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Athletes Gear Up For Olympics, Iaaf World Juniors

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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Shaunae Miller

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Sheniqua 'Q' Ferguson

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Demetrius Pinder

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Chris Brown

THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) should be very pleased with the development of our junior and senior athletes as they compete in major international meets this summer.

With the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships and the XXX Olympic Games on the horizon, a number of athletes are pegged on the world list of performers.

The IAAF World Juniors is set for July 10-15 in Barcelona, Spain, while the athletic competition for the London Olympics is scheduled for July 27 to August 12. Here's a look at the athletes' performances at this point in the season:

Senior Male Athletes

200 meters

  • Michael Mathieu - 9th best time of 20.16 in a meet in Belem on May 6
  • Demetrius Pinder - 10th best time of 20.23 at a meet in Coral Gables, Florida, on April 14

400 meters

  • Michael Mathieu - tied for the 6th best time of 45.06 on Sunday
  • Chris Brown - 9th best time of 45.14 at a meet in the Cayman Islands on May 9
  • Demetrius Pinder - 10th in a time of 45.15 at a meet in Ponce on April 12

High Jump

  • Donald Thomas - tied for 6th best leap of 2.27m at a meet in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 5
  • Trevor Barry - tied for 6th best leap of 2.27m at a meet in Doha on May 11

Long Jump

  • Raymond Higgs - 15th best leap of 8.07m at a meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 21

Triple Jump

  • Leevan Sands - 11th best leap of 16.90m at a meet in Auburn on April 21

Senior Female Athletes

100 meters

  • Sheniqua Ferguson - 11th best time of 11.07 at a meet in Auburn on April 21

200 meters

  • Sheniqua Ferguson - 7th best time of 22.64 at a meet in Auburn on April 7
  • Shaunae Miller - 8th best time of 22.70 in a meet at Thomas A Robinson Stadium on March 2

400 meters

  • Shaunae Miller - 17th best time of 51.44 in a meet at Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Saturday
  • Women's 4 x 100 meter relay - 7th best time of 44.14 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia

Junior Male Athletes

400 meters

  • O'Jay Ferguson - 6th in a time of 46.14 at a meet in El Paso, Texas, on March 23

High Jump

  • Ryan Ingraham - 1st with a personal best leap of 2.28m (7-5 1/4) in the Fritz Grant Invitational at Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Saturday

Junior Female Athletes

100 meters

  • Anthonique Strachan - leading time of 11.22 in a meet at Thomas A Robinson Stadium
  • Shaunae Miller - 5th best time of 11.41 at the same meet in Nassau

200 meters

  • Shaunae Miller - leading time of 22.70 at Thomas A Robinson Stadium on March 2
  • Anthonique Strachan - second best time of 12.85 at the Carifta Games in Hamilton, Bermuda, over the Easter holiday weekend.

400 meters

  • Shaunae Miller - leading time of 51.44 in a meet at Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Saturday.

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