Bahamians fall short of event finals

Bahamians fall short of event finals

Gaither, Strachan, and Miller-Uibo will represent The Bahamas today in Doha

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- It’s been tough sledding so far for team Bahamas at the 2019 International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

No athlete has been able to make it to an event final up to this point, although the team will have several more chances starting on Monday.

Twin jumpers Lathario and Lathone Collie-Minns were the first up for The Bahamas in Doha.

Both fell short of the automatic qualifying mark of 17.10m to secure one of the final 12 spots in Sunday’s final. They finished 28th and 30th respectively against a field of 33 competitors.

On day three of the competition, Terrence Jones was disqualified in the opening heat of the men’s 200 meters (m) for stepping on the inside of his lane (4) as he went around the curve. He finished with an unofficial time of 21.40 seconds.

Meanwhile, Tynia Gaither missed out on a spot in the women’s 100m finals. She finished fifth in the semifinals in a time of 11.20 seconds, and 13th overall in the field.

Gaither will be back in action on Monday in the qualifying rounds of the 200m, along with several other athletes.

Anthonique Strachan will also run in the 200m heats and Shaunae Miller-Uibo will compete in the opening round of the women’s 400m.