Purple reign

Maxwell House (Purple) reigned once again as champions of Grantley Adams Memorial Inter-House Athletics Championships at the National Stadium today.

Maxwell came first with 977 points, followed by Challenor House (Blue) with 705 points and Byer House (Red) third with 625 points. Crawford House (Green) was fourth with 562 points and Johnson House (Yellow) finished in fifth spot with 539 points.

Victor ludorum with 63 points was Romario Marshall of Maxwell House. He had stiff competition all day on the track in the under-20 boys’ division from his brother Ackeem Marshall also of Maxwell House. But it was Marshall’s record-breaking performance in the 800m in which he equalled the record of 2:09:30 set by David Trotman in 2003 that gave him the edge over his brother for the top honour. Romario won the 1500m, 400m, 200m and took second position in the 100m and long jump.

The victrix ludorum with 57 points, Brittney Marshall, also hailed from Maxwell House. Competing in the under-15 division, Marshall won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and came second in the 1500m and long jump.

The under-20 division girls’ title also belonged to Maxwell House with Kariel Collymore in dominant form. She came first in the 100m, 200m, 400m and shot put and placed second in the 800m to contribute 42 points to her house’s tally.

Despite placing third, Byer House had much to cheer about when Rhea Inniss (56 points) competing in the under-17 division and Aliyah Cox (52 points) competing in the under-13 division, won their respective age group. Inniss won the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and shot put and came third in the javelin. Cox won the 100m, 400m and 800m and placed second in
the 200m.

Crawford House took the under-17 and under-15 boys’ division respectively with Davion Thorpe taking the former with 42 points and Josh La Rose the under-15 title with 30 points. Thorpe won the 400m, placed second in the 800m and third in the javelin and long jump. La Rose won the discus, took second spot in the shot put and third place in the javelin.

Johnson House also had their moments with Denzel Trotman with the promising athlete winning the under-13 boys’ division with 39 points gained from victories in the 100m, 800m, second place in the 400m and third in 200 sprint. 

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