Alana Reid Qualifies with Ease for Under-20 Girls' 100-Metre Semifinals at Carifta Games

Alana Reid of Jamaica comfortably secured her place in the semi-final round of the Under-20 girls’ 100-metre at the 50th Carifta Games with an impressive victory on Saturday (8 April).

Running from lane 2 in heat 2, Reid got off to a strong start and maintained her pace throughout the race to finish first in a time of 11.57 seconds, ahead of Shatalya Dorsett (11.92) and Reneisha Andrews (12.21).

In heat 3, Alexis James of Jamaica and Sanaa Frederick of Trinidad and Tobago engaged in a thrilling battle to the finish line. James led for most of the race, but Frederick managed to edge her out at the line, winning in 11.47 seconds to James’ 11.51.

All will return for the semifinals later in the afternoon session. ALSO READ: Heartbreak for Jamaica’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie as Injury Derails Under-20 Boys’ 100m Race

However, the highly anticipated U-20 girls’ 100-metre race at the 50th Carifta Games was marred by the absence of Adaejah Hodge from the British Virgin Islands.

Hodge was expected to compete in the heats but did not show up, leaving fans disappointed. According to information received by, travel issues and a snowstorm in the United States had affected the team’s travel plans to the Bahamas, leading to Hodge’s absence.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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