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Injury: Jeneko Place Pulls Out Of Carifta

Injury: Jeneko Place Pulls Out Of Carifta

Top local sprinter Jeneko Place has pulled out of the 2012 Carifta Games, having not fully recovered from his hamstring injury he sustained at the National Sports Center. It was back on February 26th during the Telford Mile the Bermuda Track and Field Association held two events, when the gun went off for the start of the Under 20 Boys 200m race, Place... Read more of this article

Team Named For World Champs In France

Team Named For World Champs In France

The Bermuda Track and Field Association [BTFA] has named four local junior athletes who will compete in the 2011 World Youth Championships which will be held from July 6-10, 2011 in Lille, France. Jeneko Place [pictured] will represent Bermuda in the 100m and 200m, Scott Clarke will compete in the 100m, and Kyle Webb will compete in the 200m. The three,... Read more of this article

Videos: Athletes of The Year Announced

Videos: Athletes of The Year Announced

On Saturday night [Feb.26], the Annual Sports Awards were presented with long jumper Tyrone Smith and basketball player Jenaya Wade-Fray named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year, and sprinter Jeneko Place and swimmer Emma Franklin winning the inaugural Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year. Tyrone Smith being announced as the Male Athlete... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda’s Top Athletes Honoured

Photos: Bermuda’s Top Athletes Honoured

The 30th Annual Sports Awards were presented last night [Feb. 26] with long jumper Tyrone Smith and basketball player Jenaya Wade-Fray named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year. They are both pictured below:Sprinter Jeneko Place and swimmer Emma Franklin won the inaugural Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year.The Male and Female Minister’s... Read more of this article

Jeneko Place Captures 5th In Singapore

Jeneko Place Captures 5th In Singapore

16-year-old Cedarbridge student Jeneko Place has captured a 5th place finish in the finals of the 2010 Youth Olympics being held in Singapore. Running in Lane 7, the island`s top teenager sprinter finished in a time of 21.50. Jeneko ran .26 of a second faster than his qualifying time, and finished .28 of a second behind Gold Medalist Zhenye Xie from... Read more of this article

Two Athletes Make Finals In Singapore

Two Athletes Make Finals In Singapore

Both local track and field athletes have made the finals at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. 16-year-old sprinter Jeneko Place completed his first round in the 200m, placing 4th in his heat with the 5th fastest time therefore he is in the “A” final. Taylor Ashley-Bean completed her first round in the 1000m, placing 8th in her heat... Read more of this article

Premier Joins Sprinter In Training Session

Premier Joins Sprinter In Training Session

Premier Dr Ewart Brown spent part of the morning of Saturday July 17 at the National Sports Centre with top teenage sprinter Jeneko Place. The Premier, an ex athlete himself, joined Jeneko in doing a few drills, and sharing his past track experiences. 16-year-old Jeneko is ranked in the top 15 in the world and has had a banner season thus far; winning... Read more of this article

Photos: Track Athletes Return With 4 Medals

Photos: Track Athletes Return With 4 Medals

Only 24 hours after the return of the swim and tennis teams, Bermuda welcomed more successful athletes home. Tonight’s AA Flight from Miami carried the 16 strong Junior Track and Field Team who returned from the CAC Jr Championships in the Dominican Republic with four medals. Following a delay of over an hour, the team came off the flight to applause... Read more of this article

Bermuda Wins 4 Medals At CAC Games

Bermuda Wins 4 Medals At CAC Games

Following on the heels of Bermuda’s 17 medal performance at the Caribbean Swim Championships, Bermuda’s young athletes continue to excel claiming 4 medals at the CAC Jr Championships in the Dominican Republic. Top teen sprinter Jeneko Place medaled in both the 100 and 200 metres, and Bermuda put on a dominating performance in the 800 metres... Read more of this article

Dominican Republic: Sprinter Wins Bronze Medal

Dominican Republic: Sprinter Wins Bronze Medal

[Updated] Bermuda’s top teenage sprinter Jeneko Place has cruised through the preliminaries at the CAC Jr Games in Santo Domingo, winning his heat to advance to the finals today [July 2]. Jeneko, who is ranked as one of the top 15 youth sprinters in the world by the governing body [IAAF], recently won two medals at the 2010 Carifta Games, the... Read more of this article

Junior Track Stars Heading To Santo Domingo

Junior Track Stars Heading To Santo Domingo

18 of Bermuda’s top junior athletes will be heading out to the CAC Jr. Championships in Santo Domingo, which will be held from July 2-4. The team includes top sprinter Jeneko Place, 800 metre specialists Henry Stevens-Carty and Shaquille Dill, 1,500 metre runners Juma Mouchette and Dage Minors and 3,000 metre runner Taylor Ashley Bean. Many of... Read more of this article

Jeneko Place: Bermuda’s Future Usain Bolt?

Jeneko Place: Bermuda’s Future Usain Bolt?

Comparing the times of Bermuda’s 16 year old sprinter Jeneko Place to four Olympic Gold medalists times when they were his age, shows an astounding thing – Jeneko is clocking faster times. Jeneko was the top Bermudian athlete at the 2010 Carifta Games, winning two medals in the highly competitive 100 and 200m races. The entire team did an... Read more of this article

Bermuda Finishes 5th at Carifta – 11 Medals

Bermuda Finishes 5th at Carifta – 11 Medals

Bermuda’s team has concluded competition at the 2010 Carifta Games held in the Cayman Islands, finishing in a very impressive 5th spot overall, out of the 25 nations competing. The Carifta Games are open to athletes under 20 years old from dozens of nations. World class sprinters such as Usain Bolt, Merlene Ottey, Kim Collins, Obadele Thompson... Read more of this article