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Thursday, March 15, 2018
BSSF Senior School Championships Day One
Saltus Grammar School and CedarBridge Academy share the lead after the first day of the Bermuda School Sports Federation Senior School Championships that took place at the National Sports Center.

Both teams top the tables with 157.50 points, with the Berkeley Institute following close behind on 147.50. All three teams will be vying for the title tomorrow evening when all of the Track Finals will be held.

Saltus claimed three of the four 3000 meter titles, Jessie Marshall and Nick Narraway won the Under 16 Girls and Boys race while CARIFTA qualifiers Ashley Irby and Berkeley’s Robert Edwards topped the podium in the Over 16 Division.

Berkeley’s High Jump sensation Sakari Famous proved she is not a one trick pony after winning the Over 16 Girls Javelin and Long Jump events while middle distance Runner Messiah Greaves claimed the Triple Jump title for Bermuda High School.

Asrael Basden from CedarBridge Academy was victorious in the Under 16 Javelin and finished third in the Shot Put behind school mate Jah-Qala who won with a throw of 10.42 meters. Gabriella Medeiros finished first in the High Jump for Bermuda High School

Berkeley’s Samuel Darrell won the Under 16 Boys High Jump with a leap of 1.80 meters and finished second in the Triple Jump behind school mate Jaden King. Andre Woollery won the Javelin event representing CedarBridge Academy.

Cameron Coffey was the top performer in the Over 16 Boys Division winning the Javelin event with an impressive 44.44m and finishing second in the Shot Put behind CedarBridge Academy’s Jahnia Trott.

Omar Wilson from CedarBridge claimed the Long Jump title after leaping 6.65 meters.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
BSSF Middle School Championships

Dellwood Middle School have set themselves up well to defend their crown on the first day of the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Track and Field Championships at the National Sports Center.

The reigning champions have opened up an impressive 100 point lead over closest rivals Sandy’s Secondary Middle School.

Dellwood led the way winning eight field events. They were led by the Bell twins in the Girls Under 13 category. Kesay Bell was victorious in the Shot Put and Turbo Javelin event while sister Kisaye claimed Silver in the Shot Put and a Bronze in the Turbo Javelin.

Eleanor Richmond was also a double winner on the day, the Warwick Academy student claimed top honors in the Girls Over 13 Discus and Turbo Javelin events.

There are many points to be won next Tuesday when all of the Track Finals will be held along with the remaining field events.

Two records fell by T.N. Tatem Middle School athletes.

Sancho Smith was the first to register a New Record when he leapt 1.76m in the Over 13 Boys High Jump, eclipsing the mark of 1.75m set by Kyle Outerbridge from Dellwood Middle School in 2000.

Smith looks set to win Champion Boy as he blazed his way as top qualifier in the 400 and 800m races.

The T.N. Tatem Over 13 Girls Relay Team also broke a record when the crossed the line in a time of 52.63.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
BSSF Announce Track & Field Schedule

Close to 2,000 students representing over 25 schools will compete over the next eight days in the Bermuda School Sports Federation interschool track and field championships. The schedule for the next week is:

BSSF Track & Field Schedule

Wednesday, March 14th – Middle School Day 1 – 9:30 – 3:30

Thursday, March 15th – Senior School Day 1 – 9:30 – 3:30

Friday, March 16th – Primary School East Zones – 9:30 – 3:30

Friday, March 16th – Senior School Finals – 4:00- 9:00

Monday, March 19th – Primary School West Zones – 9:30 – 3:30

Tuesday, March 20th – Middle School Finals – 9:30 – 3:30

Wednesday, March 21st – Primary School Finals – 9:30 – 3:30

Monday, March 12, 2018
Bermuda Carifta Games Team Announced

The Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor introduced the 2018 Carifta Athletics Team.

Raynor said, “We are very pleased with the team that has been selected and have no doubt they will represent us very well. We have a quality team with athletes who have committed themselves to this sport and have given their best to gain a place on the team.”

The team is as follows:-

Under 17 Girls

Jessie Marshall – 1500m
Taylor Hines – 200m
Tilly Norman – 1500m, 3000m
Amelia Othman – High Jump

Under 20 Girls

Sakari Famous – High Jump (Team Captain)
Ashley Irby – 1500m
Isabelle Dutranoit – 3000m

Under 17 Boys

Clevonte Lodge – 200m, 400m
Ryan Outerbridge – 1500m, 3000m
Nirobi Mills – 800m

Under 20 Boys

Elisha Darrell – High Jump (Team Captain)
Johndell Cumberbatch – 5000m
Robert Edwards – 5000m
Deneo Brangman – 400m

Team Officials

Mia Black – Team Manager
Rohaan Simons – Coach
Wayne Bean – Coach

Raynor continued, “You will notice that Brianna Mendes has not been mentioned as she had to withdraw from the team due to her conflicting university studies.”

“The team will be departing Bermuda Wednesday March 28th and returning to Bermuda Tuesday April 3rd. The Games take place in Bahamas from Saturday March 31st to Monday April 2nd with the Opening Ceremony being held Friday March 30th,” continued Raynor.

Raynor went on to say, “I will be traveling to Bahamas as well but in the capacity of “Organizational Delegate” which I was selected to this role by our National Athletics region (NACAC). I have recently returned from a trip to Bahamas where I met with the Local Organizing committee to review their plans (accommodations, meal plan, transportation etc.) confirming that everything will be in order to receive the Carifta teams. I have to say I believe this is going to be a “Great” event.”

“Just to advise, Bermuda will be submitting our bid to host the 2020 Carifta Games with the support of Government. I feel confident that in 2020 we will have Bermuda bubbling with excitement as we did with Carifta 2012 when we are awarded the 2020 Carifta Games (the logo). I am also excited when I look at our young athletes who are coming up and I have no doubt Bermuda will have a very strong athletics team representing Bermuda in 2020. Some of the athletes who just missed out on this year’s standard will get stronger and be ready to showcase their talents right here in Bermuda,” continued Raynor.

Raynor concluded, “Before we get to any questions regarding the team or Carifta 2020 we would also like to announce an initiative by the BNAA to assist with the costs of sending this team to the Carifta Games “Laps for Health”. This event will take place this coming Sunday March 18th from 12:00 – 6:00pm at the National Sports Centre Track. Participants can run or walk a lap at any time with a $2.00 donation per lap. Get your family or friends to sponsor your laps. Our hope is that we have people of all walks of life filling the track at any time between these hours and walk or run as many laps as they can and assist in sending this team to Bahamas. Not only will they be assisting the team but also joining in the Country’s initiative to fight Obesity and Diabetes. We are partnering with the Ministry of Health and we will hear from Marie Beach to say a few words regarding this initiative.”

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Dill Earns All-America Honors in Championships

Shaquille Dill represented Saint Augustine's University Track and Field in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Dill has earned All-America Honors during the Championships.

Defending National Champion Dill finished fourth in the Men's 800 meters Final in a season-best 1:49.64.
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