CAF athletes earn medals

The CAF track club traveled to the Baytaf Classic in Tampa with a team of 12 girls and seven boys.

The three-day event, ranked amongst the best age-group events in the US, attracted more than 1,500 athletes from around the US and Caribbean.

Leading the way in the medal count were young Travis Webb and Chantelle Morrison, each taking home two.

Mr. Webb set a new record in the 13-year-old boy’s high jump with a leap of 5ft 2in, and turned in a 15ft 11in long jump for a third-place finish.

Ms Morrison was five-hundredths of a second outside the 11-year-old girls 100m record with a winning time of 12.9 sec. She also took the silver in the 200m in a time of 27.5, which was done as a time final instead of the customary heats and finals.

Other medal winners were Keswick Wright with a third-place finish in the open men’s 100m with a time of 10.2 (hand time) in the heats and 10.83 in the finals (electronic time).

Felicia Connor was the other medalist taking the bronze in the 11-year-old girls high jump.

Other notable performances came from Anissa Owen, who won her 200m heats in a time of 27.60 placing her 16 out of 42. She came third in the 100m in a time of 13.12, and came 18 out of 42, and placed fourth in the youth division long jump with a leap of 4.46m.

Jahzenia Thomas came second in the 100m hurdles heat in a time of 17.94, and fifth in the youth division long jump with a leap of 4.41.

Jordan Bell White finished second in the bantam division 100m heat in a time of 14.4 placing him 20 out of 44.

Kristen Dixon came second in the sub-midget division 100m heat in a time of 14.16 ,and placed 15 out of 36 runners and fifth in the 800m heat with a time of 3.05.7 . She achieved a tenth-place finish overall.

Gizelle Wright finished fourth in the 100m with a time of 13.45, and a fifteenth-place finish overall. as well as in the 200m heats in a time of 28.95. She achieved a No. 23 overall finish out of 41 runners.

Cristen Jones took third in the bantam girls 100m heat in a time of 14.98, and an 18th -place finish overall.

Coach Tyrone Yen was pleased with the performances of the athletes who had been unable to get their customary preparation this year because of the hurricane and the late opening of the track.

The CAF Track Club and its manager Sana Tugman offer thanks to all the parents who travelled with the team, and to the sponsors who made the trip possible.

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