Youngsters produce level best at national championships
Three age groups at the National Athletics Championships had ties for first place on points.
J’Naz Richards and Breynia Darrell finished on 20 points in the under-17 female category, as did Tajahri Rogers and Denver Tucker in the same age group for the males.
Richards won the 100 and 200 metres while Darrell won the shot and discus events. In the boys, Rogers won the 400 and 800 metres, while Tucker was the winner in the 100 and 200 metres.
In the girls under-15, Kelise Wade and Ellise Dickinson also finished tied on 20 points after two victories apiece in their events. Wade won the 800 and 1,500 metres and Dickinson the 200 and 400 metres.
The closest group was in the 10-11 girls where Zakhya Scott edged Riana Robinson by a single point, 23 to 22, after she won the 100 and 400 metres, while Robinson won the 1,500 metres and was second in the 800. Leydi Raynor, who was second in the 200 metres, was third in the age group with 20 points.
Caitlyn Bobb, soon to represent Bermuda at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, won the under-20 age group after victories in the 100 and 200 metres, while Razi Garland finished just two points ahead of Saj Carey in the under-20 male category.
Garland won 20 points from wins in the javelin and shot, while Carey finished on 18 points after winning the 100 metres and finishing second in the 200 metres.
Malik Paynter was a point ahead of Charles Fox in the under-15s, winning the 100 and 200 metres while Fox was first in the long jump, fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200 metres.
Dunstan De Sa won the under-12 boys age group after three firsts and a second in his four events. He won the 100 and 400 metres and the long jump, and was second in the 800 metres to finish ten points (38) ahead of Timothy Pearman, who had a win (200 metres) and two seconds in the 100 and 400 metres for 28 points.
Solae Goater and Khaleef Daley won the nine-and-under girls’ and boys’ titles, with Goater claiming wins in the 200, 400 and 800 metres to finish six points ahead of Yara Mohammad, who won the100 metres, was second in the 400 metres and third in the 200.
In the boys, Daley won the 100 and 200 metres ahead of Gebre Vickers, who won the 400 metres.
In the senior age groups, Tiara DeRosa won the female 20-29 division after capturing the discus throw, while Dage Minors won the 20-29 male title and Lamont Marshall the 30-and-over category.
Minors was first in the 1,500 and 5,000 metres, and Marshall won the 800 metres.