Yellow House Cougars scraped points from every angle to capture their second consecutive title at Wesley Hall Primary School Inter-house sports day and victrix ludorum Lanicia Harewood proved to be their trump card.
It was a close race on the track at the National Stadium but Yellow House prevailed to lift the trophy by a 24 point margin, accumulating 533 ahead of Red House’s 509. Those two were closely trailed by the once dominant Blue House with 500 points and Green House in fourth with 471.
Harewood, competing in the under-11 girls division, ended a hard day’s work on the track with 51 deserving points that resulted from winning the 400m, 200m, 100m, long jump and a second place in the 600m open behind Shanna Tudor.
Victor ludorum Malique Aimey made all-comers see Red in the under-nine boys age group. The diminutive lad showed a big heart to win the 80m, 100m, 150m and claim second spot in the long jump while collecting 44 points.
The under-11 boys division was also claimed by Yellow House compliments a speeding bullet by the name of Kevion Newton who tallied 36 points. A product of Jump Start Track Club coached by Jasper Blades, Newton, on crossing the finish line after winning the 100m, told the other competitors: “Ya Got to Catch Me” and from there on he went on to stamp his authority also winning the 200m and having the longest jump in his age group. He added a third place in the cricket ball throw to his day’s work.
Newton, the 2015 National Primary Schools Athletics Championship joint victor ludorum (along with Shamari Addison of St Alban’s primary), told Barbados TODAY he hadn’t been training as much for this 2016 season but intended to defend his title with everything he’s got.
“I don’t really train as much because I love cricket and football along with track and field. I can only do one or two the most so I can balance my academics but I still like running and I intend to win at NAPSAC,” he said. Newton was part of the victorious King Street, St Michael school’s cricket team last year.
In the under-13 boys division Darrion Nelson-Turton of Red House was the outstanding athlete with a total of 38 points. He won the 400m, 200m and the 100m and was second in the long jump. Ke-Anna Carrington of Yellow House captured the under-13 girls category with 29 points, placing first in the long jump, second in the 100m and third in the cricket ball throw.
Meanwhile the under-nine girls honours went to Jaslene Blair of Blue House with 28 points. She gave her fans something to shout about with wins in the 100m and 150m. She also got second position in the 80m dash behind Kiara Callender of Yellow House.