Some Bahamian University athletes were trying to host a national championship at Division 1 Track & Field over the weekend, but the trio ended Saturday at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Track & Field Stadium in Allendale. Participated in the championship, Michigan, USA.
At individual events, Bahamian athletes won gold, silver, bronze, and relay gold at the 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Athletics Championships.
Denisha Cartwright had a busy weekend as she participated in three events with a female 4x100m (m) relay.
Cartwright, a sophomore at Minnesota State College Mankato Mavericks, won the gold medal on the women’s 100m hurdle, comfortably won the new personal best time of 13.35 seconds, and scored 10 points at her school. .. She ran 13.40 seconds in the heat. Shannett Allison, a sophomore at Lincoln University Blue Tigers, finished second in 13.68 seconds, and Marie Jeanne Ourega, a freshman at the Academy of Art Urban Nights, finished third in 13.79 seconds.
This is the second time in her college career that Cartwright has won the All-American First Team honor in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished third in the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Athletics Championships. This is also the first time a Mavericks athlete has won a national title at the event in the history of the program.
At the women’s 200m, Cartwright missed the medal and settled in 4th place with a personal best time of 23.55 seconds, scoring 5 points at school. She ran 23.56 seconds in the heat. The national title was won by West Texas A & M sophomore Riabelfield in 23.30 seconds, followed by Academy of Art junior Serena Arjona Alcazar in 23.42 seconds to finish the top three. Was Ayana Fields. Second grade of Cal Poly Pomona in 23.54 seconds.
Cartwright has won another All-American First Team honor at the Women’s 100m. She finished seventh in the final in 11.94 seconds after running her personal best time of 11.46 seconds in the heat.
In the Women’s 4x100m Relay, Mavericks Cartwright, Jassy Simmons, Rose Kramer, and Makhaira Jackson won the title in 44.29 seconds and scored 10 points at school. West Texas A & M finished second in 44.31 seconds and the Academy of Arts finished third in 45.02 seconds. The Mavericks ran 44.47 seconds in the heat.
The Mavericks Women’s 4x100m Relay Team became the first relay team to claim its title in school history. All four athletes have earned the honor of the All-American First Team for their efforts to win the National Championships.
The Mavericks woman finished third overall with 57 team points. This is the best team finish in the history of the program, surpassing the 7th place finish in 2010. West Texas A & M won with 77 points, and host school Grand Valley State University finished second with 64 points.
Among the boys, Jamal Wilson of the Bahamas, a sophomore in West Texas A & M Buffalo, finished second in the men’s 110m hurdle in 13.80 seconds after running in a heat of 13.89 seconds. The NCAA Division II record holder for the event was unable to recreate the 13.35 seconds he ran at the West Texas Last Chance Meet in Canyon, Texas two weeks ago, and settled in second place in the two-section final.
Louis Rollins, a senior at Pittsburg State University, won in 13.65 seconds. Wilson needed to settle down second, with Pittsburg State University freshman TJ Caldwell finishing third in 13.89 seconds.
In the men’s triple jump, Bahamian Shiron Kemp, a junior at Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons, finished third with the best leap of 15.75m (51 ‘8-1 / 4 “), his personal best. Consistent with the school, he set a record at Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. At the beginning of the season. He competed in the fourth-ranked tournament at the event.
Academy of Art junior Mathieu Tshani won the gold medal with a leap of 16.19m (53 ‘1-1 / 2 “), Pittsburg State University junior Henry Kiner at 15.85m (52’), and Kemp. Finished the top three. Finished in 3rd place and Kemp won the All-American First Team.
Third honor in his college career, including a national runner-up finish indoors in March.
He was the only athlete at the school to win the honor of the first team in Division 2’s Outdoor National this year. Kemp holds five Northern Sun Inter-University Conference (NSIC) titles in the men’s triple jump and holds school records both indoors and outdoors.
Wilson and Buffalo finished second in the men’s team with 61 points, while Kemp and Dragons finished in 36th place with 6 points in the men’s triple jump tournament. Pittsburg State University won the title with 70 points, Buffalo was second, and host school Grand Valley State University closed the top three with 56 points.
For the NCAA Division I Outdoor Athletics Championships, the tournament will take place June 8-11 in Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon.
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