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Bovelle’s gold brings medal tally to six

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NICOLIAI BOVELLE was last night celebrating with a gold medal, one of six medals won by Barbadian athletes on the first day of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships in the Dominican Republic.Bovelle, who was sixth at the CARIFTA Games, won gold with 57.52 metres in the Under-17 Boys’ javelin. Janeil Craigg, the silver medallist, slipped to bronze with 56.50, and Adrian Williams, the Kittitian gold medallist, fell to second with 57.25.Silver for JonesAccording to official results, CARIFTA champion Akela Jones, cleared 1.81 metres to tie for first place with Catherine Nina of the Dominican Republic. However, a team official last night indicated that Jones was awarded a silver medal.Shakera Hall had a big personal best of 43.31 to finish second in the Under-17 Girls’ 300m hurdles, while Tramaine Maloney (54.51) and Dario Scantlebury (55.52) finished second and third respectively again behind gold medallist Stephen Newbold (54.25) of The Bahamas as they did at CARIFTA in the Boys’ Under-17 400m hurdles.Shavonne Husbands was sixth (12.31) in the Under-17 Girls’ 100m; Deon Hope fifth among the Under-17 Boys’ 100m in 11.08 seconds, and Shekeim Greaves sixth in the Under-20 Boys’ event in 10.74 seconds. (SAT)