Jamaica dominated Day 1 of the 2017 Carifta Games at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad, Curacao.
At the end of Day 1 on Saturday of the three-day games, Team Jamaica’s track and field team won 28 medals, 19 clear of nearest rival Trinidad and Tobago in second place with 9.
Of the 28 medals were 12 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals. Trinidad and Tobago ended the day with four gold and five bronze for their nine medals. The Bahamas are in third place with six medals — 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
Of the 28 medals won by Jamaica on day one, the girls were responsible for 17 (seven gold, seven silver and three bronze), while the boys’ team accounted for 11 (5 gold, three silver and three bronze).
More than 600 athletes from more than 26 countries will be competing at the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games, an athletics competition for U18 and U20 athletes, at the Ergilio Hato Stadium from 15-17 April.
Day 1 Events and Jamaican winners
Girls High Jump U-18: GOLD, Silver – Janique Burgher – 1.77m, Lamara Distin, 1.74m
Boys Javelin U-20: Bronze – Kevin Nedrick, 58.33m
Girls Shot Put U-18: – Silver – Danielle Sloley, 14.12m, Shaday Hudson, 5th, 13.31m
Boys Discus U-20: GOLD, Silver – Roje Stona, 66.41m, Kevin Nedrick, 60.38
Girls Discus U-20: GOLD, Fiona Richards, Gabrielle Bailey 5th, 45.47m
Girls 1500 Meter U-18: GOLD, Silver – Shaquena Foote won the race in 4:45.51. Her teammate Rushana Dwyer finished second in 4:48.15.
Boys’ 1500 Meter U-18: GOLD, Silver – Renardo Johnson,4:09.74, Tyrese Reid 4:09.87
Girls 1500 Meter U-20: GOLD, Silver – Britnie Dixon, 4:58.79, Kara Grant, JAM 4:59.06
Boys’ 1500 Meter U-20: GOLD – Ackeen Colley, 3:55.83, Shemar Salmon, 4th, 4:00.04
Girls 400 Meter U-18: Silver- Kimara Francis, 54.24, Sanique Walker, 4th, 54.82
Boys’ 400 Meter U-18: GOLD, Silver – Antonio Watson, 47.86 – Ramone Lindo, 47.99
Girls Triple JumpU-20: Silver, Tissanna Hickling, 12.87m, Myesha Nott, 4th, 12.66m
Girls 400 Meter U-20: Gold, Bronze, Junelle Bromfield, 53.82, Kimorla Mushette, 55.62
Boys’ 400 Meter U-20: Gold, Christopher Taylor, 45.97, Dashawn Morris, 4th, 47.60
Girls High Jump U-20-: Gold, Bronze, Shiann Salmon, 1.76m, Lorean Murray, 1.73m
Girls 100 Meter U-18: Gold, Bronze, Kevona Davis, 11.62, Briana Williams, 11.80, -1.6 wind.
Boys’ 100 Meter U-18 – Bronze, Tyreke Wilson, 10.69, -2.9 wind
Girls 100 Meter U-20 – Silver, Aneka Brissett, 11.57, -1.9 wind, Kasheika Cameron, 4th, 11.74
Boys’ 100 Meter U-20: Bronze, Jelani Walker, 10.61, -1.1 wind
Jamaica entered the 2016 CARIFTA games with some 80 athletes and won 42 gold, 28 silver, and 16 bronze medals to rank #1 for the 40th time in the games’ 45-year history.