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Scott earns TT’s 1st Carifta track and field medal

JAYDEN SCOTT earned TT’s first, and lone medal (up to press time last evening), on the opening day of the Carifta Track and Field Championships, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands yesterday.

The 16-year-old, competing in the men’s Under-17 shot put, got bronze with a best effort of 15.08 metres, which came on his second attempt.

Jamaica’s Christopher Young (16 metres) and Kobe Lawrence (15.86) were first and second respectively.

TT had a trio of fourth-place finishes yesterday.

Last evening, in the men’s Under-17 400 metres, Jessiah Jones was fourth (49.14 seconds) and Jordon Pope sixth (50.19).

Bahamas’ Wendell Miller was victorious in 48.45, followed by the Jamaica duo of Tahj Hamm (48.54) and Tariq Dacres (48.70)

Earlier in the evening, Genesis Joseph completed the men’s 1500-metre final in four minutes 7.35 seconds, trailing the Jamaica duo of Tyrese Reid (3:55.38) and Fabian Campbell (3:56.23), and Bahamas’ Gabriel Curtis (3:58.11).

During the morning session, Elizabeth Galera, in the women’s Under-20 discus, was fourth with a best effort of 36.63m.

Marie Forbes of Jamaica took gold with a throw of 47.63m, with her countrywoman Kimone Reid getting silver with 44.60m and Kelsie Murrell-Ross of Grenada earning bronze with 40.30m.

Christopher Crawford ended his campaign in the men’s Under-20 discus in fifth position, with a best of 50.89m.

There was a Jamaica one-two courtesy Kai Chang (59.36m) and Ralford Mullings (54.91m), with Djimon Gumbs of the British Virgin Islands (54.76m) third.

And, in the women’s Under-17 shot put, Brianna Percy placed sixth after a throw of 12.18m. Suriname’s Alicia Grootfaam (14.15m), Dominica’s Treneese Hamilton (14.14m) and Grenada’s Jamora Alves (13.53m) took the top three spots.

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