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)
The Bahamas Track & Field and Cross Country News
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)
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)
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)
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.
Members of The College of the Bahamas track team headed to Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend to compete in the Embry Riddle University Last Chance Invitational.
There is great urgency for the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium to be fully within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Certification Systems in time for the CARIFTA Trials, scheduled to begin March 15. This is the case certainly, also, for this year’s version of the CARIFTA Games, scheduled for the Robinson venue March 29-April 1. (via www.thenassauguardian.com)
A look at the Bahamas alumni performances from the past week in collegiate action.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Neville 'Teddy' McCook, president of the North America, Central America and the Caribbean Track & Field Association (NACAC), is dead. McCook, who was elected president of NACAC in (via www.trackalerts.com)
Since we specifically do a weekly collegiate report, this specifically excludes athletes competing for a college in the United States. These are highlights from the last couple of weeks in international elite meets.
Latario shared the video of his new pesronal best triple jump of 7.30 meters tonight competing for Iowa Western Community College and we couldn't help but pass it on. Great job!
The Nassau Guardian (via www.thenassauguardian.com)
Who will be going where next year?
Round up of what Bahamians are doing in college competions in the US February 1, 2013 - February 3, 2013.
Here are some of the best performances of the weekend that hit our elite standards at Star Tracker's Star Performers Classic.
“I am adjusting well. The coaching staff is great; things are going pretty good and I am looking for the best this year,” said 18-year-old Shaunae Miller, who is in her first year at the University of Georgia (Georgia). Shaunae continued, “training is going pretty good.” Shaunae, who hails from the Bahamas, comes to Georgia with an impressive resume that includes posting lifetime best times of 22.70 seconds in the 200m and 51.25 seconds in the 400m. She also claimed IAAF World Youth and World Junior 400m titles.(via TrackLedger)
If the early meets on the track and field calendar are any indication, the high school track and field season is set to be another duel between a pair of BAISS powerhouses. (via www.tribune242.com)
A look at what the Bahamaians competing on the college scene did during this past week.
Trans World Sport feature on young Bahamian sprint star Anthonique Strachan. She is the current IAAF World Junior Athletics Champion in the 100m and 200m, CAC Senior silver 200m medallist and Current CARIFTA Under 20 100m and 200m Champion.
Here is a round up of the Bahamian athletes competing in the NCAA so far this indoor season. We will publish this on a weekly basis the rest of the winter and spring.
As thousands of local and international participants cross the finish lines at Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend 2013’s Marathon Bahamas and the Susan G Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure, they will be greeted with an ice cold Vitamalt beverage. (via www.tribune242.com)
With the repairs to the old Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium in preparation for the 2013 Carifta Games, the National Sports Authority has made the new Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium available not only to the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations, but also some of the schools for their inter-school track and field meets. (via www.tribune242.com)
The 2013 North Andros High School Invitational will take place on February 8-9 in Nicholl's Town. The entry deadline is February 1st.
Highly acclaimed sprinter Anthonique Strachan finds herself in a unique situation as she joggles her time in school while preparing to compete professionally on the track and field circuit. (via www.tribune242.com)
Haille Small, Catalyn Blayre, Doneisha Anderson, Jenae Ambrose, Keianna Albury, Juliana Duncanson, Otto Laing, Justin Brooks, Blaize Darling, Glen Knowles, Diargo Smith, Janeko Cartwright, Jamal Moss, Wesley Neymour and Lesley Dorceval were among the winners of the Odd Distance meet on Saturday. (via www.tribune242.com)
SINCE the introduction of the National Sports Authority last year, fees have now become mandatory for the use of the facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. (via www.tribune242.com)
Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has announced that its Odd Distance Track and Field Meet’s 2013 edition will be staged in the new 15,000-seat Thomas A Robinson Track & Field stadium. (via www.tribune242.com)
Star Trackers will be hosting our 10th Star Performers Track & Field Classic on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the T.A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas from 9am to 7pm.