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TRACK & FIELD: Carifta team departs for Martinique today

Published:Thursday | April 17, 2014 | 11:52 AM

A strong 84-member Jamaica's track and field squad is scheduled to depart the country today for the Carifta Games in Martinique from April 19-21.

Seven individual medallists from the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine have been included on the team.

They are gold medallists Michael O'Hara, Yanique Thompson, Jaheel Hyde, Martin Manley and Marvin Williams along with 400-metre bronze medallist Tiffany James and High Jump bronze medallist Christoffe Bryan.

New decathlon record holder Maurice Harrison of Excelsior High is also in the squad.

Harrison, O'Hara and Bryan were late addition to the team.

Jamaica has dominated the championship over the years and is well set to make it 29 years in a row.

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