Adams’ winning trend continues
by Ria Goodman
Adams House secured their 39th straight victory by amassing 645 points during the St Leonard’s Boys’ Inter-House Athletics Championships yesterday at the National Stadium.
Trailing by 293 points was King (Orange) with 352, followed by Worrell (Red) with 318.50, Springer (Blue) with 316, Hackett (Green) with 178 and Carver (Purple) with 164.50 points.
And it was junior victor ludorum Ismaiil Alleyne who led Adams House, ensuring the torch lit back in 1980 was safely passed for another year when he collected 59 points.
Competing in the Under-15 Division, the athlete who copped silvers in the 100 and 400 metres at last year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships ran away with the 400 metres in 57.56 seconds.
Record in discus
Although the second former didn’t reach the podium in the 100 metres he showed his versatility when he seized the discus with a record effort of 33.95 metres to surpass the previous distance of 25.30 metres.
Also throwing under the record requirement in that event was Tyjah Bishop of King House and Zachari Innis of Adams. Alleyne also won the high jump with a clearance of 1.60 metres, placed second in the javelin and shot put and took bronze in the long jump.
Adams also captured the Under-14 Boys’ Division title after a contribution of 54 points from Isaiah Crichlow.
He pulled off convincing victories in the high jump with a new record of 1.35 metres during the field events at the school before taking to the track yesterday to win the 400 in one minute 9.69 seconds.
He also finished second in the 100 and 800.
But it was senior victor ludorum Coshon Scott who allowed King to win the battle for second position when he gained 65 points.
The 17-year-old, who started as a long distance athlete before following in his father and renown Barbadian sprinter Wilan Louis’ footsteps transitioning to sprints and middle distance events, won the Under-20 Boys’ 400 metres in 53.30 seconds.
He also placed second in the 100 metres and third in the 200, 800 and 1 500 metres.Scott also made a showing in the 5 000 metres event.
Fourth-placed Springer got their share when Ajani Payne and Imani Austin emerged champions in the Under-13 and Under-17 Divisions with 39 and 30 points, respectively.
Payne seized the 400 in 1:08.79 and the 800 in 2:45.68. He was second in the 200 metres.
Austin made a recordwinning throw of the discus of 38.17 metres, surpassing the previous distance of 28.09 metres and gained the majority of his points in the field events. Hackett’s Jadon Pearce also gave them something to shout about when he copped the Under-17 Boys’ 100 and 200 metres in 11.72 and 23.03 seconds, respectively. Worrell’s Jadon Alleyne also made his contribution when he finished second in the Under-13 Division with 38 points after he won the 100 in 14.58 and the 200 in 28.95 seconds.
Victor ludorum Coshon Scott (right) of King House has time to rag Danico Watson while anchoring Springer House to victory in the Under-20 4×100 metres.
(Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe.)
Ajani Payne (right) of Springer House winning the Under-13 4×100 metres ahead of Demarko Gill.
Isaiah Crichlow of champions Adams House was the Under-14 divisional champion.