DSU alums Atkins, Miller fare well at Bahamas Olympic TrialsNASSAU, Bahamas — Derrick Atkins won the championship in the 100 meters Friday at the Bahamas Olympic Trials.
NASSAU, Bahamas — Derrick Atkins won the championship in the 100 meters Friday at the Bahamas Olympic Trials.
The Dickinson State alumnus ran a time of 10.38 seconds to win the race, following his runner-up time of 10.28 in his preliminaries. Atkins has already qualified for the Olympics.
In the 400 meters, Ramon Miller is setting himself up to official qualify as a member of the Bahamas Olympic 1,600 relay team after finishing second in the 400 preliminaries in a time of 45.31 seconds.
He was one-hundredth of a second away from automatically qualifying for the Olympics in the event. The automatic qualifying time is 45.30 seconds.
Miller is already qualified for the Olympics in the 200 meters, an event he will run today following the 400 finals.
The top six finishers in the 400 will be heading to the Olympics as part of the country’s 1,600 relay team.
Former DSU runner and current student La’Sean Pickstock finished 11th in the preliminaries in 47.47 seconds.
Elsewhere in the 100, former DSU runners Antillio Bastion and Aaron Cleare finished eighth (10.68) and ninth (10.69), respectively in their preliminaries. Bastion took sixth in the finals (10.88) and Cleare was second in the consolation finals (10.73).
Former Blue Hawk Delron Inniss took second in the shot put at 44 feet, 10¾ inches.