1997 CARIFTA Games

The 26th CARIFTA Games was held at the National Stadium[1] in Bridgetown, Barbados, on April 4–6, 1997.

XXVI CARIFTA Games
DatesApril 4–6
Host cityBridgetown, Barbados Barbados
VenueBarbados National Stadium
LevelJunior and Youth
Events58
(33 junior, 25 youth)
Participationabout 271
(147 junior, 124 youth) athletes from
about 19 nations

Participation (unofficial)Edit

Detailed result lists can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2] An unofficial count yields the number of about 270 athletes (146 junior (under-20) and 124 youth (under-17)) from about 19 countries: Antigua and Barbuda (8), Aruba (1), Bahamas (27), Barbados (41), Bermuda (11), British Virgin Islands (2), Cayman Islands (5), Dominica (6), Grenada (10), Guadeloupe (16), Guyana (11), Jamaica (53), Martinique (30), Saint Kitts and Nevis (3), Saint Lucia (3), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (7), Suriname (1), Trinidad and Tobago (29), US Virgin Islands (7).

Austin Sealy AwardEdit

The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded for the first time jointly to two athletes: Aleen Bailey and Roy Bailey, both from Jamaica.[3][4] Aleen Bailey won a gold (200m) and a silver medal (100m), while Roy Bailey won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m, and 4 × 100m relay). Both athletes competed in the junior (U-20) category.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior),[5] Girls under 20 (Junior),[6] Boys under 17 (Youth),[7] and Girls under 17 (Youth).[8] Complete results can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2]

Boys under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
  Roy Bailey (JAM) 10.40   Dree Ryan (TRI) 10.86   Dimitri Demonière (MTQ) 10.88
200 metres
(1.3 m/s)
  Roy Bailey (JAM) 20.48   Steve Slowly (JAM) 20.95   Cédric Gold-Dalg (MTQ) 21.18
400 metres   Avard Moncur (BAH) 46.90   Michael Campbell (JAM) 47.33   Chris Brown (BAH) 47.46
800 metres   Dwayne Miller (JAM) 1:54.78   Carlon Harrison (JAM) 1:54.79   Chris Brown (BAH) 1:56.59
1500 metres   Omar Brooks (JAM) 4:01.4   Carlon Harrison (JAM) 4:02.4   Elliot Mason (ATG) 4:03.0
5000 metres   Omar Brooks (JAM) 16:05.04   Narvin Beharry (TRI) 16:13.24   Jermain Bijlhout (SUR) 16:17.52
110 metres hurdles
(8.3 m/s)
  Stephen Jones (BAR) 14.19w   Omari Francis (BAH) 14.61w   Nester Keith (JAM) 14.64w
400 metres hurdles   David Lloyd (JAM) 53.43   Ednol Rolle (BAH) 54.28   Seth Billy (BAR) 54.62
High jump   Kevin Cumberbatch (BAR) 2.08   Kerry Edwards (TRI) 2.06   Micky Ruben (TRI) 1.95
Pole vault   Omar Gardiner (JAM) 4.31   Dion Kong (TRI) 3.65   Jabari Ennis (JAM) 3.65
Long jump   Sébastien Pincemail (GLP) 7.45   Steve Slowly (JAM) 7.23   Maurice Clarke (BAR) 7.21
Triple jump   Sébastien Pincemail (GLP) 15.87w   Randy Lewis (GRN) 15.66w   Godfrey Rahming (BAH) 15.22w
Shot put   Dave Stoute (TRI) 14.43   Rory Marsh (JAM) 14.18   Claston Bernard (JAM) 13.68
Discus throw   Rory Marsh (JAM) 43.34   David Bissoly (MTQ) 43.02   Jamico Sands (BAH) 39.68
Javelin throw   Brian Husbands (BAR) 55.60   Mike Modeste (GRN) 55.38   Terry Nurse (BAR) 53.78
4 × 100 metres relay   Jamaica
Dwight Thomas


Roy Bailey
39.87   Guadeloupe 41.15   Martinique 41.44
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica 3:09.07   Bahamas 3:12.67   Trinidad and Tobago 3:18.16

Girls under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
  Cydonie Mothersill (CAY) 11.54   Aleen Bailey (JAM) 11.60   Sonia Williams (ATG) 11.83
200 metres
(0.9 m/s)
  Aleen Bailey (JAM) 23.65   Chanelle Marshall (JAM) 23.83   Cynthia Octavia (MTQ) 23.88
400 metres   Tanya Oxley (BAR) 54.64   Keisha Downer (JAM) 55.31   Ronetta Smith (JAM) 55.78
800 metres   Pechana Tomlin (JAM) 2:11.22   Janelle Inniss (BAR) 2:12.43   Aileen Smith (JAM) 2:12.52
1500 metres   Pechana Tomlin (JAM) 4:44.56   Aileen Smith (JAM) 4:47.78   Anisha Humes (TRI) 4:48.56
3000 metres   Janill Williams (ATG) 10:23.26   Tameica Brown (JAM) 10:28.75   Stacey Quashie (ATG) 10:31.62
100 metres hurdles
(2.7 m/s)
  Susanne Dickenson (JAM) 14.10w   Cynthia Octavia (MTQ) 14.19w   Stacia Small (BAR) 14.59w
400 metres hurdles   Peta-Gaye Gayle (JAM) 59.28   Sylvanie Morandais (GLP) 62.62   Julia Lewis (BAR) 63.03
High jump   Daneesh McIntosh (BAH) 1.68   Julia Lewis (BAR) 1.68   Christine Brown (JAM)
  Bernice Penn (BAH)
1.60
Long jump   Marie-Hélène Carabin (GLP) 6.08   Chanelle Marshall (JAM) 6.07   Anna-Lee Walcott (TRI) 5.83
Triple jump   Christine Brown (JAM) 12.56   Stéphanie Xavier (GLP) 12.55   Chrissy Zabeau (GLP) 12.49
Shot put   Christelle Bornil (MTQ) 15.25   Doris Thompson (BAH) 14.34   Sandrine André (GUY) 12.48
Discus throw   Christelle Bornil (MTQ) 48.36   Béatrice Louisy-Louis (MTQ) 43.56   Tanya Thomas (JAM) 43.06
Javelin throw   Marie-Christine Lincertin (GLP) 40.80   Nadine Clarke (JAM) 40.34   Béatrice Louisy-Louis (MTQ) 39.96
4 × 100 metres relay   Jamaica
Lisa Sharpe


Veronica Campbell
45.27   Barbados 46.19   Bahamas 46.28
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica 3:39.30   Barbados 3:45.69   Trinidad and Tobago 3:48.43

Boys under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
  Michael Frater (JAM) 11.04   Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 11.09   Rodney Pitts (ISV) 11.09
200 metres
(1.4 m/s)
  André Murray (JAM) 22.06   Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 22.18   Richard Nicely (JAM) 22.32
400 metres   Wilan Louis (BAR) 48.75   Ryan Smith (BAR) 49.12   Gregory McFarlane (JAM) 49.38
800 metres   Aldwyn Sappleton (JAM) 1:58.59   Xavier Larifla (GLP) 2:01.53   Roland Hemmings (TRI) 2:02.38
1500 metres   Aldwyn Sappleton (JAM) 4:14.35   Xavier Larifla (GLP) 4:18.83   Clifford Campbell (JAM) 4:22.29
100 metres hurdles
(5.2 m/s)
  Richard Nicely (JAM) 13.33w   Brent Harry (TRI) 13.65w   Ricardo Melbourne (JAM) 13.76w
400 metres hurdles   Ryan Smith (BAR) 54.64   Ricardo Melbourne (JAM) 55.66   Jason Haynes (BAR) 57.40
High jump   Yohan Virapin (MTQ) 1.98   Samuel Prescod (BAR) 1.95   Nicolas Bellemare (MTQ) 1.90
Long jump   Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 7.05   Paul Thompson (JAM) 6.93   Marc Marsillon (MTQ) 6.81
Triple jump   Leevan Sands (BAH) 14.73   Paul Thompson (JAM) 14.43   Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 14.38
Shot put   Godfrey Ellis (BAH) 15.04   Dave Vainqueur (GLP) 14.42   Stephenson Carter (BAR) 13.18
Discus throw   Jean François Aurokiom (MTQ) 41.12   Damion Cameron (JAM) 40.76   Godfrey Ellis (BAH) 40.62
Javelin throw   Sheldon Black (TRI) 49.96   Alroy Peters (GRN) 49.42   Daniel Bellerophon (MTQ) 48.14

Girls under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.8 m/s)
  Fana Ashby (TRI) 12.03   Marcia Dorsett (BAH) 12.04   Rodneshya Pitts (ISV) 12.15
200 metres
(0.3 m/s)
  Fana Ashby (TRI) 24.23   Lucyann Richards (BAR) 24.31   Marcia Dorsett (BAH) 24.46
400 metres   Yanique Chambers (JAM) 54.76   Lucyann Richards (BAR) 55.14   Hazel-Ann Regis (GRN) 56.04
800 metres   Tameica Brown (JAM) 2:13.29   Sheena Gooding (BAR) 2:13.21   Letitia Gilkes (BAR) 2:14.56
1500 metres   Letitia Gilkes (BAR) 4:48.42   Tameica Brown (JAM) 4:50.31   Jascinth Salmon (JAM) 4:51.62
100 metres hurdles
(4.4 m/s)
  Kareecia Thompson (JAM) 13.85w   Cindy Mondelice (GLP) 14.12w   Keitha Moseley (BAR) 14.30w
300 metres hurdles   Renee Layne (BAR) 43.17   Kareecia Thompson (JAM) 43.69   Authea Chambers (JAM) 43.94
High jump   Keitha Moseley (BAR) 1.65   Janice Ezegbunam (BAH) 1.65   Raneika Bean (BER) 1.65
Long jump   Authea Chambers (JAM) 5.62   Kelsie Johnson (BAH) 5.46   Aurélie Talbot (GLP) 5.38
Shot put   Shanell Andrews (BAH) 11.90   Latanya Dickinson (BER) 10.72   Evia Morrison (BAH) 10.28
Discus throw   Shanell Andrews (BAH) 34.18   Kasheta Smith (JAM) 34.10   Antoinette Vernon (CAY) 30.84
Javelin throw   Francette Pognon (MTQ) 43.66   Séphora Bissoly (MTQ) 39.18   Nikkisha Maynard (BAR) 37.68

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Barbados)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Jamaica (JAM)27201360
2  Barbados (BAR)*10111132
3  Bahamas (BAH)67922
4  Martinique (MTQ)54817
5  Guadeloupe (GLP)47213
6  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)45615
7  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)1034
8  Cayman Islands (CAY)1012
9  Grenada (GRN)0314
10  Bermuda (BER)0112
11  U.S. Virgin Islands (VIR)0022
12  Guyana (GUY)0011
  Suriname (SUR)0011
Totals (13 nations)585859175


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Bank Sponsor of Carifta Games, montserratreporter.org, retrieved Feb 3, 2012
  2. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on August 31, 2013, retrieved October 8, 2011
  3. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 2 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011
  4. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 3 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011
  5. ^ "CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 MEN)", Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 8, 2011
  6. ^ "CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 WOMEN)", Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 8, 2011
  7. ^ "CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 BOYS)", Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 8, 2011
  8. ^ "CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 GIRLS)", Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 8, 2011

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