Junior victrix ludorum Dedra Deane-Mason of Barnett ‘Green’ House produced the only record-breaking performance today on an occasion when her house dethroned last year’s champions Husbands House at Parkinson Memorial School’s Inter-House sports at the National Stadium.
Deane-Mason clocked 2:41.18 in the Under-13 800m, smashing the previous record of 2:44.27 set by Angela Haynes back in 1997, to add to Barnett House’s 780 points. Husbands ‘Red’ House tallied 658 points for second place, while Gilkes ‘Blue’ House copped third place with 643 points, and Howard ‘Yellow’ House ended in fourth spot with 509 points.
Deane-Mason accumulated 60 points from dominant performances in the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and shot put. Barnett House also claimed victrix ludorum honours in the senior girls’ division when Shareece Garrett (68 points) produced a great showing in winning the 400m, 800m and javelin, and placing second in the 100m, 200m, shot put, discus and taking third place in the long jump.
Meanwhile Husbands House claimed both the senior and junior victor ludorum. Tristan Harper, competing in the under-15 boys’ category, tallied 41 points from wins in the 100m and 200m, as well as second place in the 400M and long jump and fourth spot in the discus. Senior victor ludorum Kadeem Maynard won the under-20 boys’ 100m and long jump, took second place in the 200m, shot put and javelin and finished third in the 400m. He got 58 deserving points for his efforts.
In the under-15 girls’ Tia Lewis of Howard House scored 34 points to be the division champion after winning the 100m, 400m and 800m and placing fifth in the discus. The under-17 girls’ division champion also hailed from Husbands House. Akelia Murray had 35 points from a win in the 800m, placing second in the 200m and 400m, third in the 100m and sixth in the discus. In the under-17 boys’ category Barnett House’s Shamar Clarke stole the show earning 30 points from victories in the 400m, 800m and fifth position in the javelin. There was a tie in the under-13 boys’ division between Chrishon St Hill of Husbands House and Jaden Callender of Gilkes House with both scoring 28 points respectively.
St Hill came second in the shot put, third in the 10m, fourth in the 400m and fifth in the 200m. Callender won the 100M, 400m and placed second in the 200m.