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BHS and Saltus win Middle School Cross Country titles

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Middle School Cross Country Championsips (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Bermuda High School and Saltus Grammar were the winners at the 2023 Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Cross Country Championships at the Arboretum on Tuesday.

In the individual competition. Gabby Cechini from Somersfield Academy won the under-13 girls division in a time of 14min and 4sec, finishing half a minute ahead of Isla Paddison from Saltus Grammar School. Bermuda High School’s Georgiana Felix finished third in 15:01.

BHS won the team event with their top five runners finishing in the top eleven places. They finished on 38 points with Warwick Academy scoring 63 and Somersfield Academy rounding out the podium in third with 84 points

Why did the chicken cross the course? A rooster catches the eye of a runner at Middle School Cross Country Championships (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Saltus Grammar School swept the medals in the under-13 boys division with Ta’han Eve claiming gold in a time of 12:25, Carter Thomas finishing second in 12:32 and Harrison Estwanik coming home third in a time of 12:41.

Those performances ensured Saltus were clear winners in the team division with a score of 20 points after their top five runners all finished in the top nine. Dellwood Middle School and Warwick Academy both scored 83 points but Dellwood picked up the silver as their sixth-placed runner was better than Warwick Academy’s

Whitney Institute students receive support Middle School Cross Country at the Arboretum (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Bermuda High School were dominant in the over-13 girls’ division with Somers Estwanik winning in a time of 14:11. Schoolmate Cristina Abend finished in second ahead of Aria Mosquera, from Saltus. BHS finished 50 points ahead of their nearest rival in the team standings with 28 points, followed by Saltus in second and Warwick Academy in third place with 96

Front Street mile winner Cameron Adkins won the over-13 boys division. The Warwick Academy student, who recently achieved qualification for this year’s Carifta Games, won the race in 11:34.

The Saltus pair of Declan Reardon and Conor Hupman rounded out the podium, with their school winning the team event on 23 points. Warwick Academy finished with 80 points ahead of Dellwood Middle School, who finished third with 90 points.

BSSF Middle School Cross Country at the Arboretum (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
runners at the Middle School Cross Country championships on the course at the Arboretum (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
BSSF Middle School Cross Country at the Arboretum (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
BSSF Middle School Cross Country at the Arboretum (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
X-Country Results

Under-13 girls

1 Gabby Cechini (Somersfield Academy) 14:04

2 Isla Paddison (Saltus Grammar School) 14:37

3 Georgiana Felix (Bermuda High School) 15:01

4 Antoinette Barry (Warwick Academy) 15:12

5 Ava Moorghen (Mount Saint Agnes Academy) 15:20

6 Brooklyn Myers (Bermuda High School) 15:28

7 Leyana Williams (Warwick Academy) 15:31

8 Sasha Bedford (Bermuda High School) 15:34

9 Daisy Langley (Somersfield Academy) 15:45

10 Madison Schindel (Bermuda High School) 15:46

11 Olivia Healey (Bermuda High School) 15:51

12 Sofia Leclerc (Warwick Academy) 16:05

13 Avery Taylor (Bermuda High School) 16:17

14 Journey Stovell (Dellwood Middle School) 16:24

15 Mia DaPonte (Somersfield Academy) 16:26

16 Brianna Robinson (Whitney Institute Middle School) 16.:32

17 Hayleigh Cherry (Somersfield Academy) 16:34

18 Nyla Parker (Warwick Academy) 16:46

19 Daley Outerbridge (Whitney Institute Middle School) 16:56

20 Jaylen Lewis (Bermuda High School) 17:02

Under-13 girls team result

Bermuda High School 38 points

Warwick Academy 63

Somersfield Academy 84

Under-13 boys

1 Ta’Han Eve (Saltus Grammar School) 12:25

2 Carter Thomas (Saltus Grammar School) 12:32

3 Harrison Estwanik (Saltus Grammar School) 12:41

4 Sanchez Smith (Dellwood Middle School) 12:50

5 Rory Shepherd (Saltus Grammar School) 12:51

6 Timothy Pearman (Whitney Institute Middle School) 13:23

7 Joey Chechini (Somersfield Academy) 13:29

8 Seruno Basden (Clearwater Middle School) 13:32

9 Chase McCrimmon (Saltus Grammar School) 13:36

10 Timothy Jackson (Dellwood Middle School) 13:39

11 Ethan Mello (Warwick Academy) 13:45

12 Micah Doran (Somersfield Academy) 13:46

13 Alejandro Rogers Brown (Warwick Academy) 13:47

14 Rohan Roopra (Warwick Academy) 13:57

15 Nathan Foster-Skelton (Dellwood Middle School) 14:02

16 Shane Reardon (Saltus Grammar School) 14:03

17 Conor O’Sullivan (Saltus Grammar School) 14:14

18 Owen Stewart (Somersfield Academy) 14:22

19 Ja’zere Simmons (Whitney Institute Middle School) 14:32

20 Tyler Pickering (Saltus Grammar School) 14:33

Boys Under-13 team:

Saltus Grammar School 20

Dellwood Middle School 83

Warwick Academy 83


1 Somers Estwanik (Bermuda High School)14:11

2 Cristina Abend (Bermuda High School) 14:24

3 Aria Mosquera (Saltus Grammar School) 14:43

4 Ella Shepherd (Saltus Grammar School) 15:05

5 Azari Jones (Sandys Secondary Middle School) 15:17

6 Paige Rodday (Bermuda High School) 15:20

7 Aunika Dzurus (Bermuda High School) 15:21

8 Amaris Munya (Warwick Academy) 15:25

9 Freja Dzurus (Bermuda High School) 15:43

10 Dayasha Dill (Whitney Institute Middle School) 15:43

11 Evans Welch (Whitney Institute Middle School) 16:47

12 Kalila Daley (Whitney Institute Middle School) 16:50

13 Sienna Spurling (Bermuda High School) 17:00

14 Saniya Place (Sandys Secondary Middle School) 17:03

15 Violet Smith (Warwick Academy) 17:25

16 Catalina Gamero (Saltus Grammar School) 17:54

17 Kate O’Keefe (Bermuda High School) 17:56

18 Sienna Walters (Warwick Academy) 17:56

19 Olivia Gazzard (Bermuda High School) 17:58

20 Janiya Sealey (Dellwood Middle School) 18:05

Over-13 girls team:

Bermuda High School 28

Saltus Grammar School 78

Warwick Academy 96

Over-13 boys

1 Cameron Adkins (Warwick Academy) 11:34

2 Declan Reardon (Saltus Grammar School) 11:48

3 Connor Hupman (Saltus Grammar School) 11:49

4 Luca Bortoli (Somersfield Academy) 11:53

5 Christian Piney (Saltus Grammar School) 11:53

6 Tobiah Goodchild (Saltus Grammar School) 12:14

7 Noah Maranana (Saltus Grammar School) 12:20

8 Santiago Roe (Warwick Academy) 12:34

9 Tristan Pettit (Saltus Grammar School) 12:57

10 Jacob Wright (Saltus Grammar School) 13:00

11 Jason DaSilva (Dellwood Middle School) 13:02

12 Xion Smith (Dellwood Middle School) 13:23

13 Maximum Lightbourne (Whitney Institute Middle School) 13:33

14 Elliot Proctor (Mount Saint Agnes Academy) 13:35

15 Michael Schrah (Warwick Academy) 13:48

16 Amir Brangman-Johnson (Dellwood Middle School) 14:04

17 Norico Furbert (Whitney Institute Middle School) 14:18

18 Shiloh Waite (Dellwood Middle School) 14:30

19 Andrew Hollinsid (Bermuda Institute) 14:30

20 Jahnoy Jean-Marie (Bermuda Institute) 14:44

Over-13 boys team:

Saltus Grammar School 23

Warwick Academy 80

Dellwood Middle School 90

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Published February 01, 2023 at 1:44 am (Updated February 01, 2023 at 1:45 am)

BHS and Saltus win Middle School Cross Country titles

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