‘Mouchette to run away with Open Men’s race’
Bermuda National Athletics Association president Donna Watson takes a look at her ones to watch in the Front Street Mile junior races. I’m going to put my neck out and say that Sela Tuzo is going to win this division. She has had a very good cross-country season and is going in with the fastest time from the trials. Jessie Marshall had the second fastest time is an unknown and may give her a run for first place.
Primary School Girls
Primary School Boys Ryan Outerbridge has had a good cross-country season and he has the fastest time from the trials. Nicolas Pilgrim is an unknown and may be out to defeat the national cross-country champion.
Middle School Girls This is going to be a good race with the top three girls all having a chance to win. Lynsey Palmer, Ashley Irby and Azaria Robinson. Their times are close from the trials, especially Palmer and Irby, but I think it could be any of these girls races.
Middle School Boys This is going to be a fun race to watch but I believe Aaron Jacobs is going to walk away with victory. He is definitely one of our up and coming middle distance runners to watch out for. He has been undefeated in this season’s cross-country races and he ran away with the race during the Front Street Mile trials.
High School Girls I am going to have to go with Kyrah Scraders to win but it should be a great race. The battle for second and third should be between Quaashie Douglas, Zakiyyah Showers and Quinnae Outerbridge.
All of these girls are preparing for the NACAC Cross-country Championships in Jamaica later this month and are in great shape. Scraders is a touch above everyone else and I think it is going to be difficult to beat her. She had a great race in the first track meet of the season and gave the boys a run for their money.
High School Boys We have added a new twist to this race with Dage Minors coming home to compete. I believe with his overseas experience he is going to claim victory.
There will be another close battle for second and third between Michaiah Robinson, Jeremiah Steede, Nico Barclay, Daniel Oatley and a new runner on the scene, Nate Hartwig.
Some of these athletes are also preparing for the NACAC Cross-country Championships.
Open Women This is going to be a fun race to watch. Rose-Anna Hoey is in fantastic shape and went undefeated in this year's cross-country season and won the mile trials.
I would never count out Jennifer Alen as her background is speed and she could come back and claim the title.
Open Men With Shaquille Dill competing in the Elite Men’s event I think Juma Mouchette, who has moved up to the Open Men’s division, will run away with this race.
He is in great shape and is preparing for the NACAC Cross-country Championships and was only beaten out by Dill in the trials.
Stephen Allen will probably be the second athlete across the finish line.