Defending champions Red House Lions are on the verge of relinquishing their title at the Luther Thorne Memorial Inter-house Sports. That is unless the infants can pick up some much-needed points tomorrow when the overall champions will be determined.
But as it stands after junior sports held today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, the Green Mean Machines dominated the track to finish the day with 636 points. They are ahead of Yellow Tigers in second position on 628, followed by Red House on 569 in third place and Blue Blazers with 453 points in fourth place.
It will take a special performance from the Red House infants if they are to stand a chance of retaining the title but first they will need to clear a deficit of 67 points to take over the lead from Green House.
The green machines were unstoppable and posed a threat to all competitors in each division, especially the Under-nines. Gia Greenidge collected 50 individual points winning the Under-nine females 80m, 100m, 150m, long jump and cricket ball throw.
Macaiah Brathwaite stamped his authority in the Under-nine Boys age group and will definitely be one to watch at the National Primary Schools Athletics Championship. Today he slammed the field in convincing fashion, powering his way to victory in the 80m, 100m and 150m to end the day on 30 points.
The Under-11 Girls category belonged to Daija Forde of Green House, tallying 30, as she dominated proceedings to capture the 100m, 200m and 400m. Similarly, the Under-13 Girls Division also went to Green House, compliments Nitara Clarke who collected 20 points after crossing the finish line first in the 200m and 400m.
Yellow House had something to rejoice about when their star athlete Joshua Arthur won the Under-11 Boys 100m and long jump but placed sixth in the 200m for a total of 23 points.
Red House secured the Under-13 Male Division through Le-Bron Horne-Small with a tally of 28 points. He won the 100m, 400m and placed second in the 200m.
Infants’ sports start around 10 a.m. tomorrow on the school grounds.