52 Athletes Honoured At Denton Hurdle Awards

June 15, 2018

Fifty two student athletes were honoured tonight [June 15] at the 33rd annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards 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.

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Each school is asked to nominate one boy and one girl for the award. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and are expected to attend the event.

To be nominated for the award, students must display the following qualities: active participation, leadership, sportsmanship, self-discipline, dedication and cooperation. They must demonstrate positive attitudes in school. Nominees should also be good scholar-athletes as well as good role models. Only students in the final year of primary, middle or senior school are eligible for this reward.

A spokesperson said, “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.

“Tejah Bean from west End Primary won honorable mention. Bean was prefect, house captain and team captain for the West End football, netball, and hockey and cricket teams. Bean is also an accomplished violinist and sings in the school choir. The honour student is a keen tennis player and won the Fairmont Southampton under 10 championships

“J’Naz Richards from Victor Scott Primary also received honourable mention. Richards is the current deputy head girl, house captain and prefect. Richards is a member of Dancesations, Dandy Stars football team, Pacers track team and Netts netball team. She is an honour roll student who is on the principals list.

“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

“Honourable mention was awarded to Jace Donawa of West End Primary and Nayan Grant from Warwick Academy. Donawa is a prefect and house captain at West End Primary and is an honour student. The Pacers track club member won the 2018 cross country championships and won the long jump at the BSSF track and field championships. Donawa is also an MVP football and cricket player for Somerset Cricket Club

“Grant led Warwick Academy to the BSSF nine a side football championships. He was also a goal scorer in the 2018 BSSF All Star match. Grant is a fine runner who was hampered this season with an injury. Despite his injury he managed to finish second at the cross country championships. He is a featured player on BAA’s under 10 team and represents Warwick Workmen’s on the cricket field.

“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

“Honourable mention was awarded Eleanor Richmond from Warwick Academy. Richmond had a successful football season leading Warwick to six a side and Knock out cup titles. She was easily the top scorer in middle school football. She also led Warwick in scoring on their netball team and championship winning basketball team. She won the BSSF javelin and discus events. She also represented Warwick in softball, cricket and volleyball and is also a keen golfer and 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.

“Honourable Mention was awarded to Sancho Smith from T.N.Tatem. Smith was impressive at this year’s BSSF middle school track and field champions in winning champion boy. Smith broke the long standing 800m and high jump records while also winning the 400m and relay.

“He was crowned Front Street Mile champion for the last two years. Smith also featured on T.N.Tatems football team where he was named to the all-star team. The deputy head boy and house captain maintains a high academic record.

“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.

“Honorable mention went to Jade Stewart of CedarBridge Academy. The 2018 Miss CedarBridge Academy winner was a member of the recent senior national football team which qualified for the next round of world cup qualifying.

“She also featured on the under 20 team which hosted qualifying here in Bermuda in 2017. Stewart was the 2017/18 captain for the football, netball and basketball teams. The honour student was named top student for the first quarter of this academic school year.

“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.

“Honorable mention was awarded to Brady Cordeiro. The Warwick Academy prefect and house captain was captain of Warwick’s basketball and volleyball. Cordeiro also earned all star status in both sports.

“He is the captain of the junior national volleyball team and has also represented Bermuda in golf and beach tennis. Cordeiro is a first honour student and on the Principals list for music and sports.”

2018 Nominees included:

Primary School Girls

Tejah Bean [West End Primary] Imojen Judd [Somersfield Academy] Aureeyana Litchmore [Heron Bay Primary] Christia Lugo- Elibox [St. David’s Primary] Jordan Mallory [St. George’s Preparatory] Breanna Medeiros [Harrington Sound Primary] Zahriah Outerbridge [Francis Patton Primary] J’Naz Richards [Victor Scott Primary] Sydney Santos [Prospect Primary] Isabella Simmons [Warwick Academy] Khylie Smith [Mount Saint Agnes Academy] Stasia Spurling [Saltus Grammar School] Ny’Asia White [West Pembroke Primary] Ella Younie [Bermuda High School]

Primary School Boys

Essien Binns [Saltus Grammar School] Eli Carpol [Somersfield Academy] Nazarie Dailey [Victor Scott Primary] Liam Davis [St. George’s Preparatory] Jace Donawa [West End Primary] Nayan Grant [Warwick Academy] Leslie Landon Holder [Port Royal Primary] NiZeko Outerbridge [Harrington Sound Primary] Olek Ramon-Lipinski [Mount Saint Agnes Academy] Tajahri Rogers [Prospect Primary] Khari Sharrieff [Elliot Primary] Teshi Zuill [Francis Patton Primary]

Middle School Girls

Nisaiah Berkeley [Bermuda High School] Marli Butterfield [Sandys Secondary Middle School] Caroliine Driscoll [Saltus Grammar School] Chanz Godwin [Dellwood Middle School] Megan Hands [Mount Saint Agnes Academy] Sanaa Morris [Somersfield Academy] Eleanor Richmond [Warwick Academy] Massassi Smith [T.N.Tatem Middle School]

Middle School Boys

Camaje Easton-Smith [Dellwood Middle School] Hunter Outerbridge [Somesfield Academy] Lazai Outerbridge [Whitney Institute Middle School] Ben Osset [Saltus Grammar School] Adriano Ramon-Lipinski [Mount Saint Agnes Academy] Sancho Smith [T.N. Tatem] Sam Williamson [Warwick Academy]

Senior School Girls

Tia Burrows [Saltus Grammar School] Yasmin De Graf [Warwick Academy] Sakari Famous [The Berkeley Institute] Emily Sinclair [Mount Saint Agnes Academy] Chrysda Smith [Bermuda High School] Jade Stewart [CedarBridge Academy]

Senior School Boys

Deneo Brnagman [CedarBridge Academy] Brady Cordeiro [Warwick Academy] Robert Edwards [The Berkeley Institute] Neil Figureido [Saltus Grammar School]


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  1. Juxtaposin' says:

    Congratulations to all nominees and winners!
    Well done to all and thanks and blessings to coaches, parents, family and friends.

  2. BPThomas says:

    Well done Zahriah “New” Outerbridge of Francis Patton Primary school. I have watch you work hard and get great results over the last couple of years. I have seen you grow in all areas of your sports life and beyond. Every sport you have tried you were successful and will always be.

    Not everyone will recognize how hard you have work to achieve great success in your young life, but you know and your family and friends know. You have great support system in place in help you reach your full potential.

    Keep up the great work, you will be successful in every area of your life. The best is yet to come. Be encouraged. Barbara P. Thomas