Hundreds of athletes hit the track, field in Red-Line Classic



THE Red-Line Athletics Track Club held its youth and mult-events classic this past weekend at the original Thomas A Robinson national stadium.

The two-day meet saw over 800 athletes compete from the various clubs in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Andros.

The track club event featured athletes of the under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, and 20 age group with the focus being on the younger participants.

Tito Moss, head coach of the host track club, talked about how he felt about this past weekend’s track meet.

“It went well, the participation level was much higher than we anticipated. The fan support was excellent for two days. God blessed us with good weather and we saw some fabulous times, so all facets we are pleased with,” Moss said.


The goal of the head coach at this weekend’s meet was to include non-traditional track events for the under 11, 13 and 15 age groups, namely the discus, shot put, javelin and multi-events.

Moss added that his track club always looks for ways to challenge and develop the youth and by adding the elimination distance and throwing events, it helps coaches to identify talent earlier.

In day two’s track action for the multi-events, Rayven Munroe of Xtreme Athletics won the under 11 girls outdoor pentathlon with 954 points. She competed in a total of five events, including the high jump, long jump and 800m. Hardassah McCoy finished in second with a total of 683 points. Meanwhile, Autumn Newbold of the same club capped off third with 631 points.

For the boys, Vincent Johnson Jr of Jumpers Inc amassed 919 points in the pentathlon. Aiden Knowles nabbed 858 points and Samuel Patterson of Xtreme Athletics had 778 points after two days of competition in the multi-events.

Jazae Johnson came out on top in the under 13 girls outdoor pentathlon after scoring 2,086 points in two days. Taree Forbes of Boost Athletics earned 1,994 points in the event for second place. Also, Boost Athletics’ Symiah Strachan grabbed 1,936 points.

Dwayne Small Jr claimed victory for the boys event , scoring 1,392 for his multi event win. Hurry Murray’s Ramonick Mclennon placed second with 1,202 points. Third place went to Kaden Butler of Xtreme Athletics with 829 points.

For the heptathlon events, Jacharlo Wilson of Bahamas Speed Dynamics amassed an eye-opening 3,428 points in the under 15 boys heptathlon. Rohman Rolle of the Fast Forward track club came right behind with 3,186 after the two-day meet. Eagan Neely followed behind with 2,908.

Jasmine Thompson, of Road Runners, led the pack for the girls as she bested her competitors in the event with a score of 2,822 points. Xtreme Athletics’ Alexandri Komolafe finished the event with 2,739 points. Meanwhile, Star Trackers’ Jayla Smith capped off the multi-event with 2,537.


In the under 7 division for the girls and boys 200m finals, Erin Strachan of Kids Athletics and Kaden Bullard of Swift Athletics took home first place victories in the event.

For the under 9 division 200m finals, Christovia Moss of the Beginners Track club brought home a first place finish in 31.92. Swift Athletics’ Daython Ingraham came in first for the boys with a time of 31.98.

The Beginners track club also took home the win in the 4x200m mixed relays for the under 9 division.

The under 11 division had a total of five events for the final day. In the 200m finals, Tanaz Davis of Unique Athletics blitzed her competitors for first place with a time of 31.57.

Meanwhile, George Brown claimed victory for Swift Athletics in the event after notching a time of 29.21.

The 800m finals were won by Elexia Strachan of Kids Athletics for the girls. Strachan finished the long distance event in 3:02.83. Road Runners’ Ronald Simon was the lone competitor in the boys event and he finished with 2:57.06 to seal his win.

The final event for the under 11 division was the mixed 4x200m relay finals. Team A for Xtreme Athletics completed the event with a time of 2:32.58. Team B of the same track club finished with 2:35.60. Road Runners finished third in the event.

Brianna Bootle of the 3pa Stallions and Ayden Russell of Unique Athletics both claimed first place in the girls and boys under 13 200m finals. Bootle finished with 25.62 and Russell clocked 26.24.

Unique Athletics once again secured another first place win in the under 13 800m finals.

Victoria Sandi-Aguilar completed the race in 2:45.28 for the club. Adrian Woodside of the T-Bird Flyers ran 2:54.44 to win the race for the boys.

In the 4x200m relay finals for the division, the Road Runners B team crossed the finish line first after notching 2:06.12 in the event. The Road Runners A team placed second with 2:16.07 and Xtreme Athletics A team came third with 2:20.35.

Sarsha Wright of Team Velocity won the 200m finals for the girls under 15 division. She ran 25.80 to edge out her competitors.

Wright said it felt really good to get the win and she really enjoyed this year’s Red-Line classic due to multiple wins and a personal best finish. Her strategy in this race was to work the curve and sprint to the finish.

Shawne Ferguson brought home the victory for Road Runners after clocking 23.92 in the boys event.

Hurray Murray secured two first place finishes in the 800m finals with Ramonique Mclennon winning for the girls and Rion Larrimore winning for the boys.

Jamya Satchel of Speed Capacity won the under 15 girls 75m hurdles with 12.92.

In the boys 80m hurdles, Shawne Ferguson was the lone competitor and finished with 13.04.

In the under 18 200m finals, Nia Richards of Star Elite Athletics blitzed her opponents with a time of 24.37 which was also a season’s best for the athlete. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown led the way for the boys with 21.38.

Richards said she knew she was in a race with some very fast girls so her goal was to go out there and keep reminding herself to run her race and to relax. After returning from an injury, the athlete said it felt good to come back and get the win.

Brown said it felt good to win as it was not his normal division but he stuck to his coach’s strategy to come off of the curve strong to set himself up for a win.

A’Karee Roberts of Road Runners and Hurry Murray’s Raywind Winder were victorious in the under 800m finals.

In the under 20 200m finals, Melvinique Gibson sealed the first place win with 24.92 for the T-Bird Flyers. Meanwhile, Carlos Brown Jr nabbed the win for Swift Athletics with 21.29.

Gibson said the win was not expected but it felt great as it was a personal best for her.


Girls under 7 other ball throw - Erin Strachan (Kids Athletics) 7.76m, Syriah Daxom (Kids Athletics) 7.50m, Amila Munnings (Kids Athletics) 5.71m

Boys under 7 other ball throw - Khyrie Taylor (Kids Athletics) 22.66m, Amoree Moxey (Sun Blazers) 15.01m, Delroy Morgan (Speed Capacity) 13.52m

Girls under 9 other ball throw- Teshan Williams (Beginners Track club) 14.92m, Kasey Rolle (Beginners Track club) 13.51m, Claylin Johnson (Kids Athletics) 13.19m.

Boys under 9 other ball throw- Edvardo Burrows fBeginners Track club) 23.40m, Marvin Darville Jr (Sun Blazers) 17.41m, Keiran Grant (Hurry Murray) 15.65m.

Boys Shot Put under 11- Antonio Hernandez (Unattached) 4.97m, Antonio Hanna (Xtreme Athletics) 4.38m, Jhamal-Carte Dean (Xtreme Athletics) 3.17m.

Girls shot put under 13- Rocelis Moxey (Swift Athletics) 7.50m, Aiyanna Hernandez (Unattached) 5.63m

Boys shot put under 13- Johnathan Lloyd (Xtreme Athletics) 3.47m

Girls shot put under 15- Kelia McPhee (Quick Step) 9.08m, Alexis Wright (T Bird Flyers) 8.52m, Paris Leonce (Quick Step) 8.14m

Boys shot put under 15 - David Douglas (T-Bird Flyers) 11.20m, Davario Symonette (T-Bird Flyers) 9.12m, Tavaris Roberts (T-Bird Flyers) 8.40m

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