Brathwaite ‘Gold’ House are the new champions of inter-house sports at the Ellerslie School after amassing a massive 845.50 points and dethroning last year’s winners Straughn ‘Blue’ House at the Usain Bolt Complex Friday.
At the luncheon break Brathwaite had a commanding lead of 125.5 points with their closest challengers being Gooding House who were on 521 at this stage and after the hour-long break little changed.
Second place initially went to Gooding ‘Green’ House which totalled 706 points, Straughn had to settle for third position with 668 points while fourth went to Trotman ‘Red’ House which ended the day on 514.50 points.
It was definitely a case of the headline not depicting the story, as two athletes hailing from the Straughn House dominated the day’s events from start to finish.
Despite the delayed start to proceedings Asia Foster made her victrix ludorum intentions known from the early in the Under-17 Girls 400m dash when she destroyed the field in a time of 25.93 seconds forcing her fellow house mate Akea Barton to take the silver ahead of Alisha Harris Babb of Braithwaite House in third place.
She is neither a sprinter nor long distance runner, but a Jill of all trades and this victory only proved to be the beginning of extreme dominance by Brathwaite who also took pleasure in winning the 1500, 800, 200, 100 and led her 4×100 relay team to glory. She took the top honours totalling 44 points.
Just like the girl’s division the boys’ was one-way traffic in the form of Foster’s housemate Ori Edwards. In every race he participated in with the exception of the 1500m the race was always on for second place as Edwards dismissed his rivals.
The 200m was one to watch, where he received stiff competition from Demetrius Richards of Brathwaite House and Jonathan Joseph of Straughn House but in a time of 25:38 seconds there was no sign of fatigue in sight as Edwards also took the 100m, 400m, 800m and long jump. He placed third in the javelin and eighth in the 1500m in all putting his individual score at 53 points, which were more than enough to cement the victor ludorum title.
Division champions are as follows:
Under 13 Girls – Shaniah Cummings (Gooding House) – 30 points
Under 13 Boys – Shadayne Philips (Trotman House)- 30 points
Under 15 Girls – Ronisha Griffith (Brathwaite House) – 34 points
Under 15 Boys – Randal Stephenson (Straughn House) – 40 points
Under 17 Girls – Asia Foster (Straughn House) – 44 points
Under 17 Boys – Ori Edwards (Straughn House) -53 points
Under 20 Girls – Kylah Jordan-Christie ( Brathwaithe House) – 49 points
Under 20 Boys – Tremaine Bruce (Gooding House) – 34 points