Day two report.
Carifta champion Pamphile wins the men’s 3000 metres, John Jones achieves treble wins.
Just over a month since taking gold in the boys under 17 3000m at the Carifta Games before his home crowd in View Fort, St. Lucia Rolston Pamphile gave another commanding performance as he took the men’s 3000m on Sunday night. Pamphile, running for his school, Choiseul Secondary, completed the 7 and ½ half laps events in 9 minutes 26.31 seconds to Christian Rock( Lodge) 9:36:53.
John Jones(Elite) swept the boys under 18 throws taking Shot Putt(16.74)/Discus(46.87) and Javelin(57.69).
Mara Weekes(Quantum Leap) completed the sprint double winning the 200m to relegated Alisha Fortune(Guyana) to second place again. Fortune ran strong curve to lead coming off the bend but Weekes showed great finishing speed to pass Fortune and win in 24.25sec(nwi) to 24.62 to add the 100m(12.10/+0.0).
Former Carifta multiple medallist Desiree Crichlow did the jumps double taking the women’s high jump with a leap 1.65 m and the triple jump 11.80m(-0.9).
Other athletes who won two gold medals:
Jamahl Burke (West Terrace Boys Under 11 100(13.89)/200(28.63)
Judeen Tyson( Gladiators, Nevis) Girls under 11 100(14.53)/200(30.21)Ramarco Thompson (Freedom Striders) Boys under 13 200 (28.24) / 400 (56.74) Akeem Wilson (Freedom Striders) Girls under 13 200 (25.09) / 400 (1:05:30) Akela Taylor (Quantum Leap) Girls under 15 100 (12.55) / 200 (25.35) Maya Milllington (BC Trac) Girls under 15 Shot Putt (5.12) / 75m Hurdles (13.01) Shavonte Bradshaw (Park) Girls under 17 Long jump (4.91) / Javelin (29.30)
Day one report
Weekes thwarts Guyana’s hopes to sweep sprints; Thorrold Murray jumps Caribbean Games qualifying standard in the men’s high jump.
Mara Weekes (Quantum Leap) won the women’s 100m in from of home crowd beating the favourite Alisha Fortune of Guyana. Weekes clocked 12.02 seconds (+0.0) to hold off the Guyanese by 0.08 seconds on the first day of the 9th annual Austin Sealy Classic at the Barbados National Stadium, in Bridgetown,Barbados.Fortune came into the finals with the fastest qualifying times of 12.02 in the preliminaries 0.02 seconds outside of the meet record set by Weekes in 2007. 18 year old Weekes finished well to hold off the 34 year Fortune. Fortune’s teammate Rawle Greene ran away with the men’s event winning in 10.71 seconds(+0.0) , after running 10.69 seconds in the heats.
Thorrold Murray (Pacers) cleared 2.13 metres to win the men’s high jump and also achieved the Caribbean Games qualifying standard (2.10 metres). 20 year old Murray beat Dwayne Layne(2.05 metres) of UWI Chillers.
17 year old John Jones (Elite) won the Boys Under 18 Shot Putt with a throw of 16.74 metres, outside of the World Youth qualifying standard of 17.40 metres. Jones returned to the field later to win the javelin throw (57.69 metres) just short of the World youth qualifying standard of 60.00 metres. That event was contested simultaneously with the men’s event which was won by Albert Reynolds (St. Lucia) with a best throw of 65.00 metres.
Tanice Watson (BC Trac) won the girls under 15 long jump with a leap of 5.36 m (nwi) beating Erica Charles (Freedom Striders) 4.42 metres.
Fabien Norgrove (Blitz) took the men’s 400m in 47.82 ahead of Jamil Jones 48.61 seconds.
The first day ended with the 4 x 100m and medley events with Rising Stars track club winning four of the seven relays (Boys and Girls under 15 sprint and medley and both under 17 sprints).