Victor ludorum Xavier Harper today ensured that Purple House are once again a force to reckon with during George Lamming Primary School’s Inter-house Sports day held at the National Stadium.
Harper ended with a total of 40 points in the under-11 boys division and did well for the successful Purple House team which ended the day on top with 546 points, prevailing over second place Blue House who ended on 500.50, while Gold House settled for third on 453 points. Red House dominated in 2014 and 2015 but this time around they were had to settle for fourth spot with 428.50 points.
Blue must be commended for putting up a great fight especially through victrix ludorum Tionce Walrond who gave an exceptional performance notching up 52 points in the under-13 girls division when she slammed the field in all her races. The class four student who has her eyes set on attending Queen’s College won her first event on the day which was the 600m open, and this was followed by wins in the 400m, 200m and 100m. She also came second in the cricket ball throw and fifth in the long jump.
The 11-year-old told Barbados TODAY her ability to run fast came naturally and even though she does not train with any club, she intends to take the sport even more seriously because her aim is to one day represent Barbados at the Olympics Games.
In the under-11 boys Harper was like a mini Bolt as he showed lots of speed in running away with the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m to the cheers of his supporters around the track.
Joshua Belgrave dominated the under-13 boys division and showed he was the fastest boy at the school winning the 100m, 200m and 400m for a total of 30 points.
Ebony Jones gave Red House something to cheer about when she blazed the track while tallying 33 points from wins in the 100m, 200m and long jump events. However she did not place in the top five in the cricket ball throw.
Tyisha Jordan of Blue House also had a great day in the under-nine girls age group when she won the 80m, 100m and 150m convincingly. Rashad Williams also of the under-nine division give Gold House a reason to smile when he crossed the line first in the 80m dash. He also finished second in the cricket ball throw and third in the 100m.
The under-sevens also had their moments and Robeka Cumberbatch of Blue and Amari Moore of the champion house both ended on 24 points each.