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Perinchief fifth on debut

Perinchief finished fifth in Costa Rica

Jah-Nhai Perinchief finished fifth in the high jump final in his debut at the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association Senior Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Perinchief was competing on arguably the biggest stage of his career as the least experienced member of Bermuda’s team.

He posted a leap of 2.15 metres, with JaCorian Duffield, of the United States, winning the event with a jump of 2.25.

Also representing Bermuda in San Jose at the weekend was Tre Houston, who reached the 200 semi-finals, finishing sixth in his heat in 21.72.

Houston failed to reach the semis of the 100, finishing fifth in his qualifying heat in 10.47. He placed nineteenth overall in both events.

The 25-year-old will now turn his attention to this month’s World Championships in Beijing, where he will run the 200. Joining Houston will be Tyrone Smith, the long jumper. Both have already qualified for the Rio Olympics.

Aaron Evans, whose father Freddie travelled as team manager, reached the final of 800 in San Jose, placing seventh in 1:49.07. He came second in his qualifying heat in 1:50.85.