The battle went down to the wire and in the end it was newly crowned champions Adams “Blue” House that crossed the finish line first by a 55-point margin at St Giles Primary’s Inter-house sports today at the National Stadium.
Adams House set the track ablaze but it was Cumberbatch House in their green attire that captured both the victrix and victor ludorum titles through J’Nia Edwards with 44 points and Tyrese Clarke with 42. Despite those outstanding performances they could not stop Adams House who accumulated 471 points. Cumberbatch ended on 416 for second while last year’s champions Brewster “Yellow” House did not shine so bright this time around with 371 points. Parris “Red” House finished in fourth position with 212 points.
Edwards, competing in the under-11 girls division, was a star attraction for Cumberbatch House winning the long jump with a leap of 3.16m. She also had the strongest arm winnning the cricket ball throw with a distance of 29.43 and ran a time of 1:19.06 in the 400m. In the 200m she was second with a time of 33.62 and her 16.32 earned her third spot in the 100m showdown in which she was beaten convincingly by main rival Ciara Evelyn. Evelyn came first in 15.89 seconds and Tyresha Clarke’s 16.05 got her second spot. Evelyn of the victorious Blue House finished with 36 points behind Edwards for division champion and her tally was accumulated through other events such as the 200m which she won in 33.45 seconds, her throw of 25.60m with the cricket ball got her second place and the distance of 3.07 in the long jump earned her third spot behind Jahsara Davis of Brewster House who had a distance of 3.13 for second position.
Every pack must have a king and victor ludorum Clarke showed his dominance for Cumberbatch House in the under-13 division. He brushed aside all competitors to win the 100m in 14.08, the 200m in 29.54, and the 400m in a time of 1:08.27. They could not stop him in the field either where he took gold in the long jump with a distance of 4.01m.
Cumberbatch House had a very competitive day on the track and Tashawn Maloney was also a part of their efforts with a total of 29 pointa to take the under-11 boys division championship. In the 400m Maloney ran 1:19.34 behind Keary Barrow 1:15.43 for second place. He was also third in the 100m, 200m and long jump.
Under-13 queen Tia Edwards tried her best for Adams House with 27 points that resulted from edging Rianna Maloney [14.68] to win the 100m in 14.64. She was second in the 400m behind Tamarah Hoyte [1:14.29] of Yellow House clocking 1:14.59. In the 200m Edwards’ 31.18 seconds got her third place behind Rianna Maloney [30.25] of Cumberbatch House and Brewster House’s Tianna Applewhaite [30.63].
Competition in the under-nine girls division was special for identical twins Tania and Tia Applewhaite of Adams House. They topped that division with 40 and 32 points respectively. Tania got the better of her sister almost everytime winning the 80m, 100m, 150m, and the long jump at 2.20m. Tia was second to her sister in all of those events except the long jump in which she did not compete. She placed second in the cricket ball with a throw of 15.91m behind Ciara Quarless whose distance was measured at 16.76m.
In the under-nine boys Javier Norville’s 36 points made him the toast of the afternoon for Adams House as he claimed gold in the 80m, 100m and 150m.