Freeport, Bahamas -
Ross University School of Medicine, Bahamas Clinical Site was pleased to
be a sponsor of this year’s Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon. General
health screening and BodyTracker fitness indices were offered at the
Ross tent for all participants and visitors.
General health screening was provided by
members of the Healthy Lifestyles program of the GB Public Health
Authority and local physicians. The screening included height, weight,
girth, blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol. Dr. Elaine
Lundy donated her time to discuss any abnormal findings with individuals
so that they could have appropriate information to follow up with their
personal physician or health clinic.
Local healthcare professionals working along with Ross and providing the screening were Dr.
Josephine Bartlett, Dr. Helen Coronica, Dr. Elaine Lundy , and Sister
Ross provided the BodyTracker scale, which gives a reading of weight,
percent body fat, basal metabolic rate, bone mass, metabolic age and
other physiological measures of health and fitness. The BodyTracker
scale is used regularly in Ross’s wellness initiatives on campus.
Ross University students, their family and faculty also participated
in the Conchman itself. Sasank Nakka won the fastest overall run, Ralph
'Sonny' Reed, and Mina
Shaker got 2nd and 3rd in the men's 20-29 age group, Lindsey Ling and
Amber Keppler got 1st and 3rd in the women's 20-29 age group. Stephanie
Holmsten won the women's 30-39 age group. Lindsey Ling's mother, Nancy
and sister, Michelle came over from Florida to participate and they each
got 2nd in their respected age groups (50-59 and 20-29).