Cayman looking for strong finish

Walton and Dyer will look to get their second medal each.

The Cayman Islands is looking for a big day Monday (17 April) to close out the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games in Curacao.

Among those competing on the final day of the games is 2016 bronze medalist in the U18 Boys 110m hurdles, Rasheem Brown. He’s set to line up in the semi-finals Monday morning. All other Cayman Islands athletes are scheduled for afternoon competition.

Jamal Walton looks to add to his medal tally when he goes under the starters gun in the U20 Boys 200m finals. Walton won silver in the 400m on Saturday.

Daneliz Thomas is also expected to be among the medals in the U20 Girls javelin. Dominic Dyer and William Edwards, who have run well on the local 5K circuit will look for some hardware on the track in the U20 boys 5,000m.

On Sunday, Lacee Barnes won gold in the U20 Girls shot put in breezy conditions.

Other athletes did not do as well, with the exception of Walton, who was fastest in the 200m qualifying round.

Top local girls long jumper, Aijah Lewis fouled out of the U18 Girls long jump on three successive attempts, while first-time CARIFTA Games competitor Ashantae Graham was 18th overall of the 23 athletes who registered legal jumps. She finished with a best distance of 4.87m.

In the U18 Boys triple jump, Lamar Reid finished seventh with a best leap of 13.34m, although he never looked comfortable at the SDK Stadium.

Jeavhon Jackson was sixth in the U20 Boys 400m hurdles with a time of 55.64 seconds.

Entering Monday, Cayman had three medals: GOLD: U20 Girls shot put – Lacee Barnes, SILVER: U20 Boys 400m – Jamal Walton, BRONZE: U20 Boys 1,500m – Dominic Dyer. will have updates throughout the day.

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