It was a record breaking day at last Sunday’s athletics meet of the Central Leeward Secondary School when 17 records were shattered.
Jahiem Harry of Bailey House set a new Intermediate boys 800-metres record of 2 minutes 09.33 seconds, erasing the old mark of 2 minutes 09.70 seconds. Another Bailey House athlete, Akayla Hamblett ran 2 minutes 38.15 seconds to establish a new Senior girls 800-metres record, erasing the old record of 2 minutes 39.43 seconds.
Bailey House continued to dominate when Kenesha Welcome erased the old Senior girls 800-metres record of 2 minutes 39.43 seconds, with a new time of 2 minutes 34.57 seconds. Additionally Akayla Hamblett also of Bailey House ran below the old record with a time of 2 minutes 38.15 seconds.
Zichri Hepburn ran 2 minutes 03.99 seconds to set a new Senior Boys 800-metres record, eclipsing the old time of 2 minutes 07.07 seconds.
Daniel Ramie of Lewis House set two new records in the Junior boys 400 and 200 metres races. In the 400 metres, he erased the old mark of 1 minute 03.00 seconds with a new time of 1 minute 01.61 seconds, and then ran a new time of 26.88 seconds to erase the old 200-metre record of 27.18 seconds.
Shykenia Dixon of Lewis House ran 1 minute 06.89 seconds to set a new Intermediate Girls 400-metre record, and Trish Henson of Scott House with a time of 12.56 seconds established a new Senior girls 100-metres record.
In the relay events, 10 new records were established, six of those by Bailey House. In the Junior girls 4 x 100-metres relay the Bailey House quartet ran 59.83 seconds to erase the old time of 59.94 seconds, the junior quartet then ran 56.44 seconds to set a new Junior boys 4 x 100-metres relay record, sending the old time of 56.54 seconds to the trash heap.
The Bailey House junior male quartet ran 2 minutes 00.13 seconds to set a new Junior boys 4 x 200-metres relay record, removing the old time of 2 minutes 00.27 seconds.
A new time of 4 minutes 36.32 seconds was set by Bailey House in the Intermediate girls 4 x 400-metres relay, erasing the old time of 4 minutes 41.21 seconds. The Intermediate quartet followed up in the Boys 4 x 400-metres relay with a new record time of 3 minutes 42.05 seconds, obliterating the old mark of 3 minutes 55.18 seconds.
Bailey House then rounded off a record-breaking afternoon at the Sir Vincent Beache Stadium with a new Senior mixed 4 x 400-metres relay record time of 4 minutes 05.88 seconds, erasing the old record time of 4 minutes 08.04 seconds.
The Lewis House quartet ran 56.10 seconds to break the Junior Boys 4 x 100 metres relay record of 56.54 seconds, and another quartet ran 1 minute 56.71 seconds to erase the old Junior boys 4 x 200-metres relay time of 2 minutes 00.27 seconds. The Lewis House Intermediate girls quartet ran 4 minutes 24.17 seconds to erase the old Intermediate girls 4 x 400-metres relay record of 4 minutes 41.21 seconds.
The record breaking performances by Bailey and Lewis Houses in the relays were halted by the quartet from James House who ran a new 3 minutes 55.05 seconds record in the Intermediate boys 4 x 400-metres relay, erasing the old time of 3 minutes 55.18 seconds.
The dominance of Bailey House saw them amassing a total of 1,097 points to be crowned the 2023 Central Leeward Secondary School’s Inter-house Athletic Champions, with Lewis House taking the silver having amassed 1,040 points, followed by Scott House in third position with 997 points, and James House in fourth place with 794 points.
Arianna Miller of Scott House was named Junior girls division champion and was crowned Victrix Ludorum, while Daniel Ramie of Lewis House emerged the Junior boys champion. The Intermediate girls champion is Shykenia Dixon of Lewis House, and the Intermediate boys champion is Jaheme Williams.
Gailan John of Lewis House emerged the Senior girls champion, while Recardo Williams also of Lewis House was adjudged Senior boys champion; he lifted the Victor Ludorum title.
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