Saturday, July 6, 2019

Anthaya Charlton Wins Gold, Breaks Record At NACAC Championships

 Anthaya Charlton 

Senior Sports Reporter

ANTHAYA Charlton added another historic performance for the Bahamas as the 10th North American, Central American and Caribbean U-18 and Under-23 Championships got underway in Queretato, Mexico.

After Michael 'Mike' Sands was elected the first Bahamian to serve as the president of NACAC on Monday, Charlton led the Bahamian 18-member delegation in action in the national stadium on Friday, winning gold in the under-18 girls long jump final.

Her leap of 5.86 metres or 19-feet, 2 3/4-inches established a NACAC championship record. Paula-Ann Chambers of Jamaica got the silver with 5.76m (18-10 3/4) and Maria Fernanda Marquez of Mexico won the bronze with 5.69m (18-8).  Read more >>