BNAA Is Gearing Up For An Exciting Summer

June 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Track and field athletes are set to compete in a slate of competitions this summer including the Bahamas National Championships, U23 Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe. the Bermuda National Track & Field Championships, the Commonwealth Games in the UK, and the NACAC Championships in the Bahamas.

The Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] spokesperson said, “Fresh off of two Bermudians reaching the NCAA Division I National Championship Finals and earning All-American designation, Caitlyn Bobb and Sakari Famous will be part of a five-member team that will compete in the Bahamas National Championships from June 23rd to June 25th.

“Also competing in this Championship, will be Jah-Nhai Perinchief, and Tiara DeRosa, and completing this team is college student Stephan Dill who is making his international debut at the senior level.

“This opportunity will give these athletes intense competition prior to the Bermuda National Championship, [July 1st and 2nd] and the Commonwealth Games [Aug 2nd to the 7th ] in which Jah Nhai, Caitlyn, Tiara, Sakari, and Dage Minors will be representing Bermuda.

“College athletes Ryan Outerbridge and Mikal Dill have met the standard and will compete in the 1st ever U23 Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe. This is an exciting opportunity for these young men as they both enjoyed very good collegiate seasons and they are hoping to extend their stellar performances at the International level.

“The Bermuda National Track and Field Championships sponsored by the Moongate Group, will be held on July 1st and July 2nd at the Flora Duffy National Stadium.

“Friday evening’s competition [July 1st] will feature our elite athletes who will be competing in Commonwealth Games Athletes, College Athletes, Carifta athletes, and Secondary School Stars.

“National Records could fall on July 1st as Nirobi Smith-Mills looks to break 1:46.26 in the 800m, Nathan Armstrong looks to run faster than his father Terrance who holds the 1500m record in a time of 3:41.97. Grant Rivers who will be throwing on Saturday, July 2nd, is looking to establish a new Javelin record by throwing beyond 62.12.

“Caitlyn Bobb, [400m] 51.84 and Sakari Famous [HJ] 1.84 who both are the current National Record holders look to improve their standard. While 4 x 100m relay teammates, Katura Bulford- Trott, Sanaa Rae Morris, ZaKayza Parsons, and Caitlyn Bobb look to improve their junior record of 46.13 while striving to chip away at the senior record of 45.6.

“The senior women’s record in the 4 x 400m could also be in jeopardy as the current junior record-holders [3:48.69] Shayla Cann, Katura Bulford-Trott, Sanaa Rae Morris, and Caitlyn Bobb look to attack the senior record of 3:47.5.

“BNAA is inviting corporate, service organizations, gym facilities, and all other interested athletes to participate in individual and relay events.

“On Saturday, July 2nd BNAA’s focus turns to the younger athletes as the event will feature athletes U 6 to U 15 athletes in sprints, middle distance jumps, and throws. Admission is free on both days. All Athletes register at Trackie.com

“BNAA will conclude the 2022 season at the NACAC Championships, in Freeport, Bahamas on August 19th and 20th. This regional Championship will feature athletic stars of the North American, Canadian, and Caribbean regions.

“BNAA is excited to have a team of young senior athletes taking the regional stage and we hope that Bermuda Day Half Marathon Champion, Isabella Dutranoit is available for this opportunity.”

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