Abaco Central High School’s athletes returned from the Track & Field Nationals held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. With nine medals in total (four silver and five bronze.) It is safe to say they made their coaches, Christine Jenoure and Shandera Brown, very proud.
Forty eight students participated in the BAAA’s High Schools Track & Field Nationals that was held in Freeport on April 11-13.
Ivan Curry won a silver medal, placing second in the 3000m in the boys under eighteen category. The relay team comprising of John Polycarp, Robin Telusma, Desmond Bootle and Selvians Dalmond won the silver in the 4x100m event. Miriam Albury received her silver medal in Long Jump in the under-eighteen girls’ category. Alex Jancius placed third in the 5000m open, winning a bronze medal for that endurance race. Treashawn Swain placed second in Discus and third in Shot Putt coming back with two medals, a silver and a bronze.
Edison Saunders obtained the third bronze medal for his school by placing third in the 800m race in the under fourteen category. Maranda Walker received a bronze medal for her third place in the 1500m in the under-sixteen age group and Davonya Cash brought back a bronze for her third place in Discus throw.
The Abaco Central High School Marlins placed sixth overall out of the forty two schools that participated, certainly not a small achievement. Besides the coaches, two teachers, Yasmin Glinton and Lutesha Campbell also traveled to Freeport as chaperons.
Students from S C Bootle High School and Agape Christian School also participated in the event. Coach Stephan Johnson with ACS mentioned that Deanna McDonald won a bronze medal in the Long Jump event in the under-16 category.
Mr. Dean, Coach for SC Bootle High School, said that four students entered the competition, but none won medals. Willard Demerite placed fifth in the Javelin and Gerline Belote came sixth in the 100m.