By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
DESPITE the inclement weather, which forced officials to finish the meet ahead of time, at least a pair of CARIFTA Games qualifying standards were established in the same event at the Star Trackers Track Classic on Saturday.
Competing in the girls’ under-17 400m hurdles, Tamia Taylor of the Road Runners Track Club clocked one minute and 6.33 and Azaria Marshall of Red-Line ran 1:08.44 as they both dip under the qualifying standard of 1:09.86.
The meet, which was to be used as a tester for the Local Organising Committee in preparation for the staging of the 50th Golden Jubilee CARIFTA Games, was hampered by the rain and windy conditions, but organisers were still pleased to get in some of the events.
“On behalf of the athletes, coaches and parents of Star Trackers Track and Field Club, I would like to thank all persons and entities who were instrumental in the success of our meet,” said Laura Charlton, who organised the meet with her husband and head coach David Charlton.
“The inclement weather forced the unfortunate cancellation of some of the scheduled events and we apologise for that.”
Special thanks went out the BAAA, BACO officials, meet director Tyrone Burrows and coach Larry Clarke (DTSP), the announcers and sound team, Bahamas Athletics, the Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, SAC Student Volunteers, the Medical Team headed by Drs. Keir Miller and Cindy Dorsett, CARIFTA LOC and sponsors, security staff, NSA staff and all other volunteers. “More importantly, we thank the participating athletes who too braved the weather and competed fiercely for the prize,” Charlton said. “Thank you coaches, administrators and parents for your support. Constructive feedback is accepted as we continue to enhance our product for next year.”
• Here’s a look at some of the performances turned in before the meet was halted:
Girls under-7 60m – Erin Strachan of Kids’ Athletics won in 19.40. X-treme team-mates Sta-Viah Brown got second in 24.21 and Riley Munroe was third in 26.13.
Girls under-9 100m – Jazmyn Demeritte of Red-Line Athletics won in 16.33, followed by Christovia Moss of Beginners Track Club in 16.76 with Harmony Rolle of Andros Heat third in 17.46.
Girls under-11 100m – Jaelyn Munroe of DTSP Wolfpack won in 15.51 with Christyn Gibson of Kids’ Athletics second in 16.66 and Kailia Symonette of Kids’ Athletics third in 16.97.
Girls under-13 100m – Rocellis Moxey of Swift Athletics won in 12.77. Sandra Russell of Grand Bahama Heats Athletics was second in 13.55 and Jazae Johnson of the Striders third in 13.70.
Girls under-14 400m – Trinity Rolle of Fast Track Athletics won in 1:03.48 with Brianna Bootle second in 1:05.09 and Cassidy Pratt was third in 1:06.83.
Girls under-15 100 – Brion Ward of DTSP Wolfpack won in 13.18. Vanessa Mackey of Alliance Athletics was second in 13.18 and Jayla Smith of Star Trackers wads third in 13.40.
Girls under-15 400m – Keyezra Thomas of Speed Beginners won in 1:03.01 with Ramonique McClennon of Hurry Murray Athletics second in 1:04.30 and Ana Butler of Bahamas Speed Dynamics third in 1:04.97.
Girls under-15 800m – Jade Knowles of DTSP Wolfpack completed the two-lap race in 2:!9.22.
Girls under-15 75m hurdles – Kaiya Benneth of Red-Line Athletics won in 12.91 with Dallas Strachan of Fast Forward second in 13.24 and Taylor Moss of Red-Line Athletics third in 13.46.
Girls under-17 100m – Shayann Demeritte of Swift Athletics was the winner in 12.38. Phoebe Thompson of Speed Beginners was second in 12.77 with K’Leigh Davis of Fast Forward third in 13.06.
Girls under-17 400m – Shania Adderley of Fast Forward won in 1:00.73. Akaree Roberts of Road Runners was second in 1:01.35 and Rizpah Thompson of Speed Beginners third in 1:03.01.
Girls under-17 800m – Alicia Knowles of the Golden Eagles won in 2:45.65 with Jasmine Rolle of Road Runners second in 3:14.35.
Girls under-17 1,500m – Erin Barr of Grand Bahama Hearts won in 5:22.36 and Zoe McCarroll of Red-Line Athletics was second in 5:46.73.
Girls under-17 100m hurdles – Gabrielle Rolle of Spirit of Excellence won in 15.56 and Andrinique Lamour of Speed Capacity Maximized was second in 17.40.
Girls under-17 400m hurdles – Tamia Taylor of Road Runners clocked 1:06.33 to surpass the Carifta standard of 1:09.86. Azaria Marshall of Red-Line also did the standard in her second place in 1:08.44.
Girls under-20 100m – Lydia Clarke of DTSP Wolfpack won in 12.65 with Latia Archer of Elite Athletics second in 12.90. Zaria Stapleton of Elite Athletics was third in 12.96.
Girls under-20 400m – Melvinique Gibson of T-Bird Flyers won in 1:00.41 with Treasure Burrows of Golden Eagles second in 1:00.58. Janiyah Rolle of Fast Trackers was third in 1:01.74.
Girls under-20 800m – Alfrenique Knowles of Golden Eagles won in 2:33.42 with Treasure Burrows of Golden Eagles second in 2:33.50 and Tellica Seymour of Road Runners third in 2:48.71.
Girls under-20 1,500m – Akaya Lightbourne of Grand Bahama Heats won in 5:16.69. Tellica Seymour of Road Runners was second in 5:54.59.
Girls under-20 100m hurdles – Kaily Pratt of Ninety Degrees won in 15.47. Devondra Sands of SunBlazers got second in 15.80 and Essence Sands, also of SunBlazers, was third in 16.59.
Girls under-20 400m hurdles – Paris Augustine of Andros Heats was the lone competitor, winning in 1:11.02.
Boys under-7 60m – Rashad Hanna of Beginners Track Club won in 19.58 over Andros Heats duo of Dedrick Storr in 23.07 and Logan Johnson in 23.55.
Boys under-9 100m – Ashlyn Cooper of Golden Eagles won in 17.21 with Daython Ingraham of Swift Athletics second in 17.22 and Edvardo Burrows of Beginners Track Club in third in 18.34
Boys under-11 100m – George Brown, Swift Athletics, won in 15.10. Vincent Johnson Jr of Jumper’s Incorporated was second in 15.22 and Jayden Allen of Red-Line Athletics was third in 15.71.
Boys under-13 100m – Avontae Lottmore of Grand Bahama Heats Athletics won in 13.14. Tyrone Johnson of Spirit of Excellence was second in 13.37. Jacob Pickstock of Swift Athletics was third in 13.55.
Boys under-13 400m – Adrian Woodside of T-Bird Flyers won in 1:09.71. Patrecio Sherman of Red-Line Athletics was second in 1:10.50 and Jonathan Linton of Swift Athletics got third in 1:11.34.
Boys under-15 100m – Eagan Neely of Red-Line Athletics won in 11.73. Shevanno Nixon, also of Red-Line, was second in 11.92 and Rohman Rolle of Fast Forward got third in 12.29.
Boys under-15 400m – Aiden Musgrove of Bahamas Speed Dynamics was the winner in 55.93. Kamron Henfield of Velocity Athletics was second in 56.73. Dario Butterfield of the Spartans was third in 57.79.
Boys under-15 80m hurdles – Simon Sands of SunBlazers won in 13.03 with Rohman Rolle of Fast Forward second in 13.58.
Boys under-17 100m – Andrew Brown, unattached, was the winner in 10.82. Ishmael Rolle of Swift Athletics was second in 10.93 and Aiden Kelly of Golden Eagles got third in 11.05.
Boys under-17 400m – Zion Davis of Fast Forward got the win in 53.13. Javano Bridgewater of Fast Track got second in 53.36 and his team-mate Cleon Laguere was third in 55.01.
Boys under-17 800m – Jaden Moss of Invictus Athletics won in 2:26.52. Quincey Rolle of Red-Line Athletics was second in 2:30.11 and Ethan Swann of Red-Line Athletics came in third in 2:30.14.
Boys under-17 1,500m – Ross Martin on Hurry Murray won in 4:50.90. Terron McKenzie of Red- Line Athletics got second with 6:06.89.
Boys under-17 110m hurdles – Kenny Moxey Jr of Panthers Track Club won in 16.00. Kersch Mackey of SunBlazers was second in 17.88 and Leviticus Levarirty of Fast Forward was third in 21.60.
Boys under-17 400m hurdles – Quinton Rolle of Red-Line Athletics was the winner ion 1:00.51.
Boys under-20 100m – Adam Musgrove of Bahamas Speed Dynamics won in 10.51. Samalie Farrington Jr of Swift Athletics was second in 10.71 and Taejuan Spence of Golden Eagles got third in 10.71.
Boys under-20 400m – Andrew Styles of Ninety Degrees won in 51.54. Zion Miller of Bahamas Speed Dynamics was second in 52.00 and Ackeem Bowleg of Golden Eagles was third in 52.24.
Boys under-20 800m – Sharan Roker of T-Bird Flyers was the winner in 2:08.62 with Felton Robinson of Invictus Athletics second in 2:12.79 and Reddith Stubbs of Fast Track third in 2:17.21.
Boys under-20 1,500m – Nathan Johnson of Hurry Murray won in 5:01.96. Mikail Paul of DTSP was second in 5:03.65. Edoney Russell of Hurry Murray was third in 5:13.29.
Boys under-20 110m hurdles – Otto Laing of Bahamas Speed Dynamics won in 14.03. Tayshaun Robinson of SunBlazers took second in 14.41 and Rowan Sands, also of SunBlazers, was third in 15.63.
Boys under-20 400 hurdles – Morgan Moss of Red-Line Athletics was the winner in 1:00.63 with Dana Rolle of Road Runners second in 1:06.08 and Tahj Brown of Red-Line Athletics came in third in 1:11.64.