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HBCUs Among Groups Heading to The Bahamas for Track & Field Competition in March 2024

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100 Day Countdown to Island Relays Bahamas Track and Field College and High School Competition in Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

HOUSTON - Amzeal -- As the holiday season approaches, track and field athletes continue to train for indoor competitions and organizers of Island Relays Bahamas prepare to host the first outdoor event March 13-17, 2024 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex.   The Island Relays Bahamas group was excited to announce that two HBCUs (Historically Black College/Universities), Morgan State University and Norfolk University have committed to join the competition in 2024.  Event organizer, Joyce Johnson shared her sentiments on hosting them, "As a HBCU (Prairie View A&M University) graduate, I am excited to host these schools.  Both Coach Neville Hodge (Morgan State) and Kenneth Giles (Norfolk) commitment to expose students to top level competitions, international travel and cultural experiences continues to prove that HBCU's offer a competitive college experience."

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The planning organization is adding to the high school competition next year.  This year, local athletes from Grand Bahama competed in a showcase to expose colleges to local talent for recruiting.  In 2024, the group will add high schools and top running clubs from the United States and other countries to the competition.  According to Marvin Henfield, co-founder, there's still space available for both college and high school teams interested in attending.  "We would love to host as many schools as possible.  Contact us as soon as possible, we are 100 Days out and finalizing all details for hotels and travel,"  The host hotel is the Grand Lucayan Resort (https://www.grandlucayan.com/) located on the beautiful Freeport, Grand Bahama beach.

The meet showed great results during the March 2023.  This year's competition included top DI schools including, Texas A&M University that won the overall team award and men's competition, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt, University of Arizona, Oklahoma University and The University of The Bahamas. The meet is sanctioned by Bahamas Athletic Association ensuring that any records set during the competition is recorded and shared with the NCAA and other track and field organizations.

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For additional information about team participation or sponsorship opportunities contact the group at info@islandrelaysbahamas.com


About Island Relays Bahamas Team
The team is led by Marvin Henfield of Nassau, The Bahamas and Joyce Johnson resides in Houston, Texas.  The team procures and manage sports events currently in the US and Caribbean.  They are currently scouting locations to host the 2025 Caribbean Masters Championship.

Joyce Johnson

Source: Joyce Johnson Enterprises
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