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Blue raid at Ellerslie


Blue raid at Ellerslie

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THE BLUE PIRATES overwhelmed their rivals for the second year running when Ellerslie staged their annual inter-house track and field championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

They began the day with more than a 100-point lead so they just had to be consistent to maintain that foundation and build on it.

That they duly did and ran out victors with 1 089.50 points ahead of Green 943, Gold 878.50 and Red 641.

Call it Operation Rebuild.

Several moons ago, Ellerslie was one of the newer secondary schools you took notice of with outstanding talents like Brian Benn, Yolande Straughn, Cheryl Haynes, Laverne Roberts, Anthonio Mascoll and Nicholas Deshong of more recent vintage.

They have fallen below that benchmark in recent times, so it is all about Operation Rebuild and that’s the context in which yesterday’s championships should be viewed.

Yuriko Harewood (below) emerged as the sprint queen yesterday, dominating her Under-17 category, like here in the 100 metres.


Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.