Chayse Tanner and Sancho Smith stole the show during the 2018 Caribbean Union of Teachers Track and Field Championships at the National Sports Center.
The pair were named joint Under 15 Boy’s Champions claiming 5 Gold Medals each.
Tanner would claim the Boys Long Jump Gold Medal with a leap of 6.82m, he would run to victory in the Boys 200 Meter Dash stopping the clock in 23.15 and he also claimed the Boys 100 Meter Dash title with a time of 11.57.
Smith would win the Boys High Jump Gold Medal with a leap of 1.80m, he would storm to victory in the Boys 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:06.22 and with a time of 52.37, Smith would also win the Boys 400 Meter Dash Gold Medal.
Both Smith and Tanner were part of the Bermuda Boys 1600 Sprint Medley and Boys 4x100 Meter Relay teams that claimed Gold Medals.
Bermuda was crowned the 2018 Caribbean Union of Teachers Track and Field Champions as the 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships concluded at the National Sports Center.
Bermuda finished with 412 points, with Barbados second with 384 points and St Kitts’ finished third with 244 points.
A total of 11 Records were broken with Trishanie Warner from St. Kitts breaking 5 records on her own, she now holds the Girls 8 & Under 800 Meter Run the 9-10 Girls 800 Meter Run, the 11-12 Girls 800 Meter Run, 13-14 Girls 800 Meter Run and the Girls 15 & Over 800 Meter Run records with a time of 2:20.76.
Bermuda’s Sancho Smith is now the record holder in the Under 15 Boys 800 Meter Run when he was clocked at 2:06.22, while Layla Haynes from Barbados is the Girls 1000 Meter Run Open record holder after clocking 3:08.47.
Bermuda’s Eleanor Richmond is the record holder in the under 15 Girls Javelin Throw 500g with a top toss of 35.82m, while the new Under 13 Girls Shot Put 3kg record hold with a toss of 9.79m is Samiya Dell from Barbados.
Orlando Carrington from Guyana is the new Under 9 Boys Cricket Ball Throw 4-3/4oz record holder with a toss of 44.75m and Anthony Chin Jr from Cayman Islands is the Under 11 Boys Long Jump record holder with a top leap of 4.70m.
Bermuda began hosting the Caribbean Union of Teachers 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships at the National Sports Center.
Games are in Bermuda as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers.
Sports Minister Michael Weeks welcomed the teams saying, “I am looking forward to the competition, thank you to the BUT for bringing these Games here.”
One of the special moments of the Games came in the Under 15 Girls 400 Meter Dash, the meet was held up as Trishanie Warner from St. Kitts arrived at the stadium from the airport, after a few minutes of stretching Warner would run to victory clocking a time of 59.02, Bermuda’s Sanaa Ra Morris was second in 59.82 and Layla Haynes finished third with a time of 1:00.75.
Bermuda’s Kesay Bell won the Under 15 Girls Shot Put 3kg with a top toss of 9.39m, Ya’Neli Dawkins from Cayman Islands was second with a toss of 9.03m and Oricia Williams from Antigua was third in 7.62m.
The Under 15 Boys 100 Meter Dash was won by Bermuda’s Chayse Tanner who stopped the clock in a time of 11.57, Jamarco Gill from Barbados was second in 11.74 and Ajani Daley from Antigua was third in 12.00.
Bermuda’s Sancho Smith won the Under 15 Boys 400 Meter Dash clocking 52.37, Rafique Morson from St. Kitts was second in 53.80 and Kobe Hutson from Barbados was third in a time of 53.81.
Sakari Famous has finished 11th in the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Finland.
Competing in Group A, Famous failed to clear the bar at the 1.70m height missing out on a spot in the Final
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Door Is Open for Bermuda to Host World Relays
Bermuda's 2014 Team
With the news that the Bahamas' Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has told the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that the country will withdraw from hosting next year's IAAF World Relays, some are thinking Bermuda could possibly host the 2019 edition.
The inaugural event had 35 countries represented with over 500 athletes, if you add in coaches and supporters of Track & Field Bermuda could well play host to more than 1000 visitors if the option to host the IAAF World Relays is taken seriously.
The Bahamas announced just last week that the country was scrapping plans to host sporting and cultural events including the World Relays due to financial concerns held by the new austerity-minded Government.
Bahamas had already committed contractually to the event, so the IAAF are unlikely to want to let them off too easily.
The IAAF still hope that a host will be confirmed either way at, or shortly after, their Council meeting in Buenos Aires on July 26th and 27th.
Jamaica is one country that has already voiced enthusiasm about stepping in.
Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Warren Blake told RGR News that his executive will be meeting with Sports Minister Olivia Grange within the next 72 hours to solidify the potential bid.
"Time is really of the essence," he was quoted as saying late last week.
Its success arguably contributed to the International Olympic Committee adding mixed 4x400m relays to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020.