1997 CARIFTA Games

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XXVI CARIFTA Games
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Host city Bridgetown, Barbados Barbados
Date(s) April 4-6
Main stadium Barbados National Stadium
Level Junior and Youth
Participation about 271
(147 junior, 124 youth) athletes from
about 19 nations
Events 58
(33 junior, 25 youth)

The 26th CARIFTA Games was held at the National Stadium[1] in Bridgetown, Barbados, on April 4-6, 1997.

Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Detailed result lists can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2] An unofficial count yields the number of about 270 athletes (146 junior (under-20) and 124 youth (under-17)) from about 19 countries: Antigua and Barbuda (8), Aruba (1), Bahamas (27), Barbados (41), Bermuda (11), British Virgin Islands (2), Cayman Islands (5), Dominica (6), Grenada (10), Guadeloupe (16), Guyana (11), Jamaica (53), Martinique (30), Saint Kitts and Nevis (3), Saint Lucia (3), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (7), Suriname (1), Trinidad and Tobago (29), US Virgin Islands (7).

Austin Sealy Award[edit]

The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded for the first time jointly to two athletes: Aleen Bailey and Roy Bailey, both from Jamaica.[3][4] Aleen Bailey won a gold (200m) and a silver medal (100m), while Roy Bailey won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay). Both athletes competed in the junior (U-20) category.


Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior),[5] Girls under 20 (Junior),[6] Boys under 17 (Youth),[7] and Girls under 17 (Youth).[8] Complete results can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2]

Boys under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
 Roy Bailey (JAM) 10.40  Dree Ryan (TRI) 10.86  Dimitri Demonière (MTQ) 10.88
200 metres
(1.3 m/s)
 Roy Bailey (JAM) 20.48  Steve Slowly (JAM) 20.95  Cédric Gold-Dalg (MTQ) 21.18
400 metres  Avard Moncur (BAH) 46.90  Michael Campbell (JAM) 47.33  Chris Brown (BAH) 47.46
800 metres  Dwayne Miller (JAM) 1:54.78  Carlon Harrison (JAM) 1:54.79  Chris Brown (BAH) 1:56.59
1500 metres  Omar Brooks (JAM) 4:01.4  Carlon Harrison (JAM) 4:02.4  Elliot Mason (ATG) 4:03.0
5000 metres  Omar Brooks (JAM) 16:05.04  Narvin Beharry (TRI) 16:13.24  Jermain Bijlhout (SUR) 16:17.52
110 metres hurdles
(8.3 m/s)
 Stephen Jones (BAR) 14.19w  Omari Francis (BAH) 14.61w  Nester Keith (JAM) 14.64w
400 metres hurdles  David Lloyd (JAM) 53.43  Ednol Rolle (BAH) 54.28  Seth Billy (BAR) 54.62
High Jump  Kevin Cumberbatch (BAR) 2.08  Kerry Edwards (TRI) 2.06  Micky Ruben (TRI) 1.95
Pole Vault  Omar Gardiner (JAM) 4.31  Dion Kong (TRI) 3.65  Jabari Ennis (JAM) 3.65
Long Jump  Sébastien Pincemail (GLP) 7.45  Steve Slowly (JAM) 7.23  Maurice Clarke (BAR) 7.21
Triple Jump  Sébastien Pincemail (GLP) 15.87w  Randy Lewis (GRN) 15.66w  Godfrey Rahming (BAH) 15.22w
Shot Put  Dave Stoute (TRI) 14.43  Rory Marsh (JAM) 14.18  Claston Bernard (JAM) 13.68
Discus Throw  Rory Marsh (JAM) 43.34  David Bissoly (MTQ) 43.02  Jamico Sands (BAH) 39.68
Javelin Throw  Brian Husbands (BAR) 55.60  Mike Modeste (GRN) 55.38  Terry Nurse (BAR) 53.78
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica
Dwight Thomas


Roy Bailey
39.87  Guadeloupe 41.15  Martinique 41.44
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica 3:09.07  Bahamas 3:12.67  Trinidad and Tobago 3:18.16

Girls under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
 Cydonie Mothersill (CAY) 11.54  Aleen Bailey (JAM) 11.60  Sonia Williams (ATG) 11.83
200 metres
(0.9 m/s)
 Aleen Bailey (JAM) 23.65  Chanelle Marshall (JAM) 23.83  Cynthia Octavia (MTQ) 23.88
400 metres  Tanya Oxley (BAR) 54.64  Keisha Downer (JAM) 55.31  Ronetta Smith (JAM) 55.78
800 metres  Pechana Tomlin (JAM) 2:11.22  Janelle Inniss (BAR) 2:12.43  Aileen Smith (JAM) 2:12.52
1500 metres  Pechana Tomlin (JAM) 4:44.56  Aileen Smith (JAM) 4:47.78  Anisha Humes (TRI) 4:48.56
3000 metres  Janill Williams (ATG) 10:23.26  Tameica Brown (JAM) 10:28.75  Stacey Quashie (ATG) 10:31.62
100 metres hurdles
(2.7 m/s)
 Susanne Dickenson (JAM) 14.10w  Cynthia Octavia (MTQ) 14.19w  Stacia Small (BAR) 14.59w
400 metres hurdles  Peta-Gaye Gayle (JAM) 59.28  Sylvanie Morandais (GLP) 62.62  Julia Lewis (BAR) 63.03
High Jump  Daneesh McIntosh (BAH) 1.68  Julia Lewis (BAR) 1.68  Christine Brown (JAM)
 Bernice Penn (BAH)
1.60
Long Jump  Marie-Hélène Carabin (GLP) 6.08  Chanelle Marshall (JAM) 6.07  Anna-Lee Walcott (TRI) 5.83
Triple Jump  Christine Brown (JAM) 12.56  Stéphanie Xavier (GLP) 12.55  Chrissy Zabeau (GLP) 12.49
Shot Put  Christelle Bornil (MTQ) 15.25  Doris Thompson (BAH) 14.34  Sandrine André (GUY) 12.48
Discus Throw  Christelle Bornil (MTQ) 48.36  Béatrice Louisy-Louis (MTQ) 43.56  Tanya Thomas (JAM) 43.06
Javelin Throw  Marie-Christine Lincertin (GLP) 40.80  Nadine Clarke (JAM) 40.34  Béatrice Louisy-Louis (MTQ) 39.96
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica
Lisa Sharpe


Veronica Campbell
45.27  Barbados 46.19  Bahamas 46.28
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica 3:39.30  Barbados 3:45.69  Trinidad and Tobago 3:48.43

Boys under 17 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.0 m/s)
 Michael Frater (JAM) 11.04  Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 11.09  Rodney Pitts (ISV) 11.09
200 metres
(1.4 m/s)
 André Murray (JAM) 22.06  Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 22.18  Richard Nicely (JAM) 22.32
400 metres  Wilan Louis (BAR) 48.75  Ryan Smith (BAR) 49.12  Gregory McFarlane (JAM) 49.38
800 metres  Aldwyn Sappleton (JAM) 1:58.59  Xavier Larifla (GLP) 2:01.53  Roland Hemmings (TRI) 2:02.38
1500 metres  Aldwyn Sappleton (JAM) 4:14.35  Xavier Larifla (GLP) 4:18.83  Clifford Campbell (JAM) 4:22.29
100 metres hurdles
(5.2 m/s)
 Richard Nicely (JAM) 13.33w  Brent Harry (TRI) 13.65w  Ricardo Melbourne (JAM) 13.76w
400 metres hurdles  Ryan Smith (BAR) 54.64  Ricardo Melbourne (JAM) 55.66  Jason Haynes (BAR) 57.40
High Jump  Yohan Virapin (MTQ) 1.98  Samuel Prescod (BAR) 1.95  Nicolas Bellemare (MTQ) 1.90
Long Jump  Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 7.05  Paul Thompson (JAM) 6.93  Marc Marsillon (MTQ) 6.81
Triple Jump  Leevan Sands (BAH) 14.73  Paul Thompson (JAM) 14.43  Kevin Bartlett (BAR) 14.38
Shot Put  Godfrey Ellis (BAH) 15.04  Dave Vainqueur (GLP) 14.42  Stephenson Carter (BAR) 13.18
Discus Throw  Jean François Aurokiom (MTQ) 41.12  Damion Cameron (JAM) 40.76  Godfrey Ellis (BAH) 40.62
Javelin Throw  Sheldon Black (TRI) 49.96  Alroy Peters (GRN) 49.42  Daniel Bellerophon (MTQ) 48.14

Girls under 17 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.8 m/s)
 Fana Ashby (TRI) 12.03  Marcia Dorsett (BAH) 12.04  Rodneshya Pitts (ISV) 12.15
200 metres
(0.3 m/s)
 Fana Ashby (TRI) 24.23  Lucyann Richards (BAR) 24.31  Marcia Dorsett (BAH) 24.46
400 metres  Yanique Chambers (JAM) 54.76  Lucyann Richards (BAR) 55.14  Hazel-Ann Regis (GRN) 56.04
800 metres  Tameica Brown (JAM) 2:13.29  Sheena Gooding (BAR) 2:13.21  Letitia Gilkes (BAR) 2:14.56
1500 metres  Letitia Gilkes (BAR) 4:48.42  Tameica Brown (JAM) 4:50.31  Jascinth Salmon (JAM) 4:51.62
100 metres hurdles
(4.4 m/s)
 Kareecia Thompson (JAM) 13.85w  Cindy Mondelice (GLP) 14.12w  Keitha Moseley (BAR) 14.30w
300 metres hurdles  Renee Layne (BAR) 43.17  Kareecia Thompson (JAM) 43.69  Authea Chambers (JAM) 43.94
High Jump  Keitha Moseley (BAR) 1.65  Janice Ezegbunam (BAH) 1.65  Raneika Bean (BER) 1.65
Long Jump  Authea Chambers (JAM) 5.62  Kelsie Johnson (BAH) 5.46  Aurélie Talbot (GLP) 5.38
Shot Put  Shanell Andrews (BAH) 11.90  Latanya Dickinson (BER) 10.72  Evia Morrison (BAH) 10.28
Discus Throw  Shanell Andrews (BAH) 34.18  Kasheta Smith (JAM) 34.10  Antoinette Vernon (CAY) 30.84
Javelin Throw  Francette Pognon (MTQ) 43.66  Séphora Bissoly (MTQ) 39.18  Nikkisha Maynard (BAR) 37.68


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Jamaica 27 20 13 60
2  Barbados 10 11 11 32
3  Bahamas 6 7 9 22
4  Martinique 5 4 8 17
5  Guadeloupe 4 7 2 13
6  Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 6 15
7  Antigua and Barbuda 1 0 3 4
8  Cayman Islands 1 0 1 2
9  Grenada 0 3 1 4
10  Bermuda 0 1 1 2
11  U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 2 2
12  Guyana 0 0 1 1
 Suriname 0 0 1 1


References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Bank Sponsor of Carifta Games, montserratreporter.org, retrieved Feb 3, 2012 
  2. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  3. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 2, Carifta Games 2011, retrieved Oct 12, 2011 
  4. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 3, Carifta Games 2011, retrieved Oct 12, 2011 
  5. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 MEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  6. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 WOMEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  7. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 BOYS), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  8. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 GIRLS), retrieved October 8, 2011 

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