CARIFTA 2014 DAY 2 UPDATES - Two more gold medals for T&T

By Kwame Laurence in Fort de France

UPDATE 2: Shakeil Waithe and Kevin Roberts earned gold medals for Trinidad and Tobago on day two of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort de France, Martinique, today.

Waithe topped the boys’ under-20 javelin field with a 67.57 metres throw, while Kevin Roberts accumulated 5,696 points for victory in the boys’ octathlon.

Omari Benoit cleared the bar at 2.00m to earn bronze for T&T in the boys’ under-18 high jump.

Ruebin Walters repeated as bronze medallist in the boys’ under-20 400m hurdles, the T&T athlete getting home in a personal best 51.68 seconds.

Okeen Williams topped the field in 50.99, forcing his fellow-Jamaican Marvin Williams to settle for silver in 51.22.

The other T&T athlete in the race, Aaron Lewis clocked 55.85 to finish eighth.

Jeminise Parris clocked 1:02.22 for fourth spot in the girls’ under-18 400m hurdles. And in the girls’ under-20 400m hurdles, Antonia Attale was seventh in 1:07.51.

There were three sprint relay medals for T&T, today.

The girls’ under-20 4x100m team picked up silver in 45.32 seconds. The boys’ under-20 quartet claimed bronze in 40.71. And in the boys’ under-18 event, T&T clocked 42.41 to secure bronze.

T&T earned nine medals on day one, and added seven more today for a total of 16—four  gold, four silver, and eight bronze.


UPDATE 1: Trinidad and Tobago’s Marielle Pierre finished fourth in the girls’ under-20 discus with a 39.48 metres throw, on day two of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort de France, Martinique, today.

Terry Frederick won the opening heat in one minute, 59.18 seconds to qualify automatically for tomorrow’s boys’ under-18 800 metres final. His T&T teammate, Jeremiah Hamilton was eliminated after finishing fourth in heat three in 2:00.22.

Boys’ under-20 1500m silver medallist Nicholas Landeau will face the starter in the 800m final. He finished second in heat one in 1:53.73 to progress automatically.

Ashton Gill, however, was eliminated, his 1:56.79 clocking in finishing fourth in heat two proving too slow for a “fastest loser” championship race berth. In yesterday’s 1500m, Gill was seventh in 4:07.51.

In the girls’ under-18 800m final, T&T will be represented by Je-Risa James, who finished fourth in heat one in 2:20.08 to book a spot as a “fastest loser”.

And Elia Nero, seventh in yesterday’s girls’ under-20 1500m in 5:10.83, will battle for two-lap honours tomorrow.

The boys’ under-18 100m final was re-run, this morning. Raheem Chambers and Waseem Williams finished one-two for Jamaica, clocking 10.27 and 10.33, respectively. Bahamian Javan Martin (10.54) was third. T&T sprinter Akanni Hislop clocked 10.75 for fifth spot, while his teammate, Adell Colthrust was sixth in 10.79.

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