Thomas gives Cayman 5th medal as Games close

The Cayman Islands picked up a fifth medal in the final session of the last day of the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games on Monday 2 April, courtesy Daneliz Thomas in the U20 Girls javelin.

Thomas, 19, had a best throw of 42.13m and had to settle for the silver medal behind Trinidad & Tobago’s Talena Murray with 45.54. Another Trinidad & Tobago thrower, Kymoi Noray was third with 41.80m. This was the fourth career CARIFTA medal for Thomas.

Daneliz Thomas (file photo)

The only other Cayman Islands athlete to win an individual medal earlier in the Caribbean track and field showcase was Lacee Barnes (gold – U20 Girls discus; silver – U20 Girls shot put). Medals were also won by the U17 Boys 4x100m relay team of Silver Hurlston, Neil Brown, Errol Smith, and Derrick Francis (silver), and the U17 Girls 4x100m relay team of Tori-Ann Gonez, Ashantae Graham, Jaden Francis, and Danneika Lyn (bronze).

In other Monday events:

U20 Boys 110m hurdles

Medal favourite Rasheem Brown missed out on a podium finish in the U20 Boys 110m hurdles, running 13.62 sec and placing fourth. Brown was in contention through the first 50-60m but faded down the stretch at he was overtaken by Bahamian Oscar Smith (13.57) as they neared the finish. Jamaica’s Orlando Bennett won in 13.35 and Guadeloupe’s Jeanice Laviolette second in 13.52.

U17 Girls 100m hurdles

Ruth Ann Douglas made her CARIFTA debut in the U17 Girls 100m hurdles. She ran 15.71 seconds to finish seventh after Trinidad & Tobago’s Patrice Richards false started to trim the field to seven. Crystal Morrison of Jamaica won in 13.11 sec.

U20 Boys 4x400m relay

The team of Kashief Dawkins, Michael Smikle, Victor Magalhaes, and Daughaughn Murray finished sixth in the U20 Boys 4x400m relay in 3:23.97. Murray ran a solid anchor leg to pull ahead of Marcus Duberry of St Kitts and Nevis, after the Cayman Islands fell into last place earlier. Magalhaes, who competed in the 800m earlier in the Games, replaced Karim Murray due to an injury the latter sustained in the 200m preliminaries.

U17 Boys Discus

Jaheim Morgan finished fifth with 39.08m in the U17 Boys discus. Jamaica’s Zackery Dillon won comfortably with 57.15m. Morgan was fourth in the shot put on Sunday with a top throw of 13.60m. will have more in a subsequent report.

One Comment

  1. Pingback: CARIFTA Games athletes bring pride and expectation – Cayman Sports Buzz

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.