Oneal rule at Alexandra
It’s usually referred to as “lucky number seven”.
Oneal (Yellow), withstood a late challenge from Frederick (Red) to romp to their seventh successive inter-house title when the Alexandra School hosted their sports on the school’s Queen Street grounds yesterday.
Their final tally of 1 114 points relegated Frederick to second position with 1 008 points, with the race for the three final positions actually being the talking point heading into the final events.
Skinner (Turquoise) just managed to hold on to third with 890 points, followed closely by Lysons (Green) on 860 points, and Arnold (Royal Blue) just three points behind with 857 points.
Along with boasting four divisional champions, also laid claim to the senior victor ludorum and junior victrix ludorum titles.
Nicholas Benn’s 44-point performance in the Under-17 boys’ division was good enough for him to be the senior victor ludorum, while Shonita Brome accumulated 56 points on her way to being crowned junior victrix ludorum.
Skinner house’s Shanika Roach ended the day as the top overall performer, finishing with 61 points in a dominant showing in the Under-20 girls’ division to secure the senior victrix ludorum title.
In the Under-15 ‘A’ division (a specially designed division for first formers who are too old to compete in the Under-13s), Lyson house’s Shakeel Grant emerged not only champion with 36 points, but he was also named junior victor ludorum.
Despite the obvious competiveness among the athletes, there was a sense of camaraderie in the air as teachers raced against students, much to the delight of the spectators.
In addition, Alexandra can also boast of being the only secondary school which still includes the lime and spoon and the three-legged races in its programme, along with the customary sprints and relays.