NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The 2019 Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Track and Field Championships kicked off yesterday at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
The opening session featured the finals of the 1500 meters (m), hurdles and the 400’s.
Queen’s College (QC) leads the pack so far with 434 total points. The Saint Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine is second with 396 points, followed by St. John’s with 153 and Temple Christian with 103. St. Anne’s rounds out the top five with 87 total points.
On the track, Tyler Miller, from QC won the under-17 (u17) boys 400m in 51.49 seconds. Avery Adderley, from SAC, was second in 52.35 seconds, while Adam Musgrove, from St. John’s, was third in 52.60 seconds.
Javonya Valcourt, from QC, won the u-17 girls 400 in 57.93 seconds, Kamron Rolle, from Nassau Christian Academy (NCA) took the u-15 boys’ event in 54.60 seconds and Paige Archer crossed the line first in the u15 girls 100 in 1:04.24.
Oscar Smith, from SAC, took the 110 boys u-20 hurdles in 14.05 seconds and his teammate Jaida Knowles took the girls event in 14.37 seconds.
Over on the field, Omario Barnes from Temple Christian won the u15 boys high jump with a leap of 1.61m, Rhema Otabor, from NCA, took the u20 girls javelin throw with a toss of 39.44m, and Tristen Hanna, from QC, won the u20 boys long jump with a leap of 6.37m.