Tynelle Gumbs competes in the Javelin Throw at the Carifta Games in Bermuda
JUNE 27—Three Carifta Games medalists and three new comers are among 10 athletes scheduled to compete in the June 29-July 1 CAC Jr. Track and Field Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Carifta Games U17 Girls Javelin Throw gold medalist Tynelle Gumbs, her twin sister Trevia who nabbed Carifta silver in the Shot Put and Nelda Huggins who snatched U17 Girls 100m silver, will head the team for the three-day competition.
Tynelle heaved the newly implemented 500g spear 41.46m, while Trevia tossed the 3Kg Shot Put out to 13.57m during the Leeward Islands Jr. Championships. Huggins ran a wind assisted 11.77 at Carifta and has several 12.00 seconds marks to her credit as well as 24.57 in the 200m this season.
Other girls on the team are: Kala Penn—at 14 the youngest on the squad—but has leapt to No. 7 on the territory’s All Time Top 10 list in the Long Jump with a leap of 5.41m (17’9”) and to No. 4 in the Triple Jump with her mark of 11.26m (36’11¼”).
Carifta Games 300m Hurdles finalist Jonel Lacey will tackle the 400m, before heading to the IAAF World Jr. Championships in Barcelona, Spain, July 10-15.
Among the boys, J’Maal Alexander who will join Lacey in Barcelona after sprinting 10.56 seconds during the ESHS Championships to qualify for the event, will also contest the 200m, in which he has improved his National Jr. Record to 21.62 seconds this season.
New comers Khari Herbert who ran 47.98 in the Florida High School Championships in the 400m, easily won the Leeward Islands Jr. Championships in 49.29, will lead the U20 contingent.
Coming off meet records in the Discus Throw and Shot Put events, Eldred Henry will tackle both events where he has marks of 45.08m (147’10¾”) and 14.53m (47’8”) respectively.
Brandon Andrew will contest the 110m Hurdles and Long Jump with marks of 14.90 and 6.60m (21’7¾”) respectively.
Kyron McMaster—a 2011 CAC Age Group Championships High Jump silver medalist—is coming off clearing a personal best of 1.86m (6’1¼”) for the first time to win the event at Leewards, is the lone male U18 competitor on the team.
Officials include: Coaches Winston Potter and Ralston “Grandfather” Henry; Athletic Trainer, Shaun Williams and Delva Thomas as chaperone.