CARIFTA Games Squad To Include Eight World U-20 Medallists2 min read
The JAAA revealed that they will name two additional athletes after the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship
Jamaica has released the names of athletes that will feature in next week’s 50th CARIFTA Games. Some of the familiar names include eight individual medalists who participated in the 2022 World Athletics Under-20 Championships. The ones who stand out the most are gold medalists Brandon Pottinger and Jaydon Hibbert.
This year’s games will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, April 7-10. The Thomas Robinson Stadium will host the games. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) came up with a squad of 79 athletes who will compete over the Easter weekend.
The JAAA revealed that they will name two additional athletes after the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship is concluded this week.
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, a national record holder in Under-20 100m, sprint hurdler Alexis James, sprinter Serena Cole and thrower Kobe Lawrence all won silver medals in the 2022 championships. On the other hand, intermediate hurdler Roshawn Clarke and Alana Reid secured bronze medals.
DeAndre Daley is among the Jamaicans that are hoping to defend the titles they won in the 2022 CARIFTA Games. DeAndre Daley beat Nkrumie in Kingston.
Delano Kennedy hopes to maintain his Under-20 400m crown, Lawrence in the Under-20 throws double, James in the Under-20 100m hurdles; Jody-Ann Mitchell in the girls’ Under-20 800m; Cedricka Williams in the discus throw, Rickiesha Simms in the 1,500m and Clarke in the 400m hurdles.
Under-17 female — Camoy Binger, Shemonique Hazle, Alikay Reynolds, Tiana Marshall, Natrece East, Sabrina Atkinson, Shanniqua Williams, Jody-Ann Daley, Sashana Johnson, Dionjah Shaw, Kededra Coombs, Bryana Davidson, Rhianna Lewis, Asia McKay, Shanoya Douglas, Jody-Ann Daley, Kevongaye Fowler, Rosealee Gallimore and Shanoya Douglas.
Under-20 female — Kaydeen Johnson, Cedricka Williams, Abigail Campbell, Jade Ann Dawkins, Carleta Bernard, Serena Cole, Britannie Johnson, Jody-Ann Mitchell, Kacia Powell, Alana Reid, Breana Brown, Britannia Johnson, Alexis James, Kishay Rowe, Abigail Martin, Deijanae Bruce, Rickiann Russell, Tonyan Beckford, Habiba Harris and Rickeisha Simms.
Under-17 male —Euan Young, Ronaldo Anderson, Joel Morgan, Khamani Gordon, Michael Neil, Rasheed Pryce, DeAndre Gayle, Javontae Smith, Kenrick Sharpe, Joseph Salmon, Dontae Watson, Tramaine Todd, Courtney Kinglock, Kahiem Carby, Nickecoy Bramwell, Donte Mendez, Demarco Bennett, Tyrone Lawson, Delano Todd and Shakir Lewis.
Under-20 male — Antonio Forbes, Kobe Lawrence, Kemarrio Bygrave, DeAndre Daley, Chavez Penn, Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, Royan Walters, Tyrese Ebanks, Ainsley Campbell, Javorne Dunkley, Roshawn Clarke, Shaiquan Dunn, Malique Smith Band, Demario Prince, Delano Kennedy, Jaydon Hibbert, Demario Prince, Ainsley Brown, Brandon Pottinger, Jasauna Dennis and Shaquane Gordon.