After a three-year drought, Alleyne House (Blue) amassed 1116.50 points to dethrone last year’s champions Haynes (Red) during the Alleyne School’s Inter-house sports held yesterday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.
At the meet, the best of Alleyne School’s athletes, including victrix ludorum and North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Under-15 bronze medalist Brieanna Boyce of Haynes and victor ludorum Ranaco Browne of Alleyne, were all on show.
It was a close race for second position between Cumberbatch (Green) 891 and former title holders Haynes (Red) 888 points for third while Read (Yellow) 659.50 finished fourth.
Both Boyce and Browne tallied 77 points each for their respective houses.
Boyce, a two-time victrix ludorum at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship got the day off to an impressive start when she clocked a record breaking time of 58.07 seconds in the 400m.
The former record of 59.83 seconds was set in 2017 by Shemia Odaine. Boyce went on to unleash other quality performances in the 100m (12.67) and 200m (25.55), winning those events.
Browne, the most outstanding male athlete clocked a winning time of 56.08 seconds in the Under-15 boys’ 400m. He further impressed with 12.13 seconds in the 100m and went on to achieve his third gold medal of the day with a time of 24.70 seconds in the 200m.
Five records fell this year and CARIFTA athlete and top quartermiler Tafari Bishop was on that list. Bishop accumulated 68 points for Cumbermatch House and gave a stellar performance including a 1:59 record showing in the Under-20 boys’ 800m.
Fellow housemate and Under-20 girls’ champion Lanesha Brathwaite of Cumberbatch starred with 67 points and completed the 100m, 200m and 400m sweep.
Under-13 girls’ division champion Aniya Nurse of Haynes with a contribution of 70 points was first to cross the finish line in 59.89 seconds to eclipse the old record of 1:01 set in 2017 by Boyce.
A standout athlete that came through the ranks of the NAPSAC representing Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary, Nurse was unmatched in the 100m and 200m as well.
Under-13 male champion Ravaldo Browne scored 68 points having won the 100m, 200m, 400m for Cumberbatch.
Ironically, Kriston Nurse of Alleyne and Zakeila Small of Cumberbatch tallied 53 points each for top honours in the Under-15A division. Kenechi Jederon-Harris of Haynes with 54 points captured the Under-15 girls’ age group.
The Under-17 boys’ category was won by Tyreke Bailey-Edwards of Haynes totalling 47 points. Despite emerging male champion for that division, Bailey-Edwards, a national Under-15 football captain had to contend with speedster Achilles Browne of Read. Browne did the sprint double of 11.40 seconds in the 100m and 23.32 in the 200m.
Bailey-Edwards was second best in the 100m (11.47) and came third in 200m (23.87) behind Nikkolai Kennedy of Haynes who came second in a time of 23.32 seconds.