Yellow power

Not even the speed and class of two-time victrix ludorum Ka’ya Kellman-Wall could have stop the dominance of Yellow House who captured their ninth consecutive title today at Wilkie Cumberbatch’s Inter-House Sports Day.

Victrix ludorum Ka'ya Kellman- Wall of Red House was in a class of her own by winning all of her events. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Victrix ludorum Ka’ya Kellman- Wall of Red House was in a class of her own by winning all of her events. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Kellman-Wall raked in a vital 67 points today at the National Stadium when she commanded the under-13 division for Red House who came second with 929.5 points. But it was still not enough to deny Yellow House yet another title with a tally of 1127 points that came through big performances from under-11 division champion and victor ludorum Raquan Clarke who had a total of 64. Green House was third with 750 and Blue House with 714.5 took fourth position.

Victor ludorum of Yellow House Raquan Clarke slammed all- comers in the under-11 boys 100m dash, finishing here ahead of Nicholas Cox of Red House.
Victor ludorum of Yellow House Raquan Clarke slammed all- comers in the under-11 boys 100m dash, finishing here ahead of Nicholas Cox of Red House.

Despite her house not being able to take the coveted trophy in what will be her final year at the school, Kellman-Wall said she was still pleased with her performance. The 11-year-old currently has her eyes set on either the St Michael School or possibly The Lodge School where her older sister Indica Kellman-Wall, also a product of Wilkie Cumberbatch and another one of the island’s top athletes, currently goes to school.

Kellman-Wall gathered her points similarly as she did in 2015 when she took the victrix ludorum trophy and that was the case yet again with six gold medals in the cricket ball throw, long jump, 100m, 200m, 400m and 600m. One thing for sure whichever secondary school Kellman-Wall attends when the new term begins in September she will be a huge asset to that institution on the track.

Other stars on the day were under-13 boys division champion Nyerere Maughn of Yellow House who won the 200m, 400m and 800m and came second in the 100m and long jump for a tally of 56 points. But that performance was second best to Clarke, also of the same house. The ten-year-old proved to be the top male performer by an eight-point margin with the strongest arm in the cricket ball throw which he won along with the 100m, 200m, 400m and placed second in the 800m open.

Yellow House have captured their ninth consecutive title at Wilkie Cumberbatch School sports.
Yellow House have captured their ninth consecutive title at Wilkie Cumberbatch School sports.

Yellow House also captured the under-11 girls division compliments of young upcoming sprint queen Ta-Tyana Sealy with 64 points. She won the ball throw, 100m, 200m, 400m and was third in the long jump and 600m.

Meanwhile the under-nines also had their moment to shine and Blue House captured both boys and girls division titles thanks to Caiden Gittens and Ashari Brathwaite with 30 and 54 points respectively. Brathwaite accumulated her points in the long jump, 50m, 80m, 100m and 400m all of which she won. While Gittens beat out all-comers in the 150m and was second in the 80m and cricket ball throw.

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