All the buzz on the silver screen might be about the Black Panther but today at the National Stadium it was the Yellow House Panthers who were in the fast lane for a second consecutive year when the 2018 edition of Queen’s College’s inter-house sports day was held.
Victor ludorum Samuel Alkins and Division One king Ajani Ince were among many that piloted the reigning champions to a total of 867 points. The closest to that were the Blue House Bulldogs on 792.16 points and Green House Dragons with 681.33 to complete the top three out of the six houses.
Placing fourth were Red House Mad Dogs who accumulated 634.50 points followed by Orange House Cheetahs on 536 for fifth position and Purple House Phoenix with 465 points in sixth place.
The vibes were as lively as they could get with the sweet rhythm of the drums and lots of chants reverberating around the track. So entertaining it was that several people frequently gathered around the drummers and danced while the athletes performed on the track.
Among the top performers was Alkins who accumulated 62 points from victories in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and high jump. He also placed third in the triple jump and fourth in the 100m which was won by Joshua Thornhill in 11.70 seconds.
Victrix ludorum honours went to Dana Brathwaite of Green House. She accounted for a whopping 84 individual points. Brathwaite won the long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and 400m. But she had to settle for second place in the 100m and 200m behind main rival and housemate Dominique Lafond. Brathwaite was also second in the javelin but came third in the triple jump and in a distant sixth position in the 1500m.
Division One king was Ajani Ince of Yellow House. He secured 59 points after coming out on top in the long jump, high jump, triple jump, and javelin. He also did well to win the 100m sprint but had to be content with second best in the 200m.
The Division Two Girls title went to Kamille Gaskin-Griffith of Purple House and her 79 points were as a result of dominating the long jump, discus, javelin and 200m. In the high jump, triple jump, shot put and 400m Gaskin- Griffith placed second for an overall highly proficient day at the stadium.
Alysha Mascoll had Red House supporters going crazy as she dominated Division Three by registering 41 points. She won the high jump, long jump, came second in the discus, fourth in the shot put and javelin and seventh overall in the 100m.
Blue House were unstoppable in Division Three with the ever-impressive Shakobe Bentham. For his contribution, Bentham won the 400m, 800m and 1500m and had a second best time of 25.01 seconds to Sean Raphael who clocked 24.47 seconds in the 200m.
Blue House also raked in Division Four honours when Janae Estwick ran away with the 100m, 200m and 400m for 30 points among the girls.
Orange House were silent on the track the majority of the day but Jayden Odel gave them something to shout about by taking honours as Division Four champion with 29 points. Odel did not win any of his events but came second in the high jump and 800m, third in the long jump and fourth in the 200m.