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CAC Games: Four Jamaicans go in search of medals today

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2014 | 1:02 PM

The Jamaican pair of Tara-Sue Barnett and Vanessa Levy are now getting ready to contest the women's discus final at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Barnett and Levy are among four Jamaican athletes who will line up in finals today.

The other atheltes are Samantha Curtis in the women’s 400 metres and Aubrey Allen in the men’s long jump.

In the women's discus final the Cuban pair of Denia Caballero and Yaime Perez are the top two, but Barnett of Jamaica with a season’s best 54.91 should be able to challenge for a medal.

Curtis advanced to the women’s 400-metre final with a pedestrian 55.24 seconds and will have to come up with an improved performance to challenge for a medal. The Jamaican has the slowest qualifying time going into the final.

Curtis is also down to compete in the semi-finals of the women’s 200 metre.

She will appear in semi-final one, while her Jamaican teammate Gayon Evans will run in semi-final two.

Other Jamaican track and field athletes down to compete are Nassive Powell and Marzel Miller in the opening round of the men’s 200 metres and Andre Clarke in the semi-finals of the men’s 400-metre hurdles.

Meanwhile, shot putter Raymond Brown won Jamaica’s first medal in track and field yesterday.

The 26-year-old Brown finished third in the men's shot put final to win the bronze and Jamaica’s third medal in Veracruz.

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