First Annual National Interscholastic Track & Field Meet September 8th and 9th 2012

The St. Maarten amateur athletic association has successfully hosted the first Annual national interscholastic Championship over the weekend.


1. On Saturday September 8th Six (6) Secondary High Schools competed against each other. The overall Champion was the Milton Peters College, Followed Narrowly by the Vocational Training School, these high school competed in (8)eight events- 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m, Shot Put, Javelin, Long Jump, High Jump and 4x100m relay.Overall there were very good performances by the individual athlete.

The competition was divided in three (3) age group categories 12-13, 14-15, and 16-17-18 year’s athletes.

2. On Sunday September 9th 2012, the competition continued for the Elementary School, There we had a participation of nine (9) Elementary Schools. The overall winner by the Elementary Schools was the Seventh Day Adventist School, Followed by the Sr. Borgia and the C.I.A School.

The competition of the Elementary Schools was also divided in three (3) Age group Categories, namely 6-8, 9-10, 11-12. The elementary schools competed in the same events as the high schools; except for the Javelin which was change to ball throw due to the difficulty of the event.

Best performances by the girls overall in both categories High School and Elementary was set by Chandra Vanterpool, Aisha Violenus representing the Milton Peters College, Julian Richardson representing the Oranje School, & Jivanta Claxton representing the St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Amoya Mensy representing Seventh Day Adventist School.

Best performances by the boys overall in both categories are Keano Jacobs representing Sr. Borgia School, Joshy Lambert, Tommy Taylor representing C.I.A., Raymond Rombley, Leshauwn Brown, Kael Richards representing Milton Peters College, De La Cruz, Ricky Jean-Pierre representing St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Dion Fredricks representing Seventh Day Adventist School.

Making this event possible was the Parents who came out to support their children, Government Fire Department who assisted in cleaning up of the track, Cyrus the Landscaper for preparing of the competition area, Denicio and Walton Promotions for the tents and Music, Cake House for snacks, Red Cross and Sheriff Security for their supervision Services.

Overall we had a participation of 15 Schools, this event will be hosted on an Annual Basis with the objective of having the Schools compete more often, which will help select potential athletes which will have the opportunity to represent St. Maarten in future National & International events.