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Fifth title for Blue

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Joint Division 3 boys’ champion Omega Georges on his way to winning the 100 metres.

(Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe.)

by Lindon Yarde There is still no change at the top of the empire of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School Inter-House Athletics Championships as Blue steamrolled the competition to win a fifth consecutive championship with 844 points on Friday at the National Stadium.

The other five Houses never turned up on what was nothing more than a mere execution of the final rights for the champs.

The points tally gives an accurate reflection of Blue House’s dominance.

Green got 581, White 523.5, Red 476.5, Orange 431.5 and Yellow 336.5.

The school’s organising committee may want to relook the number of Houses.

Too many of the Houses failed to field individuals and teams for races, which resulted in quite a few four, three and at times two-House races.

Look out for Carlos Barton, a first form student who ran away with the victor ludorum title as he contributed 74 points to the champion House.

He threw the javelin 16.73 metres, won the shot put with 6.79 and the discus 15.35.

He did not leave out the 100, 200 and 400 metres from his collection.

Victrix ludorum Shonica Griffith was the top Under-20 girl.

Unlike most, her strength is stamina, which she displayed in winning the 800 metres in 2:55.34, the 1 500 metres in 6:26.63 and the 3 000 metres. Her victories were backed up with secondplace efforts in the 200, 400 and the discus.

It was very tight for the Division 3 Boys’ championship which ended in a three-way tie involving Omega Georges, of White, Ikael Ellis, of Yellow and Kymarley Cruickshank of Green.

They collected 38 points.

Georges won the 100 and 400 metres and was third in the 200, 800 and 1 500 metres.

Above left,

Ariel Baird of Orange House was the Division 2 Girls’ champion.

At right,

first-former Carlos Barton of champions Blue House was the victor ludorum.

Also scoring a huge number of points was Orange’s Division 2 Girls’ champion Ariel Baird. She totalled 68.5 points earned through victories in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres.

In field events, she took the long jump and the high jump, and gave a good account in the 1 500 metres, finishing third.

The top Under-20 boy was Red House’s Makail Gittens with 57 points, while Dakota Graham Wilkinson, of Blue, was champion Division 4 girl with 45 points.

Ellis got gold in the 1 500 metres came home second in the 400 metres and was third in the 3 000 metres and the high jump.

Cruickshank won the 3 000 metres and was second in the 800 and the 1 500 metres.

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