Ja play second fiddle at CUT Games
BARBADOS amassed a combined boys and girls total of 459.5 points to dethrone Jamaica at the two-day 2012 Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Games which ended at the National Stadium on Saturday.
The win was the Bajans' seventh overall, having last won the title in 2005. They finished a close second to Jamaica in St Kitts in 2010. All competitors are students representing their countries in Under-15, Under-13, Under-11 and Under-9 age groups.
Barbados showed their dominance on Saturday's final day and sealed victory by winning both Under-15 4x100m relays. They also took both sprint medley events.
It was also a duel between Barbados and the Jamaicans after Friday's first day when the former amassed 205.5 points, with the latter on 201.5 after 31 finals.
Jamaica accumulated 422.5 points, followed by Trinidad and Tobago, 364; Bahamas, 294.50; British Virgin Islands, 201; Antigua and Barbuda, 118; St Kitts, 98; Guyana, 98; Nevis, 79; Cayman Islands, five; St Lucia, 72; Dominica, 60.5; Anguilla, 46, and Grenada, 25.
Barbados won the respective Boys and Girls sections with 235 and 224.5 points and topped the medals table with 17 gold, 17 silver and seven bronze for a total of 41.
Jamaica picked up 42 medals comprising 15 gold 14 silver and 11 bronze, while T&T copped 32 medals — 11 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze.
The next Caribbean Union Teachers (CUT) Games will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014.