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In the boys’ U20 400m semifinals at the 51st Carifta Games hosted at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada, Malachi Austin of Guyana delivered a remarkable performance, slashing more than 2 seconds off his personal best to emerge as the fastest qualifier.

He claimed victory in heat 4 of the U20 boys’ one-lap event with a swift time of 46.80 seconds. Following him was Joshiem Sylvester from Grenada, securing second place with a time of 47.29 seconds, while Jaylen Bennett of St. Kitts finished third with a time of 48.50 seconds.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyrell Thomas dominated the boys’ U20 400m semifinal 3, crossing the finish line first with a strong time of 47.59 seconds. Zion Shepherd from the Bahamas closely followed in second place with a time of 47.62 seconds, while Keiron Haynes from Barbados finished third with a time of 48.80 seconds.

In the boys’ U20 400m semifinal 1, Marcino Rose of Jamaica showcased his speed, securing victory with a time of 47.74 seconds. Taigon Peterkin from Grenada followed in second place with a time of 47.92 seconds, while Osei Gardner of Antigua and Barbuda finished third with a time of 49.08 seconds.

Tianna Springer Leads Girls’ U20 400m Prelims at Carifta Games

Among the girls in the U20 400m prelims, Tianna Springer of Guyana demonstrated her prowess with the fastest time of 52.80 seconds. Shanque Williams from Jamaica closely trailed behind with a time of 53.76 seconds, while Tyhra Charles from the Virgin Islands finished third with a time of 54.39 seconds.

Narissa McPherson of Guyana clinched the victory in the first semi-final, getting home in 54.03 seconds. Abigail Campbell from Jamaica closely trailed in second place with a time of 54.23 seconds, while Shania Adderley of the Bahamas finished third with a time of 54.50 seconds.

In the boys’ U17 400m semifinal 2, Grenada’s Kemron Mathlyn emerged victorious with a time of 49.09 seconds. Eagan Neely from the Bahamas secured second place with a time of 49.51 seconds, while Kaidon Persaud from Guyana finished third with a time of 49.53 seconds.

Jamaica’s Nickcoy Bramwell led the boys’ U17 400m semifinal 1 with a time of 50.23 seconds. Shavano Nixon from the Bahamas followed in second place with a time of 50.39 seconds, while Aidan Moore from Barbados finished third with a time of 51.03 seconds.

Currently, Jamaica leads the medal standings at the Carifta Games 2024 after the opening session, with two gold medals. Antigua and Barbuda secured one gold, while the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago each earned a silver medal. St. Kitts and Nevis closely trail behind.

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