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Eight more hit Carifta mark

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THE CARIFTA GAMES’ qualifying rush intensified during Saturday’s February Classic at the National Stadium, with eight athletes reaching the required standards.

Last year’s double middle distance gold medallist Jonathan Jones of Elite Distance Programme headed the qualifiers, who also included hurdlers Rasheeme Griffith, Nathan Ferguson, Tre Hollingsworth and Hannah Connell.

Also making the grade for the April 15-17 Games in Curacao were sprinters Jaquone Hoyte and Kentoine Browne and thrower Triston Gibbons.

Their performances brought the number of early qualifiers to 12, with quarter-miler Antoni Hoyte-Small, sprinter Matthew Clarke, triple jumper Jonathan Miller and javelin thrower Kalvin Marcus qualifying at earlier meets.

With a number of local athletes resting, the Classic was boosted by just over two dozen athletes from Bermuda’s Cedar Bridge Academy and Bermuda Middle School, who gave commendable performances, with two of them reaching their country’s CARIFTA qualifying standards.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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