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The 800 metres at BSSF Primary School Track and Field (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
High jump at National Stadium (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Over 10-boys 800 metres (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

More than 200 young athletes descended on the National Stadium on Monday morning to participate in the Bermuda School Sports Federation Primary School Track and Field Qualifiers,

Every primary school was represented with some sparkling performances on show from every corner of the island.

Harrington Sound Primary’s Aalirah Daniels and Ava Da Luce were the fastest two athletes in the girls Under-10 200m and they topped the list of the eight qualifiers for the Primary School Finals, which take place on Wednesday, March 23.

Front Street Mile champion Naomi MacGuinness, of Warwick Academy, led the way in the girls’ under-10 800 metres, with the 4x100 teams from Harrington Sound, Bermuda High School, Warwick Academy, Somersfield Academy, West End Primary, Purvis Primary, Pembroke and Saltus making it through to finals night.

Solae Goater (3.64m) from Gilbert Institute leapt the furthest in long jump qualifying with Myla Cornish (26.11m) of BHS topping the competitors in the under-10 girls weight throw.

2023 BSSF Primary School Track and Field (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dalton E. Tucker Primary was represented by Leydi Raynor, who was the quickest of the 40 competitors in the girls over-10 200 metres, with Purvis Primary’s Sukanya Jobson occupying top spot in the same age group over 800 metres.

Xiumei Leader, who was competing for BHS, jumped 1.20m to secure the top qualifying spot in the over-10 high jump.

Shanzae Smith, another young athlete from Dalton E. Tucker, was the fastest qualifier in the under-10 boys 200, with Harrington Sound’s Khaleef Daley posting the fastest time (2:52.04) in the same age group’s race over 800.

Trying hard in the 800m (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Teams from Dalton E. Tucker, West Pembroke, Harrington Sound, Warwick Academy, West End Primary, Port Royal, Somersfield and Paget will contest the 4x100 on finals night next week.

St David’s Primary also provided one top qualifier when Arthur Crane-Hayward threw a massive 46.81 metres in the boys under-10 weight throw.

Keep on running in the 800m (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Cairo Burgess, from Somersfield Academy, was the fastest qualifier in the boys 200 in the over-10 age group, with West Pembroke’s Aaron Azai Burt quickest in the 800 in the same age group.

Purvis Primary’s Jace Postlethwaite jumped 3.83m to finish top of the over-10 long jump contenders.

Long jump at Primary School qualifiers (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 14, 2023 at 7:49 am (Updated March 14, 2023 at 7:50 am)

Primary School athletes tackle track and field qualifiers

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