Big battles

Inter-house preliminaries at a number of secondary schools have started in earnest and at least one record was broken by Ronelle Lovell of Yellow House when Graydon Sealy took to the track and field at the National Stadium today.

Ronelle Lovell of Yellow House broke the U-15 girls javelin record at Graydon Sealy with a throw of 24.37. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Ronelle Lovell of Yellow House broke the U-15 girls javelin record at Graydon Sealy with a throw of 24.37. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

However, all field events which took place today were finals and Lovell threw 24.37 to erase the previous record of 23.60 in the under-15 girls division. Yellow House also had good performances from Ashantia Phillips who won the under-20 girls high jump with a jump of 1.45, the javelin with a throw of 31.43 and the long jump with a leap of 4.75.

Graydon Sealy's Ashantia Phillips of Yellow House jumped 1.45 to win the girls' high jump.
Graydon Sealy’s Ashantia Phillips of Yellow House jumped 1.45 to win the girls’ high jump.

Last year’s victrix ludorum Akilah Blackman of Green House looked impressive in her heat of the under-20 girls 200m which she won.

Last year's victrix ludorum Akilah Blackman of Graydon Sealy's Green House won her  200m heat comfortably.
Last year’s victrix ludorum Akilah Blackman of Graydon Sealy’s Green House won her 200m heat comfortably.

Meanwhile last year’s victor ludorum Shaquan Newton of Orange House won the under-20 boys discuss with a throw of 9.92. Orange House are the defending champions and with good performances expected from the other houses, it will be interesting to see if last year’s winners can retain their title.

Last year's victor ludorum Shaquan Newton won the U-20 boys shot put.
Last year’s victor ludorum Shaquan Newton won the U-20 boys shot put.

It will be a keen battle between last year’s champion Straughan “Blue” House and Brathwaite “Gold” House when the two meet at Ellerslie’s Inter-house Sports scheduled for next month also at the National Stadium.

Yesterday they were at the Stadium for the semi-final round of some frenetic action on the track. One final event took place yesterday and that was the under-17 girls’ long jump which was won by Yuriko Harewood of Blue House with a leap of 4.96.

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