Blue it is

New title holders Blue House won a keen battle over Green House with 737 points to their 696.5 when Graydon Sealy’s inter-house sports climaxed at the National Stadium today.

Yellow House were third with 688 points thanks mainly to victrix ludorum Ashanti Phillips who tallied 77 points. Last year’s champions Orange House were fourth with 519.5 points, while White House scored 450.5 points for fifth place and Red House took sixth position with 448.5.

Theo Greenidge of Red House, competing in the division one boys, tallied a whopping 99 points to claim the victor ludorum title.

The muscular Greenidge took part in every event and was unstoppable in the majority of them, inclusive of the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m and triple jump, all of which he won while displaying lots of determination. In the high jump he tied for first place with Shaquan Newton at a height of 1.70m while in the long jump he came second and third in both the 100m and shot put.

Theo Greenidge (right) epitomised being large and in charge of the stadium track today in basically every event, including this 200m which he won.
Theo Greenidge (right) epitomised being large and in charge of the stadium track today in basically every event, including this 200m which he won.

Phillips won the division one girls javelin, long jump, shot put and triple jump while in the 400m and 800m she was second behind Akilah Blackman who looked in excellent form, especially in the 400m, and should give Sada Williams a run for her money. Phillips was also third in the 200m, 1500m and discus.

The division two and four girls’ honours went to Green House’s Akayla Glasgow with 45 points and Shade’ Carrington with 70 points respectively. Glasgow put in a good showing to win the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

Meanwhile Carrington with her long strides won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and shot put and placed second in the 3000m. She told Barbados TODAY she had been hard at work with her coach Michael Worrell and was definitely more prepared than last year for next month’s Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSCA).

Shade' Carrington blazed the track to win the 100m for Green House.
Shade’ Carrington blazed the track to win the 100m for Green House.

“I am ready and for sure more ready than last year. I have been doing well in my 200m races and I am prepared for Akayla Morris, Rosette Hoyte and Shonita Broome in the 400m and 100m,” Carrington said, whiling adding that she believed Graydon Sealy which came tenth last year, had a  good chance of making it into the top five once school mates Akilah Blackman, Kayla Walters and company performed well.

No one could catch Kayle Walters  in division two girls action today, including this 200m.
No one could catch Kayle Walters in division two girls action today, including this 200m.

Other top performances came from Rianna Clarke of Blue House with 48.5 points. She edged out Walters of Yellow House who scored 44 points for the division two girls title. Clarke won the long jump but came second and fourth in the 200m and 400m behind Walters.

Both Walters and Blackman told Barbados TODAY they had a great day on the track for their respective houses and were looking forward to doing great things at BSSAC. Blackman did admit that she was suffering from a bit of hamstring problems and would be taking it easy until the big day.

The boys’ team may need some beefing up if they are to challenge defending champions Queen’s College and the Lester Vaughan School who looked very promising at the recent Relay Fair held last Saturday.

It is expected that Ross Thomas of Green House who won the division two boys with 51 points, Daniyel Harewood of White House who was tops in division three with 90 points and Justin Millington of Yellow House who earned 63 points in division four would be among the boys contingent for Graydon Sealy.

Thomas won the 800m, came second in the 400m and third in the long jump, while Harewood won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, discus and long jump and took third place in the shot put. Millington won the 100m, 200m and 400m clash.

(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)

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