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Carifta athletes back in action

Bermuda's Carifta track and field team members will be back in action for the first time since the Games in St Kitts earlier this month when the Bermuda National Athletic Association hosts a meet at the National Sports Centre tomorrow, starting at 1pm.

The Island's 12-member team won three medals at Carifta with Kyrah Scraders clinching a silver and bronze in the under-20 girls 800 and 1,500 metres while high jumper medalled again in the under-18 high jump where she won bronze.

Scraders, the Junior Girls Athlete of the Year, proved herself to be one of the top middle distance junior runners in the region after stepping up to the under-20 division for the first time. Famous again lived up to expectations despite being one of the younger athletes in her age group.

Bermuda's athletes turned in several personal bests and season bests with Keisha Miller, in her first Carifta Games, reaching the long jump final with a PB while Michaiah Robinson achieved a PB in the 800 metres.

“We had a small team with varying experience and some athletes who moved into the under-20 division for the first time,” said Donna Watson, the BNAA president, on the team's performances. “To come away with three medals is not bad at all and I am very pleased with my team and I expressed this to them in a meeting.”

Athletes will use this weekend's meet as a qualifier for the Junior Pan Am Games in late July in Edmonton, Canada. The National Championships are scheduled for June 12 and 13.

Competition tomorrow will begin with girls and boys shot put, triple jump and high jump, with running events starting at 1.10pm with 1,500 metres and then 100 metres in all age groups.

Back in action: Kyrah Scraders

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Published April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated April 24, 2015 at 10:34 pm)

Carifta athletes back in action

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