By Quinell Ming
The Beaumont Lions, one of the sporting houses of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) ripped through the events on NCU 2019 Sports Day to dethrone the Fletcher Eagles and the secure championship trophy on the day.
On Tuesday, March 5 the Beaumont Lions accumulated a total of 743 points to position themselves as NCU 2019 Sports Day champions. The “lions” as they are called, ended the day with 27 points ahead of previous victors Fletcher who had 716 points. A valiant effort from the Chisolm House placed them third with 625 points leaving the Brodie Polar bears to settle for 4th position with 596 points.
Going into Sports Day with 346 points and a small lead of 9 points ahead of Brodie, Beaumont had their work cut out for them as they needed to work valiantly to extend their lead. However, after a wonderful performance in the cheerleading competition the “lions” looked well on their way to securing the title spot.
Female Beaumont House Captain, Aaronika Forbes said, “this sports day was very exciting and competitive because of how close the scores were going into sports day. Every house showed up and showed out which made the day eventful.”
All in all, Tuesday’s performance of the Beaumont athletes was exemplary of a strong determination to win organisation within the team.
One team member said, “Sports day this year was much better than last year, the students looked more energised to win. As for Beaumont, we worked really hard for the win and we do deserve it”.
Beaumont’s Male House Captain Ivanhoe Smith said,” it is a great feeling to be crowned 2019 Sports Day champions above our biggest rivals Fletcher. We worked harder and smarter this year for the title.”
Apart from winning more trophies, Smith also said that he wishes the “lions” God’s richest blessings and that each member of the house builds better character traits both on and off the field.
With their last taste of victory being in 2015, this year’s win marks the first time in four years since Beaumont has achieved championship glory. Additionally, it signals the end of a dominant 3 year Fletcher run as the champion house.