Golden four for Barbados at CARIFTA games

Barbados Jonathan Jones took up the front running on the first lap and made his sprint for home halfway through the second lap to win the Under-20 Boys’ 800 metres, in 1:51.51 minutes.

Competing on the final day of the 46th Carifta Games at the Curacao National Stadium, Jones did not disappoint his number one billing in the event, which he had won in the last year in the Under-18 Boys category.

Barbados Under-18 Boys’ 4×400-metre relay team of Antoni Hoyte-Small, Nathan Fergusson, Kyle Gale and Rasheeme Griffith crossed the line first in 3:14.61 to add another Gold medal to the island’s tally.

Roneldo Rock captured a bronze in the Under-18 Boys’ 800m in 1:56.31 minutes for Barbados. Rock fought his way from the back to take the lead on the second lap, but was passed by Jamaicans Kimar Farquharson (1:54.65) and Tyrese Reid (1:54.79).

Barbados’ Hannah Connell (14:35) was fifth in the Girls’ Under-18  100-metre hurdles, Enrique Babb’s (48.62m) was fourth in the Boys’ Under-18  discus. Tre Hollingsworth (13.89) and Nathan Fergusson (13.93) finished fourth and fifth in the Boys’ Under-18 110-metre hurdles, Matthew Clarke (21.64 secs) was fourth in the Boys’ Under-18  200 metres.

Triston Gibbons (16.90m) and Seth Edwards (14.67m) were fifth and seventh respectively in the Under-20 Boys’ shot put.

Barbados finished with 4 gold medals, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals to finish fourth overall.

Jamiaca finished first with 86 medals: 39 gold, 28 silver and 19 bronze.


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