It certainly was Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s winning season in 2018.
While the Olympic champion and other world renowned track and field athletes await to see who will receive top athlete award honors from the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) named their top male and female athletes of the year.
NACAC named the two-time Diamond League champion as the female athlete of the year. Jamaica’s Frederick Dacres. NACAC is one of six area associations of the IAAF which consists of 31 members.
Miller-Uibo turned in one of the most historic years by a Bahamian track and field athlete, going undefeated at an 18-0 mark this year. The national 400 meters and 200 meters record holder is currently on the short-list of female athletes with a shot at being named the IAAF’s female athlete of the year.
Online voting for the IAAF’s top female honor is currently in progress via social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. November 12 marks the final date for votes to be turned in.
For Facebook, a vote can be placed by visiting the IAAF World Athletics Club page, scrolling down to the Female Athlete of the Year 2018 vote tab, clicking and liking Miller-Uibo’s photo, and then sharing it. On Instagram, fans can vote for Miller-Uibo by visiting the IAAF Athletics page, scrolling down to Miller-Uibo’s photo and simply like the photo.
A retweet on Twitter counts as one vote on that social media platform.
Miller-Uibo proved there was no stopping her, as she hauled away the 2018 Diamond League championship in the women’s 200m. She also secured the gold for The Bahamas at 2018 Commonwealth Games in that same event. She went 9-0 in all 200m races contested.
During her Diamond League run, Miller-Uibo also recorded the world leading time of 48.97 seconds in the women’s 400m. That time also left her ranked in the top-10 all-time in the event.
Miller-Uibo also showed her versatility during the 2018 Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAAs) Nationals. She took gold in both the shot-put and high jump. She also set a new world record in the 150m at the Adidas Boost Boston Games.
She capped off her year when she was a part of two gold medal winning squads at the IAAF Continental Cup.