Jamaica continue to dominate medal table at Carifta Games

Jamaica continued its dominance of the medal table on Sunday’s second day of the Carifta Track and Field Championships at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada.

Among the gold medallists were record breakers Robert Miller and Jevontae Smith. Miller clocked a new record of 52.19 seconds wo win the Under 17 boys 400 metre hurdles. Teammate Francisco Williams was 3rd in 53.19. 

Smith set a new record of 18.88 metres to win the U17 boys shot put.

Other gold medallists for Jamaica on the day included Nastassia Fletcher who took victory in the U17 girls 400 metre hurdles final.

Shamer Blake clocked 51.21 to win the U20 boys 400 metre hurdles ahead of teammate Princewell Martin who was second in 51.34.

Kaydeen Johnson defended her title in the U17 girls 3000 metre final with teammate Ashara Frater taking the silver. Kimeka Smith threw 13.68 metres to win the U20 girls shot put.

Rickoy Hunter leapt 7.48 metres on his final effort to land the U20 boys long jump, while Chavez Penn registered 2.13 metres to win the U20 boys high jump.

Meanwhile, Jamaica won three of the four 4 x100 metre relays. Jamaica took victory in the U17 girls section in 45.36 seconds, while the Under 17 boys won gold in 41.30.

The U20 girls were also victorious in 43.63 seconds,  while the U20 boys took silver in 40.55 behind Trinidad and Tobago in 40.45 seconds.

Jamaica placed third in the mixed 4x400m relay in 3:30.42 behind winners Guyana in a record 3:23.51. Jamaica lead the medal table with 49, including 24 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze.



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