Defending champions Pinto ‘Green’ House fortified their dynasty by capturing an 11th consecutive title with 310 points at the St Cyprian’s Boys’ Inter-house Sports held today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.
A total of 38 points separated second place finishers Marshall ‘Yellow’ House on 243 from Tyrone ‘Red’ House with 205 in third place. Hazelwood ‘Blue’ House were fourth with 176 points under sunny weather conditions today.
The National Primary Schools Athletics Championship is set to run off next week on Monday, February 12th at the Usain Bolt Complex and the boys from Brittons Cross Road have two big contenders in Jayden Green of Hazelwood House and Amari Forde of Pinto House both in the Under-13 Division.
Green is a former student of Eden Lodge Primary and a known face at NAPSAC, having competed over the past few years against the likes of Shamari Addison of St Alban’s Primary and Kevion Newton of Wesley Hall Primary. He was unstoppable this afternoon despite a commendable effort from Forde who breathed down his neck for most of the events. The two youngsters matched stride for stride until Green eventually touched down to win the 100m, 200m and 400m ahead of Forde.
The Pinto pair of Thierry Alleyne and Tre Inniss dominated the 800m by securing first and second place finishes respectively.
Jordan Adams was the dominant force in the Under-11 age group, comfortably winning the 100m, 200m and 300m for Pinto House. Adams was second in the cricket ball throw to Kymani Jones of Marshall House.
Alex Stewart of Marshall House, a junior national squash player, won the Under-13 cricket ball throw while Asher Branford of Hazelwood House topped the Under-nine. Joshua Bend of Pinto House captured the Under-seven tennis ball category and Jalen Alleyne also of Pinto took the honours in the Under-five division.
Zarell Harding had speed to burn as he won the Under-nine 200m followed by housemate Luke Spencer of Tyrone House. In the 80m and 100m, Harding had to settle for second behind Gabriel Sealy of Marshall House.
Keidon Waterman of Pinto House stole the spotlight in the Under-seven Boys 60m dash with a rather easy victory.
In the relays, Marshall House accounted for the Under-nine and 11 4x100m while Pinto House won the Under-13 4x100m and 800m-sprint medley respectively.