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AHS Athletics 2017: Early Predictions say Pigott!

We are one day away from the final showcase of athletic talent among the girls of The Anglican High School. Feb 9th 2017 will be remembered as the day when this year’s championship claims were finally decided but some early predictors are saying that Pigott House is clearly walking away with the 2017 title.

By far, the most hisotrically dominant house at the Anglican High School, they have already amassed 23 titles over the 52 years of competition establishing a near decade long reign at the top. In the last 5 years however, they have only captured the championship once. This begs the question, “why are Pigott supporters so confident?”

The answer lies in their position, ahead of tomorrow’s championship showdown. Sitting in 2nd position, albeit, tied with Bertrand House, the Pigott camp is only 32 points away from leaders, Walton House. This is one of the closest, pre-day totals in recent years, made possible by a strong showing at the 2016 Cross Country Run. final-results

Notwithstanding their position, points amassed on Championship Day are what matters and therein lies the source of elation among the Pigott supporters. Their line up boasts some of the best and most experienced athletes at the Anglican High School. The likes of Shaquanda Felix, Christel Mapson, and 2016 Junior Champion Abigail Jeffery all but ensure that the Junior division and the all important relays belong to Pigott House.

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Strong contention is expected from Bertrand House, with whom they are currently tied and Garraway House has its fair share of exceptional talent who will also shine. In fact, the Pigott Camp is counting on it! They have enough of a talent pool to keep their name in the mix in almost every event tomorrow and every win Walton doesn’t get, is a step closer to victory for Pigott. No doubt Bertrand House is thinking the same thing but only time will tell.

Tomorrow February 9th promises to be an exceptional showcase. It’s still anybody’s game and we at Ahspire absolutely cannot wait!

 

 

 

AHS Athletics 2017: Katelann James wins Gold as Betrand House leaps forward!

The penultimate stop on the road to the 2017 AHS Road Relay took the AHS to the National Stadium for the Long Jump; High Jump and Triple Jump Events on Tuesday Jan 17th. The day was rife with competition but by as early as midday it was clear that Bertrand House would be the force to be reckoned with.

Sitting in third position, 49 points behind current leaders, Walton House, Bertrand needed a strong showing. The defending champions proved last year, by coming back from a near 100 point deficit, that when Bertrandites are backed into a corner, they shine and shine they did!

Mickesha Blackman set the pace early in the Preparatory Long Jump and High Jump competition capturing silver for Bertrand House falling a mere 0.2m short of Cassie Charles of Garraway House in the Long Jump.

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Katelann James wins the SubJunior Long Jump

In the Sub Junior Division, Katelann James continued her domineering performance. After capturing gold in the Shot Put and Cricket ball events last week, James moved on to capture gold in the Sub Junior High and Long jump respectively.

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Aaliyah Bartholomew ties for 3rd in the Long Jump

Following in similar fashion, Bertrand claimed gold in the Junior High Jump in the name of Aaliyah Bartholomew, who has made a name for herself in this event at the InterCol Games. Bartholomew continued to demonstrate her prowess, capturing gold in the Triple Jump and establishing the school record. Despite a solid effort in the Junior Long Jump, Bartholomew managed a third place tie, falling to Rickeisha Edwards and Sophia Mark of Garraway House.

Games captain of Bertrand House rounded out the day’s performance taking silver in the Senior High Jump, falling second to Pigott’s Reba Mitchell.

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Senior Alisha Scott assisting in the High Jump

Below are the points standing heading in Tuesday’s events.

HOUSE

GARRAWAY

BERTRAND

PIGOTT

WALTON

POINTS

232

239

252

288

One final stop remains on the road to the 2017 Championships on Feb 9th, “The Road Relay” an event which can yield a maximum 48points. With the scores relatively close, it’s still anyone’s game. All attention shifts to the Road Relay scheduled for Thursday 19th Jan, a contest that promises all the drama of competition.

AHS Athletics 2017: Garraway House out throws the Competition

It’s the end of the second week of 2017 and things continue to heat up on the road to The Anglican High School Athletics Championships 2017. Garraway House, despite a slow start to the season, have rallied with dominating performances in the Field Events.

Over the course of the past week, (Jan 9th – 13th) the respective coloured camps of the Anglican High School were entrenched in heated rivalry. Days removed from a rain soaked showing at “Track Heats 2017″each House was looking to make a statement in the Field Events. Bertrand House took and early lead in the Sub Junior shotput and Cricket ball events. Walton House did its best to remain in the competition as well but no performance came close to that of the Blue Battalion who blew away all comers in the Discuss event and remained one point shy of the winners in the cricketball and Javelin events as well.

The table below shows the collective House performances over the past few days of competition.

GARRAWAY BERTRAND WALTON PIGOTT
DICUSS 26 7 12 11
SHOTPUT 27 21 15 9
CRICKETBALL 14 16 13 12
JAVELIN 14 15 4 11
TOTAL 81 59 44 43

Despite their strong showing, Garraway House still sits at the bottom of the card heading into week 3 and will no doubt be looking to carry that momentum forward.

 HOUSE GARRAWAY BERTRAND PIGOTT WALTON
 POINTS 227 235 246 284

New Vaccine for Pigott (Yellow) Fever?

“If you follow the Pigott girls, you get fever!” 

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Pigott House has easily been the most impressive Athletic House in the history of The Anglican High School. Their 2015 season however, did not begin on such an impressive note as they held up the rear after the December 5th Cross Country Run in 4th place; a position they held on to securely up until the 2015 Road Relay. This was the beginning of a strong and steady effort from Pigott House as they blew away the competition in the Road Relay, then amassed the 2nd largest total at the Track Heats and further topped this performance in the 2015 High Jump. This seems to be a good indicator of things to come for Pigott House when they take the tracks on Feb 17th.

The 50th Anniversary of the Anglican High School Athletics Meet may very well see another resurgence of Pigott Fever. 

For 9 long years Pigott Fever reigned rampant across The Anglican High School and though strong contenders came and went, nothing seemed to be able to stop their reign. In 1993 however a (red) vaccine was developed. For the next decade, the Pigott Fever was put under control and the Pigott girls would be without the Athletics Championship they had held on 21 separate occasions in the school’s history.  In 2013, the Anglican High School experienced a resurgence of the Pigott Fever and by 2014, a new (blue) vaccine was immediately administered to stop the threat. The 2015 Athletics season however, has seen a steady growth in performance from the Pigott girls. They are now set  in 3rd position on 302 points heading into that decisive day Feb 17th in Tanteen; only 31 points away from the leaders, Garraway House