Sweep for WSR in All Schools track meet

William S. Reyes’ Lyanah Omelau, left, leads runners competing in the girls U7’s 400m race during the 2017 PSS/McDonald’s All Schools Track and Field Championships last Friday at the Hopwood Middle School Field. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

William S. Reyes Elementary School reigned supreme in the elementary division of the 2017 PSS/McDonald’s All Schools Track and Field Championships after sweeping the two age groups competitions last week at the Hopwood Middle School Field.

In the boys U7 division, the Kingfishers collected 92 points to place way ahead of Tinian Elementary School and Brilliant Star School, which gained 56 and 30 points, respectively. Points were awarded to schools based on how their students finished in the 60m, 100m, 200, 400m and 4x100m and 4x400m relay runs and softball throw. The first place got 10, while 8, 6, 4, 2 were awarded to the No. 4 to 5 finishers.

In the girls U7 division, WSR also had a big lead as it earned 88 against the 40 of Saipan International School and 34 of Tinian. In the U9 age group, the Kingfishers both win convincingly in the girls and boys division. WSR’s boys team tallied 98 points to top the 46 of Tinian and 26 of SIS, while in the girls field, WSR had 68 markers to edge Brilliant Star (58) and Oleai Elementary School (32).

In the middle school division, three different winners emerged with Hopwood ruling the boys U11 and girls U13, Oleai prevailing in the girls U11, and Agape Christian School winning in the boys U13.

Agape reached past the century mark in the boys U13 with its 110 points to finish ahead of Hopwood (86) and Tinian (46). In the girls U13, Hopwood’s 76 bested the 50 and 40 of Dandan Middle School and Tinian, respectively. Hopwood was also the No. 1 in the boys U11 after recording 86 points against the 66 of WSR and 26 of Whispering Palms, while Oleai’s 58 points in the girls U11 defeated the 44 of WSR and 38 of Tinian.

The middle school division added the 800m and 1,500m runs to its roster of events, besides the same competitions held in the elementary group.

In the high school division, which had more events (including the 3,000m, discus, shot put, and javelin), Agape won three of the four categories. The Torchbearers, who had the most qualifiers in the division, swept the boys and girls U18. In the boys U18, Agape got 142 points to down Tinian (130) and Saipan Southern High School (40), while there was a close fight in the girls field with the Torchbearers earning 104, just two points ahead of the Lady Geckos. Tinian was at far third with its 54 points.

In the boys U15, Agape had a big lead with its 159 points against the 116 and 50 of Tinian and Hopwood, respectively. SIS then foiled Agape’s bid for a sweep after winning the girls U15 with the Lady Geckos registering 104 points over the latter’s 34 (third place). Marianas High School came in at second with its 70 markers.

Trophies were awarded to the Top 3 schools in each age group.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for 16 years. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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