BSSF Senior School Track & Field Championships Day 1
The Berkeley Institute are the overall leaders at the completion of the first day of the Bermuda School Sports Federation Senior School Track and Field Championships taking place at the National Sports Center Flora Duffy South Field Stadium.
Berkeley leads all schools with 243.67 points, CedarBridge Academy are currently in second with 161.83, with Saltus Grammar School in third with 110.50.
Carifta Games bound Jaeda Grant from Saltus Grammar School led the Under 16 Girls Qualifiers leading all runners in the 400 and 800-meter qualifying. Carifta Games teammates J’naz Richards and Fenella Wightman also had good days on the Track. BHS’s Wightman won Gold in the 3000 meters and finished second to Grant in the 800-meter heats. CedarBridge’s Richards led everyone in the 100-meter Qualifying and finished fourth in 200 meters Qualifying. Berkeley’s Chinae Dickenson-DeSilva led the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 meters and third in the 400 meters. Saltus’ Avani Patton won the division’s Triple Jump while schoolmate Ceyarie Jackson claimed gold in the discus. Emilia Dunkerley from Bermuda High School went furthest in the javelin while CedarBridge Academy’s Jamir Hatherly was strongest in the shot put.
Berkeley’s I’Aura Golding won the Over 16 Girls Triple Jump and finished third in the Long Jump behind Warwick Academy’s Sanaa Simmons and Azra Shakir from CedarBridge Academy. Warwick’s Kayley Hamilton jumped the highest to win the High Jump. Kisaye Bell from CedarBridge Academy won the Discus while sister Kesay finished fourth and then second in the Shot Put behind Berkeley’s Breynia Darrell. Warwick’s Daria Desmond only had to finish the 3000-meter race to claim Gold as no challenger joined her at the starting line. Jahstice Grant from Berkeley finished ahead of Maya Bean from BHS in the 100-meter qualifying.
Sa-Qui Robinson from Mount Saint Agnes Academy won the Under 16 Boys Shot Put while finishing second in the Discus. Carifta Games teammates Miles Outerbridge and Tajahri Rogers had impressive days on the track. Outerbridge from Somersfield Academy was top qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters while Rogers led the way in the 800 and 400 meters while having the third best 200 meter qualifying time. Warwick Academy’s Jake Smith was the winner of the grueling 3000-meter event. Other division winners were Berkeley teammates Khari Sharieff and Jahir Smith-Mora in the High Jump and Discus events. Zadyn Daniels from CedarBridge Academy was the top leaper in the Triple Jump.
CedarBridge Academy’s Kee-Zai Cann equaled Under 16 leader Outerbridge in the 100-meter qualifying with a time of 11.48 seconds. Saltus’ Chayse Tanner leads in the 200 meters while the Carifta Games-bound Berkeley teammates Seer Carey and J’Auza James lead the 400 and 800-meter qualifiers. Berkeley’s Osiris Buffonge-Hunt was the first to break the tape in the 3000 meters. Warwick’s Moses Johnson won the Shot Put while Razi Garland won the Discus. The only other field event in the division was won by Berkeley’s Alizje’ Martin-Simons when he won the Triple Jump with a leap of 12.07m
The finals previously scheduled for Friday evening will now be held in April after the return of the CARIFTA athletes.