Duncombe, Roach win national triathlon titles
Already set to represent The Bahamas at the Commonwealth Youth Games this summer, Launy Duncombe and Kami Roach powered their way to win the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA) National Triathlon titles at Goodman’s Bay on Sunday.
It was the final CARIFTA triathlon qualifier and the CARIFTA team will be ratified at a later date. The association also hosted its aquathlon championships on Saturday. The final CARIFTA qualifier for that event is set for later this month.
Duncombe, who trains on Grand Bahama, said he was happy to finally get the win. The Goodman’s Bay course is the same course that will be used for the upcoming CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships.
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Bahamas triathlon team off to CARIFTA
After a two-year hiatus, the Bahamas Triathlon Association is eager to send a national team off to compete in the fourth CARIFTA Triathlon.
A 22-member team, managed by Lori Roach with head coach Cameron Roach, assisted by Sylvia Bateman and Grant Menzies Chaperone and Barron ‘Turbo’ Musgrove as chaperones, left town on Thursday for Bermuda where they will compete in the triathlon on Saturday and the aquathlon, a swim/run event, as well as the team relay.
The team members are Callum Prichard, Sibby Potter, Laluchan Menzies, Mirko Gervasini, Sienna Culmer-Mackey, Tristian Johnson, Barron Jr Musgrove, Jayden Smith, Lennin Hamilton, Taylor Knowles, Anjaleah Knowles, Issa Bournas, Kami Roach, Jason Cates, Enea Gervasini and Malcolm Menzies.
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Senior Sports Reporter
Armando Moss celebrates birthday with Commonwealth Games triathlon appearance
BIRMINGHAM, England: Former swimmer turned triathlete Armando Moss celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday with a 38th place finish in the men’s individual sprint distance final of the triathlon at Sutton Park.
In the first final contested by the Bahamas’ 28-member team at the games that will run through August 7, Moss clocked one hour, seven minutes and 26 seconds to trail Jamaica’s Phillip McCatty, who did 1:06.43 and edged out Mark Ofosu of Ghana in 1:09.31.
The TRIBUNE | BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
Bahamas Triathlon Association hosts National Championships
The Bahamas Triathlon Association was able to put on its national championships despite inclement weather at Jaws Beach on Sunday. Armando Moss was the overall men’s winner and punched his ticket to Birmingham, England, for the 22nd Commonwealth Games this summer.
The national championships also served to provide junior athletes with an opportunity to qualify for CARIFTA. The team will be ratified later.
President of the BTA, Dorian Roach, said the championships was good as the weather held up.
Triathlon Nationals On Jaws Beach May 15, 2022
SWIM, CYCLE & RUN - Shown here are some of the respective category winners in the Bahamas Triathlon Association’s National Championships in 2019. This year’s event, which will serve as the final trials for the CARIFTA and Commonwealth Games, is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at Jaws Beach.
Triathlon Nationals set for this weekend
The Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA) will host its national championships on Sunday, May 15 at Jaws Beach, and the first portion of the nationals, which encompasses swimming, gets underway at 6 a.m.
The meet is a CARIFTA and Commonwealth Games qualifying event. The 2022 CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships is slated for September 23-24 at Clearwater Beach, Southside, Bermuda. The Commonwealth Games will be held from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.
Triathlon Rocks Jaws Beach
May 6, 2019
JASON Costelloe, Ralph Wood and Ellen Morgan were among the biggest winners in the Bahamas Triathlon Association’s 2019 National Championships.
Held on Sunday morning at Jaws Beach, the event featured four different categories with almost 100 competitors participating.
Jorge Marcos repeats as National Triathlon Champion
May 6, 2019
It was a bittersweet moment for Jorge Marcos as he repeated as national champion after he posted a time of 2:07:33 at the 2nd Commonwealth Bank National Triathlon Championship at Jaws Beach on Sunday, but he wasn’t the overall winner.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jason Costelloe crossed the finish line first overall in a time of 2:03:11. They did an Olympic course which was 1,500 meters (m) of swimming, 26 miles biking and six miles of running.
The Bahamas wins medals at 2019 Caribbean Triathlon Championships
May 23, 2019
It was a good showing by The Bahamas at the 2019 Caribbean Age Group Triathlon held in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, on Sunday, as the team secured some medals.
Ellen Morgan won a gold medal in the women’s sprint triathlon, finishing in 1:05:12.42. Her time in the water was 8:31. She clocked 29:46 on the bike and posted a time of 23:26 in the run.
Finishing second behind Morgan was Sandra Postma. Postma was at least four minutes behind Morgan, finishing in 1:10:02.56. Finishing third was Jorja Jalim in 1:13:05.50.
Earlier this month, Morgan won the female title at the 2019 Bahamas National Triathlon Championships at Jaws Beach, finishing in 1:16:27.
Tough finish for Team Bahamas at CARIFTA Triathlon
October 4, 2018
It was a tough weekend for Team Bahamas at the 2nd CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships as the young athletes came home empty handed, in terms of medals. The championships wrapped up over the weekend at Turtle Beach Heritage Park in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago.
Winning the meet overall was Guadeloupe with 100 points. Second went to Bermuda with 53 points. Third place went to the host nation Trinidad & Tobago, finishing with 28 points. The Bahamas ended the meet with zero points. Last year Trinidad & Tobago won the meet. Second place went to Barbados.
Splash In History: SeaWaves First Official Triathlon Club In The Bahamas
March 1, 2019
THE Seawaves Triathlon Club made history last week when it became the first officially recognised triathlon club in the Bahamas under the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA).
Seawaves is headed by Shirley Mireault, who also serves as the head coach. The club already has more than 20 registered athletes in Nassau and Freeport with interested persons from some other islands also asking how to get involved. There are eight coaches who train them in open water swimming, cycling, distance running and transitions.
Commonwealth Bank National Triathlon set for Sunday
May 3, 2019
They are the new kids on the block, but the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA) has been busy getting things in order. The organization is set to host its second annual Commonwealth Bank National Triathlon starting at 7 a.m. at Jaws Beach this coming Sunday.
The triathlon event is sanctioned as a CARIFTA qualifier, and is broken down into three segments – swimming, biking and running. The association has been in existence since 2015.
Young Triathletes In Carifta Triathlon And Aquathon Championships
October 6, 2017
N April, Caribbean triathlon federations, including Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA), met in Miami with the intention of implementing the first ever CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathon Championships.
After voting, it was unanimously decided that Barbados would be the host nation for the 2017 games.
Roach brothers to carry flag at Commonwealth Games
January 30, 2018
BROTHERS Cameron and Dorian Roach, once considered among the top swimmers in the island nation, have switched their gear to triathlon where they will carry the Bahamian flag at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Bahamas CGA ratifies 31 for Commonwealth Games
March 16, 2018
With the quota of athletes being reduced across the board for the Commonwealth Games, the size of Team Bahamas has been affected, but still there are expected to be about 30 Bahamians representing their country this year, including a couple in two new sporting disciplines for The Bahamas at this level.
The Bahamas Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) ratified a 31-member team yesterday, set to take part in the 21st Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. More than half of the team will be competing in athletics. The 21st Commonwealth Games is set for April 4-15 on the Gold Coast.
CBC and Powerade Keep Triathletes Fueled Up At National Championships
May 11, 2018
ATHLETES from around the Bahamas took part in the 2018 Bahamas National Triathlon Championships, and the Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) kept athletes energized with Powerade throughout the race.
The Bahamas dominates 3rd Caribbean Triathlon
May 24, 2018
The Bahamas dominated the competition at the 3rd Caribbean Triathlon Age Group Championships in Miami, Florida, USA, over the weekend. The 21-member team made it three straight years The Bahamas has had the most medal finishes. The Caribbean Championships are held every year in Miami as part of the Mack Cycle Multi-Race Miami Triathlon that makes it easier and cost efficient for the island nations to get to the event and compete. Other countries in the championships included Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands, Aruba, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and Bermuda.
CARIFTA Tri Team holds successful fundraiser: Ready for Competition
September 21, 2018
Over the weekend, the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of East Nassau, held its Super Hero challenge at the Jaws Beach and Albany loop.
The proceeds from the event will go toward its National Team attending the upcoming CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships at Turtle Beach, Tobago, on September 29 and 30.
BAHAMIAN ATHLETES COMPETE IN ARIZONA IRONMAN
April 22, 2013
Three members of the Bahamas Triathlon Association travelled to Tempe, Arizona to compete in the Ironman Triathlon event on November 15th 2015.
South Beach Triathlon
April 5, 2016
Over 2000 competitors joined in the beautiful swim in the ocean in South Beach, clear, calm water, 78 degrees. Bike over the causeways. Run through the art district and on the boardwalk Nice overcast day.
Sprint and Olympic distance
Bahamas Triathlon Team Dominates the First Caribbean Championships
May 7, 2016
Seventeen athletes representing the Bahamas participated across three events in the inaugural Caribbean Triathlon and Duathlon Age Group Championships at Key Biscayne, Florida on May 15th 2016.