JAMAICA: Jamaica’s medal tally climbs to 27 at Carifta Games in St Kitts

By Dwight Fraser,

run-awayJamaica’s athletes are continuing their dominance at the 44th staging of the Carifta Games currently underway in St Kitts winning multiple gold medals in the evening session on today’s second day.

12 gold medals were won today, bringing the tally of medals won after two days to 27 at the end of Saturday.

Boy’s champs class 2 star Christopher Taylor secured the gold in the under 18 …..400 meters winning ahead of Devaughn Wellington who was fourth

Junelle Bromfield captured gold in the under 18 400 meters in 53.48 seconds ahead of her teammate Shanique Walker who took silver in 54.23

Among the other gold medal winners today are Christophe Bryan, Demar Gayle and Sahjay Stevens, Lisa Buchannan, Shevon Parks and Shemar Lawrence.

Bryan equalled the games record of 2.21 meters in capturing the boys under 20 high jump

Gayle of Edwin Allen high hurled a distance 53.45 meters to take the boys discuss throw while Stevens captured the girls shot put with a throw of 16.31 meters.

Lisa Buchannan captured the under 20 girls 1500 meters in 4 minutes 39.50 ahead of teammate Sasha Gay White.

The boys under 20 saw Shevon Parks winning the event while Shemar salmon won the under 18 1500 in 4 minutes 02.98 seconds ahead of Keenan Lawrence who copped the bronze.

Britney Dixon took silver in the girl’s event in 4 minutes 43.39

They joined pole vaulter Akeem Kerr, discus thrower Devia Brown and triple jumper Tamara Moncrieff as top of the podium finishers so far for Jamaica

Youth Olympic champion Jaheel Hyde and world youth champion Marvin Williams easily booked their spots in the final of the under 20 400 meters hurdles set for Sunday.

Williams qualified with the fastest time after winning semi-final one in 52.50 seconds while Hyde also won his semi-final in a stroll in the park 53.59 seconds.

In the 100 metres sprints only two gold medals came Jamaica’s way ad there were in the girls section, as the boys missed the gold in both the under 18 and under 20 categories

Shellice Clarke struck gold in the under 18 girl’s final winning in 11.50 seconds, as her team mate Shaneil English was fourth in 11.63 seconds.

Nataliah Whyte was also in a gold medal mood winning the under 20 girls 100 meters final in 11.56 seconds, shutting out the Bahamian pair of Keianna Albury 11.64 and Jenae Ambrose 11.74

Tyreke Wilson had to settle for bronze in the boys under 18 100 metres final in 10.56 seconds, the event won by Javan Martin of Bahamas 10.41. The other Jamaican in the race Xavier Angus was fifth in 10.60 seconds.

While in the under 20 boys 100 metres final ISSA/boys male top performer Michael O’Haro was good enough for silver in 10.33 seconds, with team mate Raheem Chambers 10.44 seconds third. The race won by Mario Burke or Barbados 10.21 seconds.

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