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CARIFTA GAMES LIVE UPDATES DAY 1

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

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Five day one medals for T&T

Team T&T go into the second day of competition, here in Hamilton, with three silver medals and two bronze.

Glasgow closing in on precious metal

After three events in the girls' open pentathlon, Ayana Glasgow is in third spot. Glasgow topped the high jump with a 1.58m clearance. She clocked 15.84 seconds to finish third in the 100m hurdles. And in the shot put, the T&T athlete was third with a 7.79m throw.

Glasgow has so far accumulated 1,832 points.

Spann fourth

T&T’s Kernesha Spann clocked 57.80 seconds to finish fourth in the girls’ under-20 400m.

Bahamian Rashan Brown got gold in 54.92, while Jamaicans Olivia James (55.35) and Genekee Leith (56.68) picked up silver and bronze, respectively.

Douglas earns century bronze

T&T’s Nicholas Douglas clocked a wind-aided 10.69 seconds to capture bronze in the boys’ under-17 100m dash. In a close finish, Bahamian Cliff Resias won in 10.67, from Jamaican Michael O’Hara (10.68). T&T’s Ron Wright was seventh in 10.92.

Briggs gets javelin silver

Akidah Briggs seized silver for T&T in the girls’ under-17 javelin. The Toco thrower hurled the spear 37.64 metres.

Gold went to Tynell Gumbs, the British Virgin Islands thrower producing a big 41.46m effort. Dominica’s Shanee Angol (35.71m) had to settle for bronze.

Silver for Cedenio

Machel Cedenio earned silver in the boys’ under-20 400 metres final.

Bahamian O’Jay Ferguson won in 47.32 seconds, while Cedenio clocked 47.93 to finish well ahead of the bronze medallist, Jamaican Lennox Williams (48.53).

London bags bronze

Mark London bagged bronze in the boys' under-20 1500m. The T&T runner returned a time of four minutes, 09.64 seconds.

Jamaican Orane Wint secured gold in 4:06.05, beating St Lucia's Edgar Marbeq (4:06.34) into second spot.

Holder, Berkley bow out

Jonathan Holder and Jesse Berkley bowed out of the boys' under-20 100m event. With just one sprinter from each of the four heats advancing automatically to the final, the T&T sprinters were up against it.

Holder finished fourth in heat two and 13th overall in a wind-aided 10.84 seconds, while Berkley was third in heat one and 16th overall in a windy 10.96.

Douglas, Wright in boys' under-17 100 final

T&T sprinters, Nicholas Douglas and Ron Wright advanced to the final of the boys' under-17 100m event.

Douglas finished third in heat two in a wind-assisted 10.86 seconds to progress automatically. In heat one, Wright finished fourth in a windy 10.98 to secure a "fastest loser" berth in the final.

The championship race is scheduled for 7.20 this evening (TT time).

Glasgow in contention in pentathlon

After two events in the girls' open pentathlon, T&T's Ayana Glasgow is in third spot. Glasgow clocked 15.84 seconds to finish third in the 100m hurdles. And in the shot put, she was third with a 7.79 metres throw.

Glasgow has so far accumulated 1,120 points.

Freeman 5th in high jump

The second session on day one of the 2012 Carifta Games gets under way in about 20 minutes. T&T picked up silver in the early session, Kenejah Williams finishing second with a personal best throw of 16.75 metres. The other T&T athlete in the event, Shaquille Singuineau copped sixth spot with a 13.89m throw - also a personal best.

In the girls' under-17 high jump, T&T's Meriah Freeman finished fifth with a 1.55 metres clearance.

Cedenio cruises into 400 final

Machel Cedenio cruised into the boys' under-20 400 metres final.

The T&T athlete won heat two in 50.07 seconds to qualify third fastest. Bahamian O'Jay Ferguson topped heat one in 49.89.

Cedenio captured the boys' under-17 200/400 double in 2011.

Shot put silver for Kenejah

Good morning, and welcome to the 2012 Carifta Games, at the National Stadium, here in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Kenejah Williams put Trinidad and Tobago on the medal table in the first session of the regional junior championships. The Tobago thrower produced a personal best of 16.75 metres to seize silver in the boys' under-17 shot put.

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