Golden girls too good
It was a three-peat for Yellow House yesterday at Springer Memorial Inter-House Sports held at the grounds of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.
They topped the five houses with 529.5 points, ahead of Red House which tallied 477.75, Blue House which came third with 415.25, Purple House which counted 329 points and last but by no means disgraced, Green House, on 327.75 points.
Yellow House’s star performer was Tanice Watson, who copped 64 points which was good enough for her to emerge as victrix ludorum.
Watson, competing among the senior girls, excelled on the field with wins in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Watson virtually competed in everything on offer, from shot put to relays, and invariably collected points throughout the day.
Multi-discipline participation has become a tradition at the Government Hill school.
Yellow House’s Tristan Evelyn, back from an injury-induced lay-off, was the top performer among division two girls with 44 points. She had wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Tiffany Lovell of Green House also finished with 44 points in this division, while Alisha Haynes scored 41 points for Blue House. Haynes had wins in the 100m and 200m.
Rosetta Hoyte, the former outstanding primary school athlete, dominated among the division three girls tallying 56 points for Green House. She was also the junior victrix ludorum. Hoyte won the 800m in a new record time of 2.36.19. She also won the 100m, 200m and 400m in dominant fashion.
Destiny Straughan of Red House was the outstanding division four athlete, accumulating 54 points, to finish ahead of Yellow House’s Joanne Clarke (50.50) and Blue House’s Sherita Coward (46). Straughan had wins in the 100m, 400m and 200m.In division five, Shaquanta Scott of Purple House emerged the best in her class with 46 points, edging out Shontae Sealy of Red House with 45 points and Velcina Hunte of Purple House on 44 points. Scott won the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Also performing well yesterday was Yellow House’s Drew Clarke with a record-setting time of five minutes, 30.94 seconds in the 3 000m for junior girls. Jade Searles of Red House also broke two records in the 1 500 metres (5.08.16) and 3 000 metres (11.49.81) among the division one girls.†††