Athletes qualify for int’l meets
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)