The competitors in the women's Long Jump are on the runway being announced. The USA has fielded four athletes: Chelsea Carrier, Arantxa King, Tori Bowie and Chelsea Hayes. They will face Jamaica's Jovanee Jarett and the British Virgin Island's Chantal Malone.
The starting blocks are down for the B-race in the women's 400m.
On the track next for the B-race in the women's 400m dash are Miriam Byfield of Star Elite Athletics, Ashley Kelly, USA's Cassandra Tate, Bahamas' Cache Armbrister, Tamaz Thompson of Star Elite, and Bahamas' Shakeitha Henfield.
The female quartermilers are making their way over to the starting blocks.
Former Auburn standout Cache Armbrister held off a late surge from Ashley Kelly to win the race in 54.11s. Kelly was second in 54.61s and Miriam Byfield third in 56.88s.
The Bahamas' Shakeitha Henfield was scheduled to compete in the women's 400m; however, she was a no show. She has been trying to make the Bahamas Olympic team since she joined the senior circuit. She has competed for the Bahamas at the Penn Relays and other regional events, but the prized Olympic spot has escaped her. She was a member of the Bahamas' 4x400m relay team that debuted for the first time in Bahamian history at the 2009 Berlin World Championships.
The women's 400m A-race features Bahamian four time Olympian Christine Amertile taking on Olympic and Worlds relay medalist Shereefa Lloyd of Jamaica. Canada's national champion Jenna Martin is contesting, as is American Keshia Baker.
American Robin Moushaumi edged out her countrywoman Keshia Baker by 0.11s. Moushaumi won in 51.89s and third place went to Puerto Rico's Carol Rodrguez in 52.75s. Christine Amertile was fourth in 53.77s.
The men for the 400m B race are on the track. Wesley Neymour of Bahamas, Jamaica's Oral Thompson, Javere Bell, Allodin Fothergill and Denard Coote, along with Richard Allen III will make the line up from lanes 2-7.
Jamaica gets a 1-2-3 sweep in a close race. Bell secured the win in 46.17s ahead of teammates Thompson (46.25s) and Fothergill 46.40s. Neymour of Bahamas was foruth in 46.78s.
The mens 400m A-race is up next and this may very well be the race of the entire event as defending World and Olympic Champion Grenada's Kirani James takes on the Bahamas' Golden Knights Ramon Miller and Michael Matheiu. Not to be outdone, USA is well represented by former outstanding collegiate athletes Greg Nixon, Calvin Smith and Lawrence Torrin. Jamaica's Dwight Mullings will also be in the mix.
The crowd is giving a loud applause and on up on their feet for this one.
Kirani James is holding a comfortable lead on the last 100m, ahead of the Bahamas' two athletes and Calvin Smith, battling for second and third.
Kirani James saved his vigor for the last 100m of the race and pulled away from Michael Matheiu to win in 44.72s, the fastest time in the world thus far. Mathieu clocked 45.83s for second, holding off a late surge from Ramon Miller who clocked 45.84s for third.
The hurdles are being set up on the 100m straightaway. London Olypmics bronze medalist Kellie Wells (USA) will battle Dominican Republic's Lavonne Idlette and Jamaica's Vonette Dixon. Also contesting the coveted first place victory are Wells' compatriots, Nichole Denby, Jacquelyn Coward and Tenaya Jones.
Jamaica's Dixon is a veteran in the field having finished eighth at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. She won a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and finished ninth at the 2003 World Championships in Paris. She finished seventh at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. Her personal best time is 12.64 seconds, achieved in August 2007 in Osaka.
Demetrius Pinder pulled his hamstring while competing in the men's open 200m dash. He was disappointed about pulling up in the event; however, he is confident he will heal and be back soon.
All was well for Kelly Wells as she easily won the sprint hurdles in 12.88s, ahead of Chelsea Carrier of USA in 13.19s and compatriot Jacquelyn Coward in 13.20s.
The short sprint hurdles are being readjusted for the men's 110 hurdles.
This event is going to have a stacked field with USA's David Oliver taking on Jamaican national record holder Dwight Thomas and his teammates Andrew Riley and Richard Phillips. Antwan Hicks of the USA is also expected to challenge for the win.
Oliver is a four-time U.S. Champion, having won indoor and outdoor titles in 2008, a second outdoor title at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and a third outdoor title at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He also won the gold medal at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final. He has a personal best of 12.89 seconds in the 110 m hurdles, placing him fourth on the all-time list.
The 110m hurdles had a close finish but Jamaica's Andrew Riley edged out the USA's Oliver by 0.06s to win. Riley clocked 13.31s. Third place went to America Antwan Hicks in 13.57s.
4th-8th in Men's 110hurdles
4th: Dwight Thomas 13.74s
5th Selim Neurdeen 13.90s
6th Ronald Forbes 13.95s
7th Malcom Anderson 14.12s
8th Richard Philips 14.38s
The event has no digital results, we are copying from the teleprompter. And the hard copies are coming in about 30min intervals. Sorry, we can only provide the top three for now.
Competing in the 100m in a few minutes on the track, Jamaica' Olympic and World's relay gold medalist Aleen Bailey will have her work cut of for her as she takes on some of the best athletes coming out of collegiate scene since 2009.
USA's Alexandria Anderson won NCAA 100m in 2009. Bahamas' Sheniqua Ferguson won NCAA 200m gold in 2010 and LaKya Brookins 60m indoor gold in 2011. Anderson was apart of the gold medal 4x100 relay team in 2011 Worlds. Ferguson was a silver medalists in the 2009 relay that Jamaica won in Berlin. Bailey was apart of that team.
The high jump competition is a hype one and the crowd is responding accordingly as former world champion Donald Thomas, from the Bahamas, battles world bronze medalist and teammate Trevor Barry. Ryan Ingraham, junior world bronze medalist, is also jumping.
An afterparty at Mario's Bowling Alley is being announced to celebrate the inaugural Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational.
The final event of the night will be the open men's 100m dash. From the Netherlands, Churandy Martina, a 2008 and 2012 Olympic finalist, will take on Jamaica's double Junior World Champion Dexter Lee. The main challengers for the win, however, will be the USA' Darvis Patton and Jeff Demps.
Competitors in the women's 100m dash are readying themselves at the starting blocks.
Alexandria Anderson, one of the USA competitors, specializes in the 100m and 200m dash.She was an All-American for University of Texas Longhorns.She won the NCAA outdoor 100m in her senior year in 2009. She earned a place on the 4x1 relay as an alternative in the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and 2011 World Championships in Athletics .
Aleen Bailey of Jamaica competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team. she placed 5th in the 100 meters and 4th at the 200 meters. She teamed with 200 m champion Veronica Campbell, Tayna Lawrence, and Sherone Simpson to win the 4 x 100 m relay.
Sheniqua Ferguson is a Bahamian sprinter has a personal best of 11.07 seconds in the 100m, achieved in April 21 2012,and 22.64 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in April 7 2012 in Auburn. She is also the 2010 NCAA Indoor Champion at 200 meters and 3 time SEC champ while running for Auburn University.
The headline open women's 100m is moments away.
Two Bahamians, Ryan Ingraham and Jamal Wilson, are left standing in the open men's high jump, along with American Keith Moffatt. The bar is currently set at 2.26m.
All three men missed their first attempt in the men's open high jump at 2.26m. If the last three competitors fail to clear the current height, Ingraham will win since he cleared the previous height, 2.24m, on his first jump.