Talma’s time to shine
It was nothing short of an exciting climax to Christ Church Foundation’s Inter-House Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium today as Talma “Purple” House emerged as champions with a whopping 891 points.
They finished well ahead of the second-placed Inniss “Blue” House which tallied 787.5 points and last year’s champions Wellington “Red” House which finished in third position with a total of 767.5 points. Skeete “Gold” House took fourth position with 703 points while in cellar position was Lynch “Green” House with 323 points.
In a day of keen competition three records were shattered in the under-13 girls’ division and the under-20 boys 4×400 metres relay.
In the 400 metres under-13 girls’ race, Rishaunna Padmore of Talma House dismantled the previous record of 1:04.90 to set a new mark of 1:04.43. While Jaliyah Denny of Lynch House erased the old mark of 28.20 to set a new mark of 27.28 in the under-13 girls’ 200 metres.
Meanwhile in the final exciting race of the day, Inniss House set a new record in the under-20 boys’ 4×400 metros relay which saw the previous record being reduced from 3:49:67 to 3:45:36 by Mikkail Brathwaite running in lane one, followed by Josiah Atkins, Lezron Robinson and anchor Rio Williams.
Senior victor ludorum in the Under-17 division, Rio Williams of Inniss House had every reason to smile as he won the 1500m, 800m, placed second in the 5000m, long jump and triple jump, while placing third in the 400m and the javelin event to tally 75 points.
The junior victor ludorum was Rashae Walkes of Talma House who accumulated 48 points after winning the under-15 boys’ high jump, while placing second in the 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and the long jump.
In the under-20 girls’ division Brette Lawrence of Skeete House was crowned victrix ludorum with 85 points after winning the 400m, high jump, javelin, long jump, triple jump, while placing third in the girls’ shot put and 800m.
Meanwhile victrix ludorum among the junior girls, Cheyanne Cummins of Wellington House, scored 63 points for her house as she won the 3000m, 1500m, 800m and long jump, placed second in the 400m and shot put and took third place in the 100m in the under-15 division.
Physical education teacher, Seibert Straughan, said the top athletes would be given iPads for their efforts from old scholar, Winston Smith.