A 78-member Jamaican squad will compete in the 2016 CARIFTA Games which will be hosted in St. George’s, Grenada March 26-28.
The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The 45th Games is carded to be an historic Games since all 27 eligible countries are expected to participate for the very first time — totaling 700 athletes and officials. The Games has two age categories: under-17 and under-20.
This is Grenada’s second hosting of the CARIFTA Games, having hosted the 29th Games in 2000. Jamaica, who ranks number 1, won 85 medals at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium in Basseterre, St Kitt in 2015 — 41 gold, 25 silver and 19 bronze. Of the Games’ 44 years, Jamaica has ranked #1 39 times and have been #1 since 1984. TeamJA has won a total of 1,559 medals
TeamJA has won a total of 1,559 medals — 726 gold, 506 silver, 327 bronze — compared to Trinidad and Tobago’s second place 157 gold of 560 medals in total and Bahamas’ third place 129 gold of 575 medals in total.
The 2016 CARIFTA Games will be staged at the newly built National Athletic Stadium, which recently received Class 1 Certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world athletics governing body.
Boys’ Under-20: Akeem Bloomfield, Jauavney, O’Brien Wasome, Warren Barrett, Sean Bailey, Timor Barrett, Nathan Brown, Raheem Chambers, Rohan Cole, Kristoff Darby, Romario Douglas, Nigel Ellis, Garfield Gordon, Sanjae Lawrence, Andel Miller, Kevin Nedrick, Shevon Parkes, Jordan Scott and Lushane Wilson.
Girls’ Under-20: Junelle Bromfield, Devia Brown, Rushelle Burton, Nicolee Foster, Janell Fullerton, Monifa Green, Semoy Hemmings, Tissanna Hickling, Kimone Hines, Tiffany James, Shannon Kallawan, Britny Kerr, Shanice Love, Sidney Marshall, Patrice Moody, Jessica Noble, Shanice Reid, Ashanni Robb and Sahjay Stevens.
Boys’ Under-18: Jhevaughn Matherson, Christopher Taylor, Phillip Barnett, Zico Campbell, Shakwon Coke, Jon Marc Davis, Rasheeda Downer, Dashinelle Dyer, Nicholas Elliot, Keenon Lawrence, Leonardo Ledgister, Joel Morgan, Dashawn Morris, Kobe Jordan Rhooms, Dejour Russell, Michael Stephens, Roje Stone, Damion Thomas and Javantaye Williams.
Girls’ Under-18: Kimone Shaw, Annakay Allen, Brittany Anderson, Annia Ashley, Lamara Distin, Britnie Dixon, Cemore Donald, Shaniel English, Daszay Freeman, Michae Harriott, Aiko Jones, Chrisanni May, Myesha Nott, Shiann Salmon, Sanique Walker and Stacey Ann Williams.