Tyrese Reid, Samantha Price lead pair of 1-2 finishes for Jamaica over 1500s

By April 20, 2019
Tyrese Reid (left) and Fabian Allen. Tyrese Reid (left) and Fabian Allen.

Jamaica’s Tyrese Reid led yet another Jamaica one-two finish in the Men’s U20 1500 metres at the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands on Saturday’s first day. 

Reid clocked 3:55.38 seconds, to finish ahead of teammate Fabian Allen, 3:56.23 seconds.

The Bahamas notched another medal through the efforts of Gabriel Curtis, who stopped the timer at 3:58.11

On the women’s side of affairs, Guyana’s Claudrice McKoy brought her country’s first gold medal at the 2019 CARIFTA Games, winning in 4:39.46.

McKoy won ahead of the Jamaican pair of Kelly-Ann Beckford, 4:40.49, and Aneisha Lawrence, 4:41.19.

Among the under-17 boys, the Bahamas’ Mitchell Curtis proved fastest, winning the 1500-metre event in 4:09.34 seconds ahead of of Jamaica’s J’Voughn Blake, 4:10.52.

Bermuda’s Nathan Armstrong mined bronze for his country in 4:11.47, pipping Jamaica’s Tafar-hi Hinds to the tape. The two had to be separated by a third decimal place after they went through the tape together.

In the girls’ under-17, Jamaica were once again on the top two podium spots with Samantha Price, 4:47.34, finishing ahead of her teammate, Jodyann Mitchell, 4:49.49.

The two were quicker than Guyana’s Shaquka Tyrell, who clocked 4:52.52 for her bronze medal.

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