The University of Albany extended thank our 14 Womenís Outdoor Track & Field Seniors, including Alexis Trott who, during their combined careers, won four America East Outdoor titles.
Trott finished with a Indoor Personal Best time of 8.15, she also has a Personal Best time of 12.61 Outdoor at the 100m distance.
Trott has a Personal Best Long Jump Indoor leap Distance of 18 Feet 05.75 inches or 5.63m and an Outdoor Personal Best Distance of 18 Feet 10.75 inches or 5.75m
Trottís Personal Best Indoor Triple Jump leap Distance is 36 Feet 04.00 inches or 11.07m and an Outdoor top leap of 36 Feet 10.50 inches or 11.23m.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Perinchief Named to Texas Tech Academic Team
Jah-Nhai Perinchief is one of Texas Tech 47 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Perinchief was named to the Menís Second Team.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Bermuda Carifta 2020 Team Announced
While the Games did not take place this year we celebrate the amazing achievements of our athletes this season. The Bermuda National Athletics Association is proud to announce the athletes that would have been the 2020 CARIFTA Games team.
A spokesperson said, ďIt is our hope that these athletes and more will get the opportunity to compete for their home crowd in 2021!Ē
Gerry Swan Jerome Richards Terry Lynn Paynter Rohaan Simons
Cailtyn Bobb, Isabelle Dutranoit, Ryan Outerbridge, Mikal Dill
Under 17 Girls:
Adriana Argent Amelia Othman Eleanor Richmond I'aura Golding Jahstice Grant Jasmin Hasselkaus Jehzari Talbot Kesay Bell Kisaye Bell Massassi Maxwell-Smith Sanaa Re Morris Shayla Cann Tesyah-Mahle Astwood
Under 20 Girls:
Ashley Irby Bridgette Basden Caitlyn Bobb Isabelle Dutranoit Kayla Raymond Keturah Bulford-Trott Taylor Hines Za-Kayza Parsons
Under 17 Boys:
Anaya West Amias Lightbourne Chayse Tanner Denver Tucker Jayson Simons J'auza James Javid Sutton-Simons Kahzi Sealy Razi Garland Sancho Smith Simeon Hayward Tommy Marshall Tamai Hewey Jannis Roberts
Under 20 Boys:
Clevonte Lodge Diarra-James Powell-Burgess Mikal Dill Nathan Armstrong Nirobi Mills Ryan Outerbridge Suresh Black Tre McCallan Zakiyah Lee Kaiay Matthews
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Bobb Was Due to Meet the World in Track & Field in 2020
Eight-hundred other Harford Track and Field athletes like many around the world had their spring season cancelled. Many of them brought hopes for championships and records into the spring but found disappointment instead.
One of those athletes was bound for Bermuda in 16-year-old track phenom Caitlyn Bobb.
The record-setting junior was invited to run in the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City March 13th-15th, with the meet was canceled on March 11th.
She was also presented an opportunity to compete in the World Athletics Indoor Games in China, which has been postponed to 2021.
Bobb was scheduled to compete in the Carifta Games in Bermuda, which was also postponed until 2021.
Then, of course, there was the local high school season cancelled.
In March, the Bermuda Olympic Association formally short listed Bobb as a hopeful for its Olympic team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The Games were then postponed, even before she could be fitted for the teamís traditional Bermuda shorts ensemble. Everything is pushed back a year.
For now, she is just one of many Harford athletes in waiting, doing light workouts on her own and looking ahead to next year.
Monday, May 04, 2020
World Athletics Hold Talks with IOC about Revenue
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said the organization is holding discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over securing its share of revenues expected from the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Several International Federations (IFs) are set to request an early payment of sums they expected to receive from the IOC from the Games, after the postponement created cash-flow challenges.
World Athletics are one of three IFs in the top group for revenue distribution, along with the International Swimming Federation and the International Gymnastics Federation.
Each are expected to receive around $40 million from the IOC from revenue secured from Tokyo 2020.
Coe told the Financial Times that the governing body had begun negotiations with the IOC to seek part of the revenue.
"Like many Olympic sports, we are very grateful but also reliant on the share of the IOC broadcast revenues," Coe said.
"We work in that four-year business cycle and not having those revenues in the year that we were planning means that we have to be very careful."
The postponement of Tokyo 2020 may delay payments to IFs, with the International Cycling Union admitting last month it was anticipating "both a possible postponement to 2021 of payment of Olympic revenues initially expected in the second semester of 2020, and a probable reduction of the sum paid to the IFs".
The International Handball Federation has told the IOC that it can get by without extra financial assistance and suggested that it target available support at other bodies which may be in more need.
World Athletics has also been impacted by the postponement of the 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
The event was moved to 2022 to avoid a clash with the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Athletics, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), confirmed last week that they would establish a support fund for athletes.
The fund is worth $500,000 and is aimed at helping athletes through the financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Established in 1986 to support charity in athletics and founded by Honorary President Prince Albert II of Monaco, the IAF has allocated resources from its budgets for 2020 and 2021 to assist the athletes.
Coe, who also chairs the IAF, said the fund would help athletes who have lost income over the past few months due to the suspension of international competition.
He will chair a working group which will assess applications submitted through World Athletics' six Area Associations.