Marshall, Lindsay among impressive performances at Cross Country Championships
Tommy Marshall and Gayle Lindsay were the fastest overall male and female finishers over the three mile course at the Bermuda National Athletics Association’s National Cross Country Championships, which took place last weekend at the Botanical Gardens.
Lindsay, 33, who was competing in the women’s 20-39 age category, stopped the clock at 21:05.03, just ahead of her Mid-Atlantic Athletic Club teammate, Rose-Anna Hoey, who topped the women’s 40-43 division in 21:23.98.
Third place went to 17 year-old Meron Simons, who posted 24:49.26.
Marshall, competing in the men 17-19 division, registered a time of 19:01.23, to better all competitors over three miles.
The next best male competitor was men 14-16 entrant, Tajahri Rogers, who completed the course in 19:10.21, with J’Auza James, who was also competing in that division, clocking 20:04.19, to secure the third fastest time over the distance.
In the two mile run category for 12 and 13 year-old girls, Jaeda Grant, 14:01.38, from Pacers Bermuda, finished ahead of Saltus’s S’Nya Cumbermack, 15:12.46 and Mid-Atlantic’s Ava Butterfield, 15:45.93.
In the corresponding male category, Mid-Atlantic pair, Cameron Adkins, 13:12.85 and Tom Hyland, 13:14.48, finished ahead of Luca Bortoli, 13:50.61.
The girls 10-11 one and a half mile run was won by Kelise Wade in 11:21.92, with Pacers’s Antionette Barry, 11:35.07 and Riana Robinson, 12:08.22 finishing second and third respectively.
In the boys 10-11 one and a half mile division, first place went to Chavi Pacheco Hill in 9:48.80, while second place went to Timothy Jackson, 9:58.14, with Sanchez Smith, 10:10.09, taking third.
In the under-10 category, Ronan Davidge (Saltus), 8:51.42, took top honours ahead of Mid-Atlantic’s Liam Horrobin, 8:51.84 in a close finish, with Cree Bean, 9:10.49 following closely behind.
The girls under 10 was won by Solae Zakarai Goater in 9:15.65 ahead of Colette Durkin, 9:21.44 and Elena Bortoli, 9:29.64.
In the women’s 14-16 three mile run, Fenella Wightman, 25:40.02 was first across the line. She was followed by Carina Bortoli in 27:35.13 and Fasika Simons, 28:41.01.
Other winners in the three mile categories included – Martin Wolffe (men 20-39), 33:29.16, Darryl Herrick (men 40-49), 20:44.60 and Sharon Craig (women 60-69), 32:40.35.
Tony Riker, 61, was the oldest male participant in the event. He finished the three mile course in 35:45.49. The oldest woman in the competition was Edwina Arorash, 66, who clocked 39:42.98.