Mar 31, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Double gold and bronze for Guyana at CARIFTA Games
Guyana struck gold twice and also won two bronze medals on the opening day of competition at the CARIFTA Games yesterday in the Bahamas.
Linden’s phenomenon, Cassey George won the Under-17 Girls 1500m and Jevina Straker won a record third consecutive 1500m gold medal, while the World Junior Championships 400m silver medalist, US-based, Kadecia Baird won bronze.
Jason Yaw also won bronze in the U-17 Boys 400m, capping a four medal haul thus far for the country from its nine-member CARIFTA Games team.
George ran 4:36.71 ahead of Bermuda’s Kyrah Faheemah (4:39.43) and Jamaica’s, Britnie Dixon (4:47.45) to crown a phenomenal rise to the top of the Caribbean after dominating at the National Schools’ Championships and local trials in Guyana.
On the other hand, Straker stroked her way into the annals of Guyanese athletics history when she completed a three-peat in the event at the region’s marquee competition, becoming the only athlete to do so. Lorriann Adams won twice in the 80s.
Straker returned 4:43.27 to win the U-20 Girls 1500m ahead of the Curacao’s, Vanessa Philbert (4:47.97) and Jamaica’s Lisa Buchanan, who had 4:52.21 time.
Baird placed third in 54.28 seconds behind Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller who won in 51.63 seconds and Jamaica’s Chris-Ann Gordon (53.22). Yaw got his bronze medal in 48.53s behind Jamaica’s Martin Manely (47.72) and Bahamas’ Kinard Rolle in that order.
In other events yesterday, Guyana’s Avon Samuels finished eighth in the U-17 Girls 400m final with a time of 59.11 seconds. The competition continues today.
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