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Straker secures silver in 200m

April 1, 2024

Barbados finished the 51st CARIFTA Track and Field Championships in Grenada with six medals.

Barbados was 14th overall with two silver and four bronze.

The lone medal on the track was compliments Aragorn Straker after he captured a silver medal in the finals of the 200 metres.

Straker Clocked 20.76 seconds, behind the winner Gary Card of Jamaica in 20.60.

The quartet of Tia Applewhaite, Danya Skeete, Chanecia Bryan, and Aniya Nurse secured the bronze medal in the under-17 girls 4×400 metre relay after clocking three minutes 31.84 seconds.

The event was won by Jamaica in three minutes 41.84 seconds.

In the girls’ under 20 4×400 metre relay Kadia Rock, Ariel Archer, Kelia Bentham, and Kiswana Niles won a bronze in a time of three minutes 48:21 seconds.

Jamaica took the gold in three minutes 34.69 seconds.

In the under 20 boys’ 4×400 metre relay Nikolai Clarke, Aaron Morris, Kaden Dowrich-Toach, and Keiron Haynes were 6th in an event won by Jamaica.

In the under-17 girls’ 200-metre final, CARIFTA bronze medalist Aniya Nurse, running in lane eight finished 7th in 24.51 seconds.

Natrece East of Jamaica won the event in 23.74.

Chanecia Bryan was eighth in the under-17 girls’ 800-meter final, while Layla Haynes did not start in the under-20 girls’ final, due to illness.

In the under-20 boys’ 800 final, Brandon Hinds finished 5th in one minute 55.53 seconds.

In the field, already a medalist in the shot put Jayden Walcott just missed out on another medal when he was fourth in the under-17 boys discus throw, measuring 43.21 meters.

That event was won by Javontae Smith of Jamaica with 52.71 meters.

Zakaiya Hunte was tied for 5th in the under-20 girls’ high jump.

Her best clearance was 1.65 meters.

Shania Thomas was 10th in the under-20 girls long jump, a best of 5.44 metres.

The Barbados team returns home tomorrow night.

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