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The 34th CARIFTA Games was held in the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago on March 26–28, 2005. The event was relocated from the National Stadium, St. George’s, Grenada, because of the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan destroying 90 percent of the island’s houses.[1] An appraisal of the results has been given.[2][3][4][5]

XXXIV CARIFTA Games
Carifta-logo 2005.png
Host cityBacolet, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Date(s)March 26–28
Main stadiumDwight Yorke Stadium
LevelJunior and Youth
Participationabout 427
(215 junior,
212 youth) athletes from
about 25 nations
Events66
(35 junior
(incl. 5 open),
31 youth)
Records set4 games
8 national (senior)

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Participation (unofficial)Edit

Detailed result lists can be found on the CACAC,[6] the CFPI[7] and the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[8] An unofficial count yields the number of about 427 athletes (215 junior (under-20) and 212 youth (under-17)) from about 25 countries: Anguilla (3), Antigua and Barbuda (10), Aruba (2), Bahamas (51), Barbados (37), Bermuda (12), British Virgin Islands (7), Cayman Islands (16), Dominica (5), French Guiana (1), Grenada (31), Guadeloupe (19), Guyana (8), Haiti (11), Jamaica (69), Martinique (31), Montserrat (2), Netherlands Antilles (6), Saint Kitts and Nevis (8), Saint Lucia (8), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (3), Suriname (3), Trinidad and Tobago (59), Turks and Caicos Islands (18), US Virgin Islands (7).

RecordsEdit

A total of 4 new games records were set.

In the boys' U-20 category, Grégory Gamyr from Martinique achieved 18.11 metres in shot put.[5][9]

In the boys' U-17 category, Theon O'Connor from Jamaica set the new 800m games record to 1:53.72.[5][10] The 4x400 metres relay team from Trinidad and Tobago set the new games record to 3:15.09.[5][11]

In the girls' U-17 category, the 4x100 metres relay team from Jamaica finished in 45.43 seconds.[4][12]

Moreover, a total of 8 national (senior) records were set by the junior athletes.[6] In the men's category, Junior Hines set the 3000 metres record for the Cayman Islands to 9:59.68.

In the women's category, individual records were set by Shara Proctor (long jump, 6.24m, wind: +0.9 m/s) for Anguilla, by Skyler Wallen (1500 metres, 4:44.79) for the Bahamas, by La Troya Darrell (triple jump, 12.29m, wind: -0.9 m/s) for Bermuda, by Opal Bodden (triple jump, 10.70m, wind: +0.8 m/s) for the Cayman Islands, and by Sanny Eugene (800 metres, 2:12.75) for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Moreover, the 4x100 metres relay teams of Grenada (45.41s) and the Turks and Caicos Islands (51.88s) established new national records.

Austin Sealy AwardEdit

The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded to Theon O'Connor of Jamaica.[5] He won 2 gold medals (800m, and 1500m) in the youth (U-17) category, setting a new 800m games record.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior),[13] Girls under 20 (Junior),[14] Boys under 17 (Youth),[15] and Girls under 17 (Youth).[16] Complete results can be found on the CACAC,[6] the CFPI[7] and the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[8]

Boys under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(1.7 m/s)
  Daniel Bailey (ATG) 10.36   Marcus Duncan (TRI) 10.53   Andon Mitchell (GRN) 10.54
200 metres
(-0.9 m/s)
  Daniel Bailey (ATG) 21.36   Mekel Downer (JAM) 21.49   Marcus Duncan (TRI) 21.64
400 metres   Renny Quow (TRI) 46.61   Jamil James (TRI) 46.81   Leford Green (JAM) 47.52
800 metres   Ramon Miller (BAH) 1:54.53   Codero Charles (BAH) 1:54.86   Kayon Smith (JAM) 1:55.08
1500 metres   Andre Drummond (JAM) 3:59.33   Lorry Lucea (MTQ) 4:00.25   Kayon Smith (JAM) 4:02.12
5000 metres†   Andre Drummond (JAM) 16:08.27   Shawn Adams (LCA) 16:28.36   Junior Ashton (VIN) 16:38.52
110 metres hurdles
(-0.7 m/s)
  Markino Buckley (JAM) 14.34   Ryan Brathwaite (BAR) 14.64   Stevy Telliam (MTQ) 14.74
400 metres hurdles   Romel Lewis (JAM) 52.79   Tywayne Buchanan (JAM) 53.36   Terry Marshall (BAR) 53.69
High Jump   Jamaal Wilson (BAH) 2.08   Darvin Edward (LCA)
  Tarik Edwards (JAM)
2.05
Pole Vault†   Jamaal Strachan (BAH) 3.50   Andrew Brown (BAH) 3.50   Kriston Caraballo (TRI) 3.10
Long Jump   Jermaine Alphous Jackson (JAM) 7.50
(0.8 m/s)
  Tarik Edwards (JAM) 7.19
(0.3 m/s)
  Carl Morgan (CAY) 6.78
(0.6 m/s)
Triple Jump   Alain Bailey (JAM) 14.60
(1.9 m/s)
  Barry Batson (BAR) 14.54
(1.9 m/s)
  Dellon Williams (TRI) 14.52
(1.1 m/s)
Shot Put   Grégory Gamyr (MTQ) 18.11 CR   David Villeneuve (MTQ) 17.35   Camoi Hood (JAM) 17.16
Discus Throw   Steve Hammond (JAM) 51.32   Adonson Shallow (VIN) 49.69   Camoi Hood (JAM) 46.81
Javelin Throw   Carlos Morgan (CAY) 58.75   Adonson Shallow (VIN) 58.34   Ramon Farrington (BAH) 58.01
Heptathlon†   Joel Phillip (GRN) 4803   Akido Noel (GRN) 4758   Peter Carter (TRI) 3884
4 x 100 metres relay   Trinidad and Tobago
Marcus Duncan
Keston Bledman
Rocky Caruth
Jamil James
41.05   Martinique
Yannick Lienafa
Cédric Laurier
Dimitri Bascou
Jocelyn Emmanuel
41.21   Bahamas 41.50
4 x 400 metres relay   Jamaica[17]
Michael Gardener
Leford Green
Romel Lewis
Tywayne Buchanan
3:09.94   Trinidad and Tobago
Jamil James
Damon Douglas
Ade Alleyne-Forte
Renny Quow
3:10.32   Bahamas 3:14.20

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.

Girls under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.9 m/s)
  Kelly Ann Baptiste (TRI) 11.39   Sherry Fletcher (GRN) 11.72   Shelly-Ann Fraser (JAM) 11.73
200 metres
(0.1 m/s)
  Kelly Ann Baptiste (TRI) 23.25   Anneisha McLaughlin (JAM) 23.28   Sherry Fletcher (GRN) 24.03
400 metres   Sonita Sutherland (JAM) 54.22   Anastasia Le-Roy (JAM) 55.19   Marie-Angélique Lacordelle (GUF) 55.20
800 metres   Sanny Eugene (ISV) 2:12.75 NR   Bobby-Gaye Wilkins (JAM) 2:12.98   Kertisha John (TRI) 2:13.03
1500 metres   Jodian Richards (JAM) 4:38.56   Pilar McShine (TRI) 4:41.11   Petrona Layne (JAM) 4:45.52
3000 metres†   Stacey Bell (JAM) 9:59.37   Pilar McShine (TRI) 10:18.19   Alika Morgan (GUY) 10:20.24
100 metres hurdles
(-0.5 m/s)
  Latoya Greaves (JAM) 13.82   Kimberly Laing (JAM) 14.35   Alexandria Oembler (BAH) 14.45
400 metres hurdles   Sherene Pinnock (JAM) 57.18   Nickiesha Wilson (JAM) 57.38   Michelle Cumberbatch (BAH) 60.49
High Jump   Rhonda Watkins (TRI) 1.82   La Troya Darrell (BER) 1.74   Shantel Thompson (JAM) 1.71
Long Jump   Rhonda Watkins (TRI) 6.29
(0.4 m/s)
  Shara Proctor (AIA) 6.24 NR
(0.4 m/s)
  Lyvie-Paola Laurent (GLP) 5.78
(1.0 m/s)
Triple Jump   Nathalie Marie-Nély (MTQ) 12.96
(0.4 m/s)
  La Troya Darrell (BER) 12.29 NR
(-0.9 m/s)
  Tina Ferguson (BAH) 11.98
(1.8 m/s)
Shot Put   Annie Alexander (TRI) 14.62   Keisha Walkes (BAR) 13.97   Tressa-Ann Charles (LCA) 13.85
Discus Throw   Keisha Walkes (BAR) 45.03   Annie Alexander (TRI) 39.24   Marie-Christine Vulcain (MTQ) 38.92
Javelin Throw   Kyann Maynard (BAR) 45.22   Laurence Germany (MTQ) 45.07   Tracey Morrison (BAH) 44.08
Pentathlon†   Natoya Baird (TRI) 3286   Sasha Joyce (BAH) 3126   Taronya Wildgoose (BAH) 2653
4 x 100 metres relay   Jamaica



Shelly-Ann Fraser
44.53   Trinidad and Tobago



Kelly Ann Baptiste
44.76   Grenada
Ann Marie Francis
Raquel Mitchell
Alison George
Sherry Fletcher
45.41 NR
4 x 400 metres relay   Jamaica[17]
Anastasia Le-Roy
Sherene Pinnock
Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
Sonita Sutherland
3:36.91   Trinidad and Tobago
Crystal Skeete
Janelle Clarke
Shelly McLean
Latosha Roach
3:44.08   Bahamas 3:45.93

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.

Boys under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(1.5 m/s)
  Yohan Blake (JAM) 11.01   Xavier Roach (BAR) 11.06   Withley Williams (SKN) 11.06
200 metres
(-1.0 m/s)
  Yohan Blake (JAM) 22.19   Kervin Morgan (TRI) 22.30   Antoneil Thomas (JAM) 22.46
400 metres   Kervin Morgan (TRI) 48.15   Juan Lewis (BAH) 49.40   Karlton Rolle (BAH) 49.51
800 metres   Theon O'Connor (JAM) 1:53.72 CR   Andre Thomas (JAM) 1:56.63   Curtis Kock (AHO) 1:56.72
1500 metres   Theon O'Connor (JAM) 4:05.59   Gavyn Nero (TRI) 4:07.99   Andre Thomas (JAM) 4:10.41
3000 metres   Gavyn Nero (TRI) 9:15.92   Chad Isaac (GRN) 9:33.55   Lowis Green (GLP) 9:38.98
100 metres hurdles
(1.0 m/s)
  Keiron Stewart (JAM) 13.41   Livan Midonet (MTQ)
  Montano Palacious (BAH)
13.47
400 metres hurdles   Dwight Robinson (JAM) 53.67   Nathan Arnett (BAH) 53.76   Ansil Nicholson (TRI) 54.27
High Jump   Raymond Higgs (BAH) 1.85   Kijaun Wilkinson (BER) 1.85   Marvin Dall (AHO) 1.80
Long Jump   Gerard Brown (BAH) 6.64
(0.0 m/s)
  Darrell Simpson (JAM) 6.59
(0.4 m/s)
  Willy Régent (GLP) 6.49
(0.7 m/s)
Triple Jump   Gerard Brown (BAH) 14.66 w
(2.7 m/s)
  Jérémie Varsovie (MTQ) 13.92 w
(2.2 m/s)
  Kyron Blaise (TRI) 13.71 w
(2.6 m/s)
Shot Put   Shane Evans (CAY) 14.59   Sheldon Roach (BAR) 14.26   Kofie Worrell (BAR) 14.01
Discus Throw   Sheldon Roach (BAR) 48.45   Richard Ibeh (CAY) 46.36   Emmanuel Stewart (TRI) 46.07
Javelin Throw   Ramon Burgess (BAR) 51.01   Davis Hypolite (DMA) 48.90   Daniel Cash (BAH) 48.13
4 x 100 metres relay   Jamaica 42.06   Trinidad and Tobago 42.27   Bahamas 43.31
4 x 400 metres relay   Trinidad and Tobago
Zwede Hewitt
Jevon Toppin
Jervon Mattews
Kervin Morgan
3:15.09 CR   Jamaica 3:15.39   Bahamas 3:18.71

Girls under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(1.5 m/s)
  Anika Jno-Baptiste (ATG) 11.76   Jurnelle Francis (TRI) 11.88   Marsha Louis (TRI) 11.90
200 metres
(-1.0 m/s)
  LaToya King (JAM) 23.68   Britney St. Louis (TRI) 23.98   Anika Jno-Baptiste (ATG) 24.07
400 metres   Britney St. Louis (TRI) 54.79   Latoya McDermott (JAM) 55.00   Deandra Knowles (BAH) 56.14
800 metres   Natoya Goule (JAM) 2:14.16   Teneisha Davis (JAM) 2:14.44   Latoya Griffith (BAR) 2:15.13
1500 metres   Natoya Goule (JAM) 4:39.05   Teneisha Davis (JAM) 4:44.45   Skyler Wallen (BAH) 4:44.79 NR
100 metres hurdles
(-0.8 m/s)
  Natasha Ruddock (JAM) 13.72   Shermaine Williams (JAM) 13.93   Jessica Alcan (MTQ) 14.18
300 metres hurdles   Christina Mitchell (JAM) 43.85   Natalya Beneby (BAH) 44.05   Shana-Gaye Tracey (JAM) 44.42
High Jump   Jamiyla Jordan (BAR) 1.65   Tamika Grant (JAM) 1.60   Jillian Stephen (GRN) 1.60
Long Jump   Arantxa King (BER) 5.98
(0.3 m/s)
  Francine Simpson (JAM) 5.49
(0.2 m/s)
  Chantel Malone (IVB) 5.25
(-0.2 m/s)
Triple Jump   Keshia Willix (MTQ) 12.29
(1.9 m/s)
  Myriam Lixfe (MTQ) 12.25 w
(2.1 m/s)
  Chantel Malone (IVB) 11.09
(2.0 m/s)
Shot Put   Myriam Lixfe (MTQ) 12.45   Gianni Robard (MTQ) 12.10   Gabrielle Nixon (BAH) 11.95
Discus Throw   Geneva Greaves (JAM) 35.42   Gabrielle Nixon (BAH) 32.15   Sidgie Vin (GLP) 31.95
Javelin Throw   Shamaria Davis (BAR) 38.19   Deandra Dottin (BAR) 37.21   Lavonne Charles (TRI) 35.73
4 x 100 metres relay   Jamaica
Natasha Ruddock
Latoya King
Francine Simpson
Danique Jeffrey
45.43   Trinidad and Tobago 46.59   Bahamas 46.96
4 x 400 metres relay   Trinidad and Tobago
Sade St. Louis
Kelly-Ann Romeo
Cadajah Spencer
Britney St. Louis
3:44.05   Jamaica 3:46.42   Bahamas 3:49.39

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

The medal count has been published.[18] There is a mismatch between the unofficial medal count and the published medal count for the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago. This can be explained by the fact that there were only three competitors in the boys U20 pole vault event, therefore not having been considered in the published medal count.


  *   Host nation (Trinidad and Tobago)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Jamaica (JAM)29191159
2  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)*13141037
3  Bahamas (BAH)681832
4  Barbados (BAR)66315
5  Martinique (MTQ)48315
6  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)3014
7  Cayman Islands (CAY)2114
8  Grenada (GRN)1348
9  Bermuda (BER)1304
10  U.S. Virgin Islands (VIR)1001
11  Saint Lucia (LCA)0213
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN)0213
13  Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)0101
  Dominica (DMA)0101
15  Guadeloupe (GLP)0044
16  British Virgin Islands (IVB)0022
  Netherlands Antilles (AHO)0022
18  French Guiana (GUF)0011
  Guyana (GUY)0011
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0011
Totals (20 nations)666864198


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