Mingoes begin 2019 international track and field competition this weekend
The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes track and field team opens competition this weekend at the Fred Wilts Purdue Invitational in Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
It was at this meet that UB athlete Ken Mullings set the Bahamian national record in the indoor heptathlon last year, recording 5,059 points. Interim Head Coach Ednal Rolle expects him to break the record again.
“He’s really focused right now and will probably break that record again,” Rolle said.
UB’s 16-member team starts competition on Friday with the multi-event competitors in action — Mullings and Edvaughn Carey. The rest of the meet continues on Saturday with action in the 60 meters (m), the mile, 400m, 60m hurdles, 800m, 600m, 200m and 4x400m relays.
“We are expecting some big performances from Yurick Dean in the 60m and 200m. I expect him to finish in the top two,” Rolle said. “Amber Ford has really been looking great in training for the 800m, so I’m expecting a big performance from her — a personal best or to even win it,” he added.
Overall, Rolle said he expects all of the athletes to perform at their best.