The drought is finally over for Earle “Red” House.
After 14 years in the doldrums Red House got reacquainted with the feel of being champions again when they dethroned last year winners Cox “Blue” House to win St Stephen’s Primary’s Inter-house Sports held at the National Stadium today.
The red dragons dismissed the other houses with 589 points, a safe distance ahead of Cox House who came second with 502.50, DePeiza “Green” House with 456.50 and Archer “Yellow” House with 395 in what was a keenly contested and exciting day of sports on the track.
Victrix ludorum Achilles Browne was a strong performer for Blue House in the under-11 boys’ division. Browne smashed the field in every event on and off the track, including the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and long jump for an overall tally of 50 points.
There was no surprise that Zaria Knight of Green House captured the under-13 girls division along with the victrix ludorum title. She won the 100m, 200m, 400m, took second in the 600m open and long jump for a total of 48 points.
Despite not winning any of his races Chaz Searles of Green House was named the under-13 boys division champion with 32 points after placing second in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m open and cricket ball throw. Meanwhile the under-11 girls’ trophy went to Raissa Howard of Red House with 34 points. Howard managed to snatch the girls 400m but was made to settle for second in the 100m, cricket ball throw and long jump.
Red House ruled the under- nine girls and boys division and that was no surprise with top notch performances from Jordan Hunte with 38 points in the boys’ and 30 from Meagan Cox in the girls. Hunte won the 80m, 100m and 150m and came second in the long jump. Cox won the 80m, 100m and 150m dash.
In the under-seven division, Kenisha Straughan of Blue House earned 26 points with wins in the standing broad jump, tennis ball throw and came second in the 50m dash. Kai Lovell of Green House placed second in the 50m and third in the tennis ball throw and standing broad jump on his way to copping 20 points.