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Purple dethrone White at Belmont


RIA GOODMAN, [email protected]

Purple dethrone White at Belmont

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Siblings Keon and Reann McKenzie of Purple helped to dethrone five-time winners White House at Belmont Primary’s Inter-House Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

Purple emerged champions when they pulled away with a 38-point margin to capture the title with 816 points.

White had to settle for second position after gaining 778 points, while Orange finished third with 754 points.

Competitors in the Under-9 division were made to settle for the lesser positions after the twins dominated their races. Keon won the 50, 100 and 150 metres while Reann collected gold medals in the 100 metres, 150 metres, long jump and potato race. She was second in the 50 metres and third in the cricket ball throw. 

It was Purple’s time to shine, with their top girl Chiara Beckles sharing the victrix ludorum title with Under-11 champion Tyiesha Whitehall after both gained 56 points.

In the Under-13 division, Beckles won the 100, 200, 400 and high jump and took silver in the long jump and 600 metres open race. 

Whitehall dominated the Under-11 division, winning the 400 metres and the potato race. She was second in the 200 metres, long jump and cricket ball throw and third in the 100 metres and high jump.

Teon Cadogan of Orange earned the victor ludorum title with 42 points after he won the 200 and 400 metres. He came second in the 800 metres open, third in the long jump and fourth in the cricket ball throw and high jump.

Jadon Bourne also gave an outstanding performance to emerge the Under-11 boys champion.

He took gold in the potato race, was second in the 100 metres, 200 metres and cricket ball throw and finished fifth in the long jump. (RG)

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