TRINIDAD and Tobago capped off another successful Carifta Games campaign by capturing eight medals on the final day, at the National Stadium, in Jamaica on Monday.
TT added six silver and two bronze to their overall medal tally and concluded the track and field meet with 23 medals (two gold, 11 silvers and 10 bronze) altogether.
In the feature race, TT battled to silver in a tough boys’ 17-19 4x400m relay. Like the majority of events prior, Jamaica took pole position in 3:08.94 while Barbados finished third in 3:10.71.
Kenika Cassar, however, captured TT’s first medal on the third day as she snagged silver in the girls’ Under-17 javelin throw.
Cassar launched the spear 42.86 metres on her second attempt and finished behind Bahamian winner Dior-Rae Scott (44.57m) and ahead of Grenadian bronze medallist Suerena Alexander (42.57m).
Another TT field athlete Adriana Quamina snagged bronze in the girls’ U17 discus. She threw the disc 35.23m on her sixth and final attempt. Jamaica’s Dionjah Shaw (45.32m) won gold with a new Carifta U17 record while compatriot Rehanna Biggs (42.41m) secured silver.