BERLIN - With the help of South Plains College 400 meter
school record holder Latoy Williams, the Bahamas appeared to have advanced to
the final of the 4x400 meter relay at the IAAF World Track and Field
Championships in Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately,
the final results showed the island country had been disqualified. Details of the disqualification were not
The Bahamian team handed Williams the baton with only a
slight lead after the first two legs.
Williams ran a superb leg and appeared to have blown the race wide open
for his country as he handed the baton to the anchor leg with at least a 10
meter lead on the field. The Bahamian
anchor faded over the final meters and Belgium snuck up to win the section.
The Bahamas had won a medal in the last four world
championship events, silver in the last two, and even though the United States
are the heavy favorites, many considered The Bahamas as the only team that
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