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Carifta athletes shine at Senior School track and field championships

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Making the leap at senior school qualifiers (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Berkeley Institute are the leaders after the first day of the Bermuda School Sports Federation Senior School track and field championships.

Berkeley lead on 243.67 points, with CedarBridge Academy second on 161.83 and Saltus Grammar School in third with 110.50.

Jaeda Grant, who has recently been selected as part of Bermuda’s Carifta squad, led the Under-16 girls qualifiers in the 400 and 800 metre qualifying, with her Carifta team-mates J’naz Richards and Fenella Wightman also having good days on the track.

Bermuda High School’s Wightman won gold in the 3000 and finished second to Grant in the 800 metre heats. Richards, of CedarBridge Academy was fastest in the 100 metres and finished fourth in the 200.

Shot put at senior school championships (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Berkeley’s Chinae Dickenson-DeSilva was the fastest qualifier over 200 metres and finished second in the 100 and third in the 400.

Saltus’s Avani Patton won the division’s triple jump, while schoolmate Ceyarie Jackson claimed gold in the discus. Emilia Dunkerley, from Bermuda High School, threw furthest in the javelin and CedarBridge's Jamir Hatherly was strongest in the shot put.

Berkeley’s I’Aura Golding won the Over-16 girls’ triple jump and finished third in the long jump behind Warwick Academy’s Sanaa Simmons and Azra Shakir from CedarBridge.

Warwick’s Kayley Hamilton jumped highest to win the high jump, Kisaye Bell from CedarBridge won the discus, while her sister Kesay finished fourth and then second in the shot put behind Berkeley’s Breynia Darrell.

Sprint finish at senior school championships (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Warwick’s Daria Desmond only had to finish the 3000 metres to claim gold as no challenger joined her at the starting line. Jahstice Grant from Berkeley finished ahead of Maya Bean from BHS over 100 metres.

Sa-Qui Robinson from Mount Saint Agnes Academy won the Under-16 boys shot put and also finished second in the discus.

BSSF Senior School Track and Field Qualifiers at Flora Duffy Stadiumg (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Carifta athletes Miles Outerbridge and Tajahri Rogers had impressive days on the track. Outerbridge, from Somersfield Academy, was top qualifier in the 100 and 200 metres, while Rogers led the way in the 400 and 800, while also having the third-best time over 200 metres.

Warwick Academy’s Jake Smith was the winner of the grueling 3000 metres. Other division winners were Berkeley teammates Khari Sharieff and Jahir Smith-Mora in the high jump and discus events. Zadyn Daniels, from CedarBridge Academy, went furthest the triple jump.

CedarBridge Academy’s Kee-Zai Cann equalled Under-16 leader Outerbridge in the 100 metres with a time of 11.48 seconds. Saltus’s Chayse Tanner leads in the 200 metres, while the Carifta-bound Berkeley teammates Seer Carey and J’Auza James lead the 400 and 800 mere qualifiers.

Berkeley’s Osiris Buffonge-Hunt was the first to break the tape in the 3000 meters. Warwick’s Moses Johnson won the shot put, while Razi Garland won the discus. The only other field event in the division was won by Berkeley’s Alizje’ Martin-Simons, who won the triple jump with a leap of 12.07m

The finals previously scheduled for Friday evening will now be held in April after the return of the Carifta athletes.

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Published March 15, 2023 at 7:49 am (Updated March 15, 2023 at 3:01 pm)

Carifta athletes shine at Senior School track and field championships

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