NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several of the country’s premier track and field athletes competed over the weekend in the 2019 Miami Hurricane Invitational and Grenada Invitational.
Leading the way for The Bahamas in Miami was Steven Gardiner, who clocked a new world leading time of 20.04 seconds to win the men’s 200-meters (m). Alex Quinonez, from Ecuador, was second in 20.53 seconds, followed by American Dedric Dukes in 20.66 seconds.
In Grenada, Jeffrey Gibson picked up a gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.14 seconds. Quincy Downing, from the United States, was second in 50.31 seconds, while Jamaican Javarn Gallimore took third in 50.69 seconds.
Sprinter Tynia Gaither also had an impressive showing in Grenada. The former University of Southern California (USC) standout picked up a win in the women’s 200 in 23.07 seconds. Jamaican Anastasia Le-Roy crossed the line in second in 23.22 seconds, and Marliedy Pulino, from the Dominican Republic, was third in 23.29 seconds.
Also, on the track, Katrina Seymour was fifth overall in the women’s 400m hurdles in 56.96 seconds. Sprinter Anthonique Strachan was also competed in the women’s 400 but did not finish.