May 30, 2013
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After a two-year hiatus, the CARIFTA Games - the region’s top junior track and field competition - will return to Jamaica over the Easter holiday weekend next year for the eighth time since its inception in 1972 to the island that has dominated, winning the overall crown all but five times.
The region’s top junior track and field meet, the 49th edition of the CARIFTA Games (Caribbean Free Trade Association), has now been postponed until August 13-15 in Hamilton, Bermuda.
With the emphasis on the return of face-to-face instruction in schools, Government Secondary Schools Sports Association president Varel Davis said they will put safety first as they follow all protocols with regards to after-school sporting activities.
DOMINIC Demeritte, the last athlete to win the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s World Indoor Championships’ 200 metres, is now the latest Bahamian to enter the track and field coaching ranks at an American college - a role he relishes with enthusiasm. Last week, Jayme Pendergast, the director of athletics at Life University, announced the appointment of the 1995 St John’s College graduate to the position of leader of the men’s cross country and men’s track and field programme in Marietta, Georgia.
WITH a lot of uncertainty still looming over the coronavirus pandemic, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is still committed to putting on a track and field meet at the end of the month.
Romell Knowles, president of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, is calling on the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to not cut the subvention of elite athletes, considering that it is critical for them to receive every penny they can get to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Although they didn’t get to compete and possibly qualify for the IAAF World Championships, Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ relay coordinator Rupert Gardiner said there’s still hope for the relay teams to qualify for the IAAF World Championships.
The BAAAs ratified a 50-member team to represent the country at the 48th CARIFTA Track and Field Championships.
FORGET about who won the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools track and field championships.
THE 26th Annual GSSSA Track and Field Championships got underway yesterday and continued its format with both junior schools and senior schools competing simultaneously.
Bahamian student athletes continue to produce milestones on a weekly basis throughout the NCAA Division I Track and Field Indoor season.
THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is all set to kick off its 2019 season on Saturday, January 5 with the Odd Distance Track and Field Meet at the original Thomas A Robinson Stadium.
ROLANDO ‘Lonnie’ Greene, in his first year as head coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats’ track and field team, liked what he saw from freshman sprinter Devine Parker in her collegiate debut at the Hoosier open indoor meet in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday.
BEFORE taking a break for the Christmas holiday, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations got in its Odd Distance Track and Field Meet.The meet, held Saturday in the original Thomas A Robinson National Stadium, is normally held at the beginni
A POSITIVE drug test of the A sample from one of the Bahamas sprinters on the men’s 4x100m relay team at the IAAF World Relays in April means there will be a change to the line-up at next week’s IAAF World Championships in London.
SPRINTERS in the 100 metres and 400m yesterday took to the track first for Team Bahamas at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.Adrian Curry delivered the first standout performance for the Bahamas at the meet and advanced for a si
THE Silver Lightning Athletics Club continues to honour one of the most iconic names in Bahamian track and field history as they prepare to host their annual meet this weekend.
CLEVELAND Eneas successfully defended their title, winning their 5th New Providence Primary Schools Sports Association Track and Field Championships by a landslide.
THE goal was to get all four relay teams qualified for the IAAF World Championships over the weekend. But team manager Philippa Willie said they were more surprised that the 4 x 400 teams didn’t make it and the 4 x 100m teams did at the IAAF/BTC World Relays at Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Sunday.
SANTO DOMINGO, September 10, 2016 – Track and field athletes in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) region will have an expanded calendar of events in 2017 as more Area Permit Meets (APM) are considered from a proposed calendar.
It seems as if the International Amateur Athletic Federation will make the World Relays its home in the Bahamas for the next few years.
RIO de Janeiro, Brazil — The BTC Bahamas team is all set and ready to put on a show when the athletic competition gets underway on Friday at the Olympic Stadium, according to head coach George Cleare, who is predicting some medals at the end of the 10 days of competition.
THE Bahamas didn’t win any medals at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, over the weekend.
THROUGH no fault of their own, Team Bahamas finished seventh after they were eventually able to compete at the 16th Caribbean Union of Teachers Track and Field Championships.
ONE of the first national teams to be named for an upcoming busy summer for Bahamian track and field at the international level, the Bahamas Union of Teachers set forth a mandate for its team to make event history.
SEVERAL of the country’s top junior college track and field athletes took part in their respective national championships this week.
JUNIOR college track and field athletes will be in competition this week looking to stake their claim as national champions and a possible opportunity to progress to NCAA Division I programmes.
CLEVELAND Eneas is starting to develop a dynasty of its own, winning the New Providence Primary Schools Track and Field championship title for the fourth consecutive year.
CLEVELAND Eneas emerged as the champions of the New Providence Primary Schools Sports Association’s Annual Track and Field Championships, held last week at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
A SEVEN-member contingent from The College of The Bahamas’ track and field team is off to the University of Miami meet in Coral Gables, Florida, this weekend.
THE third National High School Championship for the academic year is set to be staged in Grand Bahama in joint partnership between various ministries and local governing bodies for track and field.
THE Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Sports’ (BAISS) Track and Field Championships, which surpassed the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ (BAAA) National Championships in terms of the drama and suspense last year, is back this week at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium and the expectations are just as high this time.
HER selection to the top post in the Bahamas’ governing body for athletics was an historic achievement, but BAAA president Rosamunde Carey said it was just the beginning of accomplishing tasks proposed in her organisation’s “accountability documents.”
THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has released a list of 25 athletes who have been ratified for the team to represent the Bahamas at the IAAF World Championships later this month.
ALTHOUGH they did not claim a second consecutive title at the CAC Age Group Championships, the Bahamas still proved to be a major force in the region at the junior level.
THERE were no medal-winning performances for Team Bahamas at the 9th IAAF World Youth Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia. However, a number of athletes recorded personal bests in a series of spirited performances against the top junior athletes in the world.
SEVERAL of the Bahamas’ top athletes are on the path to the NCAA Track and Field Championships next month and will compete against the best in Division I this weekend for one of 12 prestigious spots in their respective disciplines.
WITH a smaller team, the Bahamas regained its second place behind powerhouse Jamaica as the Silver Jubilee CARIFTA Games came to a close last night in St Kitts and Nevis.
ORLANDO, Florida: A seven-member track and field team from the College of the Bahamas will compete in the Embry Spike Classic this weekend.
WITH a focus on fielding individual qualifiers and not fielding the maximum number of team members, the 2015 CARIFTA Track and Field team is expected to prove the Bahamas is “still a force to be reckoned with,” according to its head coach.
WHILE the focus here was on the junior athletes in the final CARIFTA trials at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium, a number of senior athletes were competing in meets in Florida and Jamaica.
WITH the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools’ 27th Track and Field Championships going to the Queen’s College Comets, Senator Greg Burrows said the excitement has soared going into the Ministry of Education’s National High School Track and Field Championships this weekend.
WILL the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine succeed in winning their 27th straight Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships or will this be the year that the Queen’s College Comets or any of the other 10 schools finally snap their dominance?
WORLD-leading sprinter Shavez Hart, horizontal jumper Tamara Myers, hurdler/sprinter Devynne Charlton and sprinter Carmiesha Cox were in the spotlight at the Razorback Invitational in the Randal Tyson Track Complex over the weekend.
THEY’VE had slightly different paths on the athletic circuit this year, but quarter-miler Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown and sprinter Anthonique Strachan are pleased that they will both have the opportunity to represent the Americas team at the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Continental Cup.
THE last chance at a medal for Team Bahamas at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships faded in the final event of the meet, the only event where the Bahamas produced a finalist.
DAY three of the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships produced another series of close finishes for Team Bahamas yet more athletes came up short in their bid to reach the final in their respective events.
AN eventual track and field season on the international stage continues for the Bahamas’ top junior athletes as they prepare for the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships.
WITH a little help from ‘Golden Knight’ Demetrius Pinder on Saturday at the Fritz Grant Invitational, Ashley Riley surged to victory in the open men’s 800 metres, joining a list of qualifiers for the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships.
IT was a weekend for the Bahamian quarter-milers as they competed in a series of events.
KEEP an eye out for names like Carlyia Miller-Johnson, Nathan Moss, Paige Stuart, Antonio Bethel, Karis Taylor, Samuel Davis, Danielle Heastie and Winton Gordon.
OVER 1,000 athletes representing 66 schools across the Bahamas opened competition yesterday in the premier athletics meet for primary school students.
THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is scheduled to hold the Frank ‘Pancho’ Rahming National Primary Schools Track and Field Championships 9:30am today and Thursday at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
A mixture of veteran and youthful athletes will comprise of the pools for Team Bahamas men and women’s 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 metres for the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s inaugural World Relays.
THE men’s 4 x 400 metres struck another blow to the United States as the same quartet of Michael Mathieu, Demetrius Pinder, Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown and Ramon Miller pulled off the victory at the Penn Relays over the weekend in Philadelphia.
IT’S a new venture in a new location and a new stadium by the International Amateur Athletic Federation and, from all indications, Anna Legnani and Stefan Thies could not be more happier with the progress they have seen as the inaugural World Relays draw nigh with about 50 days to go.
SINCE the introduction of their ‘Day in the Life of an Athlete’ programme in 2003, Anna Legniani said they’ve been able to showcase some of the best talent around the world.
BTC has come onboard as the title sponsor for the 2014 Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ CARIFTA Trials as the organisation prepares to field its team for the region’s annual elite meet for junior athletics.
THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is still looking for more athletes to sign up to compete in the final trials for the CARIFTA Games, especially in the newly created under-20 girls’ division.
ADD another title to the legacy of the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine track and field dynasty as they surged to a 26th consecutive Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship.
SIX meet records fell on day one of the 2014 BAISS Track & FIeld Championships and a pair of familiar foes have quickly emerged as the lone contenders yet again for this year’s title.
THE Flying Angels Track and Field Academy from Toronto, Canada, joined the return of the St Jago Track Club from Jamaica, in adding the excitement to the Star Trackers Track Club’s 11th annual Star Performers Track Classic on Saturday.
AFTER a month-long delay, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ much anticipated Year-Ending Awards presentation will be held at Government House on Sunday.
THE best student athletes on the basketball hardwood in the Bahamas will have an opportunity to showcase their skills before international scouts and coaches this summer during a specialised three-day camp.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) may intervene to solve the on-going controversy with the Bahamas Association of Athletics Associations (BAAA), according to Victor Lopez, president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC).
PRESIDENT Curtis Pride said his Bahamas Track and Field Coaches Association is thrilled by the response they have received so far for the first United States Association of Track and Field Level One Coaching, Training and Certification Course to be held in the Bahamas.
THE Baptist Sports Council is scheduled to hold its 2013 Track and Field Classic at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium 10am Saturday. The event will feature all of the categories for boys and girls, including five-and-under, open and master.
FOR the first time, the United States Association of Track and Field is all set to hold a Level One Coaching, Training and Certification Course in the Bahamas.
AFTER opting out of going directly to play in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Waltiea Rolle has her bags packed as she heads out today to begin her professional career in the women’s league in the Czech Republic.
DESPITE waiting until the eleventh hour, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has secured the necessary funding to enable the team to travel to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
THE Bahamas’ big name athletes are back in action shortly in a major competition in Russia - and you can follow the heartache and the glory as they go for gold.
While they had to skip the training camp because of a lack of funding, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has confirmed that the Bahamas’ contingent of 37 persons will be leaving on Monday from various sites for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
After disappointment in the long jump, Laquan Nairn returned yesterday to lead Bahamian qualifiers at the 8th IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.
RYAN Ingraham just missed surpassing the A standard for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
THE decision by the BAAA to host the BTC Open Nationals in Grand Bahama was met with some ridicule due to the recent completion of the new Thomas A Robinson stadium. However, BAAA president Mike Sands said the nation’s second city has earned the right to consistently host the top local meet on the organisation’s calendar.
DESPITE being one of three officers who had a vote of no confidence by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations, businessman Harrison Petty has been returned unopposed as president of the Bahamas Parents Association of Track and Field Athletes.
FOLLOWING the completion of its trials over the weekend at the original Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations on Sunday ratified its biggest team ever - 18 members - for the 8th IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr Daniel Johnson lauded his administration’s budget as one that “seeks to give people who have not had a chance yet, a fighting chance, so they can make it.”
DESPITE the inclement weather over the weekend, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations completed its trials for the North and Central American Championships (NACAC) Age Group at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that his administration “will begin the process to invest some $10 million in the construction” of multi-purpose sporting facilities in the Family Islands similar to those in New Providence and Grand Bahama, giving young athletes in those islands more opportunities to develop in competitive sports.