Huggins Seeking Third Carifta Games Medal Tonight

Dominica's Luan Gadriel, left, wins the 200m in 24.09 seconds with Jamaica's Saqukine Cameron right, 2nd, 24.34 and Nelda Huggins 3rd, 24.63, the fastest times going into the final.

BERMUDA, APRIL 9—Nelda Huggins will be seeking her third Carifta Games medal this evening, when she lines up in the Under 17 Girls 200m at 6:30 p.m. at the National Stadium in Devonshire, Bermuda.

Running from the outside corridor in heat one, Huggins placed third—a time that was faster than the heat two winner—after she ran 24.63 seconds.

Huggins won a 100m silver on Saturday and anchored the 4x100m Relay to a bronze medal last night. Any medal today would give her three in the competion and would join Chantel Malone who pulled off the feat in 2006, with silver medals in the Long and Triple Jumps and bronze in the 400m. 

Shaian Vandenburg missed making the Under 20 Girls 200m final by one position, after running 25.69 seconds in her heat.

In the Under 20 Boys 200m, J’Maal Alexander ran 22.19 seconds to finish fourth in the third of four heats where the heat winner and the four fastest times advanced to tonight’s final.

Shaqouy Stephens, running in heat four was sixth in a non advancing 22.87 seconds.

Tarikah Warner, competing in the Under 20 Girls Long Jump, paced sixth with a leap of 5:02m.

Brandon Andrew got the day going by starting the High Jump in the first of three disciplines he’s contesting today. Coming into Day 2 with 2560 points after contesting the 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, Javelin Throw and 200m, he picked up 449 points after clearing 1.58m in the High Jump.

Andrew then entered the U20 Boys 110m Hurdles and ran a personal best of 15.60 seconds to establish a National Scholastic Record.

Following the Hurdles foray, he went to the Heptathlon Discus Throw and placed sixth after a throw of 27.36m worth 413 points to tally 3422 points heading into the 1500m, which is the final event.

Afternoon Session

4:45 p.m. Aundre Turnbull; U17 Boys Long Jump

6:30 p.m. U17 Girls 200m final; Nelda Huggins

7:20 p.m. Brandon Andrew; Heptathlon 1500m

8:00 p.m. U17 Girls 4x400m Relay (probable)