The Idimu area of Lagos was agog last Saturday as St. Francis Catholic Secondary School held the 18th edition of its annual inter-house sports competition among its four Houses as well as some invited schools at its premises.
The event which kicked off with a colourful match past saw athletes competing in many track and field events which threw up many young talents waiting to step into the shoes of the country’s fading national athletes.
The match past witnessed a colourful display of culture with the students adorning different costumes to the applause of the dignitaries and other spectators. Assisi House in all green dress were adjudged the winners of the match past with Loyola, Olorunfunmi and Cusimano following in that order.
In the events proper, students competed in three categories, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, hauling medals for their various houses and at the end of proceedings, Cusimano House emerged overall winners with a total medal haul of 43, 17 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze.
Olorunfunmi House came second with 29 medals, 14 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze while Loyola and Assisi Houses placed third and fourth respectively with 40 medals, 12 gold, 8 silver and 20 bronze and 31 medals, 8 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze.
In the 100m for junior boys, Henry Uche of Assisi House took the gold, Precious Terkula of Loyola Hose got the silver while Cusimano House’s Victor Omorodion picked the bronze. The gold in the Junior Girls 100m went to Irri Joan, Loyola, Mmesoma Nezirem, Olorunfunmi took silver while Nice Alagor of Assisi House took the bronze.
The quartet of Victor Omorodion, Pascal Igbokwe, Malcom Enebeli and Joseph Edokpayi of Cusimano won the gold in the 4x100m relay for Junior Boys, the same way Mmamamedu Anne, Otegbade Temiloluwa,m Ijoma Chisom and Egugbuchilam Margaret also of Cusimano took the gold in the 4x400m relay for girls.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Administrator of the school, Rev Fr, Emmanuel Ugwejeh said the school is not only excellent in academics but in sports also as he enjoined the students to be hardworking and diligent as these were the only way to greatness whether in morals, academics or sports.
He called on well meaning individuals and corporate bodies to support the school in their quest to produce diligent, selfless, competent and honest leaders of tomorrow.