Shelley Pearson and her Harvard University Heavyweight Rowing crew teammates finished in second place overall at the 2013 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship at Cooper River Park.
Harvard showed the depth of the team by qualifying for each Grand Final event and finishing in the top three in five of six finals.
Harvard earned two second-place finishes, three thirds and one fourth during the day which featured near perfect conditions. Princeton won the team points title with 81, seven more than Harvard.
In the marquee event, Pearson and her Harvard First Varsity Eight teammates, ranked No. 8 in the country, finished in third. No. 5 Princeton and No. 9 Yale were first and second, respectively, and held the top two spots from start to finish.
Princeton and Yale were within 1.54 seconds of each other after 500 meters with Princeton leading and Harvard 4.12 seconds off the pace.
Princeton advanced its lead to nearly five seconds by the midway point, as Harvard and Yale continued to fight for second and gain distance on the following crews.
Pearson and her teammates tried to make a push in the second half of the race, but Yale held off Harvard for second, finishing 4.25 seconds ahead.
Princeton was first clocking 6:29.96, 6.90 seconds in front of Yale who crossed the line in 6:36.85 and Harvard finished in 6:41.10.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Darrell and Tuzo are 2013 Classic Champions
David Darrell and Selah Tuzo are the 2013 Annual Junior Classic Male and Female Champions. Darrell clocked a time 10:40 holding off a strong challenge from Tyler Smith who finished in 10:42, while Aaron Jacobs finished third clocking 11:06.
Nine year old Tuzo one of the youngest competitors finished 14th overall with a time of 12:16, while the second female finisher Lynsey Palmer finished 19th overall with a time of 12 12:36 and Zakiyyah Showers was the next runner to cross the line in 12:38.
2013 Annual Junior Classic Results
10:40 David J. Darrell 10:42 Tyler Smith 11:06 Aaron Jacobs 11:34 Michaiah Robinson 11:36 Akim Johnston 11:41 Ryan Outerbridge 11:51 Jayden Ming 11:55 Iziah Tucker 12:03 Alex Pilgrim 12:06 Robert Edwards 12:11 Sajan Harvey 12:12 Giovanni Hollis 12:15 Jalun Hassell 12:16 Selah Tuzo 12:23 Kahzi Sealy 12:29 Malik Joell 12:30 Z'Dao Dill 12:34 Adam Larson 12:36 Lynsey Palmer 12:38 Zakiyyah Showers 12:41 Mazhi Simmons 12:42 Stephen Nkenlen 12:43 Messiah Greaves 12:50 Jade Johnston 12:59 Owen Neal 13:02 Seth Hardtman 13:02 Charlie Riker 13:05 Alizay Fubert 13:07 Yari Tucker 13:08 Mikaela Outerbridge 13:12 Shae-Unni Smith 13:15 Daniel Cook 13:16 Josiah King 13:16 Alex Withers-Clark 13:20 Christen Lugo-Elibox 13:21 Quinnae Outerbridge 13:26 Laura Hope 13:28 Leroy "lj" Lewis 13:29 Alexander Southern 13:33 Joshua Joseph 13:39 Azaria Robinson 13:41 Kheary Swan 13:46 Rebecca Harrison 13:56 Jaiden Furbert-Jacobs 13:58 Kearje Davis 13:58 Kyjah Simons 13:59 Samuel Lipschutz 14:00 Nicholas Pilgrim 14:02 Kayla Raymond 14:02 Tommy Marshall 14:03 Nabiilah Nasir 14:05 Tesyah-Mahle Astwood 14:09 Gabriel Jones 14:09 Kimora Rubaine 14:14 Zahea Wilson 14:20 Peter Silvester 14:20 Rudi Hammond 14:23 Kaamilah Nasir 14:25 Matisse K.g. Bascome 14:27 Alexcie Burrows 14:30 Jarryd Richardson 14:31 Brianna Berkley 14:34 Jerlayah Kenny 14:34 Makalia Albouy 14:37 Trent Harris 14:40 Tilly Norman 14:41 Jazir Warner 14:42 Kerry Palmer 14:45 Joshua Lipschutz 14:47 Ice'Ces Jackson 14:48 Jessie Marshall 14:58 Jelani Simmons 14:59 Caleb McDowall 15:05 Alyssa Rowse 15:05 Louis Hammond 15:15 Derek J.r. Smith 15:18 Myles C. Smith 15:20 Aaron Booth 15:20 Aahyah Simons 15:23 Angelae Heath 15:32 Keturah Bulford-Trott 15:34 Angus Betts 15:43 Naziah Robinson 15:47 Armand Foy 15:53 Amber Simons 15:54 Brianna Mawer 15:58 Brad Haveriku 16:00 Jai-La Wade 16:08 Trinae Edwards 16:10 Che-Chulae Mont Dowling 16:26 Jaden Masters 16:40 Vazz-I Butterfield 16:43 Enyce Astwood 17:06 Camille Chin-Gurret 17:42 Zariah Simmons 22:46 Asia Scott-Taylor
Monday, May 20, 2013
Beckles Signs with SUNY Cortland
Morgan Beckles, 18, will graduate from BHS in just a few weeks. Along with completing the IB program at BHS, Beckles has been the team captain of the Bermuda National Gymnastics Team for three years. She is one of Bermuda’s most accomplished gymnasts, participating in CAC Games in 2010 and winning three Gold Medals at the NatWest Island Games in 2011. Her hard work helped earn her the Outstanding Teen Service Award for Sports in 2013.
Under head coach Duke Nelligan (who took over the BGA program in 2009 after 30 years at the University of Maryland), Beckles started her senior year looking forward to leading the team at July’s NatWest Island Games right here in Bermuda. Unfortunately, a wrist injury and subsequent surgery to repair the complete TFC cartilage tear has left her sidelined until September.
Despite the setback in the gym, Beckles forged ahead with her plans to compete in NCAA gymnastics. She was accepted to SUNY Cortland, Rutgers, Ithaca, and Maryland, all of which have competitive gymnastics programs. After much deliberation, Morgan is excited to join the SUNY Cortland team in the fall to train under Coach Gary Babjack. Not only will she be a valuable asset to Cortland’s squad, but she hopes to lead Bermuda’s National Team at the Commonwealth Games next summer.
Beckles will be sorely missed in the gym but her coaches are pleased that she will continue gymnastics at a high level. “Beckles is a very special athlete from a supportive family that helped teach her the importance of hard work and tenacity. One of my favorite qualities that Beckles has is that she loves competition and takes representing Bermuda very seriously. At the CAC Games, she hit all 8 routines over two days of competition. That is almost unheard of for a young competitor and it is going to make her a great college gymnast. All of the coaches and families who have known her in our program are so excited to follow her career and of course welcome her back to compete for Bermuda”, says Coach Nelligan.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
McGowan and Smith Help Knowle and Dorridge Win
Cleveland County’s Mackih McGowan and Devonshire Recreation Clubs Keishun Smith turned out for UK Cricket Club Knowle and Dorridge in the Warickshire Division 2 match against Atherstone Cricket Club.
Artherstone batted first and were all out for 150 in 49.3 overs. McGowan bowled 6-1-16-2 and also took a catch. Smith bowled 7-0-18-2 and also took a catch.
In reply Knowle and Dorridge cross the score with 5 wickets in hand and 8 overs to spare.
Smith was their top scorer with 41 before being bowled after sharing in a second wicket partnership of 71. McGowan was out caught and bowled without scoring batting at number 6.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
PLP's Bean & Weeks Congratulate Wells
The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party is congratulating Bermudian born Bradford Striker Nahki Wells for becoming the first person from our island to score a goal at historic Wembley Stadium in London.
PLP Leader Marc Bean said, "Nahki Wells has made history and cemented himself as a hero to Bermudians of all ages. This accomplishment in a high stakes game at Wembley Stadium is the dream of every young footballer and he has not only made that dream a reality for himself, but also to the young people he inspires."
Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks said, "Nahki Wells has done it again. Following proudly in the footsteps of Clyde Best, Shawn Goater, Kyle Lightbourne, David Bascome and others who have left Bermuda to show the world just how football should be played. We congratulate this young man and look forward to watching him play in League 1."