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Golden boy Donawa shines at Championships

Carfita Games gold medallist Justin Donawa stamped his authority on last weekend’s New England Division II Track and Field Championships held at Williston Northampton School.

The Berkshire School athlete captured four gold medals and set two school records to earn the coveted Most Outstanding Male Performer Award.

Donawa set new school records en route to winning the gold in both the triple jump (14.73m) and long jump (6.80m) events.

The son of veteran distance runner Jay Donawa also struck gold in the 100 metres, hitting the tape in a time of 11.01 seconds.

Donawa, who plays cricket and football locally for Somerset Trojans, was also a member of his school’s 4x100 metres relay that won the event for the fourth consecutive year in a record time (regional) of 42.70 seconds.

Last year saw the teenage athlete put an end to Bermuda’s eight-year Carifta gold medal drought after capturing top honours in the Under-17 boys triple jump at the National Sports Centre.

Donawa won the gold with what was then a personal best leap of 14.63m and a new Bermuda Carifta record, having surpassed the previous best achieved by Stephen Woodley in 1991.

Earlier this year Donawa narrowly missed out on securing another Carfita medal, finishing tied for fourth with Jamaica’s Demar Robinson in the Under-20 boys triple jump with a best jump of 14.92 metres.

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Published May 23, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm)

Golden boy Donawa shines at Championships

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