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Three more CAC medals

Sherrylyn A. Toppin

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TWO silver medals and one bronze early yesterday afternoon took the Barbados tally to nine (1G-5S-3B) at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships in the Dominican Republic.Akela Jones and Shakera Hall both won their second silver medal in as many days. Jones, who was second in the high jump on the first day, was also second in the Under-17 Girls’ long jump with a winning leap of 5.74 metres. This was an improvement from the CARIFTA Games (5.26m) where she was locked out of the medals.As she did at CARIFTA, Jamaica’s Chanice Porter won the event with 5.91m. Barbadian Tanice Watson was seventh with 5.24m.Hall followed up her medal in the 300m hurdles with another silver in the 100m hurdles in a time of 14.80 seconds, running into a 3.8 headwind.Jerrad Mason won the final medal in the early evening, finishing third in the Under-17 Boys’ 400 metres with a personal best 48.13 seconds.Sadé-Mariah Greenidge fell short in her medal hunt. After a personal best 14.27 seconds in the heats of the Under-20 girls’ 100m hurdles which was third overall, she finished fourth in 14.83 seconds in a 3.2 headwind.Sonia Gaskin (56.60) was fourth in the Under-17 Girls’ 400m hurdles and Shaquille Alleyne was eighth in the men’s event in 48.89. Sadé Sealy (55.78) did not advance to the women’s final.In the field events, John Jones was fourth in the Under-20 Boys’ javelin with 60.07 metres and late Friday night, Charles Greaves was also fourth in the Under-17 Boys’ triple jump with 14.46m.In the girls’ heptathlon, Shavonté Bradshaw was in third place prior to the 200 metres, but failed to finish that event, and has certainly lost out on a medal.