Jamaica dominate opening day of Carifta Games

Jamaica had garnered 30 medals including 12 gold just before the end of competition on Saturday’s opening day of the 46th staging of the Carifta Track and Field Championships in Curacao. Team captains Christopher Taylor and Junelle Bromfield were among the gold medallists.

Taylor sped to 45.97 seconds to win the Under-20 boys 400 meters while Bromfield posted 53.81 to win the Under-20 girls equivalent.

Antonio Watson also won the Under-18 boys equivalent, clocking 47.86 seconds to win ahead of compatriot Ramone Lindo 47.99.

Jamaica won all 1500 meter titles with Ackeen Colley taking  the Under-20 boys title in 3:55.83, Britnie Dixon the Under- 20 girls equivalent in 4:58.00 ahead of teammate Kara Grant and it was also 1-2 in the Under-18 boys event with Renardo Johnson winning ahead of compatriot   Tyrese Reid.

Rojae Stona was among the records, heaving to a new mark of 66.41 meters to win the Under- 20 boys discus ahead of compatriot Kevin Nedrick 60.38 meters

It was also 1-2 for Jamaica in the girls Under-18 high jump with Janique Burger taking gold with 1.77m ahead of Lamara Distin 1.74m.

In the blue ribbon event the 100m, Jamaica won only one gold through Kevona Davis who took the Under-18 girls title in 11.62seconds. Competition resumes on Sunday.



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