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Harrington Sound Primary School ran out convincing winners to defend their Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Primary School Track and Field Championship title.

The Smith’s school finished nearly 100 points ahead of their nearest rival on a total of 321 points, with Warwick Academy second on 226.5 points and Saltus Grammar third on 181.5.

Harrington Sound came out on top in the overall girls championship with 241 points, ahead of Bermuda High School on151 points and Warwick on 114 points. Saltus led the way schools in the overall boys competition, finishing with 141.5 points. Warwick finished second with 112.5, while Prospect Primary finished third with 85 points.

Three records fell during the final day of competition, with Warwick Academy student Naomi MacGuinness breaking two in the space of an hour. The Warwick Academy student first broke a 23-year record in the 800 metres after crossing the line in 2:30.66.

The previous record holder, Jarita Dill, was in attendance and presented the young star with her winning gold medal. MacGuinness returned to the track in less than an hour to shatter the Randy Benjamin Open Mile with a new time of 5:25.57, lowering the former record of 5:49.30 by almost 24 seconds. MacGuinness also added bronze medals in the 400 and cricketball throw.

Aalirah Daniels then broke her own record in the under-10 girls 200 metres with a time of 28.59 seconds. The Harrington Sound runner beat her time of 29.15, which she set last week in qualifying.

Tamera Smith was named champion girl in the under-9 girls division. The Harrington Sound runner won the 200 metres and finished second in the 400 and 800. Smith’s schoolmate Kamari Brooks-Gibbons was a double winner after picking up the 400 and 800 metres titles.

Harrington Sound continued to collecting points in this division as Rayven Weeks claimed gold in the 100 metres and captured silver in the 200.

Conor Kane, from Saltus, was crowned champion boy in the under-9 division after winning gold in the 400 and 800 metres and finishing sixth in the 100.

Ava St Luce was named over-10 girls champion

A trio of Port Royal Primary athletes finished behind Kane as Shammaah Darko won the 100 and 200 metres, while Ethan Anderson claimed double bronze in the 400 and 800, and Desani Samuels finished second in the 200 and third in the 100.

Dalton E. Tucker’s Yara Muhammad was crowned champion girl in the under-10 division edging record-breaker Daniels by a single point.

Muhammad captured gold in the 400 and 800 metres while also finishing third in the 200. Daniels followed up her success in the 200 metres by also winning the 100 and claiming bronze in the long jump. Jordyn Lewis won a collection of medals after finishing second in the 200 and long jump and third in the 100.

Prospect Primary’s Zavion Trott won the 200 and 400 metres and picked up silver in the 100 metres on his way to winning the under-10 champion boy trophy. He finished ahead of Elliot Primary’s Gabriel Outerbridge, who finished second in the 200 and cricketball throw and third in the 100 metres. Harrington Sound’s Kahleef Daley also got on the podium in three events after finishing second in the long jump and third in the 400 and 800 metres.

Ava St Luce collected a gold-medal haul as he was named the over-10 girls champion title. St. Luce did the 100 and 200 sprint double and also collected gold in the long jump and relay. The Harrington Sound student was also named the Toby Colombe Memorial top performer of the meet.

Team-mate Zaya Zuill also impressed on the track in winning the 400 metres and finishing second in the 200 and 800 meters.

West End Primary’s Jemani Scott ran his way to the champion boy title in the over-10 division. Scott won the 200 and finished second in the 400 and 800. Mazaii Tucker, from Victor Scott, was the only double winner in the division after he won the 100 meters and long jump.

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Published May 15, 2024 at 8:40 pm (Updated May 15, 2024 at 8:41 pm)

Harrington Sound defends Primary School athletics title

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