Showers and Reges claim Telford titles
Zakiyyah Showers and Dariel Reges claimed bragging rights among the senior girls and boys divisions during Saturday’s well-attended Telford Electric Magic Mile at the National Sports Centre (NSC).
Showers won the girls title by a landslide, stopping the clock at 8:29:00 to finish more than a minute ahead of second place runner Jahtia Smith (9:38.29).
Jaymie Darrell (9:48.30) rounded off the podium finishers in the senior girls field.
While Showers may have had things all her own way the same could not be said for eventual senior boys winner Reges who was forced to dig much deeper in his quest for divisional supremacy.
Reges (7:49.47) pipped second placed runner Jahmari Sutton (7:49.76) at the line by just tenths of a second after being pushed all the way around the race course.
Rounding off the top three runners in the senior boys race was Akim Johnson who finished well outside the lead pace in a time of 8:42.10.
Taking the girls and boys 10-12 age group titles this year were Azaire Robinson (8:41.19) and Aaron Jacobs (8:06.01) respectively, while Selah Tuzo (9:45.05) and Ryan Outerbridge (8:31.60) reigned supreme in the girls and boys 8-9 age group.
Josiah King, David Blankendal and Deniche Hill won each of the three boys seven-year-old races while Satasia Swann, Jade Johnston and Tesyah -Mahle Astwood won the girls seven-year-old events.
Regy Destani Smith and Elan Daley won the two races in the girls six-year-old division while Zakao Hart, Aiden Kendall and Brazil Robinson won the three races in the boys six -year- old category.
Shemya DeShields and I’Aura Golding won the two races among the girls five-year-old division while Rajae Whitter, Kiearon Bean and Zano Tucker won the three races in the boys five-year-old category.
Makaylie Smith and Kari Virgil were the big winners in the girls four-year-old events while Daqaio Stewart Sebastion Smith and Sebastion Pukk captured bragging rights in the three races held in the boys four-year-old age group respectively.
This year saw nearly 900 hundred junior runners compete in the 16th Telford Electric Magic Mile which has established itself as one of the premier junior meets on the annual athletic calendar.