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Warren Weir wants a world record Jason Byrne Mar 26, 2014

Jamaica'™s Warren Weir (200m 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2013) sat down with us at his favorite hangout spot in Jamaica... a carwash?!? Warren chats about training, goals, and world records.

Warren Weir wants a world record Jason Byrne Mar 26, 2014

Jamaica’s Warren Weir (200m 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2013) sat down with us at his favorite hangout spot in Jamaica…a carwash?!? Warren chats about training, goals, and world records. (via FloTrack)

Star Trackers Classic Scheduled for February 1 Press Release Jan 24, 2014

Star Trackers Track & Field Club will be hosting the Baker Concrete/Greyco Ltd. 11th “Star Performers Track Classic 2014”, on Saturday, February 1st.  The meet will take place at the Thomas A. Robinson Track & Field Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center.

BAAA awards set for Sunday Jason Byrne Jan 21, 2014

AFTER a month-long delay, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ much anticipated Year-Ending Awards presentation will be held at Government House on Sunday. (via www.tribune242.com)

Fireman set to burn up the track Jason Byrne Jul 29, 2013

After being sidetracked by the organisation of his initial Bahamas Invitational track and field meet in April, Chris “Fireman” Brown has slowly gotten back on track and now he is eager to make another appearance at the IAAF World Championships next month. (via www.tribune242.com)

Hastings upsets Campbell-Brown in 200m Apr 16, 2013

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)

Carifta votes for increase in age limit and athletes next year Apr 1, 2013

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)

The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Opens Mar 28, 2013

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)

Sprinter brings Olympic experience to track team Mar 27, 2013

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)

Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational to bring top name Olympians to the Bahamas Jason Byrne Mar 19, 2013

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)

Shaunae Miller Added to Bowerman Watch List Jason Byrne Mar 15, 2013

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.

Bahamas Carifta Pole Vault History Mar 13, 2013

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....

Winning ways for Shaunae Jason Byrne Mar 12, 2013

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)

SAC wins 25th straight BAISS track and field title Jason Byrne Mar 12, 2013

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)