2002 CARIFTA Games

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XXXI CARIFTA Games
Cariftalogo 2002.jpg
Host city Nassau, Bahamas The Bahamas
Date(s) March 30-April 1
Main stadium Robinson National Stadium
Level Junior and Youth
Participation about 346
(208 junior, 138 youth) athletes from
about 21 nations
Events 66
(35 junior (incl. 3 open), 31 youth)
Records set 13 games records

The 31st CARIFTA Games was held in the Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, on March 30-April 1, 2002. A report on the results was given.[1]


Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Detailed result lists can be found on the CFPI[2] and on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[3] An unofficial count yields the number of about 346 athletes (208 junior (under-20) and 138 youth (under-17)) from about 21 countries: Antigua and Barbuda (4), Aruba (3), Bahamas (67), Barbados (26), Belize (1), Bermuda (12), British Virgin Islands (5), Cayman Islands (16), French Guiana (4), Grenada (30), Guadeloupe (17), Guyana (3), Jamaica (64), Martinique (20), Netherlands Antilles (7), Saint Kitts and Nevis (3), Saint Lucia (9), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1), Trinidad and Tobago (36), Turks and Caicos Islands (13), US Virgin Islands (5).


Records[edit]

A total of 13 games records were set.[2]

In the boys' U-20 category, Darrel Brown from Trinidad and Tobago again set a new games record finishing the 100 metres in 10.22s (wind: 0.9 m/s). Jamaican Greg Little finished the 400 metres hurdles in 50.85s.

In the girls' U-20 category, Shaunette Davidson from Jamaica jumped 1.84m high. As in the year 2000, Claudia Villeneuve from Martinique set new records in shot put (15.75m) and discus throw (53.47m).

In the boys' U-17 category, Usain Bolt from Jamaica set three new records of 21.12s (wind: -0.5 m/s) in 200 metres, 47.33s in 400 metres, and together with the Jamaican 4x400 metres relay team in 3:18.88. Further records were set by James Baird from Antigua and Barbuda in 9:10.97 in the 3000 metres event, and by Matthew Palmer from Jamaica in 13.14s (wind: -0.7 m/s) in 100 metres hurdles.

Finally, in the girls' U-20 category, Anneisha McLaughlin from Jamaica set two new records: in a 200 metres heat, she finished in 23.03 seconds (wind: -1.8 m/s), and as part of the Jamaican 4x400 metres team achieving 3:44.18. LaToya Heath from Jamaica jumped 11.58 (wind: 0.8 m/s) in triple jump.


Austin Sealy Award[edit]

The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded to Anneisha McLaughlin from Jamaica.[4][5] She won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m, and 4x400m relay) in the youth (U-17) category.


Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior),[6] Girls under 20 (Junior),[7] Boys under 17 (Youth),[8] and Girls under 17 (Youth).[9] Complete results can be found on the CFPI[2] and the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[3]

Boys under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.9 m/s)
 Darrel Brown (TRI) 10.22 CR  Grafton Ifill (BAH) 10.60  Yhann Plummer (JAM) 10.62
200 metres
(-1.3 m/s)
 Marc Burns (TRI) 20.8  Grafton Ifill (BAH) 21.1  Yhann Plummer (JAM) 21.3
400 metres  Jermaine Gonzales (JAM) 46.88  Melville Rogers (SKN) 47.24  Yohann Nègre (GLP) 47.78
800 metres  Simeon Bovell (TRI) 1:51.04  Tai Payne (GUY) 1:51.33  Jermaine Myers (JAM) 1:51.47
1500 metres  Shaun Smith (JAM) 3:55.41  Jermaine Myers (JAM) 3:55.71  Kendell Simon (GRN) 3:56.64
5000 metres  Cleveland Forde (GUY) 15:48.03  Alex Sawyer (BAH) 15:48.81  Kendell Simon (GRN) 15:49.26
110 metres hurdles
(0.5 m/s)
 Shamar Sands (BAH) 14.15  Dwayne Robinson (JAM) 14.22  Richard Alleyne (BAR) 14.87
400 metres hurdles  Greg Little (JAM) 50.85 CR  Shane Charles (GRN) 52.08  Patrick Lee (JAM) 52.10
High Jump  Damon Thompson (BAR) 2.18  Germaine Mason (JAM) 2.16  Garvin Peters (GRN) 2.08
Pole Vault  Anthony Pratt (BAH) 3.40  Adrian Griffith (BAH) 3.00
Long Jump  Sedain McDonald (JAM) 7.49
(0.1 m/s)
 David Alerte (MTQ) 7.48
(0.6 m/s)
 Damion Young (JAM) 7.38
(0.6 m/s)
Triple Jump  Ayata Joseph (ATG) 15.49
(0.3 m/s)
 Cédric Bergoz (MTQ) 15.09
(0.1 m/s)
 Daniel Mayaud (MTQ) 15.04
(0.1 m/s)
Shot Put  Kimani Kirton (JAM) 15.38  Shamir Thomas (GRN) 14.85  Reggie Sands (BAH) 13.24
Discus Throw  Shamir Thomas (GRN) 48.80  Alleyne Lett (GRN) 47.00  Michael Letterlough (CAY) 44.41
Javelin Throw  Jamal Forde (BAR) 60.68  Christophe Marie-Nelly (MTQ) 60.29  Solomon John (TRI) 60.28
Heptathlon†  Alleyne Lett (GRN) 4920w  Alan Mitchell (TRI) 4785  Adrian Griffith (BAH) 4594
4 x 100 metres relay  Trinidad and Tobago 40.48  Jamaica 40.58  Bahamas 40.91
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica
Jermaine Gonzales
Kimani Williams
Jermaine Myers
Greg Little
3:09.21  Bahamas
Drameko Bridgewater
Andretti Bain
Aaron Cleare
Carl Rolle
3:12.97  Trinidad and Tobago
Kevin Straker
Asim James
Simeon Bovell
Joel Pile
3:13.37

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.


Girls under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.6 m/s)
 Shandria Brown (BAH) 11.49  Kerron Stewart (JAM) 11.61  Wanda Hutson (TRI) 11.81
200 metres
(-1.5 m/s)
 Shandria Brown (BAH) 23.56  Tracy-Ann Rowe (JAM) 23.98  Melaine Walker (JAM) 24.50
400 metres  Sheryl Morgan (JAM) 52.42  Kishara George (GRN) 54.87  Shanna-Kay Campbell (JAM) 55.01
800 metres  Carlene Robinson (JAM) 2:09.03  Kayann Thompson (JAM) 2:09.81  Tiffany Eatherley (BER) 2:16.58
1500 metres  Janill Williams (ATG) 4:48.15  Kayann Thompson (JAM) 4:51.41  Lorain McKenzie (JAM) 4:54.33
3000 metres†  Janill Williams (ATG) 10:04.55  Lorain McKenzie (JAM) 10:14.70  Pilar McShine (TRI) 10:28.57
100 metres hurdles
(0.1 m/s)
 Florence Vermal (MTQ) 14.02  Nadina Marsh (JAM) 14.21  Véronique Marie-Joseph (MTQ) 14.42
400 metres hurdles  Melaine Walker (JAM) 58.35  Camile Robinson (JAM) 60.67  Jackie-Ann Morain (GRN) 62.34
High Jump  Shaunette Davidson (JAM) 1.84 CR  Levern Spencer (LCA) 1.82  Peaches Roach (JAM) 1.82
Long Jump  Zindzi Swan (BER) 6.01w
(2.9 m/s)
 Charisse Bacchus (TRI) 5.84
(0.9 m/s)
 Nadina Marsh (JAM) 5.77
(-0.1 m/s)
Triple Jump  Desiree Crichlow (BAR) 12.81
(-0.1 m/s)
 Zelica Montout (GLP) 12.69
(-2.6 m/s)
 Jessica Mavission (GLP) 12.44
(0.1 m/s)
Shot Put  Claudia Villeneuve (MTQ) 15.75 CR  Marie-Patrice Calabre (GLP) 14.19  Kesheila Reid (JAM) 13.20
Discus Throw  Claudia Villeneuve (MTQ) 53.47 CR  Aymara Albury (BAH) 42.10  Shernelle Nicholls (BAR) 41.60
Javelin Throw  Natalie Dixon (TRI) 45.77  Erma Gene Evans (LCA) 44.26  Melinda Bastian (BAH) 39.99
Pentathlon†  Charisse Bacchus (TRI) 3455w  Peta-Gaye Beckford (JAM) 3395  Astra Curry (BAH) 3290
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica 44.91  Bahamas 45.36  Barbados 45.76
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica
Carlene Robinson
Camille Robinson
Shauna-Kay Campbell
Sheryl Morgan
3:37.52  Barbados
Sharon Larrier
Genna Williams
Lian Lucas
Lyn-Marie Cox
3:49.63  Bahamas
Crystal Strachan
Sidell Ingraham
Petra McDonald
Shantell Newbold
3:56.31

†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.

Boys under 17 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.9 m/s)
 Matthew Palmer (JAM) 10.99  Jaheed Smith (BIZ) 11.08  Benjamin Resid (GLP) 11.09
200 metres
(-0.5 m/s)
 Usain Bolt (JAM) 21.12 CR  Andre Wellington (JAM) 21.94  Jamil James (TRI) 22.02
400 metres  Usain Bolt (JAM) 47.33 CR  Jacobi Mitchell (BAH) 48.87  Jamil James (TRI) 48.90
800 metres  Kamade Rolle (BAH) 1:58.81  Davian Parker (JAM) 1:58.86  Ethwinson Luis (AHO) 1:59.20
1500 metres  James Baird (ATG) 4:05.27  Ryan Ross (ATG) 4:12.44  Ethwinson Luis (AHO) 4:14.19
3000 metres  James Baird (ATG) 9:10.97 CR  Shawn Adams (LCA) 9:31.17  Neilon Joseph (GRN) 9:43.34
100 metres hurdles
(-0.7 m/s)
 Matthew Palmer (JAM) 13.14 CR  Damien Farmer (BAR) 13.57  Delano Coakley (BAH) 14.22
400 metres hurdles  Josef Robertson (JAM) 54.61  Markino Buckley (JAM) 55.33  Damien Farmer (BAR) 55.67
High Jump  Corey Gibbs (TRI) 2.00  Alain Bailey (JAM) 1.95  Markino Buckley (JAM) 1.95
Long Jump  Akido Noel (GRN) 6.43
(-1.7 m/s)
 Leon King (BAH) 6.26
(0.3 m/s)
 Jermaine Alphous Jackson (JAM) 6.15
(-2.6 m/s)
Triple Jump  Jermaine Alphous Jackson (JAM) 14.43w
(4.5 m/s)
 Durell Williams (BAH) 13.70w
(3.8 m/s)
 Stephan Roberts (BAH) 13.41w
(2.6 m/s)
Shot Put  David Villeneuve (MTQ) 15.43  Grégory Gamir (MTQ) 14.77  Steve Hammond (JAM) 13.62
Discus Throw  David Villeneuve (MTQ) 44.35  Neil Pinder (BAH) 42.28  Grégory Gamir (MTQ) 41.92
Javelin Throw  Murvine Charles (GRN) 54.33  Kevon Charles (GRN) 53.79  Ramon Farrington (BAH) 52.72
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica 41.35  Bahamas 42.07  Grenada 44.52
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica
Nasser Johnson
Andre Wellington
Josef Robertson
Usain Bolt
3:18.88 CR  Bahamas
Tyrone Sawyer
Jacobi Mitchell
Arthur Spencer
Carl Rolle
3:21.22  Grenada
Jeremy Smart
Akido Noel
Andon Mitchell
Joel Phillip
3:27.32

Girls under 17 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(0.6 m/s)
 Anneisha McLaughlin (JAM) 11.48  Sherline Duncan (JAM) 11.94  Kelly Ann Baptiste (TRI) 12.05
200 metres
(-1.3 m/s)
 Anneisha McLaughlin (JAM) 23.04  Tavara Rigby (BAH) 24.33  Sherline Duncan (JAM) 24.37
400 metres  Tavara Rigby (BAH) 54.75  Sonita Sutherland (JAM) 56.01  Kineke Alexander (VIN) 56.23
800 metres  Cadien Beckford (JAM) 2:15.65  Jodian Richards (JAM) 2:16.71  Sade St. Louis (TRI) 2:17.37
1500 metres  Jodian Richards (JAM) 4:44.12  Cadien Beckford (JAM) 4:45.40  Pilar McShine (TRI) 4:46.45
100 metres hurdles
(-2.0 m/s)
 Latoya Greaves (JAM) 14.14  Marty Phillip (GRN) 14.69  Axelle François-Haugrin (MTQ) 14.94
300 metres hurdles  Latoya Greaves (JAM) 42.69  Marty Phillip (GRN) 43.16  Sheena Hurdle (BAR) 44.35
High Jump  Sakina Beaumont (JAM) 1.65  Latroya Darrell (BER) 1.65  Danetle Wright (JAM) 1.60
Long Jump  Tamara Francis (JAM) 5.48
(1.2 m/s)
 Bianca Stuart (BAH) 5.30
(0.3 m/s)
 Silvienne Krosendijk (ARU) 5.19
(0.8 m/s)
Triple Jump  LaToya Heath (JAM) 11.58 CR
(0.8 m/s)
 Latroya Darrell (BER) 11.18
(0.1 m/s)
 Kimberley Cadogan (BAR) 11.05
(0.4 m/s)
Shot Put  Brittney Marshall (BER) 12.45  Keisha Walkes (BAR) 11.32  Tressa-Anne Charles (LCA) 10.70
Discus Throw  Keisha Walkes (BAR) 37.80  Brittney Marshall (BER) 35.87  Tracy Morrison (BAH) 32.76
Javelin Throw  Kathy-Ann Gilchrist (GRN) 36.34  Rena Mitchell (GRN) 36.07  Anna Lovell (BAR) 34.29
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica 46.27  Grenada 46.85  Bahamas 46.87
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica
Cadien Beckford
Sonita Sutherland
Rosemarie Whyte
Anneisha McLaughlin
3:44.18 CR  Grenada
Carine Cox
Nerissa Wells
Trish Bartholomew
Sherry Fletcher
3:46.23  Bahamas
Crystal Strachan
Cotrell Martin
Tamara Rigby
Tavara Rigby
3:48.70


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Jamaica 31 20 16 67
2  Trinidad and Tobago 7 2 9 18
3  Bahamas 6 15 12 33
4  Grenada 5 10 7 22
5  Martinique 5 4 4 13
6  Antigua and Barbuda 5 1 0 6
7  Barbados 4 3 7 14
8  Bermuda 2 3 1 6
9  Guyana 1 1 0 2
10  Saint Lucia 0 3 1 4
11  Guadeloupe 0 2 3 5
12  Belize 0 1 0 1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 0 1
14  Netherlands Antilles 0 0 2 2
15  Aruba 0 0 1 1
 Cayman Islands 0 0 1 1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1


References[edit]

  1. ^ Finisterre, Terry (Apr 1, 2002), Brown repeats for Carifta gold, IAAF, retrieved Feb 2, 2012 
  2. ^ a b c 31st Carifta Games - 3/30/2002 to 4/1/2002, Sponsored by Neymour Construction, Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, Results, C.F.P.I. Timing & Data, retrieved October 15, 2011 
  3. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  4. ^ Graham, Raymond (2 April 2002), Ja top Carifta again, Gleaner Company Ltd, archived from the original on 1 December 2005, retrieved Oct 15, 2011 
  5. ^ 67-medal haul Bolt strikes again as rampant JA retain title, Jamaica Observer, 2 April 2002, retrieved Feb 2, 2012 
  6. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 MEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  7. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 WOMEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  8. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 BOYS), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  9. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 17 GIRLS), retrieved October 8, 2011 

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