The first event of the BAAA's track and field season is always the Odd Distance meet; 2014 will be no different. For 2014, this annual meet will take place at the old Thomas A. Robinson Stadium at 3pm this Saturday January 4th, 2014.
Bahamas Athletics visited the stadium on the weekend and observed a very busy stadium filled with athletes preparing for the weekend's meet. We also took the time to contact the BAAA's office and inquired into the entries for this meet. It was heart warming to find that the entries were above five hundred (500) and rising! This certainly shows the enthusiam and readiness of both coaches and athletes to start their 2014 track and field program.
Some may ask – why an odd distance meet? The purpose of this meet is mainly for athletes to ready themselves for the upcoming season; it also serves: As an ice breaker for first timers.