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Bahamas to host Carifta 2013 - Carifta Games Live Updates Day 3

By Kwame Laurence in Hamilton kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

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Bahamas to host Carifta 2013

Bahamas will host the 2013 edition of the Carifta Games.

This is the final Express Online update from Carifta 2012. Thanks for logging in to www.trinidadexpress.com for our updates, and remember to check out our Facebook page for all the reports and interviews we conducted here in Hamilton, Bermuda.

T&T third on medal table

T&T finished third on the medal table with six gold medals, nine silver and seven bronze. The Jamaicans were first with 34 gold medals, 25 silver and 19 bronze, while second spot went to Bahamas - 14 gold medals, 14 silver and 12 silver.

Mile relay silver

T&T's boys' under-20 and boys' under-17 teams picked up 4x400 metres silver.

In other day three results:

Reubin Walters finished fourth in the boys’ under-20 110m hurdles final in 14.02 seconds, while his T&T teammate, Kuniba Stewart got to the line in 14.67 to cop seventh spot;

Shaunna Downey (39.57m) and Marielle Pierre (34.97m) were fourth and eighth, respectively in the girls’ under-20 discus;

the T&T combination of Dawnell Collymore, Kernesha Spann, Cherisse Murray and Domonique Williams finished fourth in the girls' under-20 4x400m in 4:07.37;

Jereem Richards copped fifth spot in the boys’ under-20 200m final in 21.41 seconds;

And Collymore was a starter, but a non-finisher in the girls’ open 3,000m.

Landeau earns 5,000 silver

T&T's Nicholas Landeau seized silver in the boys' under-20 5,000m. He returned a time of 15 minutes, 54.64 seconds. Jamaican Orane Wint topped the field in 15:27.05, while bronze went to Bermuda's Juma Mouchette (16:13.41).

Wright jumps to victory

Andwuelle Wright produced a personal best 6.84 metres jump to grab gold for T&T in the boys' under-17 long jump.

Farinha strikes gold

Jonathan Farinha struck gold for T&T in the boys' under-17 200m. He clocked a personal best 21.28 seconds.

Walcott completes hat-trick

Keshorn Walcott completed a hat-trick of Carifta Games boys' under-20 javelin triumphs. He won with a huge 77.59 metres throw - a Carifta record, a Central American and Caribbean (CAC) junior (under-20) record, and a T&T junior record.

Walcott improves CAC junior mark

Keshorn Walcott improved on his Central American and Caribbean (CAC) junior (under-20) record in the fifth round. The 77.59 metres throw is also a new Carifta record.

Walcott breaks Carifta record

Keshorn Walcott smashed his own Carifta Games boys' under-20 javelin record in the very first round of the competition. Chasing a hat-trick of titles, the T&T athlete threw 74.81 metres to take the lead and erase the 72.04m record he had established last year.

Parris gets another silver

Jeminise Parris followed up on her girls'  under-17 300m hurdles silver, yesterday, with a medal of the same colour in the 100m hurdles. The T&T athlete clocked 14.30 seconds to finish behind Jamaican Yanique Thompson (13.67) and ahead of Guadeloupe's Elsa Plante (14.43).

George 4th in javelin

Precious George finished fourth in the boys' under-17 javelin. The T&T field athlete's best throw was 53.69 metres.

Jereem advances

Jereeem Richards won heat two in the  boys' under-20 200m in 21.31 seconds to advance automatically to the final. The T&T athlete was the second fastest qualifier.

The heat one winner, Turks and Caicos Islands sprinter Delano Williams clocked 21.14. The other T&T entrant, Asa Guevara finished fourth in heat one in 22.16 and did not qualify for the final.

St Louis 8th in long jump

Alisha St Louis finished eighth in the girls' under-17 long jump. The T&T athlete's best leap in the competition was 5.24m.

Farinha cruises into 200 final

Jonathan Farinha cruised into the boys' under-17 200 metres final. The T&T sprinter topped heat three in 21.91 seconds to advance as the fastest qualifier.

Bronze for Romeo

Hezekiel Romeo bagged bronze in the boys' under-20 shot put with a 17.95 metres throw. Jamaicans Ashinia Miller (18.96m) and Emmanuel Onyia (18.89m) earned gold and silver, respectively.

Walters, Stewart in sprint hurdles final

Ruebin Walters and Kuniba Stewart qualified for the boys' under-20 110 metres hurdles final. Walters was second in heat one in 14.46 seconds, the T&T athlete advancing automatically to the championship race. Stewart clocked 14.55 to finish fifth in heat two. His clocking, though, earned him a "fastest loser" berth in the final.

T&T third after two days

Good morning. Welcome to our third day coverage of the 2012 Carifta Games here in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Trinidad and Tobago have three gold medals, five silver and six bronze, and are third on the medal table, going into the final day of the meet. The Jamaicans are runaway leaders with 25 gold medals, 13 silver and 12 bronze, while second spot is occupied by Bahamas - nine gold medals, eight silver, 8 bronze.

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