Red-letter day at Deighton Griffith
The Stinging Red Ants left their mark when they captured the title at the Deighton Griffith Inter-House Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.
Red (1 065) won by a mammoth 164-point margin to dethrone former two-time champions Bumble Bees (Blue), who had to settle for second with 901 points.
Third and fourth went to the Green Dragons and the Raging Tigers (Yellow) with 765 and 681 points, respectively.
And it was Red’s Jaydon Hoyte who spearheaded the victory and was named the senior victor ludorum after gaining 75 points.
Competing in the Under-17 Boys’ division, he won the 100 metres, high jump, long jump and javelin throw.
Hoyte also claimed second places in the 200 metres, shot put and discus.
Apart from the Under-17 Boys’ title, the champions also seized three other division titles – the Under-13 Girls through Sierra Rayside, Under-15B Boys’ category, which was won by Armani Cummins and the Under-20 Boys through Rushawn Jordan.
Rayside achieved a clean sweep in the sprints when she dominated the track to win the 100, 200 and 400.
She gained more silverware when she placed second in the 1 500 metres and third in the long jump.
Cummins competed in six events but finished the day with 51 points when he won the 400, 800 and 1 500 metres. He also placed third in the 200 metres.
Jordan collected 45 points when he left his rivals behind to cross the line first in the 100 and 200 metres and also won the long jump. He also cleared the bar to take second place in the high jump.
Green House may have placed third overall but they ran away with both the senior and junior victrix ludorum titles.
Rickyla Fagan took the senior title with 60 points when she copped wins in the Under-17 Girls’ 100, 200 and 400 metres, shot put and high jump.
Ashley Callender was also strong in the field where she gained 48 points to take the title of junior victrix ludorum, widening the distance between her and the opposition to win the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres.
Yellow’s Jumar Corlette was named junior victor ludorum with 55 points, crossing the finish line first in the 100, 200 and 400 metres and placing second in the long jump. (RG)