The 16th Biannual Caribbean Union of Teachers Track and Field Championship concluded on the AO Shirley Recreation Grounds with Jamaica retaining their title in dramatic fashion.
After two days and 61 events, both Jamaica and Barbados had a total of 498 points and it all came down to the final race, the 4 x 100m Under 15 Boys relay, which was won by the defending champs in a time of 43.35 seconds. Barbados came home second in 43.71.
Overall, Jamaica won 25 Golds, 9 Silver and 11 Bronze to finish with 45 in total, whilst the Barbadians actually won 55, but less Gold. St Kitts were a distant third with 317 points while Antigua and Barbuda (299) and hosts British Virgin Islands (266) rounded out the top five finishers. The other participating countries were Anguilla (235), The Bahamas (157), Bermuda (114), Nevis (108), Grenada (83), St Lucia (64) and Cayman Islands (16).
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Nature Valley 5K Road Race Round Up
Ryan Outerbridge finished 3rd
Thomas Hands and Josefine Meyer-Ranke are the inaugural Nature Valley 5k Road Race Male and Female Champions.
Formerly the Healthy Choice 5k, this race started and finished at Butterfield & Vallis, Orange Valley in Devonshire.
Hands covered the course in a time of 18:40, sixteen year old Robert Edwards was second in 19:01 and thirteen year old Iziah Tucker was third in 19:07.
Meyer-Ranke was 5th overall stopping the clock in a time of 19:44, Gayle Lindsay was the second female finisher and 11th overall with a time of 21:17 and Melissa Logie was next to cross the line clocking 21:21.
Natue Valley 5K Results
18:40 Christopher Hands-Jackson 19:01 Robert Edwards 19:08 Iziah Tucker 19:41 Cameron De Ste Croix 19:44 Josefine Meyer-Ranke 20:09 William Wood 20:30 Jeremy Armstrong 20:36 Barrie King 20:52 Allan Fox 21:11 Kyle Smith 21:17 Gayle Lindsay 21:21 Melissa Logie 21:34 Trevor Lindsay 21:48 Kent Richardson 21:48 Karen Smith 22:11 Kanaz Tuzo 22:10 Alicia Hancock 22:14 Andrew Davis 22:17 Jordan Johnson 22:21 Shay Brown 22:21 David Gazzard 22:25 Rebecca Shepherd 22:30 Peter Tobin 22:35 Sharlene Sousa 22:51 Scott Neil 22:50 Noah Fields 22:57 Timothy Patterson 23:00 Whitney Iuliano 23:09 Matthew Bacon 23:33 Cal Steede 23:30 Mike Gutteridge 23:39 Meghan Diel 24:01 Andrea Luber 24:06 Sharon Hammond 24:06 Christopher Jones 24:13 Richard Howells 24:21 Makai Joell 24:39 Sergio Edness 24:39 Keith Robinson 25:14 Benjamin Crayford 25:28 Wayne Dill 25:37 Rebecca Kuruvilla 26:03 Christopher Myles 26:17 Jahmai Lottimore 26:23 Lea Osborne 26:29 Giuseppe Guglielmucci 26:30 Jennifer Wilson 26:39 Phil Martin 27:10 Allie Riker 27:10 Rene Notter 27:21 Zina Jones 27:26 David Stewart 27:37 Susie Lacey 27:52 Larissa French 28:03 Zola French 27:57 Paul Gilmour 28:14 Darnell Wynn 28:34 Dodi Mason 28:38 Malcolm Clarke 28:42 Terri Durrant 28::41 Peter Logie 28:49 Liana Medeiros 28:57 Karl Brown 29:01 Jennifer Ackah 29:18 Michelle Berkeley 29:15 Dee-AH Iris 29:24 Dereck Robinson 29:29 D. Barbara J. Smith 29:41 Jennifer Gazzard 30:25 Joanne Medeiros 30:45 Graham Smith 31:04 Dashun Cooper 31:24 Josh Ball 31:44 Dana Lightbourne 31:57 Suzana Ming 31:58 Tony Riker 32:16 Andresa Tucker 32:43 Edwina Arorash 33:16 Sue Gilmour 33:24 Natalie Dyrli 33:25 Lynn Norman 34:40 Nicky Stovell 35:23 Jessica Goldsmith 35:26 Matthew Goldsmith 35:51 Karen Perinchief 36:11 Carlita O'Brien 36:36 Christina Richardson 37:27 Emma Osborne 37:27 Abbie Barker 37:37 Kandra Dears 38:26 Zylah Bean 38:30 Hannah Jones 38:26 Reggie Young 38:32 Greg Mcbride 38:34 Deana McBride 43:41 Kemda Bean 44:03 Donna Mae Arorash
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Countdown to Inaugural Nature Valley 5K
This Sunday, July 10th, is the inaugural Nature Valley 5k Road Race.
Formerly the Healthy Choice 5k, this race starts and finishes at Butterfield & Vallis, Orange Valley in Devonshire.
Walkers will set off at 8.15am and runners will start at 8.30am.
Entry forms are available at the SportSeller and at Butterfield & Vallis in Devonshire or participants can enter online at www.racedayworld.com.
Entry forms can also be downloaded on www.bv.bm This event is organized by the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club, sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association and timing is supplied by Bermuda Timing Systems.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Smith & Pilgrim to Compete in Washington State
Tyler Smith and Nick Pilgrim will compete this weekend in Monroe, Washington State in US Triathlon Association’s Elite Series Triathlons.
The USAT Junior and Youth Elite Series are the premier triathlon race series for athletes 13 to 19 year olds in the United States. Consisting of four national-caliber competitions each spring and summer, the series prepares athletes for draft-legal competition and qualification to US teams competing at international championships. Each event has two competition categories – a Youth Elite Cup and a Junior Elite Cup – in which athletes are grouped by age and gender. Courses are designed to mimic Olympic style racing, with multiple laps and high speed transitions, making races exciting to watch.
Both Smith and Pilgrim are no strangers to this race series having already competed in various series events over the years. Smith will race junior whilst Pilgrim will be in the youth category. Both of them have shown in previous races that they can compete at this level and both have strong chances of finishing in the top ten or better.
Both Pilgrim and Smith compete on Saturday 18th June, with Pilgrim’s race at 12.30pm Bermuda Time and Smith’s race at 3pm Bermuda Time.
Friday, June 17, 2016
IAAF to keep Suspension of Russian Athletics
Russia's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) will remain in place after a failure to meet criteria required by the body's Task Force.
A rule change has been passed potentially allowing athletes "not tainted by the system" to compete as independent athletes, but it has been emphasized that only those based outside Russia in recent years would be eligible.
Only a "handful" would be expected to participate.
Passing doping tests is no guarantee of being clean, Task Force chair Rune Andersen said, due to the deep-rooted problems within the Russian system which have still not been addressed.
In a damning report today, delivered to the IAAF ruling Council, it was found that "several important verification criteria have not yet been fully satisfied".
"The deep-seated culture of tolerance (or worse) for doping that got the All-Russia Athletic Federation [ARAF, but referred to as RusAF in the report] suspended in the first place appears not to have changed materially to date.
"The head coach of the Russian athletics team and many of the athletes on the team appear unwilling to acknowledge the nature and extent of the doping problem in Russian athletes; and certain athletes and coaches appear willing to ignore the doping rules.
"...Efforts to test athletes in Russia have continued to encounter serious obstacles and difficulties."
The report, which also took advice from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), predicted that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains 18 to 24 months away from being deemed compliant.
In the meantime, no Russian athletes or officials will be able to participate in the sport, with the country's Council member Mikhail Butov also required to stand-down.
This all comes after the ARAF was suspended by the IAAF in November following the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) report of systemic and state-sponsored doping within the athletics team.
Forty-four specific criteria were then drawn up by the Task Force.
All but two members of the 27-strong Council were present for today's meeting, with 24 participating in the discussions on Russia due to Butov's absence to avoid a conflict of interest.
No vote was made due to a unanimous decision that the suspension should remain in place.
Concerns were raised by serveral members, insidethegames understands, including Ukrainian vice-president Sergey Bubka, but all ultimately voted in favour.
“I think our decision sends a very very powerful message," said IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
"There was an unanimous decision that Russian athletes could not return 'without undermining the confidence of competitors and public."