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Final chance to hit qualifying standards

The Bermuda National Athletics Association will hold its final Carifta trials this weekend, a two-day event at the National Stadium.

Each day will feature two hour-long events starting at 11am when athletes aspiring to qualify for the Games will be in action.

The 49th Carifta Games will be held in Bermuda from April 10 to 13, the fifth time Bermuda will host the regional competition. The Games were previously held in Bermuda in 2012.

“This will be the last opportunity for our athletes to qualify and, of course, the first time the new track will be used,” Donna Raynor, the BNAA president said.

“The final entries are due on Sunday, March 15 and even though we are the host country we have to stick to the deadlines as well. As you all are aware, the track has not been available to the athletes since January, but fortunately we have been able to have some of our athletes compete in overseas meets and some have reached the standard.”

A dozen Bermuda athletes have reached qualifying standards, including the latest qualifier, high jumper Amelia Othman who was a member of Bermuda's previous two Carifta Games teams, finishing fourth in Bahamas in 2018 and fifth in the Cayman Islands last year.

Carifta qualifier Amelia Othman

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Published March 12, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated March 11, 2020 at 11:56 pm)

Final chance to hit qualifying standards

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