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No medals for Barbados as CARIFTA gets underway

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

No medals for Barbados as CARIFTA gets underway

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BARBADOS’ SOLE MEDAL HOPE Yuriko Harewood finished in eighth place as the FLOW 2016 CARIFTA Games got underway in St George’s today at the Grenada National Stadium.

Competing in the Under-18 girls’ high jump, Harewood cleared 1.65 metres to finish out of medal contention, as Jamaica’s Shiann Salmon and Lamara Distin took gold and silver, respectively at 1.82 and 1.77 metres.

There were no heats in the 100 metres so runners will start with the semi-finals this evening, but Barbados’ three competitors in the 400 metres all advanced. Tiana Bowen (56.34), Antoni Hoyte-Small (48.55) and Sada Williams (53.69) will line up for the final tonight.

Ramarco Thompson and Josiah Beckles made contrasting starts to the octathlon. Thompson fell from third to seventh after a fast start in the 100 metres (see results below), while Beckles recovered from a poor start in the 100 to move from 11th to sixth place after the long jump.

Ayanna Morgan is currently in sixth place in the heptathlon.

logo-carfta-gamesIn the other field events, Trinidad and Tobago’s Tyriq Horsford retained the Under-18 boys’ javelin gold with a monster throw of 73 metres flat, erasing the 70.73 he did last year. The silver medal went to Dominica’s Keyon Burton (64.87), and bronze to Adrian Thomas of Grenada with 60.97m.

However, the first medal of the morning went to Lacee Barnes of Cayman Islands with 14.90 metres in the Under-18 girls’ shot put.

The second session starts at 3 p.m. with the opening ceremony.

Results from the first session of the 2016 FLOW CARIFTA Games at the Grenada National Stadium, St Georges. Abbreviations: CAY – Cayman Islands, TTO – Trinidad and Tobago, JAM – Jamaica, BER – Bermuda, BAR – Barbados, DCA – Dominica, GRN – Grenada, BAH – The Bahamas.

Under-18 Girls’ Shot Put

1. Lacee Barnes (CAY) 14.90 metres, 2. Ianna Roach (TTO) 14.49m, 3. Aiko Jones (JAM) 14.32m

Under-17 Girls’ High Jump

1. Shiann Salmon (JAM) 1.82 metres, 2. Lamara Distin (JA) 1.77m, 3. Sakari Famous (BER) 1.77m, 8. Yuriko Harewood (BAR) 1.65m

Under-18 Boys’ Javelin (Record)

1. Tyriq Horsford (TTO) 73.00 metres, 2. Keyon Burton (DCA) 64.87m, 3. Adrian Thomas (GRN) 60.97m

Open Girls’ Heptathlon 100M Hurdles

1. Janell Fullerton (JAM) 14.26 seconds, 2. Anya Akili (TTO) 14.76, Zinedine Russell (JAM) 15.10, 4. Ayanna Morgan (BAR) 15.29

Open Boys’ Octathlon 100 Metres

1. Kendrick Thompson (BAH) 10.75 seconds, 2. Marcus Brown (JAM) 10.94, 3. Ramarco Thompson (BAR) 11.03, 11. Josiah Beckles (BAR) 11.47

Open Girls’ Heptathlon High Jump

1. Julianne Dorothal (ARU) 1.60m, 2. Anya Akili (TTO) 2.60m, 3. Zinedine Russell (JAM) 1.60m, 8. Ayanna Morgan (BAR) 1.45m

Open Boys’ Octathlon Long Jump

1. Marcus Brown (JAM) 6.74 metres, 2. Josiah Beckles (BAR) 6.66m, 3. Darren Madoo (GRN) 5.63m, 11. Ramarco Thompson (BAR) 6.16m