Track & Field
The Roadrunners Track and Field Club has scheduled its 12th annual awards presentation banquet for Saturday, November 26 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino. A 7:30 p.m. starting time has been set and the theme for the event will be, ‘Pursuing Your Dreams By Striving For Excellence’. The guest speaker for the evening will be Bain and Grant’s Town Member of Parliament Dr. Bernard Nottage. Remarks will also come from Minister of Education Desmond Bannister and stalwart track and field supporter Basil Neymour. Club member O’Jay Ferguson, a senior team participant and CARIFTA gold medalist, will be honored along with other outstanding athletes.
Bahamian junior swimmer at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, Jenna Chaplin, will take on some of the best swimmers in college in the United States, when she competes at the prestigious three-day Arena Invitational in Long Beach, California. The event got underway yesterday and will wrap up tomorrow. The meet is taking place at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool and is hosted by UC San Diego. It will follow an National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship format. The women’s side of the competition features Arizona State, Brigham Young University (BYU), California, Cal State Bakersfield, Fresno State, Hawaii, Loyola Marymount, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stanford, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. California, currently ranked second nationally, has won the last two NCAA titles. Stanford is currently ranked seventh, Arizona State is 23rd, and UCLA is 25th.
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