Local athletes- the Moore’s Island team plus one Abaco Central High School student- travelled to Nassau on Friday, May 23 to compete in the national entries of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014.
The Moore’s Island team earned Gold in the Medley Relay and Bronze in the 4x400m.
Head Coach, Pastor Anthony Williams, arrived from Moore’s Island with two of his trainees, Freceal Cornish and Rocky Jean-Louis, on transit to Nassau for the preliminary registration of his team. The coach’s outlook was very positive as he mentioned the new record for high schools of 20.65″, set by Steven Gardner in the 200m relay during the CARIFTA trials. Besides of Steven Gardiner, the 200m team was composed of Shakeem Henchell, Devano Mackey and Brendon Davis. In April, the team set another record in Nassau in high schools nationals for the 4x 400m relay with a time of 3’14”.
Moore’s Island placed itself on the international relay spot in the previous years by its team’s achievement in the Pennsylvania Relay. The island will be represented in Nassau by Steven Gardiner, Rocky Jean-Louis, Freceal Cornish, Shakeem Henchell, Devano Mackey, Stephan Green, Whitsun Bain and two girls, Dramika McIntosh (ACH) and Shantanique Humes.
Coaches Rebecca Knowles and Electra Hunt were also to accompany the team to Nassau.