With a packed house at the National Sports Center, the athletes on show did not disappoint the crowd.
Bermuda captured two medals on the Opening Day of the 41st CARIFTA Games, as Kyrah Scraders and Taylor Ashley Bean stood on the podium to thunderous applause from the Bermuda crowd.
Scraders was the first Bermudian to capture a Medal when she claimed the Silver Medal in the Under 17 Girls 1500m race clocking a time of 4:55.46, she finished behind Jamaica’s Chantai Smith who clocked a time of 4:51.36, meanwhile Zakiyyah Showers finished sixth in a time of 5:09.28.
It was then the turn of Bean, who just last week claimed the Bermuda Junior Record at the 1500m, she had to fight her way through the field, after getting boxed in early in the race, however she was able to overcome the challenge and claim the Bronze Medal clocking a time of 4:53.14.
Taahira Butterfield qualified for the Under 17 Girls 100m Dash Finals when she recorded the 8th fastest qualifying time of 12.32, while Tyra Stovell finished 14th overall clocking 12.87.
Kidane Callender’s time of 11.12 saw him finish .01 of a second from reaching the Under 17 Boys 100m Finals when he finished 9th, while Jaret Simmons finished 11th clocking a time of 11.23.
Kyle Webb finished 12th in the Under 20 Boy’s 100m Dash with a time of 10.76, while Scott Clarke clocked 10.91 in finishing 15th neither runner advanced to the Finals.
During the Under 17 Boy’s 1500m race Michaih Robinson finished 7th with a time of 4:37.40, while Dage Minors finished 5th in the Under 20 Boy’s 1500m race with a time of 4:12.92 and Juma Mouchette finished 6th in the same race with a time of 4:13.13.
Both Jahmari Sutton and Jermiah Steede failed to advance pass the 1.65m height during the Under 17 Boy’s High Jump with both finishing T13th.
Deesa Booth finished 8th in the Under 20 Girls Shot Putt with a top throw of 10.33m, while Rachel Fox finished 8th in the Under 20 Girls 400m Dash with a time of 1:00.32.
Butterfield finished 7th in the Under 17 Girls 100m Dash Finals clocking 12.23.