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Minnesota State inducts Foster Dorsett to its Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Written by BahamasAthletics    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:55   

The Minnesota State Hall of Fame Selection Committee has an-nounced that seven individuals have been selected for the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

The committee also announced its “team” inductee and this year’s service and philan-thropic award recipients.

The new Hall of Fame members in the student-athlete category include men’s track & field stand-out Foster Dorsett (MSU 1972-76), women’s soccer icon Amber Dusosky (MSU 1999-2003), football All-American Jeff Spann (MSU 1985-87) and former men’s gymnastic great Bob Wuornos (MSU 1966-69, 1971-72).

Slated for induction in the builders category are former MSU men’s cross country/track & field coach Mark Schuck and Don Amiot, who served as men’s AD and Director of Athletics from 1988-2002.

Selected for induction in the “team” category is the men’s basketball team from 1975-76.

The Jim Schaffer Service Award will be presented to Jason Beal and this year’s MSU Athletics Philanthropic Award recipient is Radio Mankato.

The date for this year’s induction is Friday, Oct. 3 with the formal induction ceremony taking place at the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner held in the MSU CSU Ballroom. The MSU football team hosts Southwest Minnesota State Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the annual Homecoming Game and the inductees will be introduced at halftime.

Note: Biographies and photos of the inductees will be released the last week of September. Additional information regarding the Minnesota State Athletics Hall of Fame is available online at http://msumavericks.com/hof.aspx

 
Harold Munnings Sr - 1923 - 2014
Written by Cherolyn Moss    Saturday, 16 August 2014 12:17   

It is with much regret that we report the passing of Mr. Harold Munnings Sr. A founding father of the BAAA and a former President.

Mr. Munnings was a major contributor...and supporter of the BAAA federation and sports in the country.

My his soul rest in peace.

 
Steven Gardiner – Would he and his 4 x 400m teammates bring Gold home?
Written by Cherolyn Moss    Friday, 15 August 2014 10:41   

Bahamas Athletics caught up with the talented and skilful Steven Gardiner having just competed in the semi-finals of the men’s 4 x 400m relay semi-finals. Steven and his team member’s exceptional performance secured them a position in the 4 x 400m relay finals being held tonight. In speaking of the semi-final race, Steven who ran the last leg and received the baton with his tam in 5th place, said “I had to run for my life;” having to make up so much ground, “running for his life” is exactly what he did indeed.

So Steven, Henri, Kinard and Janeko are set to compete in the finals and they hope to run an even harder race and hopefully bring home the lone Gold home for The Bahamas at the World Junior Championships. Steven’s prediction on tonight’s race is simply, “We going to get a medal for sure; we just going for the Gold.”

Steven we believe in you, “go for the Gold” and as the Nike slogan goes – “Just do it!”

 
Dr. Norris Stubbs- In Memoriam- 1948-2014
Written by Texas A&M    Friday, 15 August 2014 10:12   

Dr. Norris Stubbs, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, passed away August 9, 2014. Dr. Stubbs served the department for over 30 years.

Dr. Stubbs was born in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas and was an Olympic runner for his home country in the 1968 games in Mexico City at the age of 19. He ran the 100 and 200 meter races and was a member of the 4x100m relay team that set a national record of 39.45 seconds, which went unbroken for 25 years. Dr. Stubbs was also an accomplished musician on French and baritone horn. He published the book “A Survey of the Folk Music of Dominica”.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics at Grinnell College in Iowa and went on to Columbia University and received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Structural Mechanics and a Doctor of Engineering Science degree in Engineering Mechanics in 1976.

He began his professional career as an assistant professor at Columbia University before moving to Texas A&M University in 1983. He was heavily involved in structural engineering research and published countless articles and books on the subject. He was also involved with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute as a Research Engineer in the Major Highway Structures division. In 1994, he received a patent for his “Apparatus and Method for Damage Detection”. He was also part of the Texas A&M University team that was part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center that examined the World Trade Center after the 2001 tragedy.

Dr. Stubbs leaves behind a legacy with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering as a long-time colleague and valued researcher. The impact Dr. Stubbs made with students and the structural engineering profession will always be remembered.

 
THE FABULOUS FIVE OF THE 2014 NACAC U23 ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Written by Cecilia Askew    Monday, 11 August 2014 11:13   
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For a while, it was wondered if the BAAA's would name a team to represent the '242' at the 2014 NACAC Under 23 Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; with a number of challenges, funding being the biggest challenge. The next challenge was who would be available to represent The Bahamas when a number of the NACAC Under 23 athletes would have competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland and would have to return to university after the Commonwealth Games for the fall semester of university.

With that said, the BAAA's was in a position to name the 'Fabulous Five.' For those that don't know, the number five in the Bible is significant and means "GRACE;" and didn't "GRACE" ever abound for our little country!

The "Fabulous Five" were comprised of:

​Katrina Seymour, who carried the banner of The Bahamas with such an engaging smile (which brought the warmth of the Bahamian people to Kamloops. ​Seymour represented the Bahamas in her special event the 400m hurdle.

Lathone Collie-Minns (jumping twin) Lathone gave it his all. He held the 2nd position until his third jump and had to withdraw from the competition because of an ankle injury; he would finish third with a leap of 13.86. Great effort.​

Alfredo Smith, long jumper. Smith would finish 7th with a leap of 6.93 meters.

Trevorvano Mackey, competing in the 100m and 200m. Mackey would give The Bahamas its first medal on day one bronze in the 100m with a time of 10.30 and silver in the 200m with a time of 20.46 on the final day of the games.

Ryan Ingraham, high jump. Ingraham would win the Gold with a jump of 2.28 meters and establish a meet record in the process.

These five individuals went head to head with not only athletes from the region but the larger countries in the hemisphere, United States, Mexico and Canada (which happens to be the largest country in North America).

These Fab Five have proven that we have a wonderful pool of athletes that can compete with the best the world has to offer. Hopefully, the powers that be will recognise them in some way to encourage them to excel.

Kudos to the Fab Five.

 
Bronze for Treverano Mackey
Written by BahamasAthletics    Sunday, 10 August 2014 10:58   

On Friday, Treverano Mackey captured a bronze medal in the men's 100 meter (m) dash in a time of 10.30 seconds, at the N​orth America Central America Caribbean Association​ (NACAC) U-23 Championships in Kamloops, Canada.

He blazed through the qualifying rounds, and finished his semi final race in a time of 10.21 seconds, which was the fastest time posted leading up to the final race. The final however, was won by Diondre Batson from the United States. He finished in a time of 10.08 seconds, followed by Tyquendo Tracey from Jamaica, who finished in a time of 10.21 seconds.

Bahamas Athletics congratulates Mackey on a J-O-B well done and for giving the Bahamas its first medal of the championships.

Today The Bahamas will be competing in three events. On the field Lathone Collie will take part in the men's triple jump, and Ryan Ingraham will compete in the men's high jump.

On the track Katrina Seymour will compete in the women's 400m hurdles.

 
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