Bermuda foursome win titles with St Johnsbury
Four Bermuda athletes helped St Johnsbury win boys’ and girls’ state titles at the Vermont Division 1 Indoor State Track Meet at the Gardner-Collins Indoor Track at the University of Vermont last weekend.
Zekiah Lewis, a junior, placed second in the long jump with a leap of 16ft 18½in, just a quarter of an inch behind winner Lia Rotti, also of St Johnsbury.
Lewis was also third in the triple jump with a leap of 34ft 4in, 2¼ inches behind Rotti who was second with a jump of 35ft 6.25in. The winning jump was 35ft 10in.
Lewis teamed up with Rotti, Lilly Leach and Riley Higgs to comfortably win the 4x200 metres relay in 1:53.03, five seconds ahead of second-placed Essex. Lewis ran the first leg. She was also sixth in the 55 metres, three tenths of a second out of third place, clocking a time of 7.75 seconds. Team-mate Katherine Cowan won in 7.43.
Malik Joell anchored the 4x800 relay team to victory in 8:53.35. Bermudians Sajan Harvey was also in the team, which contained Nathaniel Atkins and Mackay Breton. Joell, a junior, accompanied Harvey and another Bermudian, Matteo Dill, in placing third in the 4x400 relay. Kristian Baird was the other member of the team, with Joell again the anchor as they clocked 3:45.93 to take the bronze.
Joell also placed second in the 600 race in 1:30.77, which was three seconds behind winner Jacob Daigle, of Mount Mansfield Union, who recorded a personal best time of 1:27.82.
Harvey, also a junior, placed second in the 1,000 metres in 2:47.32 which was a personal best. The winning time was 2:45.79.
Dill, a senior, also finished second in the triple jump was 41ft 4.75in.
St Johnsbury won the men’s title in a close finish between the top three schools, totalling 106.5 points, while Essex were second on 105 and Mount Mansfield Union third on 104.
In the women’s competition, St Johnsbury also won comfortably on 230 points, with Essex second on 104 and South Burlington third on 86.
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