Jamaica ratchets up medal count with 1-2 in the 400 metres

By April 20, 2019
Shaquena Foote Shaquena Foote

Jamaica continued to tick off medals at the 2019 CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands after Shaquena Foote led a 1-2 finish in the women’s under-20 400 metres. 

Foote, won in 52.63 seconds, ahead of teammate Anna-Kay Allen, who was well beaten with 53.53.

Allen’s 53.53 was also much better than Trinidad and Tobago’s Rae-Ann Serville, who was third in 54.18.

In the men’s 400, there were more medals on offer for the Jamaicans, but the highest post on the podium was reserved for the Bahamas’ Terrance Jones, who won in 46.29 seconds.

Jamaica’s Anthony Cox was second in 46.35, while his teammate Evaldo Whitehorne was third in 46.39.

In the boys U17 one-lap event, the Jamaicans suffered the same fate as their slightly older teammates, earning silver and bronze behind the 48.45 effort of the Bahamas’ Wendell Miller.

Miller got the better of the Jamaican pair of Tahj Hamm, 48.54 seconds, and Tariq Dacres, 48.70.

Among the girls U17s, there was even less joy for the Jamaicans after Bermuda’s Caitlyn Bobb ran away with the event, clocking 53.69, to dismiss the efforts of the British Virgin Islands’ Akrisa Eristee, 54.10. Jamaica finished up in the bronze medal position through the efforts of Rickiann Russell, who stopped the clock in 54.18 seconds.

Russell’s teammate Dejenea Oakley was fourth in 55.22.

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