Yellow dynasty continues
Adams “Yellow” House marked another milestone when they captured their 38th consecutive inter-house athletics title with a tally of 564 points at St Leonard’s Boys’ sports held at the National Stadium today.
The real battle came between Worrell “Red” House who came second with 391 points and King “Orange” House who were third with 335 points. Hackett “Green” House took fourth position with 304 points, Springer “Blue” House were fifth with 266.50 points and Carver “Purple” House’s 205.50 points got them sixth position.
There was a tie for victor ludorum between Maleik Small of Adams House and Jumulah Estwick of Worrell House with 46 points apiece.
In the under-15 division Small produced a 38.77m throw in the javelin which was the longest in that division along with the discus which he threw 25.80m and the shot put 10.49m. He ran 12.85 for second in the 100m which was won by Romario Cottoy of Adams House in 12.64 while in the 200m he had to settle for second place with 25.74 while Jaiden Miller of King House won in a time of 25.65 seconds.
Estwick also in the under-15 division slammed all-comers in the 800m in which he ran 2:12.41; the 400m which he took in 56.66; and the high jump which he scaled at 1.55m. However in the shot put his 9.93m throw was good enough only for second place and he came seventh in the discus with a distance of 19.41m compared to Small’s 25.80m.
Tremar Parris of King House topped the under-17 boys division with 45 points which was accumulated through the 100m which he won in 12.01 and the long jump at 5.59m. In the 1500m Parris was third in 4:59.33 behind Rojay-Nathan Greenidge of Adams House who won in 4:33.55 and Reon Wharton of King House whose 4:55.68 earned him second place. Parris was second in the high jump at 1.60m, similar to Worrell House’s Romario Yarde’s 1.60m. The latter was declared the winner by the judges.
Chemar Holder of Springer House was the star performer in the under-20 boys division with 43 points. Holder was first in the 400m in 51.13 and the 800m in 2:06.85. While in the field events Holder was third in the shot put with a throw of 11.38m behind Jadeva Marshall of Springer House who tossed the put 13.31m and Jevon Hunte of Worrell House with a distance of 11.64m. In the high jump Holder came third with a height of 1.65m while Rashawn Small of Springer House jumped 1.75m, Rashad Phillips of Adams 1.70m and Ahkeem Mayers of King House J1.70m and were first, second and third respectively.
The under-14 division was captured by Enrique Sealy of Carver House with 42.50 points. Competition on the track in that division was very stiff. Sealy ran 1:06.36 to win the 400m but was second in the 100m in 13.83 seconds to Jamali Medford of Carver House’s 13.43. Sealy also came out second best in the 200m with 28.08 seconds to Medford’s 27.44. In the high jump he cleared J1.30m behind Medford’s 1.35m and Jeff Mayers’ 1.30m.
Oshea Brathwaite with a total of 37 points for Adams House took the under-13 boys title. In the 100m he ran 14.01, in the 200m he ran a time of 28.52 and in the long jump he leapt 4.13m while Brandon Fan Fan of Hackett House jumped 4.22m. In the high jump Brathwaite was third at a height of 1.20m which was outdone by Fan Fan’s 1.40m and Akobi Doyle’s 1.35m for Worrell House.
(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)