Husbands paint it red at Parkinson
The Pine is now seeing Red.
Husbands House (Red) finally ended years of futility after dethroning Howard (Yellow) for Parkinson Memorial School’s sports’ crown at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic grounds Wednesday.
Led by victor ludorum Justin Trotman, Husbands amassed 728 points, 101 better than the dethroned champs Howard, who finished a distant second with 627. Former three-time winners Gilkes (Blue) were third after tallying 570.5, while Barnett (Green) pulled up the rear with 531.5.
It was the only outcome fitting for Trotman’s performance, which included victories in the Under-17 boys’ 100, 200, 400, long jump and javelin as well as a second place finish in the shot put for a meet-best 60 points.
He was ably supported by Under-20 king, Kadeem Maynard, who chipped in with 50 points following wins in the long jump, javelin and discus to go with bronze medal performances in both the 100 and 200 metres.
Despite placing last, Barnett were still afforded a measure of solace via the efforts of victrix ludurom Shareece Garrett after the senior girl led all female athletes with 50 points. Competing in the Under-20 Division, Garrett won the 400 and 800 before placing second in the 200 and third in the 100 and long jump.
Barnett also accounted for the Under-17 girls’ crown through Celena Richards, who did the sprint treble after winning the long jump and finishing fourth in the shot put.
Howard had to settle for two divisional titles. Tia Lewis took the Under-15 girls’ crown, while Jalisa Grosvenor and Lazinga Glasgow shared the honours in the Under-13 equivalent.
Gilkes’ Taquan Smith was adjudged the top Under-13 boy with victories in the long jump and 400, while teammate Dario Maloney won the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres titles on the way to the Under-15 crown. (JM)