Jamaica closed out Sunday’s (17 April) second day of Carifta Games 2022 with two record-breaking performances.
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The team of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brianna Lyston and Tia Clayton combined to smash the World U20 girls’ 4x100m relay record after crossing the finish line in smashing time of 42.58 seconds to lower the old mark of 42.94, which the Caribbean powerhouse set at the World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, last summer.
Lyston was the only change to the team from Nairobi. Lyston’s Hydel High School teammate Kerrica Hill was the fourth runner. Hill, who ran 11.16 at Champs, didn’t make the Carifta Games team.
Meanwhile, although the U20 boys 4x100m relay team missed the World U20 record, the powerful quartet of Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, Bryan Levell, DeAndre Daley and Sandrey Davison stormed to victory in 39.15 seconds to break the Carifta Games previous record from 39.38, set in 2014.
Fynn Armstrong of Barbados won the U17 boys’ 3,000m final in 9:21.31 ahead of Demetrie Meyers of Belize at 9:33.42. Samantha Pryce of Jamaica ran 10:40.07 to win the U20 girls’ 3,000m final.
Jamaica won three of four 400m hurdles at Carifta Games.
Jamaicans Princewell Martin 53.00 and Jordan Mowatt 54.40 finished 1-2 in the U17 boys’ 400m hurdles final. Jamaica’s Roshawn Clarke, 50.68, beat Shamiar Bain of Antigua and Barbuda, 52.83 in the U20 boys’ 400m hurdles.
Safhia Hinds 58.96 and Shackelia Green 59.77 finished 1-2 for Jamaica in the U20 girls’ 400m hurdles final.
Michelle Smith of the US Virgin Islands took the U17 girls’ 400m hurdles in 58.61 ahead of Jamaicans Jody-Ann Daley, 1:02.22 and Deandra Harris, 1:02.26.
Second Carifta Games for Adaejah Hodge
Hodge of BVI won the U17 girls’ long jump with a 6.20m (4.1m/s wind) over Jamaicans Shemonique Hazel 5.85m(1.4m/s) and Rohanna Sudlow 5.84 (2.5m/s). She won the 100m title on the first day and is favourite for the 200m on Monday’s final day.
Guyanese Aniesha Gibbons threw 42.54m to win the U20 girls’ javelin. Treneese Eloui Hamilton of Dominica threw 14.58m to win the U20 girls’ shot put.
Jamaica’s Shania Myers scored 5,006 points to win the U20 girls’ heptathlon.
Jaydon Hibberr leapt 7.62m to take the U20 boys’ long jump title.
Jamaicans Chavez Penn, 14.63m and Euan Young, 14.32m, finished ahead of Bahamas’ Jonathan Rogers, 13.99m, in the U17 boys’ triple jump.
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