Written by on January 16, 2017

Bahamian student athletes shine bright in U.S. college track & field meets.

At the Illini Classic in Champaign, Illinois, redshirt junior Pedrya Seymour won the women’s 60 meters hurdles in 8.20 seconds.

At a dual meet between Purdue ad Indiana State, fellow Bahamian Devynne Charlton – also a junior, won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.39 seconds to lead Purdue a 1­3 sweep.

In the same meet, sophomore Kinard Rolle won the men’s 400m in 47.63 seconds, and Keanu Pennerman, also a sophomore, took second and third in the men’s 60m and 200m respectively.

Bahamian Laquan Nairn placed 2nd in both the men’s long jump and triple jump at the Sooner Open at the Mosier Indoor Track in Norman, Oklahoma.

While in Texas at HBCU Texas A&M University, freshman Alexis Gray came third in the women’s 200m (24.81sec) and 5th in the 60m (7.65sec) at the Aggie Team Invitational.

And University of Texas sophomore swimmer, Rio Olympian Joanna Evans, helped propel the Texas Longhorns to a historic win over longtime rival Georgia, by earning gold medals in both the 500­yard freestyle (4:52.66) and 1,000­yard freestyle (9:46.40). Evans also finished fifth in the women’s 200­yard freestyle (1:49.16).
PHOTO CRED: Peydra Seymour, The Nassau Guardian

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