Donawa wins thriller

  • What a finish: Jace Donawa, centre, beat Nayan Grant, left, on the line with Khari Sharrieff in third place (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

More than 600 runners took part in the Bermuda School Sports Federation primary school cross-country championships at the National Sports Centre.

Khalila Daley was the first to enter the stadium in the Under-9 division and the Harrington Sound Primary School student comfortably won by 14 seconds with a time of 9min 59sec. Amaris Munya, from Purvis Primary, finished second in 10:13 while West End Primary’s Markayla Swan rounded out the top three with a time of 10:16.

Saltus claimed all three podium spots in the under-9 boys’ race. Connor Hupman led the way in a time of 9:46. He was followed closely by Declan Reardon, in 9:47, and Tom Hyland in 9:48.

Somerset Primary’s Jaeda Grant crossed the line in the Over-9 girls’ final before any other competitor entered the gates of the stadium. Second place went to Ellise Dickinson from Somersfield Academy with a time of 10:48. Front Street Mile champion Legend Stevenson, from West End Primary, claimed the bronze.

West End Primary’s Jace Donawa won the over-9 boys’ race in the closest contest in recent memory. Warwick Academy’s Nayan Grant entered the stadium first and held a slight lead until the final steps, where Donawa surged ahead to nip him at the line. Khari Sharrieff, from Elliot Primary, finished third in a thriller.