Red House for the fifth time

shadiasimpson, shadiasimpson@nationnews.com

Added 27 January 2013

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THE RAINS might have cooled the field but not the fire from Red House as they ran away with their fifth successive title when Wesley Hall held their inter-house sports at Queen’s Park on Friday. Red amassed 276 points, 46 more than second-placed Green, while Blue gained 216 and Yellow faded in the back with just 136 points. Although the final tabulations were not done to determine the top boy and girl at the end, there were some outstanding performances from the athletes who were well supported in voice and colour by a large crowd of family and friends. Later results showed that Afraka Bynoe-Forde  raked in the points for Blue in the under-13 division, which gained her the victrix ludorum title with 27 points following wins in the 200, 400 and 600 metres and a second placing in the 100m. The victor ludorum title went to Shakim Thomas of Red, who impressed with 24 points after winning the 100m and 200m and cricket ball throw. Sheyenne Catlyn had no equal on the track in the under-11 girls but lacked support from her Yellow House teammates. Not taking part in the cricket ball throw might have denied Catlyn the victrix title as she ended with 24 points. The greatest excitement was generated in the under-13 boys division. Favourite Jahiem Burgess of Blue was favoured to take that race until Renaldo David of Red sprinted through.  However, the officials were forced to have a rerun of the event after it was realized that both David and Burgess had finished in lane one and neither belonged to that lane. The second time around David did not feature as Jaquan Headley beat Burgess on the line to take that hot 200 sprint, adding to the triumphs in the 400 and 600 metres with 21 points, giving him the under-13 title for Green. The Under-9 boys champion was Ranico Rouse who gained 17 points for Red while Trenesa Goodridge was the girls’ equivalent for Blue. (KB)

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