Chris Brown in the 4x400m at the IAAF World Relays (© Getty Images)
The host nation has named a team of 31 athletes for the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 on 22-23 April.
The main focus is on securing a top-eight finish in the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m so as to guarantee a spot at the IAAF World Championships, but The Bahamas also hasn’t ruled out fielding a team in the 4x200m and the mixed 4x400m.
The squad includes Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo plus the four men who struck gold in the 4x400m at the 2012 Olympic Games: Chris Brown, Ramon Miller, Demetrius Pinder and Michael Mathieu.
The Bahamas has finished a close second in the men’s 4x400m at the 2014 and 2015 editions of the IAAF World Relays, crossing the line within half a second of the USA on both occasions.
Bahamian team for IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
4x100m: Blake Bartlett, Samson Colebrooke, Warren Fraser, Adrian Griffith, Shavez Hart, Robert Johnson, Ian Kerr, Javan Martin.
4x400m: Andretti Bain, Chris Brown, Andre Colebrooke, Steven Gardiner, Michael Mathieu, Elroy McBride, Ramon Miller, Stephen Newbold, Demetrius Pinder, Ashley Riley.
4x100m: Brianne Bethel, Rashan Brown, Ivanique Kemp, Jermeka McBride, Wendira Moss, Tamara Myers, V’Alonee Robinson, Devine Parker.
4x400m: Christine Amertil, Tayla Carter, Lanece Clarke, Tynia Gaither, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Anthonique Strachan.