Tuesday 16th February was an exciting day at the Gingerland Secondary school. That was the day when the school held its annual cross country runs.
The junior athletes competed in the morning and the seniors did their runs in the afternoon.
The juniors started at the school and raced through Hard Times; past Willie Natta’s residence and down through Old Manor; then back to the school.
The seniors on the other hand, started at the school; went through Old Manor; completed the steep 16 acres incline; through Zetlands; back to the main road ; then back to the school.
The cheer leaders also were out in their numbers—not to mention colours.
The best run of the day, was completed by Leroy Chapman who indicated before the race that he intended to break the record..and he did.
He ran a very strategic race, not stopping at any point and raced into the school yard, well ahead of the second placer.
Schadona Liburd also completed an impressive run to take the senior girls’ segment.
The summarized results are as follows:
1st Zwena Jones-Red
2nd Annique Jeffers-Blue
3rd Janessa Caines –Blue
1st Rydell Jeffers-Green
2nd Bryce Fyfield-Blue
3rd Tiran Kelly-Red
1st Schadona Liburd-Red
2nd Shanay Walwyn-Green
3rd Tangela Dunrod-Red
1st Leroy Chapman-Red in 19.06-new record
2nd Andre Arthurton-Green
3rd Zario Chumney-Green