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Cartwright Claims Two National Titles

Denisha Cartwright’s record-breaking NCAA season shines with multiple titles, while Bahamian athletes excel at regional and Diamond League events, and senior baseball stars Daunte Stuart and Daalen Adderley conclude standout college careers.

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Denisha Cartwright’s Historic Season Continues

We’re taking Denisha Cartwright’s history-making season all the way to Paris, but before that, add another NCAA DII title to her resume. The Minnesota State Mankato legend won the 100m hurdles title in a wind-aided 12.37 seconds. Cartwright outran the competition by nearly a full second to eclipse her own fastest time in Division II this season. It was also the second fastest time in all NCAA levels, second to Kentucky’s Masai Russell at 12.36 seconds.

Cartwright also won her first 200m national title in a personal best 22.91 seconds. She concluded her Mavericks career with 16 outdoor All-American trophies and five national titles. She also has 14 indoor All-American trophies and three career national titles.

NCAA Regional Prelims Update

From the NCAA regional prelims, here’s an update on more Bahamians who qualified for the outdoor championship finals. At the East Regional in Lexington, Kentucky, Auburn Tigers sophomore Keyshawn Strachan qualified with a third-place finish in the men’s javelin with his throw of 74.63m. Tennessee sophomore Javonya Valcourt qualified for the finals in both the individual 400m in 51.62 seconds and the 4x400m relay. The NCAA Division I outdoor championship meet takes place June 5-8 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Wanda Diamond League Results

From college athletes headed to Eugene to pro athletes who competed there over the weekend at the Wanda Diamond League. Devynne Charlton finished fourth in the 100m hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic over the weekend in 12.63 seconds. Finishing ahead of Charlton were Cyréna Samba-Mayela of France in 12.52 seconds, Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico in 12.54 seconds, and Tonea Marshall of the USA in 12.55 seconds. Ian Kerr made his Diamond League debut and finished ninth in the 200m in 20.87 seconds.

College Baseball Seniors Recognized

In their final college baseball seasons, Daunte Stuart and Daalen Adderley had immediate impacts on their respective programs. Both players were celebrated on senior night as their 2024 seasons came to an end. Stuart’s year with the Memphis Tigers earned him several accolades, including AAC Player of the Week in mid-April. In the finale, an 11-10 win over Wichita State, Stuart homered and finished 2-4 with three RBI. In 31 games this season, he hit .350 with 12 doubles, four home runs, 29 RBI, slugged .545 with a .428 on-base percentage. Adderley finished 2-4 with an RBI in Loyola Marymount’s 10-6 win over San Francisco. In 47 games this season, he hit .232 with six home runs, 20 RBI, slugged .423 with a .391 on-base percentage.

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