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Carifta team swells to eight

Three more Bermudian athletes have reached the standard for the Carifta Games to be held in Curaçao in April.

Johndell Cumberbatch qualified for the under-18 3,000 metres with a time of 9min 42.80sec competing at a Bermuda National Athletics Association meet at the National Sports Centre last weekend.

Under-18 athletes Telilah Wears and Deneo Brangman both qualified at the February Classic in Barbados, with Wears posting a time of 25.42 in the 200, while Brangman hit the mark in two events, the 200 in 22.43 and 400 in 49.77.

Amelia Othman also qualified for the under-18 high jump with a leap of 1.60 at the NSC, but she is too young to compete at the Carifta Games.

Several athletes are still pushing for qualification including Stephan Dill in the under-20 100 and 200, Dlevonte Lodge and Lejuan Matthews — both in the under-18 100 and 200 — Zekiah Lewis in the under-18 long jump, Tilda Norman in the under-18 1,500, and Aaron Jacobs in the under-18 800.

The other athletes who have met the standard are Ashley Irby in the under-18 3,000 and 1,500, Lyndsey Palmer in the under-18 3,000, Sakari Famous in the under-18 high jump, Elisha Darrell in the under-20 high jump and Kevin Miller in the under-20 high jump. The qualification deadline is March 26.

Bermuda won one medal at last year's competition in Granada, with Famous winning bronze in the under-18 high jump.

Johndell Cumberbatch, the senior boys winner of the KPMG Front Street Mile, centre, has reached the Carifta qualifying standard (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published February 22, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm)

Carifta team swells to eight

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