The battle for supremacy went right down to the wire and in the end it was Red House who pipped Yellow House by three and a half points to win Bay Primary’s Inter-house sports held at the school today.
Red House were on a mission to dethrone Yellow House and they succeeded with much effort while tallying 416 points to Yellow House’s 413.50. Blue House finished third with 410 points and Green House were fourth with 363.50. The fact that Yellow House were unable to field an under-nine 4x100m relay team might have cost them the chance of repeating as champions.
Despite that they had many reasons to smile and Amir Gustave was one of them. He is without doubt the fastest boy at Bay Primary and today he won the under-13 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and cricket ball throw to end his finial year at the school on a high with 48 points and the victor ludorum trophy.
The under-13 girls division was so close organisers needed photo finish to decide who topped that age group. But in the end it was a tie for victrix ludorum between Xiomara Aymes of Blue House and Danika Roachford of Green House with 40 points.
Aymes got her campaign off to a good start by winning the 600m open at the start of the day’s proceedings. That was followed by and outstanding run in the 100m, 200m and 400m, all of which she won ahead of main rival Roachford who was second in the 600m, 400m, 200m and came third in the 100m. Roachford was determined to win at least one event over Aymes and it came through the cricket ball throw when she gave it her all on the third and final attempt.
Kevianna Holder starred with 38 points in the under-11 girls category for Red House who already have the under-13 division covered for next year once Holder is around. She won the cricket ball throw and made opponents see only red on the track in the 100m and 400m. But she had to settle for second in the 200m which was won by Tanesha Arthur of Green House.
Jalon Howell of Green House and Keilian Lockhart of Blue topped the males under-11 division with a tally of 26 points. It was a battle to the finish-line between those two and Lockhart had bragging rights when he won the 100m and 200m but Howell ensured he had the last laugh when he powered his way to victory in the 400m.
Another jostle for top honours came in the under-nine boys division between Sadiq Austin of Red House and Anthony Spooner-Sealy or Blue House with 28 points respectively. Austin was first in the 80m and 100m and had to settle for second in the 150m behind Spooner-Sealy who had the strongest arm in the cricket ball throw and was second in the 100m.
In the under-nine girls Caira Nash of Red House gave her house 28 valuable points while winning the 80m and 100m. However, she was edged out at the tape in the 150m by Latavia Joseph-Greenidge of Yellow House.