The Brighter Future Foundation (BFF) on Friday lifted the ‘1st Place Trophy’ of the 12th Inter-School Track and Field Championship at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.
The BFF earned six gold medals, the highest gold medals in five of the 10 events and other medals, in the female and male events of the Inter-School Track and Field Championship and accumulated 39 points.
Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson and Assistant Minister for Sports James Toe, in separate remarks, congratulated the winners and the participating schools, urging them to ‘keep it up and one day, Liberia will be very proud of you.”
Sunnyboy Barcon of BFF won two gold and two silver medals and in two relays.
The Body of Christ School, which also got 39 points, grabbed the ‘2nd Place Trophy and Medals’ because the school had five gold medals.
Growing Seed School System got the 3rd place trophy and medals with 20 points.
Two-time winners (2016 and 2017) Jimmy Jolocon settled fourth place with 18 points and failed to win a cup to carry home.
Kingdom Foundation and Charity Schools stood at the 5th and 6th places respectively with 15th and 13th points. Kendeja swept 7 points, followed by Well Hairston and Effort Baptist with 5 points each. William Booth managed to get a point, while Paynesville YMCA and New Destiny didn’t realize any point.
The 12th Inter-School Track and Field Championship, which ran from Thursday to Friday, was organized by the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Thirteen schools participated and there were about 390 athletes.
The president and vice president for technical affairs of the LAF, Mr. Mulbah Zaza and Frederick Krah separately said this year’s championship was better than past events and indicated that excitement among the students was unbelievable.
They urged the Ministry to provide support to boost ‘Track and Field Program in schools.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the LAF technical committee, Coach Frederick Massaquoi said at least nine students were spotted and would be recommended to join the national track and field team.