KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two championship records were broken as Jamaica swept the sprint hurdles gold medals in Monday afternoon’s final session of the 50th CARIFTA Games at the Thomas Robinson stadium in the Bahamas.
Jamaicans placed first and second in three of the four races as Alexis James ran 13.06 seconds (0.9m/s) to retain her girls’ Under-20 title while Bryana Davidson defended her girls’ Under-17 crown.
Kaheim Carby clocked 13.49 seconds (0.4m/s) to win the boys’ Under-17 gold while Demario Prince ran a personal best 13.37 seconds (2.0m/s) as he upgraded from a silver medal last year in the boys’ Under-20 category.
James, who won the silver medal at the World Under-20 Championships last year, won ahead of compatriot Asharria Ulette who took the silver medal with 13.24 seconds while Nya Browne of Barbados ran 13.80 seconds to repeat her third place from last year.
Carby lowered the Under-17 boys’ championship record to 13.49 seconds (0.4m/s), his teammate Shakir Lewis was second in 14.20 seconds and Quinton Rolle of the Bahamas was third in 14.49 seconds.
Davidson ran 13.31 seconds to retain her Under-17 100m title with teammate Camoy Binger second in 13.51 seconds.
Prince won ahead of Otto Laing of the Bahamas, who won the silver medal in 13.49 seconds, also his life time best, while Jamaica’s Shaquane Gordon, the Under-17 champion last year, was third in 13.54 seconds.