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TRACK & FIELD: Junior athletes back home with record Carifta medal haul

Published:Tuesday | April 22, 2014 | 12:06 PM

Jamaica's junior athletes, who dominated the 2014 Carifta Games in Martinique, arrived in the country this morning with a record medal haul of 88.

Victory in Martinique makes it 30 years in a row for Jamaica.

The 88 medals represent four more than the country’s previous best of 84 achieved in 2004 in Bermuda.

The 2014 medal haul comprises 42 gold, 34 silver and 12 bronze.

Jamaica ended the three-day championship with 63 medals more than their nearest rivals Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago tallied 25 medals which comprises six gold, seven silver and 12 bronze.

Barbados finished third with 16 medals which comprise five gold, five silver and six bronze.

During yesterday’s final day, Jamaica won three of the four 200-metre finals.

Michael O’Hara led home a Jamaica one-two finish in the Boys’ Under-20 200-metres winning in 20.50 ahead of Jevaughn Minzie, who clocked 20.56.

There was also a one-two finish for Jamaica in the Boys’ Under 18 200 metres.

Chad Walker won in 20.99 seconds from Jhevaughn Matherson, who clocked 21.13.

In the Girls’ Under 18 200-metre final, Jamaica secured a gold and a bronze.

Natalliah White took the gold medal with a 23.36 clocking, while Shellece Clarke finished third for the bronze in 23.61 seconds.

Jamaica also won three of the 800-metre gold medals and three of the 4x400-metre gold medals.


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