Orange House tallied 769.5 points today to dethrone defending champions Blue House at Graydon Sealy’s Inter-House Sports held at the National Stadium.
Blue House’s 734.5 points were close but good only for second place while Green House rounded off the top three with 631.5 points. Red House took fourth position with 457.5 points, Yellow House’s 449.5 got them into fifth position and White House finished last with
Graydon Sealy, formerly the Garrison Secondary, has a reputation of producing top athletes and today many at the stadium witnessed a few future stars in the making.
Both the victor and victrix ludorum came from the Under-17 division. Victrix ludorum with 84 points was Green House’s Akilah Blackman. She showed she has potential to do great things in the future as she broke the 800m in a new time of 2:34:05. She also won the 400m, 200m and placed second in the 100m dash.
Two other records were broken in the Under-20 girls’ division. Ashantia Phillips of Yellow House raised the record bar in the high jump with a new mark of 1.70 and the triple jump with a new distance of 10.58.
The victor ludorum was Orange House’s Shaquan Newton, an all-round athlete also known for his basketball abilities. Newton won all his races including the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, high jump and triple jump and came second in the shot put to contribute 86.5 points to his house’s overall tally.
In the Under-20 boys’ showdown, Theo Greenidge of Red House stole the show accumulating 77 points. Latoya Burke tallied 71 points to take the girls’ Under-20 division for Orange House.
Rachad Jackman also showed he has tremendous potential winning the under-15 boys’ 400m, 200m and 100m for Green House which made him that division’s champ with 52 points. Shadé Carrington also of Green House was the best girl in that division tallying 62 points.
Jonathan Straker captured the under-13 boys’ division with 31 points for Green House while Ranica Goddard of Blue House got 63 points to take the girls’ equivalent.