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Cartwright, McCoy Qualify For The Paris Olympics

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – You can add Denisha Cartwright and Wanya McCoy to the growing list of track and field athletes Team Bahamas will have at the 2024 Paris Olympics.






You can add Denisha Cartwright and Wanya McCoy to the growing list of track and field athletes Team Bahamas will have at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Both reached the Olympic qualifying standards at their respective conference championships over the weekend.

Cartwright has been setting records all season long and continued that trend at the NSIC championships in Minnesota.

In 100-meter hurdles, she won gold with a new personal best time of 12.60 seconds and reached the Olympic qualifying standard in the event.

Her time also broke the NSIC record, facility record, Mankato State program record, and set the Division II all-time record.

It was also the second fastest time across all divisions and a top 15 collegiate time in history.

Cartwright’s meet continued with a gold medal in the 200 meters in a season’s best 23.07 seconds, and gold in the 100 meters in 11.30 seconds.

McCoy reached the Olympic qualifying standard in the 200m at the SEC championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He won the silver medal in a new personal record of 19.93 seconds and booked his ticket to the Paris Olympics.

It was also this season’s number two time in NCAA Division I and the number four time in Gator history.

In the 100m, McCoy also won silver in 10.02 seconds.

The time placed him number 10 on Florida’s all-time top 10 list.

There were other Bahamians that recorded podium finishes at their conference championships, let’s take a recap of the weekend.

In the Big Ten championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rhema Otabo of the Nebraska Cornhuskers won gold in the javelin with her throw of 57.75 meters.

Ohio State’s Shaun Miller Jr won silver in the high jump with a season’s best jump of 2.17 meters.

Anthaya Charlton of the Florida Gators won silver in the long jump at the SEC champs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Charlton leapt 6.59 meters for second place and continues her progression after winning SEC field athlete of the week to conclude April.

At the Conference USA champs, Louisiana Tech’s Mateo Smith added an outdoor title to his indoor title won in February.

Smith leaped 7.48m to win gold and became just the second Bulldog in program history to win both titles in the same year.

Also at the meet, UTEP’s Jalen Cadet won bronze in the decathlon with a total of 6,035 points.

At the Big 12 championships, Antoine Andrews of Texas Tech ran 13.63 seconds to win silver in the 110m hurdles.

At the Big Sky champs in Montana, Wendira Moss reached the podium twice and set a program record for Northern Colorado.

In the 400m, Moss won bronze in 54.91 seconds, the fastest time in school history, and also won bronze in the 200m in 23.91 seconds.


Jazz Chisholm continues to produce at the top of the lineup for the Miami Marlins.

Chisholm went 2-3 with an RBI triple and a double in the Marlins’ walk-off 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon at Loan Depot Park.

The Marlins improved to 11-31 on the season and open a three-game set on the road against the Detroit Tigers tonight.

Chisholm is hitting .252 on the season with 21 RBI and 18 runs.