the athletes are adequately prepared for regional competitions.

For the MSS winning team, the runners were in the order of the race: Jannet Turner from Salem to St. Augustine; Mikila Gittens, from St. Augustine to Hill Top (again considered to be the toughest leg, it being almost all uphill); Tajera Anderson, from Hill top to Lyme; and Samantha Williams taking it home from 6.34 a.m.  to Little Bay in a total time for their race of 48:15.

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   By Bennette Roach

MSS Girls Team 1

MSS Girls Team 1

The MSS-I Girl team set the standard again, after setting a new record last year of 42:38 min clipping two mins off the record, this time on the reverse track set the record at 48:15 min.

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In the Men’s event the Fire team outran their main rival Conscious Vybz who, winners of last year but this year, placing fourth out of five teams, while the MSS boys were displaced from their second spot to third by Gunners who was third last year.

The MSS girls fielded two teams with Team 2 placing third behind Conscious Vybz1 who placed second at 50:28. This year the Conscious Vybz team reversed positions with the Jamrock girls who placed second last year but relegated to last spot this year.

Conscious Vybz  female like the MSS this year fielded two teams placing second and fourth respectively. This year the cross country trail in reverse from last year where it began at Government Headquarters ending at Salem Park for the girls, it began at Salem Centre and ended at Little Bay playing field lengthening the trail.

IMG_9466

First place Men – Fire Team

IMG_9451For the men that was much longer as well. Beginning at Lookout last year to Salem Park, they began at Olveston Estate Drive to Salem Center, Hilltop, Arrow’s Manshop, Lookout Primary school and then to Little Bay.

Winning runners for Fire: Adrian Messam, Glenford James, Nichon Weekes,Michael Clarke and Jamal Halley.

This year the men with Fire coming in first place set a time of 1.36:13, separating themselves from Gunners by 40 seconds; MSS 1.41:50; Conscious Vybz at 1.43:45 and Police at 1.44:04.

Already the discussion is taking place that they should lengthen the girls’ race as the men’s race was almost an hour longer. The officials’ consideration is that the athletes are adequately prepared for regional competitions.

For the MSS winning team, the runners were in the order of the race: Jannet Turner from Salem to St. Augustine; Mikila Gittens, from St. Augustine to Hill Top (again considered to be the toughest leg, it being almost all uphill); Tajera Anderson, from Hill top to Lyme; and Samantha Williams taking it home from 6.34 a.m.  to Little Bay in a total time for their race of 48:15.

For photo coverage – visit FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152103308540852.1073741940.203080105851&type=3