Toss up

One event to determine winner of Hillaby/Turners Hall sports 

After three years of seeing green, Hillaby/Turners Hall Primary School was all Blue last year. But not to be outdone Yellow House has climbed to the top of the pile this year.

With only 15 points separating leaders Yellow House, on 513, from runners up Red House, a clerical error has left one event –– Boys and Girls U-7 Cricket Ball Throw –– to be tabulated. The results of this event may well be enough to vault Red House into the lead. At the end of the day sports teachers were trying to rectify the situation indicating it would have to be done over at the school if no solution could be found.

Saniyah Rice of Blue House managed a fourth place finish in the Cricket Ball Throw.
Saniyah Rice of Blue House managed a fourth place finish in the Cricket Ball Throw.

While Yellow House only managed top place in 16 of the 45 events run on the day their top three finish in over 35 of the events made sure of their lead. Victrix ludorum Gabrielle Clarke added 41 points of her own to Yellow’s tally narrowly managing to pip Tyreisha Griffith of Red House for the honour. In the boys Omarion Iffil had a little more breathing room amassing his 43 points, however teammates Decarlo Straker and Jonathan Clarke share of 38 points each bouyed Yellow House once more.

Blue House celebrate as Omarion Ifill anchors them to victory in the Boys U-13 4x100m relay.
Blue House celebrate as Omarion Ifill anchors them to victory in the Boys U-13 4x100m relay.

Janiayah Neblett-Phillips took top honours in the Girls U-7 Division running away with the Standing Broad Jump, in the same age group her male counterpart Jamani Nicholls did likewise with a top finish in the Standing Broad Jump propelling him the top of his division. In the U-9 Girls Serenity Arthur took the division by the smallest of margins with a top finish in the Long Jump and second place finishes in the 100m and 150m. The U-9 Boys’ Division was taken by Johnathan Clarke who dominated the field taking the 80m, 100m, 150m and anchoring Yellow House to the 4x100m relay in his division.

Rajanni Devonish-Cummings in her final attempt of the day managed 4th in the Girls U-11 Long Jump with a distance of 2.5m
Rajanni Devonish-Cummings in her final attempt of the day managed 4th in the Girls U-11 Long Jump with a distance of 2.5m

In the U-11 Divisions Tyreisha Griffith dominated her gender winning every event except the Cricket Ball Throw, in which she did not compete. Shakeem Johnson with wins in the 200m and the 400m managed to hold off his competition to come out on top. Zara Branch took the title in the Girls U-13 Division managing the accolade with top 3 finishes in every event including getting to the line first in the 400m. Omarion Ifill, 13 points clear of the nearest contender, smashed the field in the U-13 Boys Division. He didn’t, however, manage a clean sweep with second place in the Long Jump and fourth in the Cricket Ball Throw as the rest of the competition kept him honest.

Zara Branch of Red House cruises to victory in the Girls U-13 400m.
Zara Branch of Red House cruises to victory in the Girls U-13 400m.
Source: (ND)

One Response to Toss up

  1. Tony Applewhaite
    Tony Applewhaite January 26, 2016 at 12:57 am

    i remember this i was in the yellow love and miss barbados

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