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All Blue for Daryll Jordan


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Ifill (Blue) House retained their title in emphatic fashion at Daryll Jordan’s Inter-House Athletics Championships at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex on Friday.

The repeat winners prevailed by 348 points, tallying 1 756 to beat distant second-placed Corbin (Red) House, who finished with 1 408. Ward (Green) and Jordan (Yellow) placed third and fourth with 1 223 and 1 019, respectively.

Along with winning the championship, another major highlight came for Blue in the form of senior victrix ludorum Jovanna Gustave erasing a 36-year old record in the Under-20 girls’ 100 metres.

She shattered Amenia Greaves’ former time of 12.20 seconds to clock a new record of 12.15 seconds.

Besides that event, Gustave competed in seven others, which allowed her to nab the top female title after finishing the day with 113 points.

She won the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres, was second in the long jump and high jump and third in the javelin throw.

Uroy Wint, also of Blue, was named senior victor ludorum with 84 points after he performed impressively in the Under-20 division.

He was the triple-crown champion in his division when he ran away with victories in the 100, 200 and 400 metres.  

Wint also gained gold when he succeeded at clearing the bar in the high jump event and but fell to third in the sand pit.

Red’s Jekeba Boyce took the junior crown with 75 points. Competing in the Under-13 division, she didn’t manage the clean sweep in the sprints but won the 100 and 400 metres, high jump, long jump and cricket ball throw.

Devere King was also strong in the Under-13 boys’ group and was the top junior boy with 94 points.

He won the 100, 200 and 400 metres and placed second in the 800 metres, long jump and cricket ball throw. King also achieved the winning throw in the javelin.

In the Under-20 boys’ competition, Dario King of Green erased Dominique Phillips distance of 6.69 metres set in 2003 to record 6.77 metres.

Red’s Rackeem Couse also shattered a record in the Under-20 boys’ 100 metres in the semi-finals when he beat Jason Farley’s 2001 time of 10.90 seconds to register 10.62 seconds. (RG)


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