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Athletes qualify for int’l meets

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Athletes qualify for int’l meets

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FORMER CARIFTA GAMES’ junior boys’ 800 metres gold medalist Jerad Mason has qualified both the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Juniors and World Junior Championships in the Under-20 boys’ 400 metres hurdles.
Mason clocked an impressive 52.58 seconds in finishing second to the more heralded hurdler Kion Joseph, who won the event in 52.52 seconds as the two-day Barbados Olympians Classic climaxed at the National Stadium, on Sunday night.
Sprint hurdler Michael Nicholls, who has already qualified for CAC Juniors in the boys’ Under-18 110-metre hurdles and the same event at World Juniors, also ran a CAC Juniors’ qualifying time of 21.57 seconds in winning the Under-18 boys’ 200 metres.
Tristan Whitehall also qualified for the NACAC Under-23 Championship in Canada, August 8 to 10 with a winning put of 16.12 metres in the men’s shot-put.
The CAC Juniors will be held in Morelia, Mexico, July 4 to 6 while the World Juniors are slated for Eugene, United States, July 22 to 27.  (EZS)