Two days of intense competition between the four houses of Abaco Central High School resulted in the Arawaks winning it all. The event was held Thursday and Friday, January 29-30 at Murphy Town Park. The first day was dedicated to track events in the morning and field events in the afternoon, in three age categories: under-fifteen, under-seventeen and under-twenty for both males and females.
The 3000m for males under-twenty was the first race of the day. The girls were the first to run the 1500m.
Males followed after a couple of heats. All the athletes participated in the 400m race.
The results were mixed with Caribs, Arawaks, Lucayans and Tainos taking first places in the various age categories.
The track events ended with a 4x200m relay race for all.
As usual, the field events comprised Long Jump, Javelin, Shot Put, Discus and Triple Jump.
The finals in those events took place on Friday morning. By early afternoon, Friday, the Arawaks already led with 139 points, followed by the Lucayans with 115 points.
The afternoon featured additional track events such as the 3000m for males under-15 and under-17.
All participated in a 4x100m relay that was followed by 800m and 200m races.
Before the last event of the day, the 4×400 relay, the students enjoyed watching the staff run a 75m race that was won by Mr. Young in the male category and Mrs. Thompson in the female category.
According to PE teacher, Christine Jenoure, the best female athletes were Marana Walker, under-fifteen, and Kawantia Reckley in the under-twenty, with thirty points each.
The best male athlete was Litvinov Delhomme with thirty three points. Mr. Delhomme competed in the under-fifteen category.
Ms. Jenoure is presently preparing her athletes for the inter-school District Sports meet to take place at the end of February. Approximately sixty ACH students will compete.
On the other hand, Principal Ricardo Ferguson is getting ready to take his senior basketball team to Nassau to participate in the Hugh Campbell Tournament to be held the week of February 17-24.
Mr. Ferguson would like to acknowledge the help of Commonwealth Bank, of George Cornish with Local Government and of Dwight Miller with D&R. He also mentioned that the boys worked in order to assist with the fund raising. Students are to take their school work with them during their week in Nassau to keep up with the school curriculum.
Academically, the Principal is pleased with an improvement in the GPA.
“We are taking good strides” said Mr. Ferguson who also added that teachers are working with the 12th graders to help register them to COB and BTVI. They are also puting together a study group to prepare them for the BJC and BGCSE exams.