Orange – oh yeah!
THE ORANGE COMETS emerged as four-time champions when the St Bartholomew Primary School held its annual Inter-House Championships at the Barbados Defence Force’s Paragon playing field in Christ Church last Friday.
They amassed 285 points, staving off the challenge of the Burgundy Braves, who were second with 275. The Purple Panthers brought up the rear with 230 points.
It was one of the most competitive championships in recent years as the Burgundy Braves had led throughout the pre-contested finals and for most of the day. However, The Orange Comets could not be contained as their Under-11 and Under-9 athletes took up the challenge, fought back valiantly and carried the defending champions safely home.
At the end of the proceedings, Aleya Cummins and Kaylon Pilgrim both of Burgundy were crowned victrix ludorum and victor ludorum, respectively. Cummins won the cross country, open 600 and the 400 metres, and was second in the cricket ball throw and third in the 100 metres. Pilgrim prevailed in the 100, 200 and 400 metres and was second in the cricket ball throw.
Under-9 Girls: Rashanna Alleyne-Mayers (Orange) and Tashawna Phillips (Purple) 19.
Under-9 Boys: Trey Best (Orange) 14
Under-11 Girls: Kerisha Catlyn (Orange) 19
Under-11 Boys: Thierry Jones (Burgundy) 19
Under-13 Girls: Aleya Cummins (Burgundy) 26
Under-13 Boys: Kaylon Pilgrim (Burgundy) 29