RUBIS St. Vincent sponsors historic Central Leeward Secondary track meet

RUBIS has continued its sponsorship of the Central Leeward Secondary School’s (CLSS) annual sports meet for a fifth consecutive year.

The event, which took place on Friday 25 February, 2022, was a special one as it was the first school track event at the newly constructed St Vincent Beach Athletics Track in Diamond. The meet showcased talent from the Leeward side of the island as well as primary school athletes from the school’s main feeder schools. Fourteen meet records were broken and Devonric Mac, Oryan Velox, Jahieme Harry and Zarci Sobers met CARIFTA standard times in three different events. As the event closed, Bailey House (Blue) reigned supreme, followed by Lewis House (Orange), defending champions Scott House (Red) and James House (Green). Victrix Ludorum was Shykeina Dickson and Victor Ludorum was Richardo Williams, both of Lewis House, who contributed 52 and 36 points respectively.

Minister responsible for the Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports, the Hon Frederick Stevenson and Minister of Education, the Hon Curtis King were in attendance and addressed the crowd. Fans were thrilled to be treated to a day of competitive track and field events and the proceedings were also live-streamed so that those at home could enjoy.

Elroy Edwards, Account Executive RUBIS, expressed his support for the event, explaining that the sponsorship went towards purchasing trophies for the athletes and to defray the cost of live streaming. He stated, “We are very pleased with our longtime sponsorship and support of the Central Leeward Secondary School athletic activities. It was an exciting exhibition of track and field that resulted in a thrilling experience for the fans at the stadium and those that watched the event live streamed. Athletics is an important sport for the school and its future looks very promising with the many talents I have seen on display. I was also pleased to see the javelin for the first time at a local sporting event. Also, I think it is worth mentioning that there is a past student of the CLSS who is currently overseas on an athletic scholarship.”

Principal of the school Michael Scott thanked RUBIS, commenting, “Everything went well beyond our expectations and we are very appreciative of your sponsorship and working along with us as we develop excellent athletes for our nation.”