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Saltus and Warwick share top honours at Primary School Cross-Country Championships

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Young runners try hard at Primary schools Cross-Country race (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Saltus Grammar School and Warwick Academy each won two team championships at the Bermuda School Sports Federation Primary School Cross country championships on Tuesday.

Racing at Flora Duffy Stadium, Yara Muhammad of Dalton E. Tucker Primary School was crowned under-9 girls’ champion finishing in 9min 55sec just as the heavens opened with rain.

Zaya Berkeley from West End Primary claimed silver ahead of Ivy Pena from Somersfield Academy in third.

Trying hard at Primary School Cross Country competition (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Saltus Grammar School claimed first place in the team event with 57 points, ahead of Bermuda High School School in second with 80 points and Warwick Academy rounded out the podium spots with 95 points

The under-9 boys got going after a brief rain delay and Saltus Grammar school produced an impressive team effort.

Adrian Myers stopped the clock at 8:54 to win gold ahead of Liam Horribin, who finished second in 8:55. Khaleef Daley from Harrington Sound Primary finished third in 9:09.

Runners sprint from the start at Primary School Cross Country race (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Running hars at cross-country competition (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Having fun at Primary School Cross Country (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Saltus had seven finishers inside the top ten and easily won the team event with 24 points. Warwick Academy finished second with 126 and Somersfield Academy third with 137

In a repeat of the Front Street Mile result, Naomi MacGuinness, from Warwick Academy, pipped Purvis Primary’s Sukanya Jobson at the tape to win the over-9 girls race, with both recording a time of 10:46. Solae Goater from Gilbert Institute rounded out the top three with a time of 11:01.

Warwick Academy earned team honours with a total of 65 points, edging out Bermuda High School on 69 points, while Saltus finished a distant third with 118 points

Warwick Academy runners swept the podium spots in the over-9 boys race.

Sami Luber enjoyed the biggest margin of victory on the day, winning his race by more than 20 seconds in a time of 10:09. Christian Phillips-Steede finished second in 10:31 while Dage Butterfield came third in 10:36.

Warwick won the team division with 63 points. West Pembroke Primary finished second with 111 and Saltus third on 128.


Under-9 Girls

1 Yara Muhammad (Dalton E. Tucker Primary) 9:55

2 Zaya Berkeley (West End Primary) 10:07

3 Ivy Pena (Somersfield Academy) 10:18

4 Peggy Forester (Saltus Grammar School) 10:19

5 Madison Souza (Bermuda High School) 11:23

6 Madelaine Friend (Saltus Grammar School) 10:24

7 Tamara Smith (Harrington Sound Primary) 10:27

8 Drew Meyers (Saltus Grammar School) 10:28

9 Alirah Daniels (Harrington Sound Primary) 10:31

10 Naomi Nusum (Purvis Primary) 10:34

11 Teagan Scott-Hanley (Mount Saint Agnes Academy) 10:35

12 Capri Smith (Dalton E. Tucker) 10:39

13 Emma Watson (Bermuda High School) 10:40

14 Myla Cornish (Bermuda High School) 10:40

15 Jessica Scull (Saltus Grammar School) 10:42

16 Ariya Samuels (Warwick Academy) 10:47

17 Caroline Smatt (Warwick Academy) 10:48

18 Violet Rossiter (Warwick Academy) 10:48

19 Lee Terceira (Warwick Academy) 10:49

20 Nylah Hollis (Francis Patton Primary) 10:52

Under-9 team result

1 Saltus Grammar School 57

2 Bermuda High School 80

3 Warwick Academy 95

4 Harrington Sound Primary 139

5 Dalton E Tucker 165

Under-9 Boys

1 Adrian Myers (Saltus Grammar School) 8:54

2 Liam Horribin (Saltus Grammar School) 8:55

3 Khaleef Daley (Harrington Sound Primary) 9:09

4 Leo Hyland (Saltus Grammar School) 9:14

5 Tinho Wall (Elliot Primary) 9:21

6 Matthew Hoey (Saltus Grammar School) 9:35

7 Cameron Shailer (Saltus Grammar School) 9:43

8 Freddie Webster (Saltus Grammar School) 9:48

9 Oran Lynch (Saltus Grammar School) 9:48

10 Daige Musson (Harrington Sound Primary) 9:53

11 Owen Fosker (Warwick Academy) 9:54

12 Joshua Cann (Saltus Grammar School) 9:57

13 Roman Bather (Purvis Primary) 9:59

14 Demetri Benjamin (Bermuda Institute) 10:00

15 Zorian Ray (Dalton E. Tucker) 10:01

16 Tayz Showers (Purvis Primary) 10:03

17 Karter Riley (West Pembroke Primary) 10:04

18 David Todd (Somerset Primary) 10:05

19 Kash Butterfield (West Pembroke Primary) 10:06

20 Carter Rance (Mount Saint Agnes Academy) 10:07

Under-9 Boys team result

1 Saltus Grammar School 24

2 Warwick Academy 126

3 Somersfield Academy 137

4 Harrington Sound Primary 163

5 West Pembroke Primary 186

Over-9 Girls

1 Naomi MacGuiness (Warwick Academy) 10:46

2 Sukanya Jobson (Purvis Primary) 10:46

3 Solae Goater (Gilbert Institute) 11:01

4 Piper Howard (Bermuda High School) 11:36

5 Myah Lema (Warwick Academy) 11:51

6 Eveleyn Fahy (Somersfield Academy) 12:00

7 Layla Lightbourn (Bermuda High School) 12:05

8 Dasha Phillips (Port Royal Primary School) 12:13

9 Serah Lising (Harrington Sound Primary) 12:24

10 Iris Duda (Warwick Academy) 12:26

11 Emma Duffin (Saltus Grammar School) 12:26

12 Maiya Caisey (Harrington Sound Primary) 12:28

13 Zarah Goodchild (Port Royal Primary) 12:30

14 Kelia Crusenzo (Bermuda High School) 12:30

15 Gemma Healy (Bermuda High School) 12:31

16 Phoenix Williams (West Pembroke Primary) 12:32

17 Colette Durkin (Warwick Academy) 12:33

18 Avery Halderman (Saltus Grammar School) 12:35

19 Leydi Raynor (Dalton E. Tucker) 12:40

20 Amia McCook (West End Primary) 12:41

Over-9 team results

1 Warwick Academy 65

2 Bermuda High School 69

3 Saltus Grammar School 111

4 Harrington Sound Primary 136

5 Somersfield Academy 138

Over-9 Boys

1 Sami Luber (Warwick Academy)10:09

2 Christian Phillips-Steede (Warwick Academy) 10:31

3 Dage Butterfield (Warwick Academy) 10:36

4 Jace Postlethwaite (Purvis Primary) 10:37

5 Cairo Burgess (Somersfield Academy) 10:40

6 Mackay Browne (Mount Saint Agnes Academy) 10:41

7 Paz Francis (Harrington Sound Primary) 10:42

8 Asad Muhammad (Dalton E. Tucker) 11:45

9 Nicholas Gomez-Caines (Purvis Primary) 11:02

10 Ronan Davidge (Saltus Grammar School) 11:03

11 Jaylon Glasford (West Pembroke) 11:11

12 Asa Trew-Smith (West Pembroke) 11:18

13 Zion Mallory-Robinson (Somerset Primary) 11:19

14 Shiloh Stevens (Prospect Primary) 11:21

15 Xavi Dill (West Pembroke) 11:22

16 Cyme Dowling (St. David’s Primary) 11:22

17 Caleb Mello (Warwick Academy) 11:26

18 Jacree Francis (Port Royal Primary) 11:27

19 Gladwin Philips (Dalton E. Tucker) 11:30

20 Xonti Burch (Paget Primary) 11:34

Over-9 team results

1 Warwick Academy 63

2 West Prembroke Primary 111

3 Saltus Grammar School 128

4 Purvis Primary 139

5 Somersfield Academy 171

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Published February 22, 2023 at 7:52 am (Updated February 23, 2023 at 11:45 am)

Saltus and Warwick share top honours at Primary School Cross-Country Championships

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