Star Performers Track Classic produces three CARIFTA-qualifying performances on field

As of Tuesday, February 7, 2023


#Senior Sports Reporter

#THE Star Trackers Track Club’s 2023 Star Performers Track and Field Classic on Saturday produced three qualifying performances on the field in the same event, despite the inclement weather that forced officials to cut short the meet at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

#Before the meet was halted, Kamera Strachan led a 1-2-3 sweep of the girls under-17 javelin as she was joined by Taysha Stubbs and Dior-Rae Scott, who all surpassed the standard of 35.35 metres for the games, scheduled for April 7-11 at the TAR National Stadium.

#Strachan, who moved up to the under-20 girls division in previous meets to qualify for the Penn Relays as a member of the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine, won the event with 43.50m, followed by Stubbs with 39.90m and Scott with 38.25.

#The performances highlighted the limited field events that took place on Saturday.

#Girls under-15 long jump – Keyezra Thomas of Speed Begins won with 5.11m. Keely Deveaux of T-Bird Flyers was second with 4.92m. J’Kaiyah Rolle of Road Runners was third with 4.65m.

#Girls under-15 discus – Carrington Gibson of Grand Bahama Invictus won with 16.98m.

#Boys under-15 long jump – Eagan Neely of Red-Line Athletics won with 5.87m. Jachario Wilson of Spartans was second with 5.11m. Jeremyah Wilson of Spartans was third with 4.68m.

#Boys under-15 shot put – Kenneth Bethell of Another Level won with 6.69m. Dayaje Brown of Triple Threat was second with 6.48m.

#Girls under-17 long jump – Tylah Pratt of Andros Heats won with 5.12m. Shania Adderley of Fast Track was second 4.76m and Zion Carey was third with 4.57m.

#Girls under-17 high jump – Tylah Pratt of Andros Heats won with 1.47m. Grace Komolafe of X-Treme Athletics was second with 1.47m as well on more knockdowns, while Bayli Major of Red-Line Athletics was third with 1.42m.

#Girls under-17 discus – Danielle Nixon of Blue Chip Athletics won with 24.19m. Terrell McCoy of Triple Threat was second with 23.52m and Anthonece Papageorge of Blue Chip Athletics was third with 20.10m.

#Girls under-17 javelin – Kamera Strachan of Air Assault won with 43.50m and was followed by team-mates Taysha Stubbs with 39.90m and Dior-Rae Scott with 38.25 as they all surpassed the Carifta qualifying standard of 35.35m.

#Boys under-17 shot put – Jaylen Stuart of Blue Chips Athletics was the winner with 12.71m, followed by Larouche Morley of Triple Threat with 12.09m. Kristan King of Blue Chips Athletics with 11.61m.

#Girls under-20 high jump – Koi Adderley of Fast Forward won with 1.60m. Elyssa Gordon of Spartans was second with 1.42m and Natalia Poitier of Road Runners was third with 1.42m on more knockdowns.

#Girls under-20 discus – Cailyn Johnson of Triple Threat won with 40.99m. Annae Mackey of Blue Chip Athletics was second with 30.69m. Teneil Ferguson of Road Runners was third with 25.69m.

#Women’s open high jump – Tyanna Gordon of Spartans won with 1.37m.

#Boys under-20 shot put – Nathaniel McHardy of Andros Heats was the winner with 13.68. Robert Deal of Blue Chips Athletics got second with 13.32m and Tayshaun Robinson of SunBlazers Track Club was third with 11.01m.

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