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Introducing the CARIFTA athletes out of Grand Bahama

by: Shayne Stubbs, Sports Reporter - Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The 2017 FLOW CARIFTA Games are just days aways. 

 

The Freeport News will introduce or reintroduce some of the athletes out of Grand Bahama that will travel to Curacao, to represent the country, in hopes of building on last year's third place finish.

 

The 65-members of Team Bahamas were ratified on April 2 and of that number, nine athletes were chosen out of Grand Bahama to bolster the team. Today we will present four of those nine athletes.

 

Kennedy Culmer

Division: Under 18

School: Sunland Baptist Academy

Track Club: Golden Eagles

Event: Relay Duty

CARIFTA Experience: Member of the 2016 team. Culmer ran the first leg for the girls' Under 18 team that eventually won the silver medal in the event. 

 

D'Ajonae Jayawardana

Division: Under 20

School: Bishop Michael Eldon School

Track Club: Speed Begins

Event: Relay duty

CARIFTA Experience: First-year CARIFTA Athlete. 

 

Bryant Lowe

Division: Under 18

School: Sunland Baptist Academy

Track Club: Golden Eagles

Event: 800 meters

CARIFTA Experience: This will be Lowe's second time performing in the games. Last year Lowe finished fifth in the heats of the 800m.

 

Holland Martin

Division: Under 20

School: Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy

Track Club: Invictus

Event: 200m, Triple Jump, Long Jump

 

CARIFTA Experience: This will be Martin's fourth time on the team. Last year, Holland competed but did not medal in the triple and long jump. However, he helped the boys' Under 20 4x400m team secure silver.

 

Published  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

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