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Red reigns supreme

Red lightning! (left to right) Romario Yearwood, Matthew Waithe, Rivaldo Rochester and Joshua Roberts..

Red lightning! (left to right) Romario Yearwood, Matthew Waithe, Rivaldo Rochester and Joshua Roberts..

Red House retained their title as athletics champions of Sharon Primary yesterday at the Bridgefield, St. Thomas playing field.

The 2012 champs blew away all competition with a whopping 612 points, easily outdistancing Blue, Yellow and Green House.

Blue House took second place with 529 points, Green House came third with 475 points and Yellow House had to settle for fourth spot with 334 points. For Green House, their third place finish would have been particularly pleasing after finally lifting themselves from their regular cellar position.

Red House’s Under Nine athlete Jalanne Best, with 50 points, emerged as the victor ludorum, while U-13 Tanicya King of Blue House copped 54 points to win the victrix ludorum title.

Best had wins in the 200m, 100m, 150m, standing broad-board jump and the cricket ball throw. King registered victories in the 600 m, standing broad-board jump, 100m, 400m, 200m, and placed second in the cricket ball throw.

Other athletes stood out on the day. Blue House’s Samiya Dell emerged as the U-9 division champ with 44 points; Red House’s Savion Hoyte accumulated 46 points for Red House and also took the U-11 division title; Keeanna Lopez of Green House was the U-11 division title winner with 28 points; and Romario Yearwood’s 32 points for Red House were enough to make him the U-13 division champ.

The youngsters were also involved in several novelty events, including the tug-o-war, sack race and garbage collection races.

Old scholars, teachers and parents were given a chance to get in on the action with races dedicated to them.

All in all, it was a fabulous day for everyone involved.†(WG)

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