Red blaze the track
Four-time victrix ludorum Gabriela Yearwood of Red House blazed the track of the National Stadium yesterday to score a massive 50 points while helping Red House to run away as the new champions at George Lamming Primary School with 537 points.
That tally was just enough to edge Gold House into second position with 512 points, while defending champions Purple House had to settle for third position with 458 points and Blue House finished fourth with 422.
Yearwood won the under-11 girls’ 400 metros, the long jump, placed second in the 100 and 200 metres and came third in the girls’ cricket ball throw. Shawneko Moore of Gold House was victor ludroum with 45 points and was simply a cut above the rest. He won the 100m, 200m, 800m and the long jump.
It was truly a highly competitive day on the track between Red and Gold House and was exemplified by the tussle in the under-11 division between Yearwood and Tionce Walrond of Blue House. Waldron won the 100m and 200m and placed second in the cricket ball throw and third in the 400m.
In the under-11 boys, Ramiro Dates of Red House emerged as divisional champion with 34 points with house-mate Rjay McCollin close behind on 31 points and Gold House’s Joshua Belgrave third with 19. This trio had some stirring battles on the track but it was Dates who got the better of the two winning the 100m, 200m, placing second in the 400m and taking third position in the long jump.
Division champion among the under-13 girls was Titania Ramsey of Gold House. She amassed 21 points after placing second in the 200m and third in the 600m. In the under-seven girls’ division, Karisha Layne of Red House was tops with 18 points and Tymani Jordan of Blue House tallied 15 to emerged the best under-seven athlete.
Among the other divisional champions scorching the Stadium track were Red House’s Kiara Barker who captured 42 points among the under-nine girls and Xavier Harper of Purple House who was the best under-nine athlete with 20 points.