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Straughn still strong at Ellerslie


RIA GOODMAN

Straughn still strong at Ellerslie

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STRAUGHN HOUSE still wear the crown at the Ellerslie Secondary Inter-house Athletic Championships.

The Blue unit maintained their winning streak at the Usain Bolt Complex yesterday and victrix and victor ludorum Yuriko Harewood and Ori Edwards were the front runners in the operation.

Blue lost their title once in 11 years back in 2010 and Brathwaite House’s (Gold) hopes to dethrone them once more failed to materialise.

Blue remained on their throne winning the championships with 1 060 points, followed by Brathwaite with 853; Gooding House (Green) 524.50 and Trotman House (Red) 370.50.

Yuriko Harewood left it all on the Ryan Brathwaite Track and even smashed one of the 15 records of the day in the Under-20 Girls’ long jump with 4.54 metres to prove she would be one to watch at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC) next month.

Harewood gave an exceptional performance, earning 60 points to propel her house to yet another victory. She won the 100 metres (13.18), 200 (26.39) 400 (63.80), 800 (3:07.88) and came second in the 1500 (6:50.75 minutes).

Under-15 boy Ori Edwards also shattered a record in the 800 metres with 2:22.55 minutes. He also won the 100 metres (12.28), 200 metres (24.43), 400 (58.85) and long jump (5.36 metres).

He also took silver in the 1500 (5:37.45) and bronze in the discus, throwing 20.54 metres to gain 68 points for Blue house.

Nearly all of the top performers during the day came from the winning house.

Under-17 division winner Shane Thorne of Blue got a whopping 60.50 points and followed the pattern of breaking records for his house.

He erased the 800 metres record of 2:17.50 minutes to clock a new time of 2:16.53 minutes. Thorne also won the 400 (56.84) and 1500 (5:01.39) and placed second in the 100 metres (12.14) and 200 metres with (24.77).

Another Blue house athlete Addis Ward placed first in the long jump (3.86) and broke a record in the javelin event throwing 17.64 metres. He was second in the 400, 800 and 1500 metres.

Division champion of the 15A categoy, Dylano Worrell of Green, also shattered two records in the long jump with a leap of 4.19 metres and the 400 metres in 73.53 seconds.

Blue also sealed their title with victories in the Under-20 Girls and Boys 4×100-metre relays and the Under-15 Boys’ 4×100-metre relay.


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