Jonathan Jones captured a silver medal.
Barbados’ Kyle Gale (left) battling with Avindale Smith from Trinidad and Tobago in the Under-17 boys 400 metres before the Bajan was disqualified after a review.
Shanice Hutson won the Under-17 Girls’ discus.
Discus thrower Hutson wins Barbados’ first 2018 Flow Carifta gold
Barbados captured their first gold medal of the 2018 Flow Carifta Games when Shanice Hutson won the Under-17 Girls’ discus with a throw of 41.56 metres at the Bahamas National Stadium yesterday morning.
It was the first gold for Barbados after Under-17 Kyle Gale was disqualified on Saturday after crossing the finish line first.
A distant second in the discus was Jamaica’s Cheyanne Fearon (34.57 metres).
Barbados’ Rowland Kirton-Browne was fourth with 32.84 metres.
In the Girls’ Under-17 shot put, Hutson was fourth with a throw of 12.88 metres, while Kirton-Browne was fifth with 12.49 metres. The winner was Thamera Manette form Martinique with 14.51 metres.
After an impressive run from behind to win the Under-17 Boys 400 metres race on Saturday, Barbados’ Kyle Gale’s joy was cut short as he was disqualified from the race.
Gale had been passed on the back stretch of the race and powered his way back to take over the lead with about 50 metres to go and on Saturday night he was the toast of the town with not only a gold medal but also a personal best time and a Carifta record with his time of 47.07 seconds.
However the impressive run and time were all taken away when a jury reviewed the race at the Tomas Robinson Stadium and he was deemed to have breeched Rule 163 (3a).
This rule states speaks to: “Lane Infringement 3. (a) In all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish.” Though there are cases where an athlete can touch the line or even cross over into another lane, Gale appeared to have done so on the last bend and it was the inside lane.
This means Usian Bolt’s record in the Under-17 Boys’ 400 metres will go back up and the gold medal was awarded to Avindale Smith from Trinidad and Tobago, while Yamond Oriaki from Bahamas moves into the silver medal place and Malachi Johnson into the bronze medal spot.
Last night Jonathan Jones from Barbados captured a silver medal.
Jones ran most of the race well and when they turned for home the Bajan was leading from the Jamaican Dashawn Morris.
However Jones started to get tied up while Morris held his form to win in 46.58 seconds; Jones managed to hold on for second place clocking 46.97 seconds.
Darian Clarke got the other medal for Barbados on the first day when he finished third in the Under-17 Boys’ 100 metres with a time of 10.86 seconds. The winner was Jamaica’s Andre Bent (10.68 seconds) and second was Jamaica’s Terrique Stennett (10.70 seconds).
Barbados Rhea Hoyte finished fifth in her Under-20 girls’ 400 metres heat in 57.32 secondss and did not make the final.
Ashlee Lowe finished sixth in her Under-20 girls’ 100 metres heat in 12.11 seconds and did not qualify for the final.
Also missing out on a final berth was Juron Griffith in the under-20 boys’ 100 metres as he finished third in his heat in 10.74 seconds. His teammate Matthew Clarke also missed a final berth as he was clocked at
10.78 seconds as he finished fourth in his heat.
Roneldo Rock (4:17.73) was 12th in the Under-20 Boys’ 1 500 metres the winner was Javon-Taye Williams from Jamaica (4:02.02).
Tia Hinds finished eighth in the Under-17 high jump with a leap of 1.55 metres. The winner was Shantae Foreman from Jamaica with 1.74 metres. (CG)