AMERICAN quarter-miler Natasha Hastings produced one of the most exciting performances in the first global international meet for elite athletes at the inaugural Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational at the new Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium on Saturday. (via www.tribune242.com)
WHILE they have been rivals on the track, American 400 metre specialist LaShawn Merritt said he and Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown have forged such a close relationship that he would not miss the opportunity to come to the Bahamas to participate in his Invitational. (via www.tribune242.com)
Local star Miller makes her mark on the Carifta Games (via iaaf.org)
MileSplit teamed up with Trackside Bahamas for amazing coverage of the four days of festivities starting with Friday's opening ceremony and wrapping up Monday.
Prime Minister Perry Christie expressed his pride in officially opening the 42nd Carifta Games on Friday. (via www.tribune242.com)
Carifta games stakeholders yesterday announced changes to the annual meet, set to come into effect by the next edition scheduled for the French Island of Martinique. The number of athletes per country has been increased from 70 to 80 while the age limited of participants has been raised from under 17 to under 18, similar to the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Championships. (via The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper)
Our combined team of MileSplit and Trackside Bahamas are on site for all four days of coverage. The team includes Todd Grasley, Ritchie Goodman, Alfredo Smith, and Delron Innis.
On Saturday evening, February 25th, 2012 there was much excitement in the land due to the long awaited official opening of the state of the art Thomas A Robinson National Stadium, a gift to the (via www.trackalerts.com)
While most freshmen in UGA’s class of 2016 were preparing for their first year of college, fellow classmate Shaunae Miller was in London competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. (via The Red and Black)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- It’s history in the making! he Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational will bring first time competition to The Bahamas and Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kellie Wells, Kirani James, Trevor Barry, and Golden Knights Demetrius Pinder, Michael Matthieu, Ramon Miller will feature among the list of Olympians to participate in this inaugural Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational.... (via www.bahamaislandsinfo.com)
TrackSide Bahamas is uploading race videos from some of the big finals going on in Nassau this weekend. We are working with them to embed them here for easy access. Follow them on Twitter at @TrackSideBAH (via MileSplit)
After a phenomonal NCAA rookie indoor track season, the USTFCCCA has added Bahamaian Shaunae Miller to the Bowerman Watch list. The Bowermans are the premier award for high school track & field athletes, similar to the Heisman Trophy in college football.
In April 19, 1976 the Carifta games were held in The Bahamas for the first time. This would be the first time The Bahamas entered an athlete in the pole vault discipline. The athlete who represented The Bahamas was Ricardo Lightbourne. Mr. Lightbourne won the event with a jump of 3.50m which he won by .30m! At the 1977 Carifta Games, The Bahamas entered two competitors in the pole vault discipline. Ricard Lightbourne grabbed the silver medal with a jump of 3.25m and Herbert Oembler took bronze with a jump of 3.25m. The Carifta Games returned to Nassau, Bahamas in 1978....
Shaunae Miller has completed her first indoor season as a freshman at the University of Georgia, winning the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships’ 400 metres title in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday. (via www.tribune242.com)
AFTER winning by almost 50 points last year, the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine tripled their margin this year over arch-rival Queen’s College Comets to book their 25th consecutive victory in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships. (via www.tribune242.com)
Georgia true freshman Shaunae Miller clocked the fifth-fastest collegiate 400-meter dash time in history to win the national crown at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
St Augustine’s College head coach William “Knucklehead” Johnson said he wanted his Big Red Machine to get off to a “fast start” on day one of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Track & Field Championships yesterday, but even Johnson couldn’t have predicted the the perennial powerhouses would distance themselves so quickly on their path to a 25th consecutive title. (via www.tribune242.com)
The dominance continues for the CH Reeves Raptors in the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association Junior School Track and Field Championships. (via www.tribune242.com)
Another member of corporate Bahamas has joined BAAA and the local organising committee for Carifta to help provide money for the hosting of this year’s Carifta Track and Field Championships. (via www.tribune242.com)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Daniel Johnson announced the launch of The Bahamas as the number one sporting destination in the region during the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s press conference Thursday, February 28, to inform the public about its CARIFTA Readiness.... (via www.bahamaislandsinfo.com)
With a chance to qualify for the BTC Carifta Games and the IAAF World Youth Championships, LaQuan Nairn has abandoned his chance to play basketball for the CR Walker Knights and is now concentrating on his high jump abilities in track and field. (via www.tribune242.com)
Bahamians competing in college for the week of February 11, 2013 - February 17, 2014.
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