WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, Sporting Alert — Christopher Taylor continued his impressive form this season after racing to victory in the Boys’ Under-20 400m at the 46th FLOW CARIFTA GAMES 2017 on Saturday night. Watch Videos of Carifta Games 2017
Taylor, the U18 champion from last year, clocked 45.97 seconds to strike gold comfortably for Jamaica at the National Stadium in the Dutch island of Curacao.
The 17-year-old entered the CARIFTA GAMES on top form after his impressive showing at the Jamaica High School Boys’ and Girls’ Champs two weeks ago, and he showed his superior class by powering away from the field.
Jamal Walton of the Cayman Islands finished second with a time of 46.46, with third place going to Joshua St Clair of Trinidad and Tobago in 47.02.
In the U20 girls’ race, Jamaica’s Junelle Bromfield ran a well-measured opening 250m before pulling away from the field to win with a time of 53.82 secs.
Following Bromfield home were Tiana Bowen of Barbados and Jamaica’s Kimorla Mushette, who both clocked the same time of 55.62.
In the other 400m results, Bahamas grabbed gold and bronze in the girls’ U18 through Megan Moss (53.69) and Doneisha Anderson (54.24). Kimara Francis of Jamaica separated them with the silver medal in 54.24.
Jamaica went 1-2 in the boys’ U18 race with Antonio Watson running 47.86 for the gold medal in front of his countryman Ramone Lindo, who posted 47.99 for the silver.
Colby Jennings of Turks and Caicos ran 48.26 to collect the bronze.
Elsewhere in the sprints, Kevona Davis of Jamaica and Khalifa St Fort of Trinidad and Tobago, respectively won the U18 and U20 girls’ 100m titles.
The boys’ categories went to Trinidad and Tobago’s Adell Colthrust (10.63) for the U18 and Guyana’s Compton Caesar (10.46) in the U20.
Jamaica captured all four gold medals in the 1500m and swept the top two medal places in three of those four races.
The only blemish on the day in the event for the Caribbean powerhouses came in the U20 boys’ race where they finished first and fourth.
The 46th FLOW CARIFTA GAMES 2017 continues on Sunday with another heavy schedule, including the heats of the 200m and the exciting 4x100m relays.
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