Bahamian CARIFTA javelin champions Dior-Rae Scott and Taysha Stubbs commit to University of Nebraska

By Sports Desk May 31, 2024
Bahamian female javelin throwers (left) Dior-Rae Scott and Taysha Stubbs (right) have both committed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall of 2025. Both are gold medalists from this year’s CARIFTA Games. Bahamian female javelin throwers (left) Dior-Rae Scott and Taysha Stubbs (right) have both committed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall of 2025. Both are gold medalists from this year’s CARIFTA Games. The Nassau Guardian

Two of the top young Bahamian javelin throw prospects, Dior-Rae Scott and Taysha Stubbs, have committed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Scott and Stubbs, both 16, are two of the premier female javelin throwers in the region and globally as well.

They both won gold medals at the 51st CARIFTA Games in St. George’s, Grenada, in April this year.

Scott threw a personal best and new CARIFTA record 52.53m to win gold in the Under-17 section while Stubbs threw 50.94m to win the Under-20 section.

Those marks are among some of the best in the world for the age-group.

Scott is tied for fourth on World Athletics’ Top Performance List for under-18 girls in the 500-gram javelin event, and Stubbs is sixth in that same division, but in the 600-gram javelin event.

They will both look to emulate the success of Nebraska standout Rhema Otabor, a Bahamian NCAA champion in the women’s javelin who will be looking to defend her title as a collegiate senior at this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The Nebraska senior is currently the NCAA leader in the event this season with 59.12m done at the Drake Relays on April 24.

She took silver at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Chile with a personal best 60.54m.

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