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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Night two of the BAAA’s Kids Athletics, Junior and Senior Nationals featured some exciting showdowns between the country’s top quarter milers and sprint hurdlers.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Night two of the BAAA’s Kids Athletics, Junior and Senior Nationals featured some exciting showdowns between the country’s top quarter milers and sprint hurdlers.

In the most stacked 100m hurdles field in Bahamian history all three of our 2024 Paris Olympic qualifiers shared the track and in the end it was Devynne Charlton taking the win in 12.62 seconds.

Charisma Taylor was second in 12.94 seconds and Denisha Cartwright was third in 13.01 seconds.

In the men’s under 20 110m hurdles, the top two finishers qualified for the under 20 world championships in Lima, Peru.

Tayshaun Robinson took first place in a time of 13.91 seconds and Tahj Brown was second in 14.05 seconds.

In the under 20 400m, Zion Miller also qualified for world championships with his time of 46.51 seconds.

For the second weekend in a row, Antoine Andrews ran a personal best and lowered the Bahamian national record in the 110m hurdles which now stands at 13.34 seconds.

It was a major showdown in the men’s long jump between Shyrone kemp and Laquan Nairn.

Kemp had a mark of 7.66m and Nairn leapt 7.58m.

In the men’s 400m, it was a disappointment for track and field fans without Steven Gardiner in the field – but no disappointment for Wendell Miller.

He won his fIrst national title in 45.65 seconds.

In the u20 women’s 400m, Alexis Roberts came up just several tenths of a second short in her bid to qualify

 For the world championships with her time of 55.88 seconds.

Basketball

The Bahamas Basketball Federation has high hopes for a talented group of juniors set to represent the country at the under 17 level.

Jay Philippe will be assisted by Darieo Burrows and Marco Cooper.

The team is set to compete next month at the FIBA Americas Centrobasket u17 2025 qualifiers August 5-12.

Rugby

The Bahamas Rugby Football Union is back on the pitch this weekend to take on international competition.

The BRFU’s senior men’s national team will continue play in the Rugby America North Caribbean Cup when they take on Jamaica, Saturday at 4pm at the Freeport Rugby Club

The Rugby Americas North Men’s Championship is played under a round-robin format split into two zones.

The common opponent between the two countries thus far is Bermuda.

The Bahamas suffered a 33-5 loss to Bermuda last month while Jamaica recently won their first match over Bermuda in program history, 19 – 14.

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