Athletes achieve CARIFTA qualifying standards

Athletes achieve CARIFTA qualifying standards

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several athletes achieved CARIFTA qualifying standards this weekend at the 2019 Star Trackers Classic at the original Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

The 2019 CARIFTA Games take place April 20-22 in the Cayman Islands at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

In the under-20 girls 100 meters (m), Jaida Knowles ran a qualifying time of 11.68 seconds, easily winning the event. Anthaya Charlton was second in 12.07 seconds, while Aisha Johnson was third in 12.27 seconds.

Knowles initially qualified for the 2019 CARFTA Games last month at the T-Bird Flyers meet, clocking 11.69 seconds.

Also, on the track, Paulindo Boyer qualified in the boys 1500m run in 4:35.51. Omar Kelly was second in 4:43 seconds and Denzel Sawyer was third in 4:43.21.

On the field, Rhema Otabor achieved a qualifying mark in the u-20 girls javelin with a toss of 42.28m. Charlton. Shaun Miller and Tyler Missick also met CARIFTA qualifying standards in the u-20 boys high jump. Miller won the event with a personal best leap of 2.12m. Missick also cleared two meters, safely going over the qualifying mark of 1.97m.

Charlton, who previously qualified in the girls 100, achieved a qualifying mark in the girls long jump with a leap of 5.73m.

The Dianna Lynn Thompson Classic is next up on the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) calendar. It takes place on Saturday at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.