JAMAICA will be represented in three finals when day 13 of the 19th Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games gets underway this afternoon in El Salvador, starting at 6:05 p.m. (local time).
Having already bagged 11 medals (three gold, three silver and five bronze), the Jamaicans will be represented in the men and women's 200m finals, 400m hurdle for women and the men's 800m. Medals are expected in at least three of the four finals.
Sheryl Morgan's 56.81 second in the semi-final of the 400m hurdle gave her the second fastest time going into today's final behind Ivonne Harrison of Puerto Rico (55.63).
Morgan, a student of Holmwood Technical High, could surprise the field to win gold, a feat which she accomplished to upset Melaine Walker at the Boys & Girls Athletic Championships earlier this year. Morgan will run out of lane eight.
Also in line for a medal is Christopher Williams running out of lane seven in the men's 200m final. Williams, a 2001 World Championships silver medalist, enters this afternoon's final with the third fastest time.
The 30-year-old sprinter ran 20.84 in Tuesday's semi-final, a time, which only bettered by Dion Crabbe (20.30) and C. Martina (20.81).
Jenice Daley, a student of Performing Arts at Excelsior Community College will represent Jamaica, running out of lane eight in the women's 200m final. Following her fourth place finish in the semi-final, Daley may find it difficult to medal.
In the men's 800m final, Jamaica will be represented by schoolboy Jermaine Myers and Marvin Watts, who has the third fastest time. Watts will have to improve on his 1:48.08. The top two going into the final are R. Etheridge of Puerto Rico (1:47.08) and the Dominican Republic's Pimentel Isidro (1:47.28). Watts will run out of lane five and Myers will occupy lane eight.
Jamaica's sure medal today is in boxing. Welterweight boxer Tsetsi Davis is assured of a least a bronze when he faces Mexico's N. Gonzalez in the semi-final.
He reached the semi-final after stopping Hugo Moolenaar of the Virgin Islands in the third round of a quarter-final bout on Tuesday.