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Dellwood reclaim middle school crown

Runaway success: Ramiah Brangman (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Dellwood Middle School captured their third consecutive Middle School Track and Field Championships at the National Sports Centre.

Dellwood were almost 180 points ahead of their nearest rival with a total of 596.5 points. The race for third place was much closer with Whitney Institute Middle School finishing 8.5 points ahead of TN Tatem Middle School with 418 points. Rounding out the top five were Sandys Secondary Middle School with 399 and Warwick Academy with 340.50.

Dellwood were clear winners in the overall girls division with 332 points followed by Whitney with 190 and Tatem with 180.50. Sandys were top of the tables in the overall boys division with 274.

Dellwood finished second on 264.50 and Tatem third with 229 points.

Two records fell during the two day meet. Deazhe Hill from TN Tatem Middle School established a new record of 27.70 metres in the under-12 girls discus. She beat the previous record held by Clearwater’s Brittany Marshall of 24.41 metres.

Team-mate Mitayah Richardson broke the under-13 girls long jump record with a leap of 4.95 metres. The former record of 4.90 metres was jointly held by Za’Kayza Parsons and Taahira Butterfield.

Zahriah Outerbridge from TN Tatem was crowned the champion girl in the under-12 girls division. Outerbridge won first place in the 400 metres with a time of 1min 07.07secs ahead of Warwick Academy’s Breanna Medeiros in 1.08.52. Outerbridge also won the 800 metres in a time of 3.00.74 with Finella Wightman from BHS finishing second in 3.02.31.

Outerbridge completed her medal haul with bronze medals in the 1,500 metres and relay. Persia Place from Whitney won the 100 metres while Mederios captured first in the 200 metres.

Dellwood’s Ny’Asia White was the runner up for champion girl with a first place in the long jump, a second in the 100 metres and a third in the 200 metres

There was no stopping Khari Sharrieff as he won three individual gold medals. The Whitney Institute student won the under-12 boys high jump, 800 metres and 1,500 metres.

Sharrieff beat out 100 metre champion Nayan Grant from Warwick Academy in both races. Sharrieff stopped the clock at 2.40.09 in the 800 metres and 5.08.60 in the 1,500 metres.

Grant would go on to lead Warwick Academy to relay gold. TN Tatem’s Zahriah Outerbridge finished second in the points standing with wins in the 400 metres and 800 metres and a third in the 1,500 metres.

The under-13 girls champion award went to 200 metre, 400 metre and 800 metre champion Ramiah Brangman from Saltus Grammar School. Brangman’s busy day started with victory in the 200 metres with a time of 28.99.

She would go on to win the 400 metres in 1.03.15 before capturing gold in the 800 metres in the driving rain with a time of 2.36.94.

Warwick Academy’s Adriana Argent won the 1,500 metres ahead of schoolmate Daria Desmond and finished second in the 800 metres and third in the 400 metres.

Sandys Secondary Middle School’s Jaelyn Grant and Chance Eve from TN Tatem Middle School shared top honours in the under-13 boys division with 24 points each.

Eve was a double winner after winning the 200 metres and long jump events. Eve edged out 100 metre champion Malachi Henry from Warwick Academy in the 200 metres with a time of 26.65 seconds.

Eve claimed his second gold with a leap of 5.27 metres in the long jump. Bermuda Institute’s Denver Tucker claimed second in the long jump ahead of Grant in third place.

Grant would go on to win the 800m in a time of 2:34.96 and finish second in the 400 metres. The other multi winner in the division was Jannis Roberts from Somersfield Academy who won in the high jump and turbo javelin event.

Jahstice Grant’s position as champion girl was never in question as she rolled on to win the 100 metres, 200 metres and the long jump while also anchoring Dellwood Middle School to first place in the relay.

Grant won the 100 metres in a time of 13.68 and the 200 metres in 27.65. Her leap of 4.38 metres was enough for her to claim her third individual gold medal.

Warwick Academy’s Shayla Cann was a double winner in the 400 metres and the 800 metres. Her quest for a third gold was stopped by Alivia Venning from Saltus who beat her for gold in the 1,500 metres.

Dellwood’s throwing twins also had a fine meet for their school. Kesay Bell won the turbo javelin and shot put event and finished third in the discus. The discus event was won by sister Kisaye who finished second to Kesay in the shot put and third in the turbo javelin.

The over-13 boys champion was Atayio Burgess from Dellwood Middle School who won all three jumping events during the two days. Burgess won the long jump with a leap of 5.59 metres and soared above all others in the high jump with a jump of 1.66 metres. He would go on to win the triple jump with a best of 11.87 metres.

Second in the standings was Anaya West from Sandys and Razi Garland from Dellwood. West was electric on the track winning the 200 metres in a time of 24.87 and the 400 metres in 58.70.

He would fall to Whitney’s Kenori Simons who won the 100 metres in 12.14 with West finishing in second with 12.21. Simons would finish second in the 200 metres and long jump events.

Jauza James from Delwood was a double winner in the 800 metres and 1,500 metres. Garland claimed golds in the shot put and discus with throws of 11.90 and 26.90 metres. He would finish second to school mate Kristen Cherrington in the turbo javelin.