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Carifta Games day two roundup

April 1, 2024

Barbados had a tally of three medals at the end of day two of the fifty-first Carifta Track and Field Championships at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada.

This was after the team secured a silver and bronze medal to add to the bronze from day one.

First up in the morning was Teon Haynes who captured bronze in the Under-20 Boys Long Jump with a best leap of 7.32 metres. Incidentally, it was the same measurement that earned him a bronze at the Commonwealth Youth Games last year in Trinidad and Tobago.

Second was Bernard Kemp of the Bahamas with a leap of 7.40 metres on his fifth attempt, while the event was won by Rickoy Hunter of Jamaica on his sixth and final attempt, measuring 7.48 metres.

Barbadian Jayden Walcott impressed in the Under-17 Boys Shot Put taking the silver medal with a personal best of 15.37 metres, achieved on his fifth attempt. The winner Javontae Smith of Jamaica, had a putt of 18.80 metres.

In the Under 20 Boys High Jump, Barbadian Tylan Mayers was seventh overall with a best clearance of 1.95 metres.

On the track, Aragorn Straker blazed his way into the finals of the Under-20 Boys 200 Metres winning heat one with the fastest time overall and a personal best of 20.86 seconds.

Kadia Rock and Kelia Bentham did not advance in the Girls’ equivalent.

In the Under 17 Girls section, Aniya Nurse, a bronze medal winner in the 100 metres, returned to book a spot in today’s final in the 200 Metres. Running in lane six of heat three she clocked 24.68 seconds for second place. Meanwhile, Chanecia Bryan is into today’s final of the Under-17 Girls 800 Metres, after she was fifth in heat two in a time of two minutes 20.88 seconds.

Brandon Hinds set the early pace in the Under-20 Boys 800 Metres, to secure the second automatic qualification spot for today’s final in one minute 55.05 seconds. Barbados will also be well represented in the Under-20 Girls 800 Metres finals, thanks to a third-place finish in heat one by Layla Haynes in two minutes 16.32 seconds. Unfortunately, Ashlyn Simmons did not advance, finishing sixth in heat two.

In the Girls’ three thousand metre run, Isis Gaskin and Lashay Wilkinson were sixth and eighth respectively. Luke Mcintyre was fifth in the Boys’ equivalent.

The third and final is under-way and live coverage is on CBC TV 8.

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