Yellow blazing hot
Six records were shattered today at Springer Memorial School Sports held at the National Stadium with Yellow House retaining the championship for the fourth straight year notching up 538.50 points.
Blue House took second position with 504 points while Purple House finished third after tallying 438.75 points. Red House accumulated 434.50 to take fourth position while Green House’s 393.25 points left them in last position.
Among the record-breaking performances was the explosive senior victrix ludorum Tristan Evelyn with 62 points. Evelyn of Yellow House made a strong statement on the track today showing that she will be a force to reckon with come the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships.
She broke top athlete Akela Jones’ previous record of 12.24 in the under-20 girls 100 metros setting a new mark of 11.95 seconds. Evelyn also equalled Jones’ record in the girls’ under-20 200m with a time of 24.69 seconds.
In addition Evelyn won the under-20 girls’ 400 metros, shot put, high jump, long jump and javelin. Junior victrix ludorum was Rosette Hoyte of Green House with 70 points competing among the under-15 girls. Hoyte broke the 800m and 400m records. She set a time of 1:01.15 in the 400m to dismiss the old record of 1:01.75. In the 800m she smashed her previous record of 2:36.87 to set a new time of 2:36.03. Hoyte was a clear favourite on the day and in addition to her record-breaking performances she won the 1500m, 200m and 100m, the shot put, long jump and high jump.
The other two records set were in the long distances. Drew-Ann Clarke broke the under-15 girls’ 1500m while representing Yellow House as she replaced the previous record of 5:56.00 with a new mark of 5:38.14. Jade Searles of Red House also wrote her name in the records book as she won the under-17 girls 1500m in a time of 5:27.72 to erase the previous record of 5:31.16. Another top athlete in the points was Shonte Seale who did well for Red House finishing with 55 points as she won the 100m, high jump and placed third in the discus throw.