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Quick start for the Big Red Machine Jason Byrne Mar 07, 2013

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

Carifta sponsor makes $30,000 contribution Feb 28, 2013

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

Minister informs of Carifta 2013: Track IAAF-Ready Feb 28, 2013

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

Athletes shine in Road Runners Track and Field Classic Jason Byrne Feb 25, 2013

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

IAAF certification requirements for national stadium Jason Byrne Feb 15, 2013

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

Shaunae Miller Adjusting Well at Georgia - Post Seasons 4th Fastest 400m Todd Grasley Feb 03, 2013

“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)

Powerhouses to duel it out Jason Byrne Feb 01, 2013

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

Anthonique Strachan Documentary Video Jason Byrne Feb 01, 2013

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.


Vitamalt official malt beverage for Marathon Bahamas Jason Byrne Jan 16, 2013

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

Items left undone from last year Jason Byrne Jan 11, 2013

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

Anthonique has eyes set on pro debut Jason Byrne Jan 08, 2013

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

PHOTO GALLERY: Athletes 'bounce' in new stadium Jason Byrne Jan 07, 2013

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

Odd distance meet to christen new stadium Jason Byrne Jan 04, 2013

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