Not even the intrusion of the rain stopped Haynes Red House from pulling off a major victory at the Alleyne School’s Inter-house sports day held at the National Stadium today.
Haynes won with a whopping 988 points ahead of Read Yellow House with 827 points, the third-placed position went to Cumberbatch ‘Green’ House with 806 points and last year’s champions Alleyne ‘Blue’ House came fourth with 782 points.
A dynamic performance came from victrix ludorum Kaneil Gale of Haynes House in the Under-17 girls’ division. She tallied 72 points and had her mum and a few supporters on their feet when she ran away with wins in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and discus. She also took second position in the long jump, third in the javelin and fifth in the shot put.
Though Alleyne House did not retain the championship, Lee-Andre Walker had the consolation of topping the boys and emerging with victor ludorum honors with 57 points. Walker dominated the under-15 boys’ category winning the javelin, long jump, 400m, taking second spot in the 100m and 200m, third in the discus and fourth in the shot put.
However, in the under-15 girls’ division there was a tie for division champion between Shemia Odaine of Haynes House and Kadesha Williams of Read House with 38 points. Odaine won the 400m, took second in the 100m, 200m, third in the long jump, fifth in discus and seventh in the javelin. Meanwhile Williams won the 1500m, was second in the long jump, third in the 100m, 400m, 800m and seventh in the shot put.
In the under-17 boys’ Daequawn Marshall of Alleyne House captured 45 crucial points to win that age category after winning the long jump, placing third in the 100m, 400m and 800m, and finishing fourth in the javelin, fifth in the 1500m and sixth in the discus.
The under-20 division was dominated by Haynes House. In the girls’ competition Jeneva Miller who participated in almost every event got 64 points with victories in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m, and second place in the long jump, discus and javelin. Among the boys Akio Bartlett collected 48 points from wins in the 200m, 400m, long jump, as well as second place in the 1500m, third in the javelin and fifth in the shot put.
Leslieann Gaskin ruled the under-13 girls’ division after winning the javelin, shot out, 800m, placing third in the 400m, 1500m and fourth in the 100m and long jump which earned her 52 points. Akil Howell of Read House took the boys’ under-13 category with 43 points after winning the long jump, 400m, 200m, 100m and placing sixth in the 800m.