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Comets soar

The Queen’s College Comets ran away with the 2019 Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships after dethroning the St. Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine, last year’s champions. The three-day meet was held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium and wrapped up yesterday afternoon.

The Comets came into the final day with 737 points and finished the day with 1,374 points. SAC had 720 points and managed to close the day with 1,317 points. In a distant third were the St. John’s College Giants with a total of 473.83 points.

The Comets punctuated the day as they won five out of a possible six 4×400 meters (m) relays. The only one they did not win was the under-17 boys relays. That race was won by the Giants. 

On the final race of the day, the 4x400m relay, the Comets broke a five-year record set by SAC in 2014. They erased that time of 3:20.41 to put a new record of 3:19.49 in the books. Running the first leg was Kendrick Major. He passed the baton on to Max Azor, who gave it to Shaun Miller. Bringing them home was Matthew Thompson.

Winning the silver medal was the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders with a time of 3:26.11. Third place went to SAC as they recorded 3:33.51.

More on this story to follow in Monday’s edition of The Nassau Guardian Sports section.

Simba French

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism
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