Moses Advances to Tonight's Carifta Games U17 Girls 400m Final


Tarika "Tinker Bell" Moses, left, is edged by the Bahamas' Juannae Lewis in the U17 Girls 400m

BERMUDA, APRIL 7—Tarika “Tinker Bell” Moses—one of three athletes competing during the morning session of the 41st LIME Carifta Games here in Devonshire, Bermuda—advanced to tonight’s Under 17 Girls 400m Final.

The 14 year old took out the race and shaved .02 seconds off her personal best, to place second behind the Bahamas’ Juannae Lewis, who ran 55.30 to her 55.62—tied with Guadeloupe’s Sareena Carti for the third best time in the competition.

Moses who debuted in the Carifta Games last year, advanced to her second straight 400m final.

Jamaica’s Yannique McNeil won the second heat in 55.51 ahead of Carti.   

Also seeing morning action were Shaquoy Stephens and Taquque “Tweety” Moses. Stephens was fourth in heat one in 53.21 seconds, battled winds like the rest of his Under 20 counterparts in the race won by the Bahamas’ O’Jay Ferguson in 49.89—the only Under 20 Boy of the 18 competing to beak 50.

Moses was sixth in heat three in 53.88. Both he and Stephens will see action later in the meet in the 800 and 200m respectively.

Action resumes this evening at 5 p.m. Bermuda time. Note: Bermuda is 1 hour ahead of Caribbean time.

Afternoon Session:

5 p.m. 100m U17 Girls Semi Finals, Nelda Huggins & Taylor Hill

5:40 p.m. 100m U20 Girls, Semi Finals, Shaian, Vandenburg,

6:00 p.m. 100m U20 Boys Semi Finals, J’Maal Alexander

6:45: Javelin Throw, U17 Girls Final, Tynelle Gumbs

7:30 p.m. U17 Girls 400m Final—Tarika Moses

8:00 p.m. 400m Boys U20 Final

8:10 p.m. U17 Girls 100m Final

8:30 p.m. U20 Girls 100m Final