Alleyne House put down Cocks

Alleyne “Blue” House are the athletics champions at Princess Margaret Secondary School.

Wednesday at the National Stadium, they totalled 766 points to register a narrow 45-points victory over defending champs Cocks “Red” House with 721 points. Taking third position were Greenhalgh “Green” House with 597 points and fourth were Peebles “Purple” House with 577 points.

Seven records were broken on the eventful day. In the Boys’ U17 400m Cocks House’s Dario Alleyne ran 52.3 seconds to beat the previous record of 55.57 set by Arri Rian Greene in 2011. Alleyne finished ahead of Alleyne House’s Antone Mayers (56.91) and Greenhalgh’s Recar Brathwaite (57.29).

Dario Alleyne wins the U17 200m.

In the U20 400m final it was the Cocks that stood out once again with Donnel Sylvester crossing the finish line in 52.1 seconds to erase the hand-timed record of 52.42 in 2005 set by Jamal Marshall. Sylvester was followed home by the Green House pair of Devon Stoute and Raphael Whitehall.

Stoute might have been forced into second place in the 400m but he really showed his class in the shorter sprint, when he stormed to a record-breaking victory in the 200m where he was timed at 22.38, finishing ahead of Green House’s Whitehall and Red House’s Renaldo Howard. The previous record was 22.40 set by Dario McCollin in 2010.

Devon Stoute gets to the finish line first in the U20 200m spint.

It was the Stoute show as well in the 100m. He set a new record of 10.82 seconds to smash the 11.03 mark set in 2010 by McCollin. Whitehall was second in 11.1 seconds and third was Red House’s Renaldo Howard.

In the Girls’ U13 200m sprint Purple House’s Danica Gittens was also in record-breaking form. She ran a personal best hand-timed 28.04 seconds to demolish the field and render the second and third placed Red House pair of Shackeis Roberts (31.32) and Rianna Chase (32.81) also-rans.

Under-13 athlete Danica Gittens had a good day on the track, collecting 42 points for Purple House.

Gittens’ dominance continued in the 100m when she stopped the clock at 13 seconds to break the old hand-timed record of 13.90 set by Regina Merritt in 1994. Green House’s Elvisha Price (13.6) and Roberts (14.08) were second and third respectively.

In the U13 Boys’ 100m Blue House’s Jacobi Redman destroyed his opponents clocking 12.7 seconds while the second placed Akobe King of Red House trailed in at 14.22 seconds and Simmal Arthur clocked 15.03 to finish third and give Alleyne House valuable points. Redman broke the hand-timed record registered by Damien Sealy in 1990 of 13.10.

D Nelson-Turton speeds to victory in the U15 200m.

Stoute was the U20 divisional champ with 49 points while his female counterpart was Andisa Puckerin of Purple House with 46 points. Under17 champions were Shamaya Scott of Red House with 46 points and Blue House’s Antone Mayers with 61 points.

Red House’s Shamaya Scott winning the U17 200m final.

The Under-15 champions were Tiffany Thompson of Blue House and Raul Clarke, also of Alleyne House. The Under-13 honours went to Danica Gittens and Jacobi Redman with 42 points and 40 points respectively.

Makayla Springer put considerable distance between herself and the competition in the U20 200m.

Clarke was victor ludorum with 69 points following wins in the 400m and100m, and second places in the 200m and 800m. Victrix ludorum honours were shared between Scott and Puckerin. Scott won the 200m and 100m, and was third in the 400m. Puckerin placed in the 100m (2nd), 200m (2nd) and 400 (2nd). Field events were held at the school earlier in the week.

Makeba Prince in cruise control as she wins the U15 200m.

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