Carifta Athletes react to Medal Wins, Sports Minister recommits to Sports Development (via www.vistandpoint.com)
One of the greatest CARIFTA teams ever fielded by The Bahamas returned home late on Tuesday night, bearing forty medals around their necks.
DEVONSHIRE, BERMUDA, APRIL 11—Despite an Under 17 Girls 200m bronze medal slipped away when Nelda Huggins stepped on the line and was subsequently disqualified, the BVI wrapped up its most successful mission ever at the premier regional Jr. Track and Field Championships.
DEVONSHIRE, Bermuda - Anthonique Strachan (Bahamas) collected the Austin Sealy award for the top performer of the CARIFTA Games at the National Sports Centre for the second straight year. Strachan (via www.trackalerts.com)
BERMUDA, APRIL 9—Nelda Huggins will be seeking her third Carifta Games medal this evening, when she lines up in the Under 17 Girls 200m at 6:30 p.m. at the National Stadium in Devonshire, Bermuda.
BERMUDA, APRIL 9— Lakeisha “Mimi” Warner and the U17 Girls 4x100m Relay team—coupled with Trevia Gumbs’ Shot Put silver during the morning session—brought the territory’s medal count to a record five at the end of day two in the 41st LIME Carifta Games, which wraps up today at the National Stadium in Devonshire, Bermuda.
The Carifta Games curtain raiser largely belonged to Jamaica who claimed an impressive 27 medals on day one of the regional track and field event at the National Sports Centre.Bahamas, however, showed they are emerging as a force to be reckoned, especially in the sprint events, following their own impressive haul of 13 medals.Carifta hosts Bermuda scooped a pair of medals with Kyrah Scraders winning silver and Taylor-Ashley Bean claiming bronze.Scraders came second in the Under-17 girls 1500m in (via The Royal Gazette)
BERMUDA, APRIL 8—A month ago, Tynelle Gumbs had a best Javelin Throw of 28.83m and was trying to join twin sister Trevia—who throws the Shot Put—on the BVI’s Carifta Games team.
DEVONSHIRE, Bermuda - O’Jay Ferguson and Anthonique Strachan defended their titles in style to give Bahamas the bragging rights in the sprints over their arch-rivals Jamaica on the opening day of (via www.trackalerts.com)
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APRIL 6—With the colorful opening ceremony out the way to kick off the 41st LIME Carifta Games this evening at the National Stadium in Devonshire, Bermuda, 8 of the 16 athletes will get down to business on Saturday morning.
Congratulations to all of the team members representing in Bermuda! GO BAHAMAS!
MARCH 24—Some 16 athletes—the biggest delegation ever since the inaugural venture in 1976—will represent the BVI at the 41st Carifta Games in Hamilton, Bermuda, April 6-9.