Adams rule again
ADAMS HOUSE continued its dynasty as the track and field power at St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School yesterday at the National Stadium.
This was another resounding triumph for Adams House, the unconquered winners of the inter-house sports since the mid-1980s. Their latest triumph was not even close, with second place Hackett House, more than 100 points adrift.
Adams House amassed 438.50 points, with Hackett second with 337.25 points, while King House was third with 337 points.
Finishing fourth was Springer House with 308.50 points. Fifth was Carver with 298.50 points, while Worrell House was sixth with 281.25 points.
Under-15 competitor Dimitri Archer was the biggest star for Adams House. He earned 73 points and was crowned victor ludorum.
During yesterday’s competition, he won the 200 metres and the 800 metres. Archer won the 200 metres in 25.26 seconds while Jamali Medford of Carver was second in 25.69 seconds. Springer’s Kodi Greenidge was third in 26.53 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Archer won the 800 metres in two minutes, 22.75 seconds. Coshon Scott of King was second in 2:27.13 while Springer’s Tyrek King was third in 2:31.34.
Springer House’s Chemar Holder, one of the stars of the victorious West Indies Under-19 cricket team, showed that his talents also lie outside the cricket field as he handily won the Under-20 Boys’ 800 metres.
Holder, with a smooth and easy stride, crossed the line first in 2:08.12. Rojay-Nathan Greenidge of Adams House was second in 2:19.59 while Kobe Bowen of Hackett House was third in 2:29.45.
The six-footer also won the Under-20 Boys’ high jump with 1.80 metres. Tremar Parris of King was second with 1.75 metres while team mate Jarion Johnson was third with 1.65 metres.
Jaquone Hoyte, regarded as the fastest schoolboy in the country, has been suspended by his school and could not compete at yesterday’s championships. His absence was sorely missed especially in the Under-20 Boys’ 100 and 200 metres.
Rashad Phillips of Adams House won in 12.71 seconds while teammates Deandre Weekes-Hunte and Jalen Stoute were second and third in 13.16 and 13.42 seconds, respectively. Hoyte has already run 10.58 seconds in that event this season.
King House’s Reco Griffith won the Under-20 Boys’ 200 metres in 22.86 seconds while Carver House’s Natario Trotman was second in 22.93 seconds. Davor Griffith of Worrell House was third in 23.10 seconds. Hoyte has a personal best of 21.46 seconds in the 200 metres.
Under-13 Boys’ – Amari Knight (King House)
Under-14 Boys’ – Damon Layne (Springer House)
Under-15 Boys’ – Dimitri Archer (Adams House)
Under-17 Boys’ – Jumulah Estwick (Worrell House)
Under-20 Boys’ – Rashad Phillips (Adams House)