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Bahamians Shine at NACAC Meet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian athletes delivered several standout performances at the NACAC New Life Invitational on Sunday.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian athletes delivered several standout performances at the NACAC New Life Invitational on Sunday.

In the 110mh hurdles, Antoine Andrews set a new Bahamian national record and personal best.

The Texas Tech sophomore clocked 13.35 seconds.

Florida Gators junior Wanya McCoy, won the 100m in 10.03 seconds.

In the field, veteran high jumper Donald Thomas set a new season’s best and a new meet record at 2.28m.

However, he was just short of the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33m.

Florida Gators sophomore Anthanya Charlton continues her momentum from the collegiate season with a win in the long jump – 6.50m

In the men’s long jump, Laquan Nairn took first place with a leap of 7.83m – a new meet record.

Athletes competed for a total prize purse of $76,000.

They received $2,000 for gold medal, $1,000 for a silver medal, $500 for bronze, $300 for fourth, and $200 for fifth place.

The Bahamas’ senior men’s national basketball team is off to training camp this week.

One of the players who will be at camp and is expected to suit up once again for Team Bahamas – Portland Trailblazers center Deandre Ayton.

Training camp will be hosted in Houston, Texas through June 21 before the team heads to Greece for a series of friendlies June 24-27.

Finally, the Olympic qualifying tournament will be hosted in Spain, July 2-7.

After starring on the junior college level the last two seasons, Valentino Simon is ready to take his game to Division I.

Valentino Simon officially transferred to the Omaha Mavericks of the Summit League and will join the program this fall.

The Mavericks are relatively new to DI after they successfully made the transition from DII in 2015.

The 6’6″ wing recently completed his sophomore season with the Hutchinson Community College Jayhawks.

He averaged 13.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game to help the Blue Dragons advance all the way to the NJCAA tournament quarterfinals.

As a freshman at southwest Virginia Community College, Simon averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game.

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