Vivica qualifies for Carifta

Multi-talented athlete Vivica Addison is the latest locally-based CARIFTA Games qualifier.

The national netballer set a new National Junior Championships’ meet record as she hurled the javelin 43.95 metres during competition at the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon to comfortably surpass the CARIFTA standard of 39.50 metres for Under-20 girls.

Asabi Callender, who qualified at the Louis Lynch Championships with a meet equalling 41.94 metres when her Rising Stars’ colleague Addison (39.31) narrowly missed the mark, was second this time with a best effort of 37.17 metres.

Over at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex where the track events were contested, Talons’ Ross Walrond (47.71) narrowly pipped Quantum Leap’s Josiah Parris (47.93) as they once again dipped under the qualifying standard of 48.25 seconds in an exciting Under-20 Boys’ 400 metres final.

Elite Distance Programme’s (EDP) Jahleel Armstrong (48.42) was third, just missing out while Savion Hoyte failed to reach the final. (EZS)

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