Mingoes win men’s 4x400m at STU Bobcat Season Opener

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The Nassau GuardianSend an emailFebruary 24, 2023 646 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 The University of The Bahamas men’s 4x400m team, from left, Lhevinne Joseph, Dennis Williamson, Jackson Ozias, and Donya Roberts, won the men’s 4x400m at the STU Bobcat Season Opener in Miami Gardens, Florida, over the weekend. They ran a time of 3:23.18. UB Athletics

MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — The University of The Bahamas’ (UB) Mingoes track and field program made a great showing at the St. Thomas University Bobcats’ season opening outdoor meet (STU Bobcat Season Opener) in Miami Gardens, Florida, over the weekend.

The Mingoes won the men’s 4×400 meters (m) relay and also picked up four second-place finishes and a third-place finishes at the collegiate meet.

The men’s 4x400m team of Dennis Williamson, Donya Roberts, Jackson Ozias and Lhevinne Joseph won that event by 0.53 seconds, finishing in a time of 3:23.18. The Lynn University Knights placed second in 3:23.71.

“This was an important win for the team as this is our first international meet of the season,” said Mingoes’ Head Coach Ednal Rolle. “I have a new team with nine freshman and we needed a win. We had a few second place finishes up to that point and when it came to the relay, I told the guys that we need to leave with a win and they went out and made it happen.”

Brianique Strachan had a great international season opener with two second place finishes. She finished second in the women’s 100m in 12.25 seconds and in the 200m in 25.57 seconds.

“I felt good out there but even though I produced a PR (personal best) in the 200 meters I felt that I could have done better,” Strachan said.

Besides leading off the winning relay team, Williamson finished second in the men’s 400m in 49.69 seconds. Donya Roberts finished fourth in 51.17 seconds.

Joseph, who anchored the winning relay team, finished third in the men’s 800m in 1:58.07.

“I went out 56 seconds in the first 400 and that was good but I wasn’t 100 percent out there today so I was pleased with that performance,” Joseph said.

Jackson Ozias finished ninth in the 800m in 2:04.86.

High jumper Jaidyn Brown finished second in the high jump with a best clearance of 1.7m (5’ 6-3/4”).

Sprinter Fridline Augustine finished fourth in the women’s 400m in 1:01.29 and Gerline Belot finished ninth in 1:05.86.

Sprinter Lakeicia Lewis finished 10th in the women’s 800m in 2:42.79.

Long distance runner Kenold Jean finished 10th in the men’s 5000m in 19:55.92.

Sprinter Tevin Wright finished 13th in the men’s 200m in 24.55 seconds and 16th in the men’s 100m in 11.69 seconds.


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