The day belonged to Orange House who are once again champions after accumulating 905 points at Queen’s College’s inter-house sports day held at the National Stadium today.
Shanna Skeete tallied 61 points for Orange House and in the process captured the victrix ludorum title. She was one of the main factors that led Blue House to have to settle for second position with 827.5 points and Yellow House, third, with 814 points. Red House tallied 771.5 points, Green House had 733 and Purple House scored 611 points for fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Skeete, who dominated the division one girls, was victorious in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, placed second in the 100m and third in the 200m and shot put.
Division two athlete Akem Callender of Red House was named victor ludorum after collecting 71 points. Callender won the long jump, came second in the triple jump, 1500m, 800m, 400m, 200m and 100m.
Niara Forde with 62 points for Blue House topped the division two girls while housemate Vasia Boyce with a tally of 28 points captured the division four girls honours. In division three Chelsea St Hill of Green House was tops with 31 points.
Among the top male performers were Adams Niles of Red House whose 62 points saw him winning division one; Joshua Spencer of Yellow House who took division three honors with 43 points; and Brandon Morris of Purple House who copped division four with 38 points.
Queen’s College are the defending boys champion at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC) and after today’s inter-house sports, QC coach Bryan Holder told Barbados TODAY they were not as fully prepared as they would like to be but added it was what happened on the day that mattered.
“We are not fully prepared yet but we have just about a month or so and we will fine-tune what we have to get to the championship in the best fashion that we can,” Holder said.
He assured that they would be working on their relay teams, field event competitors as well as the hurdlers.
“Last year at BSSAC our performances in the hurdles were not what we were accustomed having and if we can get it back up to the level that we are accustomed we would be a lot better off,” Holder said, while adding that one focus in the QC camp would be to get the girls to participate at a much higher standard.
“We have certainly seen a drop in the level of participation among the girls but they are some bright sparks among our junior girls this year in first form. So we are optimistic that will continue for a few years and we would again emerge at the top of the girls standings,” he said.
(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)