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Harrington Sound lead way at Primary School athletics finals

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Flying through the air in the long jump (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

After a string of fine individual performances, Harrington Sound Primary came out on top in the Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Primary School Athletics Finals yesterday.

In the first year that the BSSF has provided results at Primary School level, Harrington Sound finished top with 212 points, ahead of Warwick Academy on 155 and Saltus Grammar on 130. Purvis Primary and Dalton E. Tucker Primary finished fourth and fifth respectively and were the only two other schools to finish with more than 100 points.

Solae Goater, from the Gilbert Institute, won the Toby Colombe award for the best individual on the day after picking up 30 points for winning the under-10 long jump, 400 and 800 metres.

Mason Smith from Mount St Agnes Academy give it his all in the weight throw (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

She finished two points ahead of Harrington Sound’s Jasmine Reid-Rubaine, who won the over-10 long jump and 200 metres as well as finishing second in the 100. Jace Postlethwaite, of Purvis Primary did best of the boys, with 28 points after winning the over-10 long jump and 100 metres and finishing runner-up in the 200.

It was Harrington Sound’s under-10 girls who led the way for their team with Aalirah Daniels and Ava St Luce finishing first and second in the 100 and 200 metres and helping their team to victory in the 4x100 relay.

Plenty of effort in the distance races (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

In the only other girls under-10 event, Somersfield Academy’s Aina Namiki won the girls weight throw.

Leidi Raynor, who represents Dalton E. Tucker, won the girls over-10 100 metres, with Purvis Primary’s Sukanya Jobson doubling up to win the 400 and 800 metres. Briana Hunt, of Somerset Primary, won the weight throw with a distance of 30.00 metres.

In the Girls Open events, which were contested by Primary School students of any age, Front Street Mile age-group winner Naomi MacGuinness came home first in the 1600 metres for Warwick Academy with Dalton E. Tucker’s Dani Eve leaping 1.25m to take the high jump.

Sprinting for the line (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Mazaii Tucker picked up a win for Victor Scott Primary in the boys under-10 100 metres with Julian Simmons-Smith breaking the line first in the 200 for Prospect Primary. The 400 went the way of Shanzae Smith, from Dalton E. Tucker, with Khaleef Daley adding to Harrington Sound’s tally after victory in the 800.

Shiloh Stevens picked up another win for Prospect in the under-10 long jump and Somersfield Academy’s Hugo Adams threw an impressive 46.20m in the weight throw.

Paz Lightbourn-Francis was first home for Harrington Sound in the boys over-10 200 metres with Jericho Roberts handing Northlands Primary their only victory of the day in the 400.

Pictures of concentration (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Warwick Academy’s Sami Luber had less than a second to spare over Victor Scott’s Hasim Ming in the 800 metres in one of the best finishes of the day and Luber doubled up when winning the 1600 open event.

Somersfield Academy’s James Cook won the over-10 weight throw and the open high jump was a tie between Aaron Azai Burt of West Pembroke Primary and Tanaka Kunze of Purvis Primary, who both jumped 1.30m

Bermuda School Sport’s Federation Primary School Finals Photo Gallery

Fight to the finish (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published March 23, 2023 at 7:18 am (Updated March 23, 2023 at 9:08 am)

Harrington Sound lead way at Primary School athletics finals

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