Jessica Lewis had a mixed Day One during the ParAthletics 2018, World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland.
Lewis would make her way to the podium to collect a Silver Medal after she was clocked at 31.03 in the T53 Womenís 200m Dash, Hamide Kurt from Turkey, clocked a winning time of 30.36 with Jessica Frotten from Canada finished third in 31.38.
Lewis would then finish 7th competing in the T53 Womenís 800m Dash, crossing the line in a time of 2:07.76, Lewisí time is under the Qualifying Standard for ParaPan Am Games. Madison de Rozario from Australia would finish first with a time of 1:49.76, Kurt was second in 1:51.40 and Frotten was third in 1:52.67.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Minors Advances to NCAA 800m Final
Running in his final collegiate meet, graduate student Dage Minors of the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team extended his career by one more day on Friday evening. Running out of the third Preliminary Heat Minors Qualified for the Saturday final of the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Johns C. Smith University at the Irwin Belk Complex.
Shaquille Dill of Saint Augustine University finished third in Heat Two and missed out on a Final spot after finishing 11th overall with a time of 1:50.18.
Minors has assured himself of a selection to the All-America First Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as he will finish in the top eight in the country in the 800 meters on Saturday. It will be his sixth career All-America accolade.
Minors took to the track in the third of three preliminary heats in the 800 meters, which wound up being the second-fastest of the trio. Minors nabbed an automatic qualifying spot for the final by placing second in the heat, with a time of 1:49.45.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Smith Represents Victory Christian in Championships
Inshanae Smith competed in the NCISAA 1A/2A Track and Field Championships representing Victory Christian Center High School.
Smith finished with the 3rd fastest Womenís 100m Dash Preliminary time crossing the line in a time of 12.26, she would finish 2nd in the final stopping the clock in 12.83.
With a time of 26.41, Smith clocked the second fastest time in the Womenís 200m Dash Preliminaries, she would go a little faster in the final stopping the clock in a time of 26.27 to once again finish 2nd.
Smith would clock a Personal Best time of 1:02.15 in the Preliminaries of the Womenís 400m race which was the second fastest, but in the final Smith would clock 1:07.16 to finish 8th.
Smith would run the second leg for the Victory Christian Center High School Womenís 4x200m Relay team that clocked a winning time of 1:49.12.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Bermuda Pacers Track Meet
The 2018 Bermuda National Athletic Associationís Track and Field season resumed with the Bermuda Pacers hosting a meet at the National Sports Center.
Athletes looking to compete in the upcoming CUT Games in July also competed in the Track Meet.
The Under 13 Girls Cricket Ball Throw was won by Katherine Bean-Rosario with a toss of 43.37m, Christia Lugo was second with a toss of 35.94m and Dominique Brown finished third with a throwing distance of 35.10m.
Amelia Othman won the Under 17 Girls High Jump, with a top leap of 1.55m.
The Under 17 Girls Shot Put winner was Leekaysia with a distance of 10.20m, Kesay Bell was second tossing 8.79m and Naimah Coffee-Darrel finished third with a distance of 8.67m.
Eleanor Richmond won the Under 17 Girls Javelin Throw with a distance of 22.44m, Kesay Bell was second with a toss of 21.82m and Kisaye Bell was third with a toss of 20.36m.
The Under 13 Boys High Jump was won by Isael Smith with a top leap of 1.44m, Khari Sharriaff was second with a leap of 1.40m and Jannis Roberts who leaped 1.20m.
Roberts won the Under 13 Boys Cricket Ball Throw with a top toss of 68.55m, Rakeem Wilson was second with a top toss of 38.84m and Daylen Scott finished third with a toss of 31.87m.
The Under 17 Boys High Jump was won by Sancho Smith with a top leap of 1.65m, Moses Johnson was second leaping 1.45m and Cameron Morris finished third with a leap of 1.45m.