#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#A RAINY weekend in New Providence held up just long enough for the Bahamas Triathlon Association to crown new champions in the return of its National Championships which served as both a CARIFTA and Commonwealth Games qualifier.
#Armando Moss emerged as the overall men’s champion and simultaneously qualified for the upcoming Commonwealth Games following his standout performance Sunday morning at Jaws Beach.
#Moss, 30, completed the course in 1:06:54 seconds – a 10:17 swim, 30:28 bike, and a 24:30 second run. Jorge Marcos finished second overall at 1:11:19 and Shawn Andrews was third at 1:13.26.
#The Commonwealth Games will be held from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.
#Carolyn Thompson was the overall women’s champion after she completed the course in 1:19:35. Suzy Eneas was second in 1:20:35 and Sylvia Bateman third in 1:21:37.
#The event featured a sprint distance for the open division – 750m swim, a 20 km bike ride, and a 5km run.
#Additional men’s age group winners included Barron Musgrove Jr (16-19) in 1:26:37, Ralph Wood (20-29) in 1:13:58, Dion Cunningham (30-39) in 1:16:51, Simone Bertoldo (40-49) in 1:14:09, Andrew White (50-59) in 1:18:05, Gerald Walthen (60-69) in 1:21:18 and Ulrich Filser (70- 99) in 1:41:52.
#Women’s age group winners included Kami Roach (16-19) in 1:26:32, Barbara Kiraly (30-39) in 1:27:54, Lynn Pritchard (40-49) in 1:29:49, and Sanchia Fitzmaurice (50-59) in 1:31:54.
#The 13-14 age group competed in a 400m swim, 10km bike, and 2.5km run.
#The 11-12 division featured a 200m swim, 5km bike, and 2km run; the 9-10 division featured a 100m swim, 5km ride, and a 1km run, while the 8U division competed in a 50m swim and 1km bike ride.
#In the 13-14 division, Ayden Bain won the boys’ race in 37:53 while Launy Duncombe was second in 38:12 and Enea Gervasini was third in 39:53. Erin Pritchard won the girls race in 44:16 followed by Anjaléah Knowles in 54.45.
#Lauchlan Menzies took first place in the boys 11-12 in 27:14 followed by Jayden Smith in 27:44 and Sibby Fynn Potter in 28:23.
#Taylor Knowles finished first among girls in 37:59 and Paityn Burrows was second in 40.55.
#Frasier Menzies took the top spot in the boys’ 9-10 in 14:42 followed by Lyall Menzies in 15:03 and Stafford Sweeting in 15:15.
#The 8 and Under division top spot was claimed by Alan Gervasini in 6:11, Jay McCoy was second in 8:10 and Amelia Rolle was first among the girls in 5:55.
#The 2022 CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships are slated for September 23-24 at Clearwater Beach, Southside, Bermuda.
#Headed into the National Championships, there were 21 CARIFTA qualifiers with nine spots outstanding as the association looks to field a 30-member team.
#The CARIFTA age groups are 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, and under-21.
#Team members will be selected using a points system with combined scores from both the Nationals and the Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon in March.
#• Full event results are available at www.raceprompt.com