Red hot

It was a day when the colour red dominated primary school athletics.

With Red House holding sway at Bay Primary, the story was the same at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic grounds with the staging of Grantley Prescod Primary’s Inter-house sports day.

And leading the charge for Red House who won their second consecutive title was victor ludorum Javonte Harewood.

Grantley Prescod’s victor ludorum Javonnte Harewood showing his class in the under-13 boys 4x100m relay.
Grantley Prescod’s victor ludorum Javonnte Harewood showing his class in the under-13 boys 4x100m relay.

Red House set the pace with 682 points and were followed closely home by Yellow House on 636.50, Blue House were third with 528.50 and Green House’s 494 points earned them fourth position.

Harewood loomed large for Red House winning the under-13 boys 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and long jump and collecting a hefty 60 points for his house.

There was a tie for victrix ludorum between the two Yellow House athletes Sharissa Browne and Hayleigh Haynes with 60 points each. Haynes is the senior of the two and featured in the under-13 girls division where she won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 600m and long jump. Browne, competing in the under-nine girls division, won the 80m, 100m, 150m, long jump and discus.

Grantley Prescod’s joint victrix ludorum winner Sharissa Browne as she anchored Yellow House’s under-nine team to victory in the 4x100m relay.
Grantley Prescod’s joint victrix ludorum winner Sharissa Browne as she anchored Yellow House’s under-nine team to victory in the 4x100m relay.

Kimani Kyori Straker of former champion house Yellow was victorious in the under-nine boys 150m and long jump. He came second in the discus and third in the 80m and 100m dash while collecting 45 points.

Then in the under-11 boys it was all about Shakoby Brathwaite who accumulated 39 points for Green House. He won the 200m and 400m convincingly but was second in the 100m which was won by Kiko Wade of Yellow House. In the under-11 girls division, Shakayla Howard dominated for Red House with wins in the 200m and 400m and a second place in the 100m.

Grantley Prescod’s Yellow House, with lots of encouragement from the sideline, pulled their way to victory in the tug-o-war.
Grantley Prescod’s Yellow House, with lots of encouragement from the sideline, pulled their way to victory in the tug-o-war.

Ajani Howard of Blue House scored 47 to top the under-seven age group and Nahlia Morris of Yellow House was the best among the under-seven girls with 36 points.

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