Yellow House’s stinging bees added more honey to the hive, repeating as track queens at the National Stadium today when Springer Memorial held their inter-house sports.
601.50 points were more than enough to garner victory as Purple House Titans finished runners-up amassing 506.50 points, Blue Blazers Mofyah were third securing 468.50 points, fourth place went to the Green Tigers who totalled 397.50 points while Red House came fifth with 384 points.
If Springer Memorial are to snatch back the girls Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) title from the grip of Christ Church Foundation, junior victrix ludorum Briana Baird, senior Drew-Ann Clarke and Sierra Coward will be used as major tools.
Clarke produced a whopping 90 points for the champion house. She won the 400m in her division ahead of her teammate Tricia Phillips who took the silver and Neviandra Greenidge of Blue House claiming the bronze.
Despite winning that race, Clarke had to settle for silver in all her other events as Sierra Coward proved to be the sprint queen of the school.
Coward who represented Blue House first won the Division one Girls’ 100m dash in a time of 12.82 seconds ahead of Purple’s Saquonna Scott and Red House’s Marissa Watts who was third.
Sierra then completed the sprint double comfortably when she eased to victory in the 200m in 26.04 seconds edging out Clarke and Scott.
In the junior division there was no stopping Baird as she destroyed the Division five girls.
Baird’s first seven victims were in the 100m dash. In a time of 14.37 seconds she came to the top of the class, Sarah Ann Alleyne was forced to take the second position while Shania Hunte grabbed third.
The 12-year-old Baird showed no signs of fatigue all day long as winning the 100m was the first of what later turned out to be a clean sweep of her events.
When the girls were placed under the starter’s orders of physical education teacher Julie Phillips, Baird showed her dominance yet again as she won the 400m.
Well if spectators thought they had seen something special earlier, little did they know more was yet to come.
Baird showed that she has taken a liking for the 200m distance when she demolished her challengers in 28.70 seconds, but it still wasn’t enough to match or remove a record set by Tristan Evelyn back in 2010.
Niomi Forde-Hinds also gave Blue House something to shout about winning 100m and 200m in division three. Mention must also be made of Jasena Nurse who won both the 400m and 75m hurdles for Purple House in division four.
Division champions are as follows: Division 1 – Drew-Ann Clarke – 90 points; Division 2 – Julisa Jones-Smith – 65 points; Division 3 – Maliah Edwards – 60 points; Division 4 – Jasena Nurse – 60 points; Division 5 – Briana Baird – 68.50 points.