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Enthralling action on Day Two at the CARIFTA Games

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Enthralling action on Day Two at the CARIFTA Games
US Virgin Islands' Star Michelle Smith

Another thrilling day of action unfolded on Day Two at the 51st CARIFTA Games held at the Kirani James Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada. Jamaica won three out of the four one-lap hurdles finals on Sunday (31 March).

Robert Miller set a new record of 52.19 seconds in the U17 boys’ 400m hurdles. Michelle Smith of the US Virgin Islands continued her
unbeaten streak at the CARIFTA Games winning the U20 Girls 400m hurdles in 56.28 seconds. ALSO READ: Nickecoy Bramwell’s Reaction to Breaking Usain Bolt’s Record at Carifta Games

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The Bahamas showed their prowess in the field events. Joshua Williams sailed over the bar when it was raised to 2m to claim his second gold of the Games. He had earlier won the U17 Boys’ long jump title. His compatriots, Tasha Stubbs and Vanessa Sawyer, finished first and second, respectively, in the U20 Girls’ Javelin Throw.

The Bahamas also claimed the top spot in the U17 Girls’ long jump, with J’kaiyah Rolle cutting the sand at 5.77m. Kaden Cartwright won the U20 Boys’ Javelin Throw with 67.34m.

The Jamaicans also enjoyed a fair amount of success in the field events. Rickoy Hunter won the U20 boys’ long jump with a 7.48m leap on his final attempt, surpassing Bernard Kemp (7.40m) from the Bahamas and Teon Haynes (7.32m) from Guyana. Kimeka Smith won the U20 Girls’ Shot Put, pushing the heavy metal ball out to 13.68m. Chavez Penn hardly broke a sweat in winning the U20 Boys’ high
jump with a clearance of 2.13m.

The 4x100m relays provided lots of excitement and one major surprise. Jamaica, who had won three relays in a row, seemed set for another victory when they were beaten by Trinidad and Tobago in an electrifying U20 Boys’ 4x100m final. The smooth-changing Trinidadians held their composure to thwart the fierce challenge of the Jamaicans winning in 40.45 seconds.

The mixed relay final brought the curtains down with Guyana outclassing the field to win in a new Games record of 3.23.51.

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