KC, XLCR top SportsMax rankings
Kingston College and Excelsior High have been crowned kings and queens of high school sports by a new and innovative scoring metric recently unveiled by regional sporting authority, SportsMax.
The SportsMax High School Sports Ranking created a points system for the nine disciplines the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association coordinates islandwide, tallying a score for each school, separated by gender. The points were tallied with additional marks allocated for being crowned all-island champions in any sport.
The disciplines tallied are track and field (six competitions), football (11 competitions), cricket (nine competitions), basketball (seven), netball (seven), volleyball (two), swimming (one), hockey (three) and table tennis (six).
Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships are awarded additional points based on the number of entrants and representation at all age levels. Depending on how many schools participate and the number of competitors fielded, in addition to the fact that it encompasses all age-group levels, success at Boys and Girls' Champs was scored more highly than other events.
For the boys, North Street powerhouse Kingston College emerged the most successful and consistent school across all sporting disciplines, topping the JN School Savers table with 64 points. Heroes Circle-based Wolmer's Boys' were second with 54 points and Calabar a further nine behind. The rural pair of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) (44) and Manchester High (43) round out the top five.
The girls' equivalent table saw co-ed Excelsior High atop the standings with 42 points, 10 ahead of second-place Camperdown (32), another co-ed, Edwin Allen were third on the list with 27 points. Wolmer's Girls' (24) and St Jago (22) round out the top five.
Excelsior High and Kingston College will each be awarded $100,000 by SportsMax & JN School Savers for their achievements.
For the full rankings: Visit www.sportsmax.tv/rankings