Set F still champs at CP
TWO LONG-STANDING records held by Michael “Abu” Worrell and Terry “Grover” Harewood were broken as Set F easily retained their inter-house title at the Coleridge & Parry School’s annual championships at the National Stadium yesterday.
Set F ended the day as champions after they amassed 816 points on an exciting day of competition. Set B tried their best but had to settle for second place with 782 points, while Set A were third with 651 points. Finishing fourth were Set D with 517 points, Set C were fifth with 486 points, and Set E were sixth with 380 points.
Of the three records set yesterday, the one that everyone will be talking about will be the Under-20 Boys’ 400 metres which was won by long-distance champ Jonathan Jones. Running out of lane four, Jones was leading by the time they hit the back stretch and he didn’t look back.
Jones had the spectators on their feet as he crossed the line first in 48.87 seconds, erasing the old record of 49.42 seconds set in 1989 by Harewood. Set B’s Brendon Hoyte was second in 51.37 seconds while Shaquille Holligan of Set A was third in 58.51 seconds.
It was a much closer affair in the 200 metres with Jones having to fight hard to win the gold medal. He won in 22.64 seconds with Hoyte hot on his heels in second place in 22.87 seconds. Natarri Worrell of Set A was third in 23.28 seconds.
Coleridge & Parry no longer have Sada Williams in their line-up but Tamia Battleshield is certainly stepping up to the plate. Battleshield was the class act in the Under-17 Girls’ and set a new record in the 200 metres. The Set A athlete slammed the field to win in 25.86 seconds, breaking the old record of 26.09 seconds set back in 1993 by Antoinette Walters.
Keara Cozier of Set D was second in 27.14 seconds while teammate Anika Farmer was third in 27.80 seconds.
The Under-17 Boys’ 200 metres was just as exciting with Rasheeme Griffith giving his all to break a long-standing record. Griffith of Set A obliterated the competition to win in 22.37 seconds, erasing Michael Worrell’s 1984 record of 22.50 seconds in the process. Ithamar Jones of Set B was second in 23.97 seconds while Robert Ewart of Set D was third in 23.65 seconds.
Griffith was named as the victor ludorum while Rheann Sealy of Set F was the victrix ludorum. The Junior Boys’ champion was Amillion Jordan of Set F, while Abrianne Bend of Set B was the Junior Girls’ champion.