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High School Nationals And CARIFTA Trials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – This year, for the first time, the high school track and field nationals and CARIFTA trials have been combined, taking place this weekend at the national stadium. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – This year, for the first time, the high school track and field nationals and CARIFTA trials have been combined, taking place this weekend at the national stadium. 

This move allows athletes from around the archipelago to get a shot at representing the country heading into the 50th CARIFTA games. 

This while also presenting a new set of challenges for The Bahamas Amateur Athletics Association and The Bahamas Association of Certified Officials. 

BAAA President Drumeco Archer says a skilled team is bringing the event to life, making good on the government’s commitment to hosting the games. 

Senior Director for Competition Laura Pratt-Charlton says working with four times the amount athletes is a task, but everything is on track.

and with so many athletes involved over the next few days, BACO President Valdarine Kemp says officials from across the country are on deck to ensure the weekend goes smoothly.

One of the many athletes competing over the weekend is 14-year-old terrell mccoy, who wants to improve her performance from last year and add her name to the record books.

The meet has also gotten the attention of Bahamians living abroad, like Cayden Smith, who is eager to represent the country at CARIFTA. His mother, Terrell Reid, says, despite living abroad, seeing her son run on her home soil means a lot. 

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