Jahzara Claxton was disqualified from the 800m event in the heptathlon because of a lane violation. As a result of this disqualification in the last event, she was relegated to seventh place, overall, in the CARIFTA Games heptathlon.
This information was shared by St. Kitts and Nevis Athletics.
Despite this, Jahzara still gave a memorable heptathlon performance, which included a win in the 200m event and new national record in the javelin throw. Claxton’s heave of 41.36m eclipsed the old record of 39.08m, set by Tesril Nisbett, in 2009.
Praise continue to flow in for both Jahzara and Jermahd Huggins, who competed in the heptathlon and octathlon, respectively. Huggins battled incredible odds to finish just shy of a podium spot. Reports suggest that he fought a hip injury, discomfort about his body and the mental pressure of not registering any points in the shotput event to reach on the cusp of medalling.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ tally of medals stands at 3- one gold, one silver and one bronze.