By RENALDO DORSETT
IF YOU thought last year’s victory was a fluke, the Queen’s College Comets left nothing to chance in 2016 and fortified their claim as the top athletics programme among private schools.
The Comets dominated the meet from start to finish en route to claiming their second consecutive BAISS Track and Field Championship title yesterday at the original Thomas A Robinson Stadium.
And they accumulated a total of 1,477 points.
They outraced their nearest competitors, the St. Augustine’s College Big Red Machine, by 112 points. SAC totaled 1365 points for second place.
The St. John’s College Giants finished third with 411.50 points, followed by the St. Anne’s Blue Waves with 361.50 points and the NCA Crusaders in fifth with 265 points.
The Comets claimed five of the eight contested categories including the Bantam, Junior and Senior Boys along with the Intermediate and Senior Girls.
The Big Red Machine took the Bantam and Junior Girls and the Intermediate Boys.
Last year, the Comets tallied 1,408.59 points to defeat the Big Red Machine by a margin of 150.50 points.
“The first one was sweet, but this one is even sweeter,” said Comets head coach Everette Fraser. “They didn’t see it coming the first time, but this time, they knew we were coming and they knew it was going to be a fight, and we stepped up to the challenge.
“The major key to our victory was depth. Although we had injuries like everyone else, we had the more complete team and were able to fill in the gaps left by the injured athletes. We know what it feels like to be champions and we love the feeling, so now, we’re looking forward to a three-peat.”
A full report of day three and the meet will be published in Monday’s edition of the Tribune.
Results can be found at www.tekresults.net
- QC Comets 1477
- SAC Big Red Machine 1365
- St. John’s Giants 411.50
- St Anne’s Blue Waves 361.50
- NCA Crusaders 265
- JPW Falcons 251
- TC Suns 188.50
- St Andrews Hurricanes 147
- Aquinas Aces 117.50
- Kingsway Saints 89
- CW Saunders Cougars 47
- Westminster Diplomats 3