St. Kitts and Nevis has secured two medals after day 1 of the CARIFTA 50 games, in the Bahamas. Jaylen Bennett captured a silver medal in the U17 Male 400m, in a time of 48.49 seconds and De’Cheynelle Thomas clocked 55.46 seconds, in her bronze medal performance in the U17 Female 400m.
Both athletes impressed with their performances and their execution is an indication of better days ahead. Bennett is a US based athlete while the young Thomas is a star at her Fast Twitch Track Club. De’ Cheynelle ran a personal best of 55.46 seconds in the final. She was the youngest in the field for the final.
In the U17 Male 400m, Jamaican Nickecoy Bromwell won gold, in a time of 47.86 seconds. Andrew Brown of the Bahamas came third, in 48.68 seconds.
Triana Springer of Guyana won gold in the U17 400m, with a time of 54.32 seconds. Jody-Ann Daley won silver in 54.81 seconds.
St. Kitts and Nevis just missed out on another podium spot in the U17 Males 100m. Chesson Liburd finished fifth in a time of 11 seconds.
The other athletes have given high praise as well for their excellent performances so far.
Heptathlete Jahzara Claxton is in the medal hunt on day 2.