Haynes ‘Red’ House, led by victrix ludorum Brieanna Boyce, ran away as champions of The Alleyne School Inter-house Sports held today at the National Stadium.
Read ‘Yellow’ House were in the driver’s seat at one point today, leading the points standings but coming down the home stretch this afternoon Haynes House pulled away from the field to tally 1050 points. Read House finished second with 947, Cumberbatch ‘Green’ House registered 796 points for third place and last year’s champions Alleyne ‘Blue’ House scoring 765 points to finish fourth.
Boyce in her first year at the school showed great potential especially in the Under-13 Girls 400m when she ran 1:03.70 to write her name in the school’s history books and erase a 37- year-old record of 1:05.00 held by Donna Haynes. She also won the 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump and discus while placing third in the 1500m to score 71 points and complete an awesome day for her house.
That record was among a few others that fell today on track. Victor ludorum Kuron Griffith of Cumberbatch House was also among those setting new marks while competing in the Under-20 Boys Division. Griffith who trains with University of the West Indies Blackbirds, dismissed the 200m field in record time, running 21.67 to take over from Corey Blanche who set a record of 21.80 back in 1996. Griffith won the 100m, came second in the 400m, 800m, discus, shot put and long jump.
Over the years, Alleyne School have struggled to make the top five in both the girls and boys competition at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championship (BSSAC) but there are a few bright prospects among the juniors that look ready to perform in a few weeks time.
In the Under-17 Division Shemia Odaine of Haynes House featured prominently with 64 points while Akil Howell of Read House was also quite impressive. They dominated proceedings all day long in their respective divisions, showing great form, particularly Odaine who trains with Pacers Track Club. She was victrix ludorum last year in the Under-15 Division. Meanwhile Howell with 41 points ruled over the Under-17 Boys field quite easily, stopping the clock at 51.46 to set a new record in the 400m that replaced the 51.49 set by Lee-Andre Walker last year.
Haynes House’s Chloe Lucas made it all look too easy in the Under-20 Girls Division. She contributed a total of 66 points and began the day on a high when she broke the 400m record of 1:00.40 set by Peta Smith, installing a new time of 1:00.04. She also won the 100m and 200m very convincingly.
In the junior Division, Samuel Price earned 58 points for his efforts of winning the Under-15 Boys 100m, 200m and 400m for Alleyne House.
The Under-15 Girls Division champion also hailed from Alleyne House in the form of Dalacia Williams who notched 35 points. Alleyne House swept away most of the junior division events with Alicia Miller also topping the Under-15 Girls A with 64 points while Tristan Gill of Haynes House took home the Under-15 Boys A with 28 points.
Achilles Browne of Red House was fast enough to run away with the Under-13 Boys Division title with 58 points.