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It’s been a long time coming and finally Boadicea House are the athletics champions at the St Michael School.

At today’s inter-house sports held at the National Stadium, fuelled by the outstanding efforts of  senior victor and victrix ludorum Aaron Worrell and Ayanna Morgan respectively, Boadicea “Blue” House tallied 931.5 points to out-distance Elizabeth “Purple” House who were second with 909 points, Anne “Yellow” House in third with 871 points and Victoria “Red” House in fourth spot with 603.5 points.

(From left)  Ayanna Morgan, Aisha Belgrave, Ashlee Whitney and Kali Grant won the 4x100m relay for Blue House.
(From left) Ayanna Morgan, Aisha Belgrave, Ashlee Whitney and Kali Grant won the 4x100m relay for Blue House.
Malik Waithe of Boadicea House powering his way to victory in the under-17 boys 200m ahead of Nathan Highland of Victoria House.
Malik Waithe of Boadicea House powering his way to victory in the under-17 boys 200m ahead of Nathan Highland of Victoria House.

A few records were broken during the day with Worrell going over the high jump bar at 1.90m to replace the previous record of 1.86m. Junior victrix ludorum honors went to Elizabeth House’s Rhea Hoyte who clocked a record time of 60.31 in the under-15 girls 400m. Hoyte also won the 100m and 200m for a total of 63 points. Under-13 girls division champion Jheanna Clarke from Boadicea House equalled Juliette Applewaite record of 1.45m in the high jump.

Junior victrix ludorum Rhea Hoyte slammed the field in the under-15 girls 200m showdown.
Junior victrix ludorum Rhea Hoyte slammed the field in the under-15 girls 200m showdown.
Jaria Hoyte (left) on her way to winning the under-13 girls 200m for Elizabeth House.
Jaria Hoyte (left) on her way to winning the under-13 girls 200m for Elizabeth House.

Worrell was really the man on show as he also won the long jump and triple jump for Boadicea in the under-20 boys division. The talented athlete was not finished there as he went on to the track and showed those sitting in the stadium what he was made of when he slammed all-comers in the 100m, 200m, 400m and came third in the 800m for his tally of 77 points.

Elizabeth House’s Michael Patrick was junior victor ludorum in the under-15 boys division with 46 points. Patrick won the 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump and was third in the discus.

(From left) Joshau Grant, Kyle Gale, Akeel Johnson and Qwami Inniss won the under-15 boys 4x100m relay for Anne House.
(From left) Joshau Grant, Kyle Gale, Akeel Johnson and Qwami Inniss won the under-15 boys 4x100m relay for Anne House.

Morgan ended perhaps her final year at school on a high in the under-20 girls division. She came first in the 100m, high jump, second in the 200m, 400m, 800m, shot put, long jump and third in the discus.

In the under-17 girls Kiera Forde-Richards topped that division with 66 points for Boadicea with wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m. While Jadon Brome scored 60 points to capture the under-17 boys division for Anne House. Anne House’s Jacob Bishop scored 39 points to walk away as division champion among the under-13 boys.

(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)

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