Young athletes compete under adverse conditions

POSTED: 09/10/12 12:43 AM

St. Maarten – The deteriorating state of the rubberized track at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex certainly limited the performances of the young athletes on the island during a two day event involving the primary and secondary schools.
The event which was organized by the St Maarten Amateur Athletic Association and run by the Lab Sports Academy attracted almost 150 children from the primary and secondary level. The dividing lines between the lanes on the track are hardly visible and that resulted in athletes crossing lanes and some were penalized for that infraction.
However, there was a huge turnout of parents and guardians on both days which clearly shows that the interest is there and so was the level of participation. The Milton Peters College were the eventual winners for the events that took place last Saturday and occupying the second spot was the St Maarten Vocational School after competing in the 100, 200, 400, 1500 meters, high jump, long jump, javelin and shot put.
In the final day, the Ace Foundation, Hill Side Christian, Seventh Day Adventist, Oranje, Martin Luther King Jr and St Joseph faced off. But instead of the shot put, they competed in a ball throwing event along with the other listed events on the program.

Did you like this? Share it:
Young athletes compete under adverse conditions by

Comments are closed.