Medals & National Records highlight Carifta Games 2017
Leading the pack on both fronts was D’Jimon Gumbs who picked up Silver Medals in the Shot Put and Discuss as well as established a new Youth National Shot Put Record of 17.58m, having broken his own previous record of 17.20m.
He did the same in the discus, establishing a new National Youth Record of 60.43m.
In the U20 Female Division, Akira Phillip grabbed Javelin Silver with a throw of 44.63m and earned a New National Junior and Senior record, breaking the old record of 41.70 m established by Britney Peters.
Also in the same age bracket, Arianna Hayde secured Bronze in the Javelin, whilst breaking her own National Youth Record with a distance of 41.90m. She also established a new National Youth Jr and Senior record in the Heptathlon with 4197 points.
Additionally, although not reaching the podium, the 4 X 400 U18 Boys established a National Youth Record with a time of 3:24.67 and placed 6th overall, with the team consisting of Joshua Hill, Rackeel Jack, Jelani Norman and Malik John.
Other Medals did go to Kala Penn in the Triple Jump, with a leap of 12.73m, securing the Bronze and the 4 X 400 u20 Girls Relay team of Shaniyah Caul, L’T’Sha Fahie, Kala Penn and Sh’Kaida Lavacia, who won Bronze.
In other noteworthy performances, the 4 X 400 U18 girls placed 4th overall, with a team of Tashira Edwards, Zara Brown, Akrisa Eristee, and Beyonce Defreitas.
Other finalist also included:-
Diamante Gumbs – U18 Shot Put – 4th; Discus – 8th
Tashira Edwards – U18 400m – 6th overall
Beyonce Defreitas – U18 200m – 6th overall
Kala Penn – U20 Long Jump – 4th overall
Rikkoi Brathwaite – U20 100m – 5th overall
L’T’Sha Fahie - U20 100m - 6th overall
Shaniyah Caul – U20 400m – 6th overall
The 4 X 400m U20 boys consisting of K’Cei Moses, Deron Leslie, Gevon Smith and Johnt’a Charles finished 4th overall.