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5 straight for Blue

Randy Bennett

5 straight for Blue

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Zaquille Phillips may have shot the sheriff.
But at the end of it all, he still had to assume the title of deputy.
Despite defeating arch rival and headboy Dwayne Callender in all of their fiercely contested events, Callender still emerged as victor ludorum for the second straight year when St George Secondary School held its sports at the National Stadium yesterday.
Their performances enabled Blue House to capture the Powerade-sponsored event for the fifth straight year, amassing 1 522 points, well ahead of Purple (1 065), Green (952) and Red House, who finished fourth on 904 points.
Competing in the Under-20 Boys’ division, Phillips, who now carries the title of the fastest boy at that school, won the 100 metres in 11.82 seconds, the 200 in 23.81, and the 800 in 2:15.43.
In addition, he also broke the day’s only record, erasing Daniel St Hill’s seven-year-old 400 metres record of 53.1, clocking 52.44 on his way to victory.
And in each of those events, Callender had to settle for second, clocking 12.21 in the 100, 24.53 in the 200, and 53.67 and 2:18.01 in the 400 and 800 metres, respectively.
But it was his ability to compete in every single event which helped Callender to amass 106 points and claim the coveted title. He won the high jump, javelin and 5 000 metres, came second in the 1 500 and discus, third in the long jump and triple jump, and fourth in the shot putt.
Blue also boasted of the victrix ludorum in Reshunna Dawson, who dominated the Under-17 Girls’ division to finish with 98 points.
She won the 100 (13.87), 400 (1:04.30), 800 (2:43.78),1 500, high jump, shot putt, came second in the 3 000, 200, long jump, and high jump, and third in the discus.