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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Bermuda Youngsters Compete in Barbados
Several Bermuda athletes competed in the February Classic 2017 hosted by the Athletics Association of Barbados at the National Stadium.

Selah Tuzo won the Women’s 1500 Meter Run Open with a time of 5:28.29, Charis Burrows finished 4th with a time of 5:52.22.

With a time of 4:45.09 Sancho Smith won the Men’s 1500 Meter Run Open, while the Under 15 Girls 100 Meter Dash was won by Zakayza Parsons with a time of 12.65, Keturah Bulford, was 4th with a time of 13.17, Nohaa Powell was 6th clocking 13.29 and Kaylin Davy was 8th stopping the clock in 13.92.

The Under 15 Boys 100 Meter Dash, Chayce Tanner finished 3rd with a time of 12.22, Keon Glasford crossed the line 4th clocking 12.55, finishing in 6th was Daquan Haynes clocking 12.84 and Da-Neko Hardy was 8th in 12.91.

Mikal Dill finished 3rd in the Under 18 Boys 100 Meter Dash 11.79, the Women’s 100 Meter Dash Open saw Jahkera Tucker finished 4th with a time of 12.53 and Telilah Wears was 5th clocking 12.56. Brijette Basden was 10th clocking 13.08.

Stephan Dill was clocked at 10.89 during the Men’s 100 Meter Dash Open that saw him finish 3rd, while Naji Bean finished 3rd competing in the Under 15 Boys 400 Meter Dash clocking 63.60. Deneo Brangman stopped the clock in 49.77 on his way to a second place finish in the Under 18 Boys 400 Meter Dash.

Satasia Swan was clocked at 2:41.34 on her way to winning the Girls 800 Meter Run Juniors, while Sancho Smith won the Boys 800 Meter Run Juniors race with a time of 2:16.63. Deneo Brangman also finished second competing in the Under 18 Boys 200 Meter Dash clocking a time of 22.43.

The Women’s 200 Meter Dash Open was won by Telilah Wears who crossed the line in 25.42, Jahkera Tucker was second in 25.79. Stephan Dill clocked 22.13 on his way to third place in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash Open, while Jahkeylo Burgess finished 8th clocking 23.80.

Zakayza Parsons won the Girls Long Jump Juniors with a leap of 4.83m, while Nohaa Powell finished 4th leaping 4.18m. Da-Neko Hardy won the Boys Long Jump Juniors with a leap of 5.10m and Jahziah Steede finished 4th leaping 4.77m. The Under 18 Girls Long Jump saw Kanzi Emery finish 2nd leaping 4.98m, with Mikal Dill finishing 3rd in the under 18 Boys Long Jump with a leap of 5.66m and Jalun Hassell finished 7th leaping 5.28m.

Demiqua Daniels finished 2nd competing in the Under 18 Girls Javelin Throw 500g with a toss of 24.44m, Kenzi Emery won the Women’s Triple Jump Open leaping 10.25m, while Jahqala Tucker finished 3rd leaping 10.13m.

During the Under 18 Girls Shot Put 3kg , Jahqala Tucker was second with a toss of 10.45m and Demiqua Daniels finished 3rd with a toss of 9.76m.

With a toss of 13.82m Girls Discus Throw 1kg Juniors Njeri Thomas finished 2nd and she then finished 3rd during the Girls Shot Put 2.75kg Juniors with a toss of 6.26m.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Countdown to Lindo's to Lindo's Road Race

2016 Champion Spencer Butterfield
Lindo’s Group of Companies today announces the 2017 Lindo’s to Lindo’s races will take place on Sunday, March 5. The annual event is designed to encourage fitness and to raise money for the Bermuda Diabetes Association (BDA).

The 10K run and 4-mile walk will begin at the Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick and will see entrants running or walking down Middle Road to finish at Lindo’s Market in Devonshire. Goodie bags and t-shirts will be given to the first 700 people who collect their numbers for the event.

The races have been organised in conjunction with the BDA and the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC) and has been sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association.

A portion of the profits raised will go to the BDA to help fund their medical assistance programme - which helps to pay for much needed medication for diabetics - and to help finance the BDA’s move to a new building. Bermuda has a diabetes rate of 14 per cent - nearly double global average - and spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the region, with much of this going towards treating complications of diabetes.

Zach Moniz, Lindo’s Family Foods Manager, said: “Lindo’s is committed to encouraging healthy living and we hope the community will consider walking or running in the race. The race is an opportunity to exercise on a Sunday morning and to raise money for the Bermuda Diabetes Association.”

Sarah Burrows, Executive Director at the Bermuda Diabetes Associations, said “We are pleased to be working with Lindo’s to raise awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent and manage diabetes. We encourage everyone who is able to walk with us to defeat diabetes and have fun while doing it!”

There are prizes for the fastest runners in the following categories:

• Male and Female Overall
• Male and Female Junior (aged over 12 and under 20)
• Open (aged 20-39)
• Master (aged 40 to 49)
• Senior Master (aged 50 to 59)
• Veteran (aged 60 – 64)
• Senior Veteran (aged 65 -69),
• Experienced Veteran (aged 70+)

There will also be awards for the first male and female finishers of Italian descent, in memory of Aldo Balia.

There will also be prizes in the competitive walking race in the following categories:

• Fastest walkers
• Fastest walker under 20
• Top school prize (school with the most number of pupils who enter either event)
• Corporate prize (company with the most number of participants who enter either event).

Additionally, race entrants will be able to enter for a chance of winning more prizes by joining the “$250 Dollar Club” by securing $250 or more in pledges. Once these donations have been handed into the organisers, entrants will receive a raffle ticket for every $250 raised to have a chance of winning prizes such as two round trip tickets to the East Coast of the United States – kindly donated by Jet Blue. The draw will take place on Friday, March 31, at the Diabetes Resource Centre at 2pm.

Entrance fees and start times are as follows:

• 10K Run – 8:30am start
o Adults - $40
o Juniors (over 12 and under 20 on race day) - $20
o MAAC gold members - $7
o MAAC Members - $30

• 4 Mile Walk – 8:30am start for competitive walkers, 8:35am start for fun walkers
o Adults - $30
o Juniors (under 20 on race day) - $20

Those who want to take part can register online at www.racedayworld.com, pick up a form at Lindo’s stores or print off an entrance form here: http://www.lindos.bm/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Lindos-Road-Race-Runner-Online-Entry-Form-2017.pdf.

Completed forms and payment can be dropped off at either Lindo’s store, Sportseller, or The Diabetes Resource Centre (2 Dundonald Street, Hamilton) by Wednesday, March 1 at 5pm. Numbers can be picked up from the National Sports Centre on Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm or from Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick on Sunday before the race.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Countdown to Telford Electric Magic Mile 2017

The 22nd running of the Telford Electric Magic Mile is fast approaching. The event is scheduled for February 25th at the National Sports Center with a schedule 12noon start.

The popular annual event is open to children from ages 4 and up sees parents and children alike turned out each year for the Telford Electric Magic Mile Races which are organized by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club, and sanctioned by the Bermuda Track & Field Association.

The deadline for the registration for the 2017 edition is Tuesday February 21st, with no registration on the day.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Olympian & Olympic Hopeful Finish 2nd in Long Jump

Tyrone Smith in Action
Bermuda Olympian Tyrone Smith competed in the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, England.

With another Bermuda Olympian Arantxa King in the Barclaycard Arena crowd, Smith broke the Bermuda Indoor National Long Jump Record with a leap of 7.83m

Smith finished second behind Godfrey Khotso Mokoena from South Africa who finished with a top leap of 7.99m, Smith said, “I had some big fouls today, but I am so excited for outdoor!”

Meanwhile Bermuda Olympic hopeful Jah-Nhai Perinchief had a mixed day competing in the 2017 NJCAA Region XI Indoor Championships.

Perinchief coming back from a two week layoff due to injury recorded a top leap of 7.29m to finish second in the Men’s Long Jump, he did not record a leap in the Men’s High Jump, he came into the event at 2.03, and missed on all three attempts.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Robinson Wins Indoor 200 & 400 Meter Races

Michaiah Robinson represented Washington Academy in a battle of schools Indoor Track Meet at the University of Maine.

Robinson and Oneko Lowe attend Washington Academy, however only Robinson competed, picking up two wins.

Robinson won the 200 Meters Varsity Finals with a time of 23.46, Robinson then returned and won the 400 Meters Varsity Final with a time of 51.68.
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