Evans: Record-Breaking Performances Expected

January 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

BNAA President and race director for the Butterfield Mile, Dr Freddie Evans anticipates record-breaking performances at the upcoming Butterfield Mile Races.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda National Athletics with the sponsorship of Bermuda Tourism Authority are hosting the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge. The Chubb Triangle Challenge consists of the Butterfield Mile on January 12th, the BFM 10K on January 13th, and the PWC half and full marathon.

“Evans, the president of BNAA is also the race director for the Butterfield Mile, and is predicting records will fall on Friday night.

“Ziza Russell’s primary school girl’s record of 5:39.77 [2019] will be challenged by Warwick Academy’s Naomi MacGuinness, Iris Duda and Colette Durkin along with Bermuda High School for Girls’ Mylah DeSilva and Harrington Sound’s Maiya Caisey and Zaya Zuill.

“The primary school boys record held by Spencer Butterfield 5:14.79 [1993] will be challenged by Saltus’s Adrian Myers Liam Horrobin and Matthew Hoey as well as by Ajani Trott of Paget, Harlo Robinson of St. Georges Prep and Julian Simmons of Prospect primary.

“Gabrriella Cechini of Somersfield Academy, Riana Robinson of Whitney Institute, Brooklyn Meyers and Sukanya Jobson for Saltus will be seeking to eclipse Ashley Irby’s middle school girl’s record of 5:23.63 [2019].

“In the mile trials in December, forty-one middle school boys took to the line seeking to run sub 8 minutes and be in the top 20 athletes to qualify for January 12th. All forty-one middle school boys ran under 8 minutes. 26 athletes ran under 6 minutes. The 20 qualifiers led by Zydon Furbert, Jens Drea of Warwick Academy, Dellwood’s Sanchez Smith and Saltus’ athletes Tahan Eve and Dylan Eiselt are seeking to surpass Dage Minor’s middle school record of 5:01.90 [2009].

“Issabella Dutranoit also known as Izzy, set the Senior School young women’s record of 5:24.30 [2019]. Aria Mosquera of Saltus, Azari Jones of Berkeley, Carina Bortoli of Somersfield and Amaris Munya along with the leading qualifier Jaeda Grant of Saltus will be challenging the existing record. Also included in this field are dual sports athletes S’Nya Cumbermack of Saltus, Daria Desmond, Adriana Argent, Bella Howes of Warwick Academy.

“Local women’s race record held by Ashley Couper 4:57.46 [2003] will be challenged by Catherine [Kate] Riihiluma, Christine Dailey and Gayle Lindsay, who are all striving to set a new standard.

“Jake Brislane, Adam Prunty, defending champion Tariq Simons along with cycle star Dominique Mayho will be looking to rewrite Lamont Marshall existing local record of 4:23.07 [2006].

“Butterfield Mile Races will start on Friday Jan 12, at 7 pm. Bew this year is the Championship Open Mile featuring cub champions from the eastern seaboard of the United State. Olympic hopeful and local record hold Dage Minors and notable local runner Lamont Marshall and Mark Morrison who leaves and trains overseas will be representing Bermuda in this field.

“Butterfield offers a monetary award [$10,000] for anyone male who breaks 4 minute mile and women who break 4:25.

“For more information, please visit our website: https://www.bermudatrianglechallenge.com/. Please be reminded that Front Street will close after 4:00 pm on January 12th and there will be no parking on the road after 4 pm. The organizing committee is still looking for volunteers for the whole race weekend. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the Volunteers page on https://www.bermudatrianglechallenge.com/.

click here Bermuda generic Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge

Read More About

Category: All, News, Sports

Leave a Reply