Trevor Barry Honored by BAAA
The Bahamas’ newest athletics star, high jumper Trevor Barry, was lauded with a grand reception inside the foyer of the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium last evening.
Since returning home last week Thursday, Barry has been busy appearing on talk shows, visiting schools, and paying courtesy calls on dignitaries, most recently Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. Yesterday was a time for him to mix and mingle with family and friends though, as they came together to celebrate his historic performance at the recently held International Association of Athletic Federations’ (IAAF) World Outdoor Championships.
“I’m just grateful for the support,” said Barry yesterday. “It was an honor and privilege to represent the beautiful country of The Bahamas. It’s been a long journey but through the support of family and friends I made it through. I’d like to personally thank my coach, Mr. Parker, and Ronald Cartwright for his assistance in Daegu. Everyone came out here and showed support today and I’m grateful for that. I really appreciate it. It is an indescribable feeling. I couldn’t have asked for a warmer reception,” he added.