The recent CUC Championships had an
extra significance because it was the last full meet before the big one next
With the CARIFTA Games being held
over the Easter weekend, 3-5 April, teenage competitors were anxious to record
good performances in even more so than the younger athletes.
Adults too competed at the Truman
Bodden Sports Complex 12-13 March.
Brilliant sprinter Chantelle
Morrison, 16, looked in good shape after injury worries, winning the 100 and
200 metres comfortably.
Gizell Wright won the girls 100m
Over-17 and Pearl Morgan won the girls 11-12 in the 100m.
Little Mikyla McLaughlin confirmed
her potential with wins in the girls 9-10 200m and long jump.
Nateisha Foster won the 200m
Over-17 girls and shot putter Anissa Owen raised her fitness by winning the
girls Over-17 400m and long jump as well as the shot.
Alexander Terry, another CARIFTA
medal hope, won the discus and javelin.
Ashleigh Nalty breezed over the bar
to easily take the girls high jump 15-16 and long jump.
In the boys 11-12 Jouri Haylock was
busy, winning the 100m, 200m, shot put and long jump. Javon Taylor did the
sprint double in the boys 13-14.
Rajay Reid was the boys 15-16 100m
and 200m winner and Lloyd Barker looked good in coming second to the senior
Wallace Lyttle in the 200m in 23.03 seconds. Lyttle won the 100m too, in 11.33
secs with Philip Ritch second and Barker third.
The boys Over-17 1500m featured
three men and a boy. James Ogden won in 4 minutes 52.4 seconds, with Derek
Larner a second behind and David Shibli third.
Little Ryan Kirkaldy, 11, was way
behind but his time of 6:29:49 was pretty good. The same four finished in the
same order in the 3,000m as well.
Justin Nalty won the boys 13-14
high jump, Travis Webb won the senior boys high jump and Demitri Hunter won the
boys 13-14 long jump.
Brac cousins Andrew and Jonathan
Frederick battled it out in the shot, javelin and discus with Andrew winning
both. At 15 he is two years older than Jonathan.
Mauricio Terry won the boys Over-17