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Carifta qualifiers

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce, [email protected]

Carifta qualifiers

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WITH ONLY THE Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC) to go, the number of local athletes meeting the CARIFTA qualifying standards now stands at 22.

Add Kamille Gaskin-Griffith and Tenielle Chapman-Goodluck to the list, after the two produced outstanding performances on the final evening of the National Junior Championships.

In front of a decent-sized crowd at the National Stadium on Sunday, Gaskin-Griffith surpassed the required 4150 points to qualify for the gruelling heptathlon.

The 17-year-old of Proformers Track Club not only won the deciding 800 metres ahead of Trishan Holder, but totalled 4242 points when she crossed the finish line in 2:42.87 seconds.

Gaskin-Griffith, a student of Queens College, became the first female junior athlete to qualify for the event since Ayanna Morgan back in 2015.


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