Lightning Blue Bolts

It was twice as nice for Blue House Bolts, as they repeated as champions for a second consecutive year at St Paul’s Primary Inter-house Sports held today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

And this time around they did it quite convincingly, gaining a total of 594 points having barely won last year by one point ahead of Red House Fire Birds.

Finishing second today were Green House Giants with 579 points over Yellow House Tigers in third position with a total of 537 and Red settling for fourth this time around with 507.

Tyere Watts announced himself as the fastest schoolboy at St. Paul’s Primary, clocking 14.40 seconds in the 100m in the Under-13 Boys Division for Red House ahead of Yellow House pair of Tazio Holloway (14.43) and Jaiden Simpson (15.00).

Tyere Watts of Red House (left) pips Tazio Holloway of Yellow House on the line.

Watts was yet again unstoppable clocking 31.90 seconds as he dismissed both Holloway (32.00) and Simpson (32.10) respectively in the 200m. Simpson did manage to win the 400m, crossing the finish line in 1:14.24 and was second in the 800m (2:56.76) behind Alexi Connell of Blue House (2:53.21).

Red House had the top female athlete among the Under-13s through Jasoniah Moore. She won the opening race of the day, 600m in 2:18.72. She also dominated the 100m in 15.30 seconds and came out on top in the 400m, cruising to victory in 1:19.09. But she had to settle for second in the 200m, running 33.80 seconds behind Zabira Clarke of Green House (33.30).

Jasoniah Moore of Red House sprints to victory in the Under-13 Girls 400m.

Talk about speed, Josiah Batson of Yellow House had lots of it with convincing performances in the 100m, 200m and 300m respectively. Batson pulled away from the 100m field to stop the clock at 15 seconds for first position, he ran 31.30 to secure the 200m and did the same thing in the 300m, clocking 49.66 seconds with the closest competition being Kato Richards of Green House in a time of 51.92.

Josiah Batson of Yellow House won the Under-11 Boys 300m quite easily. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

The Under-11 Girls Division was not as clear-cut but Makayla Knights blazed the track for Red House in the 100m, registering 14.10 seconds, she finished second in the 200m (34.60) behind Green House athlete Shaniah Ketter, striding to victory in 34.10. While in the 300m, Reijah Thomas of Yellow House won that race in 58.38 seconds.

Makayla Knight of Yellow House (left) comfortably won the Under-11 Girls 100m.

Element Walcott brought some winning substance to Green House. Racing in the Under-nine Boys Division, he won the 80m and 100m, registering 12.72 seconds and 16.40 respectively. He was, however, unable to complete an unbeaten run as he came fifth in the 200m which was won by Ashaire Larrier of Yellow House (15.30).

Blue House owed part of their success to the outstanding showing on track by the Under-nine queen, Aniyah Burgess. There was no stopping Burgess, running (14.25) in the 80m, a time of 17.49 seconds in the 100m and she was uncatchable in the 200m in which she clocked 37.90.

Aniyah Burgess of Blue House (second left) won the Under-nine Girls 80m, 100m and 200 respectively.
Skye Armstrong (left) of Blue House won the Infants A girls sack race ahead of housemate Arianna Baptiste.

Out of the eight relays ran today, Green House won five of them, which contributed significantly to them finishing second overall. Yellow House won two and Blue House one.

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