Addison takes silver in javelin
GEORGE TOWN – The versatile Vivica Addison won Barbados’ second medal at the 48th CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Stadium here Sunday morning following Caleb Massiah’s Under-17 Boys’ long jump gold on Saturday night.
Addison, also part of Barbados’ successful netball team at the Jean Pierre Championships in Antigua and Barbuda, last month, captured silver in the Under-17 Girls’ javelin with a best throw of 39.70 metres.
After starting with a foul, Addison threw 37.05 metres and followed up with her medal-winning throw. She then hurled the spear 37.76 metres before fouling the last two attempts.
Her compatriot Vanessa Greaves struggled in the windy conditions and was fifth with a best effort of 29.16 metres as she failed to get over the 30-metre mark.
Tramaine Smith was fourth in his heat but qualified for tonight’s Under-20 Boys’ 100 final as one of the fastest finishers after clocking 21.27 seconds (wind: +3.7).
Despite the favourable windy conditions, Jameel Walkes-Miller failed to advance to after also finishing fourth in his heat in 21.65 seconds, (wind: +3.0).
Ashley Lowe also failed to progress after coming fifth in the Under-20 Girls’ 200 metres in 24.57 seconds (wind: 2.2).
Both Roneldo Rock (1:58.38 minutes) who was third in his heat and Tafari Bishop (1:58.47), who was fourth in the first heat, qualified for the Under-20 Boys’ 800 final.
Jamaican race favourite Kimar Farquharson (1:58.08) won the second heat in 1:58.08 but could be censured for a display of sportsmanship in helping Cayman Islands’ Michael Smikle (1:58.13) who was second, to cross the finish line.