Fifty two student athletes were honored during the 33rd annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards Ceremony at Warwick Academy. These awards, honoring the late Denton Hurdle, are used to highlight, recognize and reward the finest primary, middle and senior school student-athletes.
Denton Hurdle was a keen sportsman who attended Warwick Academy, Bermuda College and Dalhousie University. After completing his physical education degree he went on to teach at Warwick Academy. He was an avid sportsman and excelled in soccer, cricket and volleyball. His first love however was rugby. He went on to captain Teachers Rugby Football Club. He was also a regular member of the Bermuda National Team.
This year’s Primary School Girl winner was Imojen Judd from Somersfield Academy. Judd holds four age group Bermuda swim records. Judd was named MVP of the primary school all-star football game and was a Kappa all-star. She also won the 2018 high jump event at the BSSF track and field championships.
The Primary School Boy’s award went to Khari Sharrieff from Elliot Primary School. The prefect and house captain has maintained an A average. Sharrieff has attained a green belt in Jiketsu and has participated in an official World Karate Federation tournament. At the 2018 BSSF track and field championships Sharrieff claimed first place in the high jump, 800m and the Randy Benjamin Mile. He scored the equalizing goal in the all-star football game led his team to second place in the nine a side and six a side tournaments. He is also a member of the ABC under 11 team and Flatts Victoria’s under 11 team
Nisaiah Berkeley captured the Middle School Girl’s award. The Bermuda High School student excels in netball and equestrian sports. Berkeley led BHS to the 2017 netball league and tournament titles. She led her all-star team and was named all-star MVP. She led the BNA league in scoring while captaining her Phoenix team. She also participated in football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. She is also an accomplished show jumper
Sam Williamson from Warwick Academy won the Middle School Boys Division. Williamson currently holds an impressive 18 national age group and three CARIFTA records in swimming. He was also a member of the Warwick Archers who won the BFA under 13 division. He was named MVP for the school football team and was named an All Star. Williamson maintains honours while being the top merit winner at Warwick Academy and claiming no demerits through his middle school years.
CARIFTA sensation Sakari Famous won the Senior School Girls Division. The Berkeley Institute student was a unanimous selection this year. Famous claimed her fourth bronze and sixth overall CARIFTA medal at this year’s edition of the games. She added javelin and long jump to her arsenal in winning champion girl at the 2018 BSSF track and field championships. Famous is also an accomplished basketball player and led Berkeley to the senior girl’s title this year while earning the MVP award. Famous was named the 2017 Junior Female Athlete of the year. She has passed six IGCSE exams and earned full scholarship to the track and field powerhouse University of Georgia.
The Senior Boy’s award went to a Berkeley Institute student for a second year running. CARIFTA athlete Robert Edwards was the recipient of this year’s award. Edwards experienced his first CARIFTA games earlier this year placing 11th in the 5000 meters. Edwards was also part of the under 17 football team which traveled to Trinidad and Tobago last summer for world cup under 17 qualifying. Edwards is also a talented musician who leads the trumpet section in the Berkeley Orchestra and is a member of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Band. Edwards is also a leader in academics. He has spent his tenure at Berkeley on the honor roll and has successfully passed five IGCSEs.