The Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor has announced the athletes who will represent Bermuda at the upcoming NACAC Under 18 & Under 23 Championships July 5th - 7th in Queretaro, Mexico.
Three of the four are Medalist from Carifta 2019.
Caitlyn Bobb who won the Gold Medal in the 400m and Bronze Medal in the 4X100m Relay, has been tearing up the track in the US will compete in the 200m & 400m in the Under 18 Age Group. Raynor said, “We are looking for some great things from Bobb for now and in the future. Bobb will move up to the Under 20 Age Group in Carifta 2020 but we have no doubt she will be ready for that move and her mom Dawnette Douglas former Olympian is one of her biggest supporters and fans.”
Nathan Armstrong who won the Bronze in the 1500m and Silver in the 3000m and has been competing well in the US since Carifta 2019 will be competing in the 1500m & 3000m in the Under 18 Age Group. “We are looking for some great things from Armstrong and know that he is receiving a lot of good advice from his father Terrance Armstrong. Armstrong will also move up to the Under 20 Age Group in Carifta 2020 and with Armstrong's style of running the 5000m will suit him well,” said Raynor.
Nirobi Mills Smith who won the Gold in the 800m and has been turning in some good times here in Bermuda in our local Track Meets is in great shape. He will compete in the 800m in the Under 18 Age Group. Raynor went on to say, “The interesting story about Smith is that he will leave Mexico after his event is complete and head to Toronto to play in the Bermuda National Under 19 Cricket team. This is great for Bermuda sport as we work hand in hand with BCB to prepare an athlete for both competitions. Our hope is that he is successful in both. Smith will move also move up to the Under 20 Age Group in Carifta 2020 but with the times he is running he will be very competitive.”
Stephan Dill will compete in the 100m & 200m in the Under 23 Age Group. Raynor concluded, “This will be a good competition for Dill as he prepares to attend Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte, NC in August of this year and will be part of the Track Team. Again this is an athlete who has gone through the Carifta Games system and opened the door for this opportunity.”