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Signing off in style: Bermuda’s under-20 4x400m relay team made up of Sanaa Morris, Keturah Buford-Trott, Shayla Cann and Caitlyn Bobb, who won bronze (Photograph supplied)

Bermuda clinched bronze and silver on the final day of the Carifta Games at the national stadium in Jamaica yesterday to conclude the championships with three medals in total.

The girls 4x400 metres teams added the medals to Caitlyn Bobb’s bronze, won on Saturday’s first day, with the under-17 team taking silver and the under-20 team bronze in what was Bermuda’s best day of the championships.

Additionally, five other athletes competed in individual finals on the final day of the holiday weekend, which saw the largest turnout.

The team of Madsyn Bobb, S’Nya Cumbermatch, Jaeda Grant and Ellise Dickinson clocked 4min 3.23sec for the silver medal in the under-17 race that was won by Jamaica in 3:43.59 with Bahamas third in 4:05.84.

The under-20 team of Sanaa Morris, Keturah Buford-Trott, Shayla Cann and Caitlyn Bobb ran 3:48.69 to take the bronze behind Jamaica in 3:36.81 and British Virgin Islands in 3:45.67.

Head coach Devon Bean was left ecstatic with the squad’s endeavours.

“I’m very excited, these athletes exceed our expectations and showed up when the lights came on,” he said.

“They deserved to be here, and when we put up their names to the federation we knew what they are capable of. The future is very bright and the squad can only get better.”

Valiant effort: Bermuda’s Nirobi Smith Mills (left) narrowly missed out on a medal in the boy’s under-20 800 metres (photograph by Gladstone Taylor)

Nirobi Smith Mills just finished outside of the medals in the under-20 boys 800 final running 1:52.20 for fourth place, faster than the 1:55.11 he ran the previous day to lead qualifying.

Sancho Smith finished sixth in 1:55.36, also faster than his earlier run, as Jamaican J’Voughnn Blake won in a time of 1:49.89, adding to his success in the 1,500.

Nathan Cumberbatch, of Trinidad & Tobago, took the silver medal with 1:51.86, just ahead of Jamaica’s Adrian Nethersole, who clocked 1:51.96.

Shayla Cann was also sixth, in the under-20 girls 800, running 2:21.11, and Jaeda Grant was seventh in the under-17 girls 800, running 2:20.50, faster than the 2:21.60 she ran in the preliminary round yesterday morning.

Caitlyn Bobb was fifth in the under-20 girls 200 in 24.74sec, as Brianna Lyston, of Jamaica, won in 23.16 ahead of Trinidad & Tobago’s Shaniqua Bascombe in 24.18 and Kaylia Kelly, of Jamaica, in 24.33.

Zakayza Parsons finished sixth in the under-20 girls long jump with a wind-aided 5.46 metres in the morning session. She was second after the first round, then slipped to third two rounds later but safely advanced to the final where she went on to have her best wind-legal jump of 5.43.

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Published April 19, 2022 at 8:02 am (Updated April 19, 2022 at 11:06 pm)

Bermuda conclude Carifta Games with two relay medals

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