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It’s Red again at CP

Sherrylyn A. Toppin

It’s Red again at CP

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For the eighth successive year, Set B (Red) are the champions of the Coleridge and Parry Inter-House Track and Field Championships.
Leading by 99 points at the start of the day, Set B extended the gap yesterday at the schools’ Ashton Hall ground to win with 870 points, 110 more than Set F (Purple), while Set A (Yellow) were third with 702 points.
Set C (Blue) was some distance behind in fourth place with 553 points, followed by Set D (Green) on 451 and Set E (Orange) who could only muster 269 points.
Set B’s Janeil Craig led the charge, scoring 68 points to take the victor ludorum title. Yesterday, Craigg won the 100 and 200 metres in 11.87 and 24.21 seconds, respectively, and was second in the 400 in 54.13 behind Set D’s Raheem Skinner (51.40).
In events concluded earlier, Craigg also won the long jump, discus, shot put and javelin.
Akeida Mings, of Set A, played bridesmaid to Set F’s Shakera Hall all day, but still raced away with the victrix ludorum title after compiling 63 points. Hall jogged her way to victory in the Under-20 Girls’ 100 (13.67), 200 (28.38) and 400 (3:36.67). Mings was second in 14.34, 29.41 and 3:09, respectively. Her wins came in the 800 and 1 500 metres, and she was runner-up in the long jump and shot put behind Hall and was second in the javelin and sixth in the discus.
Set C’s Sada Williams and Darian Scantlebury, of Set B, were the champions in the Under-17 division.
With two long blue plaits flowing down her back, Williams had a good day, slamming the field to easily take the 100 in 13.86, the 200 in 27.40 and the 400 in 62:48. Scantlebury did not feature in the 100 which was won by Set C’s Morris Dugarry in 12.33 seconds. He was second in the 400 (58.39) behind Set A’s Jonico Springer (57.92) and fifth in the 200 in 26.17 as Set B’s Atiba Best took gold in 24.42 seconds.
Better over the middle distance, Scantlebury’s wins came in the 800 and 1500m, and he also picked up points in the long jump, shot put and javelin.
Unlike the older athletes who did not put in much effort, the juniors put on quite a show. Dressed in a body suit in the school’s colours, Set B’s Brendon Hoyte really impressed.
The speedster, who is a cousin of Springer Memorial’s Rosette Hoyte, displayed his class by winning the three Under-15 boys’ sprints in 12.78 from Set C’s Anderson Greaves (12.96); the 200 in 25.66 from Set A’s Akeem Scott (26.26) and the 400 in 59.84.
Housemate Torian Waldron took the Under-13 boys’ 400 in 1:04.89, but Chad Ellis, of Set F, did the sprint double in 13.74 and 27.69 from Waldron (14.03 and 27.99).
Set E’s Shondelle Harvey did the treble in 14.51, 49.27 and 1:13.51, but the honours were shared in the Under-15 division where Sherise Christmas, of Set D, won the 100 and 200 in 14.08 and 29.46, respectively, and Ashley Mayers, of Set F, took the 400 in 1:11.48.