Blue the best

Not even the rain could have stop Blue House from running away with top honours at St Paul’s Primary’s Inter-house Sports Day held today at the grounds of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.

The Blue House bolts sped their way to first position with 692 points, Green House were second with 657, Yellow House had 640 points for third spot and 2015 champions Red House had to settle for fourth position with 605 points.

Rashida Barrow of Blue House won the girls’ 600m open in convincing fashion.
Rashida Barrow of Blue House won the girls’ 600m open in convincing fashion.

Up to late this evening there was no final tabulation to determine the most outstanding performers in the respective divisions but Barbados TODAY was on site to capture most of the events and Rashida Barrow got Blue House off to a pretty good start by winning the 600m girls open.

Tykeliah Phillips (l) and Michai McGeary won the two legged race for Green House.
Tykeliah Phillips (left) and Michai McGeary won the two legged race for Green House.

The 800m open boys followed soon after and that went down to the wire between Tyrese Layne of Red House and Mykehi Forde of Blue House and it was Layne who edged Forde on the line. Forde redeemed himself in the 100m when he slammed the field including Layne. The battle between those two continued in the 200m when Layne edged Forde on the line by a virtual toenail.

Another category that had parents running up and down the SJPP grounds in excitement was the under-11 boys that featured Jacobie Telemaque of the Green House giants, Kobe Burgess of Blue House and Gabriel Brewster from Red House. Telemaque did well to withstand each challenge posted against him when he staved off stiff competition to win the 400m, 200m and 100m to the delight of screaming parents and fans.

Jacobie Telemaque of Green House had stiff competition but did well to hold off main rivals Kobe Burgess and Gabriel Brewster of Red House in the under-11 boys 400m showdown. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Jacobie Telemaque of Green House had stiff competition but did well to hold off main rivals Kobe Burgess and Gabriel Brewster of Red House in the under-11 boys 400m showdown. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Blue House were out front at lunch on 457, Yellow 453, Green 450 and Red 413 and after the interval they continued from where they left off with some outstanding performances by winning four of the relays that made a difference at the end of the day. In fact it was the relays that decided the final outcome of the day’s proceedings when they out ran Green House who won three of their relays.

Jasoniah Moore of Red House sizzled in the 100m, 200m and 400m all of which she won but they still could not stop Blue House who had Nadja Gooding in the under-nine girls division devouring the track. Gooding won everything in sight inclusive of the 80m, 100m and 150m.

Yellow House had the strongest arms at St Paul’s as they pulled their way to victory over Blue House.
Yellow House had the strongest arms at St Paul’s as they pulled their way to victory over Blue House.

Meanwhile the under-nine boys belonged to the Yellow House tigers, compliments Dashane Hinds in the 80m, 100m and 150m.

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