‘Great Races’ At XL Catlin BNAA Championships

June 15, 2015

The XL Catlin Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] Championships were held on June 12 and 13, seeing “many great races, great performances and several personal bests.”

BNAA President Donna Watson said, “We could not have asked for better weather and the athletes giving 100 percent. A great addition to this meet was the overseas athletes bringing another level to this meet.

“Of course the championships wouldn’t be anything without our up and coming young athletes who also had some great performances and some of these athletes are ones to watch in the future.

“There were so many outstanding moments of this track meet. Day 1 the personal best jump in the high jump for our overseas guest Emma Kimoto of 1.85m. Tre Houston and Kyle Webb beating out our overseas competitor in the 100m 10.55 and 10.58 respectively.

“We also had some great performances over both days by our young U12 athlete Selah Tuzo winning the 400m, 800m and 1500m. The race of the night of course was the men’s 800m which totally lived up to expectations. What a race from start to finish with the top 3 coming out to be our own Bermuda athletes.

“Shaquille Dill winning in a time of 1.48.96′ Aaron Evans 1.49.26 and Dage Minors with a PB of 1.49.49 first time under 1.50. Not to be left out our Carifta athlete Michaiah Robinson running with the big guns running a PB of 1.57.57 and winning the 400m in 49.88 as he prepares for the World Youth Championships.

“Day 2 was just as exciting as day 1. In the men’s long jump our Bermuda jumpers showing they can compete with the best with Bruce DeGrilla beating out our overseas guest Charles Greaves with a leap of 7.43m with Charles leaping to 7.25. The event of the day was the men’s high jump with all 3 athletes jumping Personal Bests. Elisha Darrel in the U17 jumping 2.0m.

“The most exciting performance was Jah-Nhai Perinchief jumping a PB of 2.19m with his previous best being 2.10m. What a jump to witness. Also competing against Jah-Nhai Kevin Miller jumping a PB of 1.95.

“It was great to see so many young athletes and know that Bermuda’s future is in good hands with many great performances.

“We want to thank our sponsor XL Catlin because without them we would not have been able to put on a meet of this magnitude and bring in overseas competition.”


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