Beckles misses Worlds standard
OLYMPIAN Kierre Beckles won her women’s 100-metres hurdles race easily but still missed out on qualification for the IAAF World Championships in London on the first day of the Athletic Association of Barbados’ May Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Hunting the qualifying standard of 12.98 seconds, Beckles, who is based in Barbados this year, only managed 13.32 seconds competing against former CARIFTA Games’ athlete Danielle Scantlebury (14.65).
Hannah Connell won the Under-18 section in 14.17 and returned after sunset to clock a personal best 12.02 seconds while winning the women’s 100 metres.
CARIFTA Games’ Under-20 boys’ silver medallist Jaquone Hoyte once again qualified for the July 21-23 Pan American Junior Games in Peru by winning the men’s marquee 100 metres in 10.38 seconds.
Joshua Walcott easily brushed aside the field in the men’s 400, clocking 47.80 seconds. Hurdler Kion Joseph (48.24) was second.
On the field, Anderson Greaves leapt 7.13 metres to win the men’s long jump from CARIFTA Games’ octathlon gold medallist, Aaron Worrell (6.93).
Triston Gibbons hurled the discus 48.01 metres en route to victory in the Under-20 boys’ category while Romario Antoine was the men’s champion with 48.79 metres.