Four-peat for Good Shepherd champions
Jayden Cummings and Shakacia Watson ‘straight Outta’ Orange House at Good Shepherd Primary ensured their house retained the championship for a fourth consecutive year today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, Paradise Park, St Michael.
It was a close race at the start of the day’s proceedings when Green House led with a point and a half ahead of Orange House who picked up pace on the homestretch to come out on top with 619 points over Green House which tallied 584.50 points while Blue House were made to settle for third place on 554.50 points.
At lunch time Orange House were 411 points, marginally ahead of Green House’s 386.50 and Blue House’s 360.50. After the interval Orange House continued from where they left off and picked up speed later in the afternoon through the relays especially the girls medley to deny Green House which won the trophy five years ago.
Cummings and Watson ended the day on 50 and 48 points respectively to capture the victor and victrix ludorum titles. Cummings’ future surely looks bright at Good Shepherd and he will be one to watch out for in the under-nine boys division at the National Primary Schools Athletics Championship.
The under-nine division champion won the 80m, 100m, discus throw and long jump.
Watson came close to capturing the under-11 girls division championship at NAPSAC last year and would be looking to leave her final year at the primary school level with a bang. Today in the under-13 girls showdown the long strides of Watson commanded the track by winning the 100m, 200m, 400m and 600m open and she came second in the long jump.
Orange House also took the under-11 boys category through James Pounder. Living up to his surname he slammed the field to win the 100m, 200m and discus events, while adding a sixth place in the long jump and seventh place in the 400m for his total of 37 points.
In the under-13 boys Garnet Hinds of Green House accounted for 38 of Green House’s tally by placing first in the 800m, second in both the 400m and long jump, and fourth in the 100m and 200m.
The under-nine girls age group also belonged to Green House compliments Kiami-Rae Orford and there was no stopping her as she dismissed the field in the 80m, 100m and150m races.
Meanwhile Christina Dixon gave Blue House something to shout about while collecting 44 deserving points that came through wins in the100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and a sixth place in the discus throw.