Sunday, April 21, 2024

No medals in early session


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HAMILTON – The morning session went to Jamaica as Barbados failed to win a medal in the lone final in which they were represented at the LIME CARIFTA Games here at the National Sports Centre.
Tristan Whitehall and Romario Antoine were fifth and sixth respectively, in the finals of the Under-20 Boys’ discus. Neither qualified for the event, and Whitehall only managed 44.40 metres after throwing 49.19 at home.
Antoine, who won a bronze medal in the Under-17 division last year, had a best throw of 41.91 metres after having to receive treatment from athletics therapist Chalise Jordan on his left ankle during the event.
Fedrick Dacres, Jamaica’s World Youth champion, won the event with a throw of 58.57 metres and his teammate Ashinia Miller was third with 50.37 metres.
Dean-Nick Allen, of French Guiana, took silver with 53.50 metres.
Five of the six Barbadians who were in action on the track advanced to last night’s semi-finals.
Most notably, Tiana Bowen had a personal best 57.06 seconds in the 400 metres to advance sixth overall, while Tia-Adana Belle squeaked in last with 59.31 seconds among the Under-17 Girls. Also advancing were Ramarco Thompson (52.34), Ariko Small (52.55) and Nikolai Gall (Under-20) in 51.08 seconds.
Shaquille Alleyne was ninth overall in 52.30 seconds, missing the finals.
Ariel Jackson was scheduled to compete later in the night, drawn in Lane 7 of the straight final.
In the other finals, Demar Gayle, of Jamaica, won the Under-17 Boys’ shot put with 17.31 metres. Trinidad’s Kenejah Williams was second with 16.75 and Drexel Maycock third with 5.67 metres to give The Bahamas a bronze medal.
The Under-20 Girls’ triple jump went to Sabina Allen, of Jamaica, with a hop, skip and jump of 12.18 metres, while the Bahamian duo of Tamara Myers (11.62) and Anthonique Butler (11.43) were second and third, respectively.
The Under-17 Girls’ high jump, which was won by Akela Jones the last two years, went to Jamaica’s Jehvania Whyte with 1.60 metres, no threat to Jones’ record of 1.85 metres set in 2010.
Nargolis Statie, of Curacao, was second with the same 1.60 metres and Jamaica’s Samara Spencer third with a leap of 1.55 metres, one of the lowest performances in the event in recent times.
Guadeloupe went one-two in the Under-17 Girls’ event with an awesome display of jumping. With a leap of 12.73 metres, Yanis David took the gold medal and were it not for a tailwind of 2.4, she would have also beaten the old record of 12.61 metres.
Marine Vidal was second with 12.21 metres with a 3.2 wind and Jamaica’s Tamara Moncrieffe took bronze with a legal 11.57 metres.
The pentathlon got underway with Sharnique Leonce, of St Lucia, winning the 100-metre hurdles in 15.26 seconds and Jamaica’s Gleneve Grange, who was third overall last year, won the shot put with a throw of 13.11 metres.  

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