Victor ludorum Ratanang Barker exhibited sheer class to propel Green House to victory over Yellow House with 534.50 points at St Stephen’s Primary’s Inter-house School Sports held at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex today.
Yellow House won the title last year for the first time in many years but were unable to do the double today, crossing the finish line for second position overall with 494 points. Blue House placed third scoring 474 points and Red House were fourth with 439.50 points.
A mere point separated Barker, the Under-13 Boys Division champion, and last year’s victor ludorum Ziko Rogers of Red House who tallied 50 points, in the quest for the coveted ludorum prize.
Those two battled all day on track and finished one-two with Barker securing four wins in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m ahead of Rogers, a well-known name at the National Primary Schools Athletics Championship.
Despite losing the battle on track, Rogers, also a member of Paradise Youth Football Team, won the cricket ball throw in which Barker had to settle for fourth. While in the long jump, both Rogers and Barker had to give way to Mikhail Grant-Bennett of Yellow House as those two finished second and third respectively.
The race was also on for victrix ludorum honours and Kadia Rock of Yellow House competing in the Under-13 Girls age group, collected 48 points to grab top honours from Kenisha Straughan of Blue House in the Under-11 females category.
Rock was solid in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 600m and even had enough energy to anchor her team home in the girls’ medley relay. Rock was also second in the cricket ball throw. Meanwhile, Straughan dismissed the field as she won the 100m, 200m and 300m. She also took home gold in the long jump and was third in the 600m.
Ijae Ward topped the Under-11 Boys Division with a total of 41 points for Yellow House having won the 100m, cricket ball throw and long jump.
Gabriella Ifill of Blue House and Toshe Foster of Green House both accumulated 38 points respectively in the Under-nine female and male divisions. Meanwhile, Yellow House ruled proceedings in the Under-sevens with Mischa Ward (26 points) and Cashawn Bovell (30 points) dominating.