Purple “Set F” House scored a whopping 904 points to run away as champions at Coleridge & Parry’s Inter-house sports held today at the National Stadium.
The new champions dethroned Red “Set B” House who tallied 838 and had been the champions for nine consecutive years. Blue “Set C” House came third with 565 points, Yellow “Set A” House was fourth with 468 points followed by Green “Set D” House with 385 points in fifth position and Orange “Set E” House sixth on 341 points.
Tania Batterfield of Yellow House produced a new record time of 25.98 in the under-15 girls 200m to erase Lyn-Marie Cox’s previous record of 26.17 set back in 1993. Batterfield also won the 100m and 400m.
There were three other records broken. Triston Gibbons of Red House produced a monstrous throw of 16.13m in the under-17 boys’ shot-put event at the school to erase Joseph Payne’s old record of 14.87m set 45 years ago in 1970. The under-17 boys’ long jump record also fell through Anderson Greaves of Blue House with a distance of 6.67m to remove the previous 6.50m mark from the record books. Enrique Babb of Purple House replaced the under-15 discus record of 32.52 with a new distance of 33.73.
There were other top performances which came from CARIFTA 400m gold medallist Sada Williams. Williams was unstoppable in the sprints winning the 100m, 200m and 400m for which she has the record but did not break this time around in what is her final year at Coleridge and Parry.
Purple House had the under-15 boys division all wrapped up thanks to Chad Ellis who was outstanding while winning the 100m, 200m and 400m respectively ahead of main rival Enrique Babb of the same house.
It was a great day on the track for Purple House who won the under-17 girls division thanks to Rheann Sealy who delivered big wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m.
In the under-13 girls division Mia Forde of Red House won the 100m, long jump and came third in the 200m sprint. Meanwhile in the under-13 boys a back and forth battle for supremacy between R’Mario Maxwell of Blue House and Dominic Cummins of Purple House saw the former wining the 100m, 200m and placing third in the 400m which was won by Cummins who give it his all to win that particular race.