Saturday, April 13, 2024

Purple reign at Foundation

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CHRIST CHURCH FOUNDATION’S athletes gave a solid performance at their inter-house sports at the National Stadium yesterday, hinting that the school could be in the mix at this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC).

On a day Talma (Purple) retained their title with 960.5 points, staving off the challenge from Wellington (Red), who ended with 947.5, CARIFTA hopeful Josiah Atkins stole the spotlight, shattering a 17-year record in the Under-17 boys’ 200 metres.

Atkins obliterated Kevin Bartlett’s 1997 record of 22.10 seconds with a sizzling 21.86 seconds, just outside the CARIFTA standard of 21.75 as he left Shashamani Kellman (22.50) in his wake.

He also won the 100 (11.14) and 400 (50.78) yesterday to add to long jump and discus victories, enroute to 78 points, but was edged out for the victor ludorum crown by his Inniss (Blue) housemate Rio Williams (80 points).

ezrastuart@nationnews.com

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