Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mayers leads encore for Alleyne


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Antone Mayers steered Alleyne House (Blue) to another title at the Princess Margaret Inter-house Athletic Championships at the National Stadium last Friday.

Cocks (Red), the champion house for five straight years before Alleyne halted their rule last year, were second with 671 points.

Greenhalgh (Green) and Peebles (Purple) placed third and fourth with 653 and 588 points, respectively.


Victor ludorum


Mayers, who competed in the Under-17 division, claimed the victor ludorum title after collecting 66 points.

He participated in eight events, capturing gold in the discus with a throw of 32.98 metres and in the javelin with a hurl of 39.50 metres.

The 16-year-old was second in the 100 metres in 11.97 seconds, the 200 metres in 24.31 seconds,  the 400 metres in 56.37 seconds, the 800 metres in two minutes, 28.73 seconds and the shot put with a throw of 40.09 metres.

Mayers also took third place in the 1 500 metres in 5 minutes, 35.13 seconds.


High five


Anika Blackman of Cocks won five events, shattering three records in the process, to be named victrix ludorum with 56 points.

She erased three marks previously set by Nikita Alleyne in the 100, 200 and 400 metres.

In the 100 metres she clocked 12.95 seconds, eclipsing the 2015 time of 13.62 seconds, and in the 200 metres she registered 26.50 seconds, beating the 2011 time of 28.15 seconds. In the 400 metres, she recorded 65.46 seconds, shaving about 3.44 seconds off Alleyne’s mark (68.90 seconds).

The 15-year-old also won the 800 metres in 3 minutes, 06.50 seconds, and the 1 500 metres in 7 minutes, 40.06 seconds, and was third in the shot put with 6.34 metres.

Under-20 boys’ division champion Matthew Clarke of Alleyne also did his part for the champion house, gaining 34 points.

He won the 800 metres in 2:29.38 minutes, and the 1 500 metres in 5:27.57 minutes. Clarke also took silver in the 400 metres in 55.15 seconds.

Red’s Darrion Nelson-Turton emerged as the Under-15 boys’ champion after winning two events in record-breaking times, and taking two second places and a third place.

His records came in the 400 metres, in which he clocked 59 seconds flat, one minute and 53 seconds inside the old mark, and the 200 metres (24.57 seconds).

Nelson-Turton was second in the 100 metres (12.39 seconds) and 800 metres (2 minutes, 38.34 seconds) and third in the 1 500 metres (6 minutes, 26.44 seconds). (RG)


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