In a fight that went to the very end, the aptly named Red House Warriors edged out defending champions, the Blue House Titans in a scintillating finish to capture the sports’ title at the Bayley’s Primary School.
In one of the closest margins of victory in recent times, the Warriors pulled out all the punches to finish with 430 points, a mere five more points than the Titans who ended on 425 points.
The Yellow House Gazelles limped into third position with 389 points, while the Green Giants were cut down to size, bringing up the rear on 371 points.
With just eight events left, the Titans actually held a slender eight-point lead (238) over the Warriors (230).
However, led by an unbeaten performance from Tiana Burke and spirited running by Shakir Alleyne, the Warriors were able to overtake the Titans.
Although the individual champions were not available up to press time, Burke is likely to be crowned the victrix ludorum.
Competing among the Under-13 girls’, she easily won the 100m, 200m and 400m events, while also anchoring the 4x100m relay team to victory.
Meanwhile, Alleyne was involved in an all-day tussle with Under-13 boys’
rival Kyson Hinkson-Crichlow of Green house.
Hinkson-Crichlow could boast of being the fastest boy in the school by virtue of winning the 100 meters, not once but twice, after the initial race was called back, with Alleyne placing second.
However, Alleyne turned the tables in the 200 meters, finishing strongly to win the race ahead of a tiring Hinkson-Crichlow.
Hinkson-Crichlow had the last laugh though, piloting his relay team to victory over Alleyne’s Warriors, which placed second. (RB)