Team Bahamas won five medals on the opening day of competition at the 49th CARIFTA Track and Field Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.
Keyshawn Stachan continued his record breaking season in the Javelin and won the country’s first gold at this year’s meet.
Strachan, the world leader in the event, heaved a throw of 78.89m to set a new CARIFTA record and new Bahamian national record.
The Auburn Tigers signee and finalist at the 2021 World Junior Championships in Nairobi, Kenya surpassed the mark of 78.28m set in 2016 by Grenadian 2019 World Champion Anderson Peters and his own national record of 78.63 set last month at the BAISS championships.
Terell McCoy won the second medal for team Bahamas in the opening session with her bronze medal in the U17 Girls Shot Put.
Her personal best throw of 13.00m on her fourth attempt secured her spot atop the medal podium.
On the track, The Bahamas took three medals in the 100m series.
Shatalya Dorsett won silver in the U17 G race in 11.80 secs; Ishmael Rolle won bronze in the U17 B race in 10.77 secs and Zach Evans closed out the evening session with his bronze in the U20 B in 10.45 secs.