2012 CARIFTA Games

The 2012 CARIFTA Games were held in the Bermuda National Stadium in Hamilton, Bermuda between April 6—9, 2012, the fourth time in which the event was held in Bermuda. The other years being 1975, 1980, 2004. A detailed analysis of the results and an appreciation of the games has been given elsewhere.[1]

XLI CARIFTA Games
Carifta games logo 2012.png
Dates6–9 April
Host cityHamilton, Bermuda Bermuda
VenueBermuda National Stadium
LevelJunior and Youth
Events66
(35 junior
(incl. 4 open),
31 youth)
Participationabout 409 + 10 guests
(221 junior + 6 guests,
188 youth + 4 guests) athletes from
24 + 1 guest nation nations

RecordsEdit

A total of 9 new games records were set.

Austin Sealy AwardEdit

The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded to Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Complete results can be found on World-Track,[2][3][4] on the World Junior Athletics History website,[5] and on the original games websites.[6][7]

Boys under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres*
(5.7 m/s)
  Jazeel Murphy (JAM) 10.31 w   Shane Jones (BAH) 10.41 w   Zharnel Hughes (AIA) 10.41 w
200 metres
(0.5 m/s)
  Delano Williams (TCA) 20.83   Blake Bartlett (BAH) 21.08   Teray Smith (BAH) 21.18
400 metres   O'Jay Ferguson (BAH) 47.32   Macel Cedenio (TRI) 47.93   Lennox Williams (JAM) 48.53
800 metres   Mark London (TRI) 1:55.65   Shaquille Dill (BER) 1:55.91   Andre Colebrooke (BAH) 1:56.66
1500 metres   Orane Wint (JAM) 4:06.05   Marbeq Edgar (LCA) 4:06.34   Mark London (TRI) 4:09.64
5000 metres   Orane Wint (JAM) 15:27.05   Nicholas Landeau (TRI) 15:54.64   Juma Mouchette (BER) 16:13.41
110 metres hurdles
(1.1 m/s)
 /  Wilhem Belocian (GLP) 13.63   Stefan Fennell (JAM) 13.66   Yanick Hart (JAM) 13.88
400 metres hurdles   Omar McLeod (JAM) 52.35   Shavon Barnes (JAM) 52.75   Tramaine Maloney (BAR) 53.83
High Jump   Ryan Ingraham (BAH) 2.11   Ashani Wright (JAM) 2.08   Kivarno Handfield (TCA) 2.05
Pole Vault†   Xavier Boland (JAM) 4.40   Shem Edwards (LCA) 4.05   Tre Adderley (BAH) 3.45
Long Jump  /  Jean-Noël Cretinoir (MTQ) 7.36
(0.7 m/s)
  Keniel Grant (JAM) 7.26
(0.0 m/s)
  Atiba Wright (TRI) 7.22
(1.6 m/s)
Triple Jump   Latario Collie-Minns (BAH) 16.35
(−1.0 m/s)
  Lathone Collie-Minns (BAH) 15.55
(−0.8 m/s)
 /  Jean-Noël Cretinoir (MTQ) 15.38
(−1.2 m/s)
Shot Put   Ashinia Miller (JAM) 18.96   Emmanuel Onyia (JAM) 18.89   Hezekiel Romeo (TRI) 17.95
Discus Throw   Fedrick Dacres (JAM) 58.57  /  Dean-Nick Allen (GUF) 53.50   Ashinia Miller (JAM) 50.37
Javelin Throw   Keshorn Walcott (TRI) 77.59   Nicolia Bovell (BAR) 66.44   Janeil Craigg (BAR) 65.50
Heptathlon†   Lindon Toussaint (GRN) 4572   Darron Hunter (JAM) 4508   Klode Thompson (BAR) 4425
4 × 100 metres relay   Bahamas
Teray Smith
Blake Bartlett
Jonathan Farquharson
Shane Jones
40.42   Jamaica
Keniel Grant
Jevaughn Minzie
Odail Todd
Yanick Hart
40.72   Turks and Caicos Islands
Ifeanyi Otuonye
Delano Williams
Angelo Garland
Shyon Parker
41.48
4 × 400 metres relay   Bahamas
Julian Munroe
Elroy McBride
Stephen Newbold
O'Jay Ferguson
3:09.23   Trinidad and Tobago
Asa Guevara
Macel Cedenio
Kern Alexis
Jereem Richards
3:11.62   Jamaica
Javon Francis
Omar McLeod
Shavon Barnes
Lennox Williams
3:12.48

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.

*: Initially, Jevaughn Minzie of Jamaica came in second in 10.33s. However, following a protest of the Bahamas and Anguilla, he was disqualified for a false start.[8][9]

Girls under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(4.4 m/s)
  Anthonique Strachan (BAH) 11.22 w   Carmiesha Cox (BAH) 11.54 w   Monique Spencer (JAM) 11.71 w
200 metres
(−0.7 m/s)
  Anthonique Strachan (BAH) 22.85 CR   Shaunae Miller (BAH) 23.18   Shericka Jackson (JAM) 24.03
400 metres   Rashan Brown (BAH) 54.92   Olivia James (JAM) 55.35   Genekee Leith (JAM) 56.68
800 metres   Simoya Campbell (JAM) 2:08.48   Teshon Adderley (BAH) 2:12.45   Sonia Gaskin (BAR) 2:14.54
1500 metres   Simoya Campbell (JAM) 4:49.56  /  Magalie Penelope (GLP) 4:53.13   Taylor-Ashley Bean (BER) 4:53.14
3000 metres†   Aleithia McLaughlin (JAM) 10:16.80   Taylor-Ashley Bean (BER) 10:22.82   Marleena Eubanks (JAM) 10:29.67
100 metres hurdles
(0.7 m/s)
  Sade-Mariah Greenidge (BAR) 13.61   Chrisdale McCarthy (JAM) 13.62   Shakera Hall (BAR) 13.89
400 metres hurdles   Janieve Russell (JAM) 58.80   Kernesha Spann (TRI) 1:00.23   Terrian Williams (JAM) 1:00.49
High Jump   Kimberly Williamson (JAM) 1.82   Akela Jones (BAR) 1.80   Jeannelle Scheper (LCA) 1.80
Long Jump   Akela Jones (BAR) 6.18
(0.9 m/s)
  Janieve Russell (JAM) 5.86
(−0.4 m/s)
  Claudette Allen (JAM) 5.85
(0.4 m/s)
Triple Jump   Sabina Allen (JAM) 12.18
(−1.1 m/s)
  Tamara Myers (BAH) 11.62
(−1.4 m/s)
  Anthonique Butler (BAH) 11.43
(1.6 m/s)
Shot Put   Racquel Williams (BAH) 13.08   Gleneve Grange (JAM) 12.83  /  Catherine Mastail (MTQ) 12.78
Discus Throw   Tara-Sue Barnett (JAM) 49.62   Gleneve Grange (JAM) 45.63   Leah Bannister (BAR) 41.99
Javelin Throw  /  Alexie Alaïs (GUF) 47.17  /  Sandrine Mezen (MTQ) 44.56   Alexandria Paul (BAH) 32.62
Pentathlon†   Gleneve Grange (JAM) 3292   Sharnique Leonce (LCA) 3035   Dee-Ann Rogers (AIA) 2829
4 × 100 metres relay   Bahamas
Devynne Charlton
Carmiesha Cox
Rashan Brown
Anthonique Strachan
45.02   Jamaica
Shawnette Lewin
Monique Spencer
Cardine Copeland
Shericka Jackson
45.18   Barbados
Sade-Mariah Greenidge
Shakera Hall
Ariel Jackson
Akela Jones
46.39
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica
Genekee Leith
Simoya Campbell
Janieve Russell
Olivia James
3:34.27   Bahamas
Rashan Brown
Katrina Seymour
Rhoneshia Johnson
Shaunae Miller
3:40.44   Barbados
Ariel Jackson
Sonia Gaskin
Shani Adams
Shakera Hall
3:50.54

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.

Boys under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(3.6 m/s)
  Cliff Resias (BAH) 10.67 w   Michael O'Hara (JAM) 10.68 w   Nicholas Douglas (TRI) 10.69 w
200 metres
(−0.5 m/s)
  Jonathan Farinha (TRI) 21.28   Cliff Resias (BAH) 22.06   Mario Burke (BAR) 22.23
400 metres   Janeko Cartwright (BAH) 50.04   Ivan Henry (JAM) 50.69   Devaughn Baker (JAM) 50.75
800 metres   Ricardo McKenzie (JAM) 2:02.73   Orville Dixon (JAM) 2:02.98   Raheem Skinner (BAR) 2:03.03
1500 metres   Webston Pennant (JAM) 4:18.92   Orville Dixon (JAM) 4:20.38   Pius Emilien (BAR) 4:23.73
3000 metres   Webston Pennant (JAM) 9:23.13   Kenneth Benjamin (ATG) 9:28.76   Darren Young (BAH) 9:54.94
110 metres hurdles
(0.8 m/s)
  Jaheel Hyde (JAM) 13.96   Michael O'Hara (JAM) 13.97   Xavier Coakley (BAH) 14.14
400 metres hurdles   Okeen Williams (JAM) 53.15   Marvin Williams (JAM) 54.96   D'Mitry Charlton (BAH) 54.99
High Jump   Christoff Bryan (JAM) 2.05   Clairvon Kelly (SKN) 1.90   LaQuan Nairn (BAH) 1.90
Long Jump   Andwuelle Wright (TRI) 6.84
(−0.1 m/s)
  Given Gibson (JAM) 6.78
(−0.3 m/s)
  LaQuan Nairn (BAH) 6.66
(0.2 m/s)
Triple Jump**   Justin Donawa (BER) 14.63
(1.6 m/s)
  Given Gibson (JAM) 14.56
(1.2 m/s)
  Christoff Bryan (JAM) 14.25
(0.5 m/s)
Shot Put   Demar Gayle (JAM) 17.31   Kenejah Williams (TRI) 16.75   Drexel Maycock (BAH) 15.67
Discus Throw   Kenejah Williams (TRI) 50.36   Drexel Maycock (BAH) 45.35   Shamar Kitson (JAM) 44.34
Javelin Throw   Anderson Peters (GRN) 60.50   Mickel Joseph (GRN) 59.45   Denzel Pratt (BAH) 59.33
4 × 100 metres relay   Jamaica
Xandre Blake
Okeen Williams
Karey Kelly
Michael O'Hara
41.64   Bahamas
Theotis Johnson
Janeko Cartwright
Ian Kerr
Cliff Resias
41.98   Trinidad and Tobago
Ron Wright
Jonathan Farinha
Jamell Dacon
Andwuelle Wright
42.01
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica
Ivan Henry
Okeen Williams
Michael O'Hara
Devaughn Baker
3:14.52   Trinidad and Tobago
Jamoul Pierre
Jonathan Farinha
Aaron Andrews
Nathan Farinha
3:21.61   Barbados
Akeem Mccollin
Ariko Small
Mario Burke
Ramarco Thompson
3:22.86

**: Miguel van Assen from Suriname finished second in triple jump reaching 14.57m (0.6 m/s); However, he was not entitled to win a medal (see below). [10][11][12][13][14]

Girls under 17 (Youth)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(4.6 m/s)
  Shauna Helps (JAM) 11.66 w   Nelda Huggins (IVB) 11.77 w   Saqukine Cameron (JAM) 11.90 w
200 metres
(0.8 m/s)
  Luan Gabriel (DMA) 24.35   Saqukine Cameron (JAM) 24.51   Aneka Brissett (JAM) 24.79
400 metres   Yanique McNeil (JAM) 55.82   Juannae Lewis (BAH) 57.64  /  Sareena Carti (GLP) 57.75
800 metres   Tiffany James (JAM) 2:18.11   Chantai Smith (JAM) 2:18.26   Lakeisha Warner (IVB) 2:18.28
1500 metres   Chantai Smith (JAM) 4:51.36   Faheemah Scraders (BER) 4:55.46   Andrea Foster (GUY) 4:57.28
100 metres hurdles
(0.3 m/s)
  Yanique Thompson (JAM) 13.67   Jeminise Parris (TRI) 14.30  /  Elsa Plante (GLP) 14.43
300 metres hurdles   Mesha Newbold (BAH) 43.98   Jeminise Parris (TRI) 44.69   Andrenette Knight (JAM) 44.76
High Jump   Jehvania Whyte (JAM) 1.60   Nargélis Statie (CUR) 1.60   Samara Spencer (JAM) 1.55
Long Jump   Dannielle Gibson (BAH) 5.89
(1.0 m/s)
  Samara Spencer (JAM) 5.87
(−0.1 m/s)
  Tamara Moncrieffe (JAM) 5.79
(−0.5 m/s)
Triple Jump  /  Yannis David (GLP) 12.73 w
(2.4 m/s)
 /  Marine Vidal (GLP) 12.21 w
(3.2 m/s)
  Tamara Moncrieffe (JAM) 11.57
(1.5 m/s)
Shot Put   Chelsea James (TRI) 14.02   Trevia Gumbs (IVB) 13.47   Protious Warren (TRI) 13.00
Discus Throw   Paul-Ann Gayle (JAM) 43.99   Venique Harris (JAM) 38.93   Shaiann Charles (TRI) 38.15
Javelin Throw   Tynelle Gumbs (IVB) 41.46   Akidah Briggs (TRI) 37.64   Shanee Angol (DMA) 35.71
4 × 100 metres relay   Jamaica
Saqukine Cameron
Yanique Thompson
Samara Spencer
Shauna Helps
46.52   Bahamas
Kadeisha Hield
Juannae Lewis
Makeya White
Keianna Albury
46.66   British Virgin Islands
Jonel Lacey
Deya Erickson
Lakeisha Warner
Nelda Huggins
48.22
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica
Chantai Smith
Yanique McNeil
Semoy Hemmings
Tiffany James
3:44.64   Bahamas
Juannae Lewis
Geordinell Thurston
Mesha Newbold
Dreshanae Rolle
3:51.45   Barbados
Allana Ince
Tia-Adana Belle
Danielle Scantlebury
Tiana Bowen
3:56.87

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

The unofficial count is in accordance with the medal count published elsewhere.[15]

  *   Host nation (Bermuda)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Jamaica34251978
2  Bahamas14141240
3  Trinidad and Tobago69722
4  Barbados221317
5 /  Guadeloupe2226
6  Grenada2103
7  Bermuda*1326
8  British Virgin Islands1225
9 /  Martinique1124
10 /  French Guiana1102
11  Turks and Caicos Islands1023
12  Dominica1012
13  Saint Lucia0314
14  Antigua and Barbuda0101
  Curaçao0101
  Saint Kitts and Nevis0101
17  Anguilla0022
18  Guyana0011
Totals (18 nations)666666198

Participation (unofficial)Edit

Detailed result lists can be found on World-Track,[2][3][4] on the World Junior Athletics History website,[5] and on the original games websites.[6][7] The games saw the first appearance of athletes representing Bonaire after dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. Athletes from Suriname were treated as guests (see below). An unofficial count yields the number of about 419 athletes, including 10 guests (227 junior (under-20) including 6 guests and 192 youth (under-17) including 4 guests) from about 24 countries + 1 guest country (athletes marked as "unattached" in the original result lists):[6][7]

***: Guest athletes (see below).

SurinameEdit

There was an ongoing dispute between the Surinamese officials Robby Rijssel and Delano Landvreugd, both gentlemen claiming to lead the Surinamese Athletiek Bond and to represent Suriname at the IAAF. As a result of this, two different delegations independently tried to register groups of athletes for the games. Alain Jean-Pierre from Haïti, board member of both the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) and the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC), explained that normally both groups would have to be suspended from the games following the rules. Nevertheless, there was a joint decision by the NACAC, the CACAC, and the local organizing committee in favour of the young athletes: all of them from both delegations were allowed to compete at the games, but they were treated only as guest athletes and appeared in the result lists as "unattached", rather than from Suriname. As a consequence, the athletes could not participate in the parade of the opening ceremony, and they were not considered to be eligible for winning medals. The victim of the argument between the Surinamese officials was 15-year-old triple jumper Miguel van Assen who came in second in his category, but was not entitled to receive the silver medal.[10][11][12][13][14]

ReferencesEdit

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