…BHS take Cheerleading Title
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AFTER losing the title in 2020, the Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) displayed grit, determination and the will to win and return as champions of the 2023 Giant Malt High School Relay Festival at the Kim Collins Athletics Stadium on Sunday (Jan. 29).
In the first Festival since the onset of the pandemic, CEMSS showed that its best athletes are still around and that the institution is still strong to compete in track and field programmes.
When the dust settled on a cold and damp evening at the Stadium, CEMSS ended with nine Gold Medals to beat out defending champions Basseterre High School with six and the Charlestown Secondary School with four Gold Medals.
There was a very large turnout at the return of the Festival and the event was acknowledged by the Minister of Education, Dr. Geoffrey Hanley, who was in attendance.
“The return of the Relay Competition is indeed a fitting time, because, having been locked in for two years you can feel the excitement and see it on the track. This is also our way of promoting wellness and fitness among our young people,” Hanley told SKNVibes Sport.
He was happy to see that during the sports term, the young athletes are out training to not only win for their respective institutions but also to attain the qualifying standards for the regional games.
Meanwhile, the students of Basseterre High School showed flexibility and creativity to win the Cheerleading Competition.
The Relay meet was used to preparation athletes for their high school championship and the upcoming Carifta Trials.