Photo: Kermit Taylor / Bahamas Athletics
CURACAO - Success happens in small doses and once again The
Bahamas has proven to be a Sports power house in the area of Track and
Field. With a team of eight competitors, the country scored 28, 545
points to capture the Caribbean and Central American Age Groups
Championships held in Curacao.
Doneisha Anderson and Blaize Darling led Team
Bahamas with scores of 4151 points and 3167 respectively. Anderson
finished second overall in the female 13-14 category while Darling was
3rd in the male 11-12 division.
The events which feature half distances to ensure
quality development and pace in athletics saw boys and girls compete in
two age division, 11-12 and 13-14. The 11-12 division boys competed in
the 60 meter dash, 1000 meters, long jump, high jump and the baseball
throw. The girl’s event featured the 60 meter dash, the 800 meters, long
and high jump and baseball throw.
In the 13-14 categories the athletes competed in
similar events with longer distances and performed admirably. Young
Doneisha Anderson is proving the be the next bright hope and future for
track and field dominating the field and the track and assisting to
amass major points for The Bahamas as it went on to victory. In the
mixed 4x100 relay which saw Anderson, Branson Rolle, Kristia Collie,
Kairon Bain run a time of 47.27 seconds to beat Trinidad and Tobago and
The British Virgin Islands who ran second and third respectively.
The Age Group Central American and Caribbean
Championship meet which started in 1986 and seen many of the world’s top
athletes emerge out of the region. The success is an indication the
pipeline of track and field is stack and that the future is bright.
Listed below are the individual and team points for The Bahamas. Below
are the individual numbers from all the Bahamian athletes who