MORELIA, Mexico – Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago sprinters shared the four 100m titles on the opening day of the 2014 Central America and Caribbean Junior Championships here in Mexico.
Johnathan Farinha and Alaliyah Telesford won the senior (U20) titles for Trinidad & Tobago while Kimone Shaw and Waseem Williams were victorious in the Under-18 finals for Jamaica.
Trinidad & Tobago won three gold medals on the day, while Jamaica secured four gold, four silver and three bronze.
Farinha, in the men’s Under-20 100m final, ran 10.38 to beat Jamaica’s Edward Clarke 10.48 and Kyle Webb of Bermuda 10.55.
In the girls’ section, Trinidad & Tobago finished one-two with Alaliyah Telesford 11.47 and Zakiya Denoon 11.55. Kelanna Albury of Bermuda was third in 11.56.
Shaw won the Under-18 girls final in 11.51, just ahead of Barbadian Evelyn Tristan 11.51 while Shanice Reid, the other Jamaican in the final, finished 6th in 11.87.
In the boys’ section, Williams, who ran 10.39 in the heats earlier, returned to take the final in 10.47 ahead of Bahamian Keannu Pennerman 10.51.
Barbados’ Rivaldo Leacock won the U17 boys 400m hurdles in 51.81 ahead of Jamaican Orlando Smith 53.75. Tia Adana Belle, also of Barbados, took the girls U20 400m hurdles in 60.30secs.
Warren Portious of TnT won the U20 women’s shot put with a throw of 14.47 over Jess St. John of Antigua and Barbuda 13.29m
Jamaican other winners on the day were Monique McPherson 2:17.11 in the women’s U20 800m and Krista-Gaye Taylor 1.79m in the U20 high jump.
Clayton Brown 2.10m silver in the U20 high jump and Ryon Butler 1:55.52 in 800m, were silver medal winners for Jamaica while the bronze medals winners were Shian Salmon 1.72m in U18 high jump; Sanjae Lawrence 17.78m in U18 boys shot put and Alec-Verne Longmore 16.40 U20 boys shot put.
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