Tobago’s athletes will return home a happy bunch this afternoon, sporting the precious metal they picked up at the just-concluded 44th Carifta Games in Basseterre, St Kitts.
The youngsters left the Kim Collins Stadium having contributed to nine of Trinidad and Tobago’s 22 medals at the Games, including Boys under-18 4×100 metres silver. Tobago accounted for three gold, four silver and two bronze medals, while T&T’s overall haul included six gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals.
A confident Andwuelle Wright leapt his way to long jump gold on Sunday, disrupting the sand at a wind-aided 7.44 metres in the Boys under-20 competition. Javelin thrower Tyriq Hosford, though, stole the spotlight with a Carifta record 70.73-metre throw of the javelin on his way to the top of the podium in the Boys under-18 category.
Akanni Hislop also sparkled over 200 metres, and streaked to gold with a very impressive personal best of 20.91 in the Boys Under-18 category.
Tobago got silver medals came from Asha James, also in the javelin throw—her 45.12-metre effort doing the trick in the Girls under-18 category—and Hislop in the coveted Boys under-18 100 metres sprint, who clocked 10.47 seconds. Hislop had medals piling up as he also help T&T finish second in the 4×100 relay. And Khamani Roberts’ 1.73-metres jump landed her high jump silver.
The other athletes to medal were Chelsea James (Girls under-20 shot put) and Vandell Joseph (Boys under-18 javelin). James launched the iron ball 14.73 metres, and Joseph’s best effort was a 61.67-metre throw.
Results – Carifta Games (Tobago)
2nd – Akanni Hislop (Boys Under-18) – 10.47
1st – Akanni Hislop (Boys Under-18) – 20.91
1st – Andwuelle Wright (Boys Under-20) – 7.44m
6th – Safiya John (Girls Under-18) – 5.24m
14th – Chevelle McPherson (Girls Under-18) – 4.85m
1st – Tyriq Hosford (Boys Under-18) – 70.73m [CR]
3rd – Vandell Joseph (Boys Under-18) – 61.67m
2nd – Asha James (Girls Under-18) – 45.12m
3rd – Chelsea James (Girls Under-20) – 14.73m
4th – Kenejah Williams (Boys Under-20) – 16.10m
12th – Peaches Stewart (Girls Under-18) – 11.61m
4th – Chelsea James (Girls Under-20) – 40.75m
5th – Nkosi James (Boys Under-18) – 45.10m
7th – Kenejah Williams (Boys Under-20) – 44.36m
2nd – Khamani Roberts (Girls Under-20) – 1.73m
7th – Omari Benoit (Boys Under-20) – 2.00m
11th – Franklyn Stanislaus (Boys Under-18) – 1.80m
N/A – Safiya John (Girls Under-18) – No Height
4th – Aaron Lewis (Boys Under-20) – 13.66
5th – Ako Hislop (Boys Under-18) – 13.60
DNF – Aaron Lewis (Boys Under-20)
5th – Khamani Roberts (Open)
9th – Anya Akili (Open)
2nd (Team included Akanni Hislop)