SKN working for medals at CARIFTA Games

Glen Bart,

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 2nd April, 2018 ( – Team St. Kitts -Nevis at the CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas picked up its first medal Sunday.

Reanda Richards running in the 400-metre hurdles finished in third position in a time of 59.83 seconds, earring herself a bronze medal. It must be noted that this is Richards’ third CARIFTA medal.

Also in this race was Aliah Vanterpool, who ended in sixth position with a time of 1:07.21.

Shiann Salmon of Jamaica took gold in 56.22; Shanique Walker, silver, in 57.97 and Reanda Richards of St. Kitts & Nevis took the bronze in 59.83.

In other events – U17 Girls 200m, Zariah Allers-Liburd advanced to the finals in 24.57 seconds, and so did Tijuanique Morton, with a time of 25.16 seconds (Personal Best!)

In the U17 Boys 200m, Junior Rouse was through to the final with a time of 22.28 seconds.

In other CARIFTA Games news, Sharin Hamilton placed fourth in the U-17 400m hurdles final in a time of 56.47.

Winning this race was Devonte Archer of Jamaica in a time of 52.85 seconds, followed by Kyle Gale, Barbados, 54.45 sec., and Raymond Oriaki of The Bahamas, in a time of 54.54 sec.

In the Boys Under-20 Long Jump, SKN Dimetre Brown was in 14th position in the final of the long jump. He jumped a distance of 6.59 metres.

Taking gold in the U20 long jump (male) was Wayne Pinnock, Jamaica, 7.46 metres. Taking silver was Safin Wills, Jamaica, 7.28 metres, and Devaughn Whymns, The Bahamas, with a jump of 7.13 metres.


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