Carifta Games 10-13 /4 St. Lucia: Reports

 
Live Carifta Reports by Clayton Clarke (TT reporter at the Games)
 
 
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DAY 4 - MONDAY 13th April 2009
 
8:13 pm:  Kirani James won the Austin Sealy Award
             He was adjudged the most outstanding athlete of the 2009 CARIFTA Games.
             He ran 45.45 in the boys under 20 400m to beat Usain Bolt record of 46.35 seconds set in 2003 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
            
Next year's venue was surprisingly not announced.
 
6:54 pm: Trinidad and Tobago just win the Boys Under 20 4 X400 relay beating Jamaica and Grenada
  1 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'            3:10.20       
  2 Jamaica  'A'                              3:11.49       
  3 Grenada  'A'                             3:11.93       
  4 Bahamas  'A'                           3:15.35       
  5 Netherlands Antilles  'A'        3:17.46       
  6 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'                3:18.23       
  7 St. Lucia  'A'                             3:29.85       
-- Bermuda  'A'                             DQ  OOZ x1
6:45 pm: Last track event 4x400 Under 20 Males
6:35 pm: Jamaica won, Barbados second, Bahamas third, Trinidad and Tobago fourth and St. Kitts Nevis fifth.
4x400m Under 20 Females
  1 Jamaica  'A'                  3:36.21
  2 Barbados  'A'                3:41.75
  3 Bahamas  'A'                3:45.99
  4 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'    3:47.38
  5 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'      3:48.45
6:33 pm: St Kitts Nevis is in third position on the final leg of the Girls Under 20 4X400m relay
6:25 pm: 4x400m Under 17 Males
  1 Jamaica  'A'                          3:16.53
  2 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'       3:18.76
  3 Grenada  'A'                         3:24.55
  4 Bermuda  'A'                        3:26.95
  5 Bahamas  'A'                       3:29.13
  6 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'            3:32.47
-- St. Lucia  'A'                           DQ
-- Barbados  'A'                         DNF
6:06 pm: Jam won the Girls U17 4X400m ahead of Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.
    1 Jamaica  'A'                         3:38.09  New Record
    2 Bahamas  'A'                      3:45.61
    3 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'      3:50.61
    4 Barbados  'A'                      3:53.34
    5 Grenada  'A'                        3:58.00
    6 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'           4:01.19
    7 Netherlands Antilles  'A'   4:04.36
5:50 pm: 4x400m to start in a few minutes
5:20 pm: 5,000 metres underway
4:53 pm: Nickel Ashmeade and Ramone McKenzie in close battle gold. Tre Huston of Bermuda third. Shekeim Greaves, the 100m champion  pulled up  
              and jogged to the line. Wind 2.3 m/s
   1 Ashmade, Nickel            Jamaica                    20.56
    2 MC Kenzie, Ramone     Jamaica                    20.60
    3 Van Lamoen, Rachmil  N. Antilles                 21.06
    4 Houston, Tre                   Bermuda                  21.30
    5 Morain, Moriba               Trinidad & Tobago  21.40
    6 Bacchus, Kendall          Trinidad & Tobago  21.54
    7 Greaves, Shekeim         Barbados                 33.90
4:51 pm: Men's Under 20 5000m metres up next.
4:50 pm: Boys under 20 200m finalists on the line.
4:44 pm: 6th 100m Finals U-20 Female - Pemberton, Marecia  St. Kitts & Nevis  24.31s  w1.5
    1 Levy, Jura                       Jamaica                 23.20
    2 Smith, Nivea                  Bahamas               23.36
    3 Peter, Alison                  U.S.V.I.                    23.51
    4 Weeks, Mara                 Barbados               24.12
    5 Walters, Celia               Jamaica                 24.24
    6 Pemberton, Marecia    St. Kitts & Nevis    24.31
4:25 pm: Under 17 Males w1.4
    1 Murphy, Jahazeel        Jamaica                     20.97 New Record
    2 Holder, Johnathan      Trinidad & Tobago  21.36
    3 Williams, Delano        Turks & Caicos        21.62
4:15 pm: Under 17 Females w -0.4
     1 Jackson, Shericka      Jamaica                23.62
     2 Strachan, Antonique   Bahamas             23.95
     3 Brown, Rashan           Bahamas             23.97
4:10 pm: 200m Finals started
4:10 pm: Tesril Nisbett (of Prospect, Nevis, St. Kitts-Nevis) captures a Bronze medal in the Javelin Under 20 Females
3:50 pm: 100/110m Hurdles completed. 200m Finals start at 4:00 pm
2:34 pm: Girls under 20 Javelin just about to start.
2:31 pm: Girls under 17 100m Hurdles next.
2:27 pm: Men 800 Meter Run Under 20  Finals                                                                  
  1 Nero, Gavyn                  Trinidad & Tobago    1:51.75         
  2 Evans, Aaron                 Bermuda                    1:52.54         
  3 Smith, Kadeem             St. Kitts & Nevis        1:54.45         
  4 Williams, Donahue      Jamaica                      1:54.69        
  5 Moodie, Andre               Jamaica                      1:54.97 1:54.967
  6 Troeman, Jairo              N. Antilles                   1:54.97 1:54.970
  7 Walcott, Jameel            Trinidad & Tobago    1:55.20         
  8 Clarke, Darico               Bermuda                     1:57.94        
2:23 pm: Women 800 Meter Run Under 20 Finals                                                         
  1 Goule, Natoya                Jamaica                    2:09.27
  2 Tracey, Ristananna      Jamaica                    2:10.08
  3 Brooks, Alena                Trinidad & Tobago  2:10.23
  4 John, Samantha            I.V.B.                          2:10.52
  5 Sealy, Sade                    Barbados                 2:10.67
  6 Rolle, Hughnique          Bahamas                 2:15.63
  7 Bean, Alexis                    Bermuda                  2:18.41
  8 James, Jessica            Trinidad & Tobago   2:18.81
  9 Barnard, Ninfa               U.S.V.I.                       2:21.29
10 Burnside, Deshana     Bahamas                  2:22.02
-- Philia, James                  St. Lucia                    DNF
2:19 pm: Boys 800 Meter Run Under 17
  1 DA Costa, Waquar       Jamaica                 1:55.70
  2 Mascoll, Antonio           Barbados               1:56.32
  3 Mason, Jerrad               Barbados               1:57.13
  4 Grant, Earl                      Jamaica                 1:57.44
  5 Martin, Ricardo              Guyana                  1:57.93
  6 Carey, J. Audley             Bahamas              1:58.44
  7 Dill, Shaquille                Bermuda                2:00.84
  8 Furburt, Ryan                 Bermuda                2:02.54
2:18 pm: Girls 800 Meter Run Under 17 FINALS
  1 Gordon, Chris Ann       Jamaica                  2:11.43
  2 Adams, Shani               Barbados                2:13.22
  3 Gaskin, Sonia               Barbados                2:13.80
  4 Aderley, Teshon           Bahamas                2:16.47
  5 Wilson, Antonia            Grenada                  2:17.35
  6 Straker, Jevina              Guyana                    2:22.10
  7 Jonas, Janella              Guyana                    2:23.70
  8 Phibert, Vanessa         N. Antilles                2:29.80
2:13 pm: Garvin Nero of Trinidad and Tobago wins to complete 800m/1500m double for the THIRD  straight year. Aaron Evans of Bermuda second
              and Kadeem Smith of St. Kitts/Nevis third.
2:12 pm: Kadeem Smith of St. Kitts lead at the bell
2:11 pm: Boys under 20 800m just started.
2:08 pm: Medal ceremony for Boys Under 20 Triple jump
                     1st Elton Walcott          TT     15.61m
                     2nd J'Vente Deveaux  BAH  15.47m
                     3rd Ulric Bolosier        MAR  15.43m
2:03 pm: Medal ceremony for Girls U 17 Triple Jump
                     1st   Rochelle Farquharson  JAM      12.61m (Carifta record)
                2nd  Tamara Myers           BAH   11.70m
                3rd   Akeila Richardson     BER   11.56m
1:59 pm: Natoya Goule wins to complete 800m/1500m double for the second year. Close battle for second between Ristanna Tracey of Jamaica and
              Aleena Brooks of Trinidad and Tobago.
1:58 pm: Jamaica's Natoya Goule leads at the bell.
1:56 pm: Girls under 17 Javelin over.  Girls under 20 800m just started.
1:52 pm: Warm and sunny weather here in Vieux Fort.
1:49 pm: Girls under 20 800m coming up next.
1:45 pm: Medal ceremony for Boys Under 20 4x100m relay
                 1st   JAM  40.05 sec
                 2nd  BAR  40.62 sec
                 3rd   MAR 40.82 sec
1:42pm:Waquar Da Costa wins, to complete 800/1500m double. Barbados second and third.
1:40pm:Antonio Mascoll and Jarrad Mason of Barbados lead the Boys under 17 800m at the bell
1:35pm:Girls Under 17 4x 100m relay  
                  Gold         Jam  45.05 sec(Carifta record)
                       Silver       TT    46.44 sec
                    Bronze BAH 47.04 sec  
1:32 pm: Boys under 17 800m finals up next.  Medal ceremony for Girls Under 17 4X100m relay now on.
1:31 pm: Gordon of Jamaica wins, Barbados takes silver and bronze.
1:29 pm: Jamaica Chris Ann Gordon leading at the bell
1:27 pm: Girls Under 17 800m finalists on the line.
1:25 pm: Boys Under 20 Long jump in final stage.
1:22 pm: Medal ceremony for Boys under 17  4 x 100m relay.
                    1st  JAM   40.76  sec (Carifta record)
                    2nd BAH  41.89  sec
                    3rd BAR   42.18  sec
1:15 pm :   Boys Under 17 Shot Putt completed.  Jamaican first, TT second, Grenada third. 
1:14 pm:  Large crowd in stands last evening doing Mexican wave.
1:09 pm :   Girls Under 20 4X 100m relay medal ceremony just took place. 
                    1st Jamaica               45.04 sec
                    2nd Bahamas            45.43 sec
                    3rd Trinidad&Tobago 46.97 sec
12:26 pm:  Girls Under 17 Javelin finals on now.
12:15 pm:  Radio report on i 95.5 fm radio station. www.i955fm.com
12:08 pm:  First track event is 800m Girls U 17 finals at 1:25pm
12:07 pm:  Heptathlon Boys open continues with fifth event, high jump
12:01 pm:  Carifta congress taking place at Coconut Bay hotel.
12 noon:    Boys Under 17 Shot Putt finals taking place. 
11:49 am:  Raymond Higgs of Bahamas just had a big jump in the Boys under 20 long jump finals - 7.31 m. 
               Higgs broke the BU20 High jump record on Saturday night 2.21 m

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 12th April 2009 
 
9:31 pm:  4x100m U-20 Male  1 Jamaica  'A'  40.05  2 Barbados  'A'  40.62   3 Martinique  'A'  40.82   4 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'  41.04   
9:23 pm:  4x100m U-20 Female 1 Jamaica  'A'  45.04  2 Bahamas  'A'  45.43   3 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'  46.97   4 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'  47.84 
9:08 pm:  Official results for both U-20 events not available yet 
9:03 pm: Jamaica won, Close finish between TT and Barbados for second. Barbadian anchor pulled up just before the line.
9:01 pm: Boys under 20 4 x100m relay teams on the line.
8:55 pm: Jamaica won the Girls under 20. Strong second leg by Jura Levy for the Jamaicans. Bahamas was second and Martinique third.
8:53 pm: Jamaica just win the girls under 17 from Trinidad and Tobago (results now up).
              1 Jamaica  'A' 45.05 New Record  2 Trinidad & Tobago  'A' 46.44  3 Bahamas  'A'  47.04        
8:50 pm: 4x100m relays underway - U-17 males -  1 Jamaica  'A'  40.76 New Record  2 Bahamas  'A'  41.89   3 Barbados  'A'  42.18
7:40 pm:
Girls under 20 200 metres now on.
7:38 pm: Jahazeel Murphy of Jam took the second heat with Travis Drummond(Jam) taking the third.
7:35 pm : The Boys Under 17 200m heats are on.
7:18 pm: The semis of the 200m are on.  The girls under 17 just finished.
6:50 pm: Rolstan Pamphile of St. Lucia just won the Boys under 17 3,000m.  The crowd is still jumping.
6:22 pm: The finals of the Girls open 3000m just started.
6:16 pm: The 800m final event of the Girls open pentathlon just completed. Makeba Alcide of St. Lucia won the race.  The crowd again went wild.
5:52 pm:  Boys U20 800m heats now on.
5:32 pm:  Heats of the Boys Under 17 800m on.
5:05 pm:  Heats of the Girls Under 17 800m on now.
4:52 pm: Jonathan Celestin of St. Lucia won the final heat. You can just imagine how the crowd is going crazy.
4:49 pm: Greaves(Bar) and McKenzie(Jam)
4:47 pm:  Shakim Greaves and Ramon McKenzie in close finish for the fourth heat of Boys U 20 200m
4:45 pm : Actually the fourth heat is on.
4:42 pm:  Boys under 17 Javelin finals taking place now and third heat of boys under 20.
                  Moriba Morain(TT) won first, Nickel Ashmeade (Jam) won second heat, Kendal Bacchus(TT) the third
4:33 pm:  Kirani did not start in the heats. 
                  Day started late because of accident near Castries which delayed athletes.
4:31 pm:  Boys U 17 long jump finals taking place now.
4:28 pm: Jehue Gordon (TT) broke Carifta record in boys u 20 400m hurdles running 50.01 sec
4:22 pm:  Kirani James about to run in the first heat of the boys under 20 200 m
2:00 pm: Jamaica just won the first heat of the Boys U 20 4X100 m relay
2:10 pm: Barbados took the second heat ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Preliminaries  4x100m U-20 Males                                                        
  1 Barbados  'A'                                         40.45Q       
     1) Forde, Rachad                2) Tull, Rico                    3) Deshong, Nicholas         4) Greaves, Shekeim            
  2 Jamaica  'A'                                          40.80Q       
     1) Powell, Ricardo              2) Mitchell, Darren         3) Williams, Sheldon           4) Bailes- Cole, Kemar         
  3 Trinidad & Tobago  'A'                                40.46Q       
     1) Glassgow, Abiola           2) Bacchus, Kendall     3) Morain, Moriba                  4) Allsop, Shermund            
  4 Netherlands Antilles  'A'                             41.57Q       
     1) Lineborg, Rayonell        2) Dumfries, Nygell       3) Agard, Terrence                4) Van Lamoen, Rachmil         
  5 Martinique  'A'                                       41.03Q       
     1) Dorail, David                   2) Vincenti, Ludovic       3) Michalet, Vincent               4) Brena, Jossuah              
  6 Bahamas  'A'                                          41.81Q       
     1) Bain, Dennis                   2) Higgs, Alfred             3) Knowles, Demetri             4) Richardson, Charles         
  7 St. Lucia  'A'                                        41.69q       
     1) Charlery, Edlon               2) St. Clair, Jerren        3) Celestin, Johnathan          4) Leonce, Lenyn               
  8 St. Kitts & Nevis  'A'                                41.77q       
     1) Hodge, Vernelle              2) Eddy, Ackeem          3) Roland, Lestrod                 4) Rogers, Jason      

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 11th April 2009 

8:04 pm: Raymond Higgs of Bahamas just broke Boys U-20 high jump record jumping 2.21 breaking the previous height of 2.20 set last year.

5:43 pm: 100m U-20 boys completed. Wind 4.0

1 Greaves, Shekeim         BAR   10.23
2 Fraser, Warren               BAH   10.26
3 Bailes- Cole, Kemar     JAM    10.38

5:29 pm: Carrie Russel and Jura Levy finished one - two in the girls U 20 100m. Wind 2.5. Russel blew away the field.

1 Russell, Carrie            Jamaica                    11.21
2 Levy, Jura                      Jamaica                    11.33
3 Peter, Alison                 U.S.V.I.                       11.50
4 Pemberton, Marecia  St. Kitts & Nevis      11.58

5:22 pm: Jazeel Murphy of Jam just won Boys U 17 100m. Bahamas and TT close for second. Wind 2.0
 
1 Murphy, Jahazeel               Jamaica                      10.41
2 Farquharson, Jonathan    Bahamas                    10.59
3 Holder, Johnathan             Trinidad & Tobago    10.62
 
5:09 pm: Jamaican just win Girls under 17 100m. Other places close - Jam TT and other athletes in red.. Waiting for the official results. Wind 3.1
 
1 Whitehorne, Deandre    Jamaica                  11.38
2 Moulton, Shericka           Jamaica                  11.69   (11.681)
3 Morrison, Chantelle       Cayman Islands    11.69   (11.688)
 
5:07 pm: Moments before the start of the race.
 
5:05 pm: Girls U 17 100m finalists on the line. Fixing blocks nows.
 
4:59 pm: Girls U 20 Long Jump now in round 3. Girls open pentathlon high jump taking place. Bar at 1.51 m
 
4:54 pm: Warm weather here in Vieux Fort. 100m finals just about 15 minutes away.
 
4:52 pm: Another girl leapt 5.87m in Girls U 20 long jump. Karen Rebus just had a big jump but is fouled. Karen Rebus of St. Lucia just had a big jump but it was a foul. Leader Dani Isodore Sacama of Martinique with 6.21 metres
 
4:48 pm: Starters out on track. 100m finals coming up from 5:05 pm
 
4:45 pm: Jasmin Brunson of Bermuda just jumped 5.85 metrs in Girls U20. Girls Under 17 High Jump medallists now getting their medals.1st Petagay Reid Jam 1.80m, 2nd Akela Jones Bar 1.80m, 3rd Janieve Russel Jam 1.77 m
 
4:41 pm:  Girls Under 20 long jump really exciting the crowd as St. Lucian athlete just jumped 5.87 m. Boys U 20 Javelin taking place now.

4:18 pm: The Girls U-20 Long Jump now taking place.

4:15 pm: Garvin Nero and Kemoy Campbell now getting their medals. Tonique Darling-Williams of Bahamas (2004 Olympic 400m Champion) doing the presentation
 
3:55 pm: Several Carifta records broken so far. Natoya Goule of Jamaica in Girls Under 20 1500m, Sherika Jackson of Jam Girls U17 400, Kirani James (Grenada) B U20 400, Garvin Nero (Trinidad & Tobago) B U 20 1500, Peter Gay Reido (Jamaica) and Akela Jones (Barbados) G U17 High Jump
 

3:49 pm: Girls open pentathlon taking place now. Athletes now doing 3rd event - High Jump

Garvin Nero and Kemoy Campbell now on the line for the boys under 20 1500m. Kemoy took lead early and pushed the pace. Nero only passed him with 80 metres to go.
 
  1 Nero, Gavyn                  TRI     3:47.56
  2 Campbell, Kemoy       JAM    3:48.18
  3 Crossman, Conroy     JAM    3:54.52

Akela Jones of Barbados and Petargaye Ried just equal the girls Under-17 high jump record of 1.80 metres.They are now attempting 1.82 metres

In the 400m Male Under 20 Kirani made up stagger early and he and Roland came into homestretch way ahead. Kirani came off the bend leading and Roland closed the gap down the home straight.

 1 James, Kirani                  Grenada     45.45s C - New Carifta Record
 2 Bartolomew, Rondell     Grenada     45.58s C
 3 Murray, Leslie                  U.S.V.I.        46.74s %

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