media_artricles :: 2018
VEYON GOLDEN FOR T&TKeith Clement :: Trinidad Guardian :: 01.04.2018
Field athlete Veayon Joseph gave T&T its first gold medal of the 47th Flow Carifta Games when he captured the boys Under-17 javelin top spot with a throw of 55.92 metres at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in the Bahamas yesterday afternoon.
Representing the host was Keyshawn Strachan who claimed the silver with 50.14 metres and the bronze went to Katrell Pierre of (TKS) after he threw 45.24 metres.
Young quarter-miler Avindale Smith helped himself to a silver medal when he crossed the finish-line in 47.54 seconds giving up the gold medal to Barbadian Kyle gale, who clocked 47.07 seconds. Raymond Oriaki running in-front of his home fans had to settle for the bronze medal in 47.75 seconds.
T&T's third medal of the first day's programme came from last year's gold medallist, Ianna Roach in the girls Under-20 shot put event. She throw the 4kg "Iron ball" 12.91 metres in her effort to repeat as a champion. However, it was not to be as Jamaica's Aiko Jones with a distance of 13.53 metres did enough to secured the gold while Lacee Barnes of the Cayman Islands secured second place behind a distance of 13.40 metres.
Traditional heavyweight Jamaica copped its first gold of the when Shantae Foreman won the girls Under-17 high jump.
T&T's Shakeem McKay missed out on a medal after he finished fifth in the boys Under-17 100 metres sprint behind champion Andre Bent of Jamaica who clocked 10.68 seconds from compatriot Terrique Stennett (10.70) and third going to Darin Clarke of Barbados in 10.86 seconds.
Also, missing out on a place on the rostrum was Shaniqua Bascomble, who finished fourth in the girls Under-17 100 metres dash. She clocked 11.77 seconds.
Meanwhile, Aquilla St Louis is looking good in the girls open Heptathlon event when she third in the shot put event with a distance of 8.66 metres. The winner of the event was peter-gay McKenzie of Jamaica (8.99 metres) with Jean Allard-Saint-Albin (8.92 m) of Martinique.
Yesterday's Selected Results
Boys 100 Meter Dash Under 20
Boys 100 Meter Dash Under 17
Girls 100 Meter Dash Under 17
Boys Under-17 Javelin (700g)
Girls 400 Meter Dash Under 17
Boys 400 Meter Dash Under 17
Girls Shot Put (4K) Under 20