‘Difficult Day 2’ For Bahamas At Iaaf World Under-20


Sports Reporter


DAY two proved to be a difficult outing for Team Bahamas as they failed to produce a finalist in any of the four events at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

In the men’s 110 metre hurdles, Tavonte Mott finished sixth in heat six and was unable to advance with his time of 13.89 seconds. Shakeem Hall-Smith ran to a personal best of 14.03, but also finished sixth in heat five and failed to advance.

In the preliminaries of the women’s 400mH, Dreshanae Rolle finished seventh in heat four in 1:02.03.

In the men’s triple jump,  Holland Martin leapt 14.35m or 47 feet, one inch to finish 15th in flight A and 32nd overall.

Our quarter-milers struggled as well with Henri Delauze and Kinard Rolle eliminated in the preliminaries.

Delauze finished fifth in heat four in 48.15 while Rolle was fifth in heat three in 48.60.

Medal hopefuls Devine Parker and Shaquania Dorsett were both scratched from competition with “Did Not Start” (DNS) in their respective events, the 100m and 400m.

  Several athletes will be in competition today.

 In the men’s 400mH, Branson Rolle will run in heat four, lane four. In the men’s 200m, Samson Colebrooke will run out front in lane nine of heat two.

 In the evening session, Serena Brown will contest the final of the women’s discus throw after her record setting throw in qualification.

Brown’s record-breaking feat came on her third and final attempt in the qualifying round and enabled her to join five other qualifiers who got in by posting the best performances to complete the final field of 12 competitors. She will be the 11th out of 12 competitors in action.


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