11 medals for Team Bahamas on Opening Day

The Bahamas took gold in both the first event and the last event on day one of the 50th CARIFTA Track and Field Championships.

The Bahamas tallied 11 medals for second place in the team standings following the opening day of competition at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium

The medal tally includes two gold, four silver and five bronze.

Kaden Cartwright won gold in the U17 Men’s Javelin with a throw of 64.07m and Jamiah Nabbie took gold on the track in the U17 Women’s 100m in 11.67s.

Lanisha Lubin was the first of the four silver medal winners with her leap of 12.40m  in the U20 Women’s Triple Jump.

Javonya Valcourt ran 52.12s to win silver in the U20 Women’s 400m followed by Lacarthea Cooper’s bronze medal time of 53.12s. The Bahamas took two spots on the medal podium in the U20 Men’s 100m led by Carlos Brown’s 10.38s to take second and Adam Musgrove’s bronze medal time of 10.44 secs.

In the U17 Men’s 100m, Ishmael Rolle won silver in 10.62s

Erin Barr won the only middle distance medal for The Bahamas with a bronze medal in the U17 Women’s 1500m in 4:54.09s.

Andrew Brown took bronze in the U17 Men’s 400m in 48.68s and in the field, Terell McCoy also won bronze in the  U17 Women’s Shot Put at 13.71m.

Jamaica leads the field with 22 overall medals – 12 gold, seven silver and three bronze.