J'cans set records at CAC Jnrs

BY PAUL BURROWES Observer writer

Sunday, July 01, 2012    

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JAMAICANS Fredrick Dacres and Emmanuel Oniya were one-two in the Boys Discus (1.75k) 'A' final Friday evening at the XIX Central American and Caribbean Junior A & B Championships in El Salvador.

Dacres, 18, threw 59.99m to establish a new meet record, shattering the old mark of 54.42 set by Cuban Frank Bicet on July 8, 1990. Oniya was second with 50.75m, while Puerto Rican Oreste Ortiz was third with 48.82.

Jamaica were also one-two in the Boys 400m hurdles 'A' final. Kenardo Gallimore won in 50.83 seconds, ahead of Shavon Barnes (51.50) and Trinidad & Tobago's Brandon Benjamin (51.73).

The Jamaican duo was inspired by countryman, 16-year-old Okeen Williams who 10 minutes earlier ran a championship record 51.68 seconds to win the 400m hurdles 'B' final.

T&T''s Reubin Walter placed second in 52.45 and Barbadian Dario Scantlebury third in 52.73.

Deandre Whitehorne and Christania Williams grabbed second and third in the Girls 100m 'A' final won by Dominican Republic's Fanny Husks in 11.53. Whitehorne clocked 11.70 and Williams 11.71.

In the Boys 100m 'B' final, Jevaughn Minzie won in 10.46 seconds, beat Anguilla's Zharnel Hughes (10.46) and Antigua and Barbuda's Cejhae Greene (10.58).

Tyquendo Tracey clocked 10.61 for second in the Boys 100m 'A' final won by Bahamian Teray Smith in 10.58. Bahamian Blake Bartlett was third in 10.69.

Clive Pullen, meanwhile, secured gold in the long jump with a mark of 7.20m, beating Ifeanyichkwu Otuonye of Turks & Caicos (7.18) and Dominican Republic's Berto John (7.15).

Kimberly Williamson was second in the Girls high jump 'A' final with 1.85m, as did winner St Lucian Jeanelle Scheper. Cayman's Ashleigh Nalty was third in 1.70m.

Safia Morgan placed third in the Girls high jump 'B' final with of 1.69m, the same as compatriot Krista-Gaye Taylor, who was fourth..

Akela Jones of Barbados equalled the meet record of 1.81m to come out top, with Mexican Xemina Esquivel second with 1.78m.

Yesterday morning, Christoffe Bryan won the Boys High Jump 'B' final in a championship record 2.11m, erasing the previous mark of 2.07 set by Jamaican Richard Chamber in July 1994. Mexican Arturo Abascal (2.08m) and St Kitts & Nevis's Clairvon Kelly (1.93m) finished second and third.

Gleneve Grange held on for second in the Girls javelin (500g) 'B' final with 37.46m. Dominican Republic's Yulissa Rose won in 37.56m in the newly-established event. Third was Trinidad & Tobago's Akidah Briggs with 36.85.



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