BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – FOR the sixth consecutive year, Charles E. Mills Secondary School have dominated the TDC Interschool Championships, beating its closest rival by 16 medals.
Cheered on by a near capacity crowd at the Kim Collins Stadium in Bird Rock on Sunday (Mar 31), the Sandy Point contingent ended the three-day meet with a total of 79 medal - 29 Gold, 27 Silver and 23 Bronze.
Basseterre High School occupied the First Runner-up position with 63 medals (24 Gold, 25 Silver and 14 Bronze), followed by Charlestown Secondary School with 52 medals (21 Gold, 15 Silver and16 Bronze), Washington Archibald with 40 medals and the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College with 17 medals.
Minister of Education and Sport, Hon. Shawn Richards applauded the team for its effort in retaining the title for the sixth consecutive year.
Team Coach Llewelyn Pyke told reporters that he is looking forward to winning a seventh consecutive title in 2019.
Commenting on what he hear and saw on social media,, Pyke said: “…It would be sweeter when we do it for seven. My reason for having that feeling is because of all the things that I have heard and read on Facebook and all of that. I can’t believe that the whole Federation is against one small school.”
He brushed aside the suggestion that the meet was a close one, pointing out that the pressure was always on the chasing institutions to win all the races in which they competed.
“I am happy with the performance because they did better than last year,” he added.
The coach commended the athletics structure at Charles E. Mills for the success that the institution has garnered in the area of track and field.
“I feel that it is not just the talented athletes we get, but the work that myself and other coaches put in, as well as when we get the team together, the other persons working behind the scenes. We just do a fantastic job.”
Pyke was however unsure of how much longer the dominance can be sustained.