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Doing the hard yards: runners sprint for the line in 100 metres (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Doing their best in the 100m (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Plenty of effort in the 800 (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Jumping for joy in the Middle School qualifiers (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Throwing the discus (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Saltus Grammar School leads after the first day of the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Track and Field Championships.

Sitting pretty on 161.50 points, they are clear of Whitney Institute Middle School on 135.50 points and Dellwood Middle School in third with 120.50 points.

In terms of individual performances, Kelise Wade from Sandys Secondary Middle School was sensational in finishing the top qualifier in the under-13 girls 200, 400 and 800 metres.

T'Mia Williams, from Mount Saint Agnes Academy, won the division's long jump event with Saltus's Annie Dodwell winning the Turbo Javelin. Bermuda High School’s Rachel Kelly won the discus and Whitney's E'Rynn Paynter was successful in the shot put.

Also impressing on the track were the under-13 pair Jeon Wolfe and Zydon Lightbourne-Furbert. Dellwood's Wolfe was top dog in the 100 and 200 metres with Warwick Academy’s Lightbourne-Furbert fastest in the 800 and less than 0.3 seconds away from breaking the record in the 400 metres.

MSA won their second medal of the day when Jaylen Medeiros won the high jump, while Clearwater's Myron Wolffe leapt furthest in the long jump. Warwick Academy's Kyle Valadao captured gold in the discus and shot put.

Saltus student Chaz Edmead had a great day, finishing fastest in the 100 and 200 metres while also coming out on top in the high jump. His school-mate Conor O'Sullivan finished top of the 400 and 800 qualifiers with Alasdair Cooper picking up the turbo javelin.

Tight finish to the 100m (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Other gold-medal winners were The Whitney Institute's Taurus Franklin in the long jump and Brooklyn Barnett from Somersfield Academy in the discus.

Three field events were completed in the over-13 boys division. Saezjhor Dent from Saltus won the high jump with Zia Daniels winning the shot put and Whitney's Gabriel Armstrong winning the discus.

Four different athletes were top on the track. Justin Dill from Sandys was fastest in the 100 with Bermuda Institute’s Joshua Smith quickest in the 200. Mekhi Wilson blazed the field in the 400 and Connor Hupman goes into the finals as the lead qualifier in the 800.

Amara Samuels from BHS finished fastest in the under-12 girls 100 metres and also won gold in the long jump.

Other top qualifiers in the division were Zakhya Scott from Sandys in the 200, Bermuda Institute's Dhiannon Bailey in the 400 and Warwick Academy's Leyan Williams in the 800.

Erica Singleton, from BHS, threw furthest in the turbo javelin, McKenna Kyme did likewise for Saltus in the discus and Dellwood’s Sah-Qurity Warner was best in the shot put.

Dellwood's Lashae Jones was fastest in both the 100 and 200 in the over-13 girls divisions. Warwick Academy's Amaris Munya topped the 400 qualifiers with Azari Jones, from Sandys, heading the field in the 800.

The Warwick Academy pair of Jasmine McIntosh and Tatiana Sousa won the triple jump and turbo javelin, with Raya Ming of BHS rounding out the winners by claiming gold in the discus.

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Published March 15, 2023 at 7:51 pm (Updated March 16, 2023 at 10:15 am)

Students from Middle Schools shine on track

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