Red on top

Two Red Houses came out on top when George Lamming and Sharon Primary both held their annual Inter-house School Sports at the National Stadium today.

The field points were not tallied at the end of Sharon Primary’s meet and therefore only track points were available which saw Sobers “Phoenix Red” House landing out front with 438 points. For George Lamming it was also their Red House in command with 399.90 points.

Also having something to shout about at Sharon Primary’s sports were Gomes “Blue Tigers” House who came second with 318 points, Moore “Hulk” House 265 and King “Gold Lion” House fourth with 186 points. Meanwhile for George Lamming, Blue House who were the overall champions last year were second behind Red House with 309.50 points, Gold House copped 305 points and Purple House tallied 288.

It was a sweet feeling of victory for Jaydn Mayers of Blue House who won the under-11 boys 100m.
It was a sweet feeling of victory for Jaydn Mayers of Blue House who won the under-11 boys 100m.

Among the top individual performances on the track for Sharon Primary was Amber Gill of Sobers House in the under-13 girls’ with 40 points after winning the 100m, 200m, 400m and 600m open. The under-11 girls’ kudos went to Ebony Downes-Tempro of Sobers House who tallied 34 points after placing first in the 100m, 200m, second in the 400m and third in the 600m. There was a tie in the under-nine girls between Keeanna Lopez of Moore House with 25 points along with Brianna Bispham of Gomes.

In the boys under-13, under-11 and under-nine showdown Sobers House produced all top performers. Savion Hoyte, the brother of the former outstanding primary school athlete Rosette Hoyte, showed that athleticism runs in the family when he dismissed allcomers in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m to score 40 vital points for Sobers House in the under-13 division. Jalanne Best wrapped up the under-11 boys division winning the 100m, 200m and 400m to end on 30 points.

Maiden Maynard Alleyne won the under-nine 80m, 150m and came second in the 100m for his 20 points to top that division.

Gabriella Yearwood is definitely one to watch come the National Primary Schools Athletic Championships and today while representing Red House during George Lamming’ time on the track, she showed why in the under-13 division. Yearwood slammed the field to win the 400m in a time of 1:08.59, the 200m in 1:01.69 and the 100m in 13.82 to earn an overall tally of 30 points.

Gabriella Yearwood of George Lamming had no competition whatsoever in the under-13 girls' division.
Gabriella Yearwood of George Lamming had no competition whatsoever in the under-13 girls’ division.

There were no stand-outs in the under-11 girls but in the under-nine section Ebony Jones also got 30 points when she won the 80m, 100m and 150m. In the under-11 boys track events Joshua Belgrave came out on top when he amassed 26 points by winning the 400m and placing second in the 100m and 200m.

Ebony Jones ran well for Red House during George Lamming's meet.
Ebony Jones ran well for Red House during George Lamming’s meet.

Green House won George Lamming Primary’s tug-o-war.

The Green Hulks showed how mighty strong they were when they pulled away the Lions.
The Green Hulks showed how mighty strong they were when they pulled away the Lions.

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