Red win again at CP
At right, Yellow’s Nicholai Clarke (right)
noses out Keshawn Griffith of Purple House in the Under-13 Boys’ 100 metres.
(Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe.)
by RIA GOODMAN
THE RED WARRIORS (Set B) won their third straight war when they gained 760 points to capture Coleridge & Parry’s Inter-House Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.
And given their 100-point lead going into the relays it was certain that no set was a match for the Warriors, who seized 29 championships overall in the history of the school.
During their 67th house sports, the Yellow Lions (Set A) were second with 663 points, followed by Purple Royals (Set F) 635, Blue Cheetahs (Set C ) 608, Orange Eagles (Set E) 572 and the Green Falcons (Set D) with 436 points.
Though Red maintained that strength throughout, finishing with a 97-point margin the Blue Cheetahs took bragging rights for capturing the victrix and victor ludorum titles through CARIFTA Games gold medallist in the discus, Shanice Hutson, and Tafari Bishop with 73 and 65 points, respectively.
Hutson, the 2018 CARIFTA Games champion, who now holds the record for every female field event at the school, rewrote Romancia Odwin’s register of 30.63 metres in the discus with 38.73 as well as Odwin’s former shot put distance of 10.30 with 10.67 metres. She also made the winning throw in the javlin event.
The 16-year-old, who will be 17 in May, also gained silvers in the 200, 800, 1 500 and long jump events.
Tafari Bishop had two convincing victories. He powered to the finish in the Under-20 Boys’ 200 metres in 22.71 and the 400 in 50. 42 seconds.
Second in 100 metres
However, he missed out on sweeping his third individual win of the day when Jermaine Hall of Green seized the 100 metres dash in 11.21 seconds.
Bishop’s most memorable performance of the season was in the 800 metres, shattering Jonathan Jones former time of 159.62 and posting 157.80. He also won the 1 500 metres.
Red’s victory was a team effort since their only division title came through Under-17 boy Mekhi Griffith after he swept the 100, 200 and 400 metres to contribute 40 points.
Yellow’s Nicholi Clarke was the toast of the Under-13 Division. The impressive Clarke swept the 100, 200, 400, 800 and long jump to gain 50 points.
Purple’s Zada Cox was named the Under-17 Girls’ champion with 45 points when she secured wins in the 100, 200 and shot put. She also placed second in the long jump and third in the 400 metres.
In the Under-15 Girls Division, Shayla Clarke gained 40 points for Purple through a gold in the long jump and two silvers in the 100 and 200 metres.
Orange’s J’nia Edwards may no longer be in St Giles colours and competing at the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships, but she is burning up the track at her new school. She put her mark on the Under-13 Girls’ 100, 800 and long jump. She was also second in the 200 metres.
Khimani Cox, also of Orange, gave a performance that gained him 58 points following victories in the 400, 800, 1 500, long jump and shot put. He took second place in the 100 metres. (RG)
RUNNING like a cheetah, Tafari Bishop took the 200 and 400 metres en route to capturing the victor ludorum title.
RED HOUSE’S Mekhi Griffith was a commanding winner of the 100 metres for Under-17 Boys.