Following www.islandstats.com coverage of the 2-Day Track Meet at the National Sports Center and reporting on the two who met the Qualifying Standard, President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association Donna Raynor has highlighted two more athletes who met the Carifta Games Standards for the year.
Raynor said, “Bermuda athletes competed in a track meet in Barbados, The February Classic 2017, and we had 2 athletes reach the qualifying standard. Telilah Wears competing in the Under 18 Girls Division in the 200m clocked a time of 25.42 with the standard 25.70. Deneo Brangman qualified in 2 events in the Under 18 Boys Division, first in the 200m running a time of 22.43 with the standard 22.52 and then the 400m running a time of 49.77 with the standard 49.96.”
Raynor goes on to say, “We still have a few athletes who are close to the standard Stephan Dill (U20) in the 100m 10.9 qualifying 10.75 and the 200m 22.13 qualifying 21.80, Dlevonte Lodge (U18) 200m 23.22 qualifying 22.52 and 100m 11.4 qualifying 11.03,, Lejaun Matthews(U18) 100m 11.6 qualifying 11.03 and 200m 23.73 qualifying 22.52. Zekiah Lewis (U18) LJ 5.28m qualifying 5.45m, Tilda Norman (U18) 1500m 5:13.3 qualifying 5:02. Aaron Jacobs (U18) 800m 2:03.07 qualifying 2:03.00.”
At the moment Bermuda has 8 athletes who have met the standard and are eligible to compete.
Ashley Irby (Under 18 Girls) 3000m, 1500m
Lyndsey Palmer (Under 18 Girls) 3000m
Sakari Famous (Under 18 Girls) High Jump
Telilah Wears (Under 18 Girls) 200m
Deneo Brangman (Under 18 Boys) 200m & 400m
Elisha Darrell (Under 20 Boys) High Jump
Johndell Cumberbath (Under 18 Boys) 3000m
Kevin Miller (Under 20 Boys) High Jump
Raynor concluded, “We have until March 26th to name our team so we still have some time for the athletes to reach the standards.”
Monday, February 20, 2017
Minors Wins 4 Northeast-10 Conference Titles
Senior Dage Minors chalked up four Northeast-10 Conference Titles, pushing his career total to 15 championships and leading the way for the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team to a fifth-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championship, held at Reggie Lewis Center.
Minors took home an individual title in the 800 meters and also anchored the Franklin Pierce Distance Medley, 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay squads, all of which were victorious.
In all, Franklin Pierce finished the day with 85.5 points, which was good enough to place fifth in the 11-team field. Up front, Southern Connecticut State (147 points) took home the team title, followed by American International (137 points) in second and Merrimack (100.5 points) in third.
Minors picked up his individual title in the 800 meters, an event in which he is the fastest man in the nation. He turned in a time of 1:54.42 to win, picking up 10 points for Franklin Pierce in the process.
Franklin Pierce also got 10 points each from a trio of victorious relays. The day marked the first time all season Franklin Pierce had fielded a distance medley relay team, and the quartet came away victorious anyway. A lineup of freshman Jeff Reddy, senior Alex Bonitto, junior Joshua Ercolini and Minors turned in a winning time of 10:17.52. It was the fourth straight indoor DMR title for Franklin Pierce at the Northeast-10 Championship.
Franklin Pierce also won the indoor 4x800-meter relay for the fourth straight season. Minors ran the anchor again, following junior Adam Bryson, freshman Tyler Hayes and junior Martin Gradijan to put together a first-place time of 7:53.94.
Meanwhile, a majority of the distance medley lineup came back to pick up the program's first ever title in the 4x400-meter relay. It was senior Cory Cataldo, followed by Ercolini, Bonitto and Minors, to post a winning time of 3:22.94.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
BNAA Carifta Trial Track Meet Round Up
Cumberbatch Checking his Time
Flyers Track Clubs hosted Day Two of the latest Bermuda National Athletics Associations Carifta Trials Track Meet at the National Sports Center.
Johndell Cumberbatch became the latest athlete to meet the Carifta Games Qualifying Standard when he put on an impressive final 400 meters during the Under 18 Boys 3000m run clocking a time of 9:42.78 meeting the Standard time of 9:45.00.
There were more near misses as Clevonte Lodge was cocked at 23.22 during the Under 18 Boys 200m Dash with the Qualifying mark at 22.52, Nirobi Mills clocked 2:06.20 on his way to winning the Under 18 Boys 800m, he is just off the Qualifying Standard mark of 2:03.00.
Isiah Bell-Phillips clocked a Under 20 Boys 800m time of 2:02.91, with the Standard set at 1:55.50.
Flyers Track Clubs hosted the latest Bermuda National Athletics Associations Carifta Trials Track Meet at the National Sports Center.
The Under 18 High Jump had everyone's attention as 13 year old Amelia Othman met the Carifta Standard with a leap of 1.60m with the Standard being 1.55m, Othman however is too young to attend the Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships as they begin at 14. Sakari Famous won the event also leaping 1.60m.
Aaron Jacobs is inching closer to the Under 18 Boys 400 Meter Dash Carifta Qualifying Standard of 49.96 when he was clocked at 51.90, Clevonte Lodge was second in 52.49 and Nirobi Mills finished third in a time of 55.61.
With a leap of 2.05m Elisha Darrell met the Carifta Standard of 1.95m on his way to winning the event.
Lodge is also close to meeting the Under 18 Boys 100 Meter Dash Carifta Qualifying Standard time of 11.03, he was clocked in 11.39, while Lejaun Matthews was second in 11.55.
Minors Named Northeast-10 Track Athlete of the Week
For the fourth time in eight weeks this winter, senior Dage Minors of the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Track Athlete of the Week, this time for the week ending on Feb. 12th, as announced by the Conference office.
It is the fifth time a Raven has taken home men's Track Athlete of the Week honors from the NE10 this season. Minors is the only student-athlete in the league to earn the award more than once this year.
Minors met the NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the 800 meters for the second time in three weeks, as he put together a time of 1:48.97 to win at the BU Valentine Invitational on Saturday. He added an NCAA provisional mark in the 400 meters, running a time of 48.67 seconds to finish 21st. The time met the NEICAAA qualifying mark as well, and moved Minors up to second in the NE10 on the season.