Alleyne House all the way
blue the kings of alleyne school sports
It was not really a portent for tomorrow but Blue ruled Red yesterday as The Alleyne School held its Inter-house Sports Day at the Belleplaine, St. Andrew playing-field.
Alleyne Blue House tallied 919 points to out-distance Haynes Red House which scored 859 points, Read Yellow House that finished on 717 points and the fourth-placed Cumberbatch Green House which ended some way off the top contenders on 543 points.
Though they might not have produced the top rated male and female athletes of the meet, consistent performances throughout the divisions ensured that Alleyne House painted the pasture blue.
Victor ludorum was Haynes House’s Tre Alleyne, who captured 70 points among the Division 5 boys, had wins in† the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. He also had been equally successful on the field in the long jump, discus and shot put.
Ka-Neil Gale, also of Haynes House, was the class act in Division three, copping wins in the 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m and shot put. She also had a second place in the long jump and finished third in the discus throw to finish with an overall 79 points.
Though she did not emerge victrix ludorum, one of the outstanding performers on the day was Haynes House’s Chloe Lucas. She had wins in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m to come away with the Division 4 title and 56 points.
Other divisional winners were Division 5’s Tawnisha Clarke of Alleyne House (44 points); Read House’s Shaquon Glasgow in Division 4 (46 points); Alleyne House’s Renaldo Trim in Division 3 (53 points); Cumberbatch House’s Meshunda Graham in Division 2 (43 points); Alleyne House’s Romario Yarde-Steed (50 points); Alleyne House’s Ashley Marshall in Division 1 (49 points); and Read House’s Wade Garner in Division 1 (64 points).
Garner had a particularly good afternoon with wins in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m, as well as the long jump. He had a great come-from-behind victory in the 800m that brought perhaps the most vociferous cheer from spectators when he pipped Pius Emilien for the win after making his move on the race leader with about 200 metres to go.††