Set E amassed a total of 648 points to be crowned the new champions of inter-house sports at the Combermere school Friday.
When the day’s proceedings got underway at the school’s Waterford, St Michael grounds, it seemed to be more of the same as last year’s winners Set B – Red, looked on course to retaining their title but fate had its way and it wasn’t to be.
Before the first relay was ran Set E were already in celebratory mode well aware of their 28 point lead on Set B who were fighting hard to defend their bragging rights and make it a third victory in as many years.
And when the baton races were over they had much more to shout about.
Initially Set B had no choice but to settle for second place with 594 points, Set D – Green were third accumulating 582 points, fourth position went to Set A – Navy Blue which had 462 points, Set C took fifth with 401 while 6th place belonged to Set F – Royal Blue, which finished with 393 points.
The name around the Waterford playing field was that of victrix ludorum Akilah Blackman and whenever this young lady stepped on the track she had the spectators’ full attention.
Blackman totally dominated Division one as her intentions of becoming divisional champion were made known from early when she won the girls open 800m.
She then demolished the field in the girls 100m dash in a time of 13.60 seconds finishing ahead of Ka-Neil Gale of Set B and Shanna Adams of Set F.
If anyone had thought that Blackman’s victory in the 100m signalled that she was finished for the day it meant the complete opposite. She had just got started as she went on win the 200m, 400m, triple jump, was second in the high jump and fourth in the 3000m scoring 66 points for her Set.
The fastest boy at the Combermere is Deandre Harris who hails from Set E, but after winning the 100m in the division one boys category in 11.57 seconds and also taking the 200m, Apage Foster of Set A was named the victor ludorum gaining 62 points and winning the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and high jump and he also featured in six other events though not placing.
The divisional champions are as follows: Girls: Division one – Akilah Blackman – Set C 66 points; Division two – Jada Smith Padmore – Set D 64 points; Division three – Jada Haynes – Set B 28 points; Division four – Myesha Raymond – Set E 28 points.
Boys: Division one – Apage Foster – Set A 62 points; Division two – Brandon Lewis – Set F 58 points; Division three – Aquon Waithe – Set E 50 points; Division four – Ethan Taylor – Set A 28 points.