Bajans deliver three medals in the field events

Barbados’ medal tally at the 49th CARIFTA Games in Kingston, Jamaica now stands at four.

Following Layla Haynes’ bronze in the Under-20 girls’ 1500 metres event yesterday, three other Barbadian athletes delivered the goods on a bright and sunny Easter Sunday morning here at the National Stadium.

It was the island’s best session of the games so far and it all started in the Under-20 girls’ javelin.

There was double delight as Vivica Addison captured silver with a throw of 41.92 metres in her swansong outing at the region’s most prestigious junior track and field event.

Then her teammate Vanessa Greaves secured a first CARIFTA medal with bronze. Greaves’ throw was 41.17 metres. The event was won by Guyana’s Anisha Gibbons (42.54).

Aren Spencer won bronze in the Under-20 boys’ long jump. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

About an hour later, Aren Spencer won bronze in the Under-20 boys’ long jump with a personal best leap of 7.48 metres.

Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert took gold with 7.62 metres while Uroy Ryan of St Vincent and the Grenadines (7.52) secured silver.

On the track, Amani Mascoll-Beckles (21.69) advanced to the semi-finals of the Under-20 boys’ 200-metre, along with Josiah Parris (22.12).

Meantime, Kadia Rock is also safely through to the Under-17 girls’ 200-metre semi-finals after finishing second in her heat in 25.81 seconds.

Ashlyn Simmons advanced to the Under 17 girls’ 800-metre final in 2:20.37 minutes.

Jaleel Armstrong finished ninth in the 1:58.34 in the Under-20 boys’ 800-metre preliminaries. (AGB)


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