BVI Misses Medal in Carifta Games Opening Session

Kyron McMaster finishes behind Jamaica's Nathanniel Bann in the U18 Boys 400m

FORT de FRANCE, Martinique—The BVI opened Session I of the 43rd Carifta Games in Fort De France, Martinique on Saturday morning with a fourth place finish in the Shot Put and two 400m runners advancing to tonight’s final.

In the U20 Girls Shot Put, Trevia Gumbs’ medal streak—which began in the U17 Girls division in Bermuda during the 2012 edition—ended when she had a best throw in the competition of 12.38m good enough for fourth place. Her twin sister Tyelle was sixth in 11.97m.

The U18 Boys 400m Heats saw Kyron McMaster as the first advancing athlete when he placed second in 49.31 seconds to claim one of the two automatic advancing spots, for his second successive final in the event. Ronique Todman had a non-advancing fifth place run of 51.22 in his heat.

In the Girls equivalent, Beyonce DeFreitas ran a personal best of 58.05 seconds to place fourth in her heat while Judine Lacey—who anchored the 4x400m silver medal team in the Bahamas—ran 59.91 to place fifth in her debut in another heat. Neither advanced.

Khari Herbert advanced to his second U20 Boys 400m finals on time, after placing fifth in 48.66 seconds with Tarique Moses finishing seventh with a time of 49.88 seconds in the same heat.

Debutant Arianna Hayde was the first to see action in the Heptathlon 100m Hurdles where she was fifth in her heat in 17.18 seconds running with a +2.8 mps worth 576 points.

Nelda Huggins and L’Tisha “Lea” Fahie will see action in the U18 Girls 100m semis and Taylor Hill in the U20 Girls 100m. Kyron McMaster and Khari Herbert will contest the U18 and U20 Boys 400m finals as well.

Debutant Akeem Bradshaw swings into action in the U18 Boys Triple Jump and Dekoya Hodge, another debutant in the U18 Girls Shot Put.