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CARIFTA 2014 DAY 3 UPDATES – Golden Clarke; T&T 2nd

By Kwame Laurence in Fort de France

UPDATE 2: Kayelle Clarke struck gold for Trinidad and Tobago on the third and final day of the 2014 Carifta Games, here in Fort de France, Martinique, today.

Clarke won the girls’ under-20 200 metres in a wind-aided 23.10 seconds.

There was gold too for T&T in the boys’ under-20 4x400m. Asa Guevara, Nathan Farinha, Theon Lewis and Machel Cedenio topped the field in three minutes, 06.02 seconds.

T&T finished second at the Games with six gold medals, seven silver, and 12 bronze. Jamaica (42 gold, 34 silver, 12 bronze) finished first, while third spot went to Barbados (five gold, five silver, six bronze).

Akela Jones received the Austin Sealy Award for being the most outstanding athlete at the meet. The Barbadian earned three individual gold medals. The selection was made by the newly-formed Caribbean Alliance for Sports Journalists Association (CASJA).

Andwuelle Wright jumped 7.38 metres to seize silver for T&T in the boys’ under-18 long jump.

England-based Nicholas Landeau clocked 1:51.86 to bag bronze in the boys’ under-20 800m.

Ruebin Walters was third in the boys’ under-20 110m hurdles in 13.57 seconds.

Jeminise Parris bagged bronze in the girls’ under-18 100m hurdles in 13.79 seconds.

T&T earned silver in the girls’ under-20 4x400m in 3:46.11.

And in the boys’ under-18 4x400m, T&T picked up bronze in 3:13.77.

 

UPDATE 1: Kenejah Williams took Trinidad and Tobago’s medal tally at the 2014 Carifta Games, here in Fort de France, Martinique, to 17, with a 16.55 metres throw in today’s boys’ under-20 shot put.

Williams earned silver in the event, behind Jamaican Demar Gayle (16.72m) and ahead of Barbadian Romario Antoine (16.42m).

Asha James was fourth in the girls’ under-20 javelin with a 37.91m effort. The other T&T athlete in the event, Akidah Briggs threw  37.19m to finish fifth. Dominica’s Shanee Angol won with a big 49.66m hurl.

Going into the final session of Carifta 2014, T&T have four gold medals, five silver and eight bronze.

Later today, T&T will chase precious metal in the sprint hurdles, 800m, 200m and 4x400m events, and will also battle for honours in the boys’ under-20 5,000m, boys’ under-18 long jump, boys’ under-20 discus and girls’ under-20 javelin.

 

kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

 

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