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Welcome to the 41st CARIFTA Games BY PAULA COX

Premier of Bermuda

Sport brings people together. For as long as we can remember, sport has played an important part in all of our lives. Scores of contented children played PREMIER COX games of cricket, football and tag, dotting every neighbourhood, and our voices resounded and became music to our parents’ ears. Life was simpler then, but as we grew in mind, body and soul, we graduated to become competitors at every level and sport led the way. I am pleased on behalf of the Government and the

people of Bermuda to welcome you to the 2012 LIME CARIFTA Games. The 2012 LIME CARIFTA Games, hosted by the Bermuda Track and Field Association, have the potential to be one of the best games yet, with all 27 countries attending and 600 officials and athletes participating from sporting centres throughout the Caribbean. Bermuda hosted the successful 2004 CARIFTA Games after hosting the internationally-acclaimed games in 1975 and 1980, which saw hundreds of world-class performances, and it is widely recognized that these regional junior athletic championship games have set the stage for training and showcasing the raw talent our amateur athletes have to offer. Bermuda has maintained its place among some of

‘We are proud to welcome all of you to our shores.’ PAULA COX

Premier of Bermuda the most desirable sporting destinations in the world and our National Sports Centre and sporting facilities and clubs continue to host world-class athletes and sports people in cricket, rugby, sailing, soccer and boxing. We have a rich and vibrant local sporting community that has been the

lifeblood of our sports clubs, sports leagues, public and private school sports programmes. We are proud to welcome all of you to our shores and your participation in the CARIFTA Games has captured the gratitude of the entire Bermudian community. We especially recognize the attendance of the Government Ministers and Overseas dignitaries, CARIFTA officials, coaches, trainers and athletes, and a special thank you is extended to our local games organizers, the Bermuda Track and Field Association, on producing a spectacular sports event. Relax, unwind and enjoy the games and we encourage all of our athletes to compete to the best of their ability, and let’s embrace the spirit of fair competition. ■

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BTFA Local Organizing Committee Page 2 Welcome message by Glenn Blakeney, Minister of Youth, Families and Sports Page 3 Lamine Diack, IAAF President Page 5 Neville McCook, NACAC President Page 5 CARIFTA Games 2012 competing countries Page 5 Victor Lopez, CACAC President Page 7 David Shaw, CEO LIME Page 7 Donna Watson, BTFA President Page 8 History of the Games Page 9 Bermudian Debbie Jones-Hunter’s CARIFTA medals haul Pages 9 and 12 Schedule of events Pages 10-11 The Bermuda CARIFTA 2012 team Pages 13, 14 and 16


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■ BERMUDA TRACK AND FIELD ASSOCIATION / CARIFTA Games Local Organizing Committee Chairman — BTFA President: Secretariat: Treasurer: Meet Director: Assistant Meet Director: Technology and Results Coordinator: Legal Services: Transportation: Government Liaison Officer: Marketing: Security: Accommodation: Accreditation: Team Liaison: Officials: Volunteers: Site and Grounds: Ceremonies and Presentation: Medical Services: Organizational Delegate: Technical Delegate:

Donna Watson Michele Williams Jarita Vickers Michael Charles and Calvin Simons Brawen Smith-King Wayne Raynor Angie Berry Beldwin Smith Norbert Simons Debbie Jones-Hunter George Jackson April Vesey Michele Williams Dr Freddie Evans Cal Simons Sonia Haley Clifford Wade Gina Evans Shirlene Dill Alain Jean-Pierre Esther Maynard


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Fostering a common spirit of fraternity was set by Jamaican Olympic Champion Usain Bolt in Bermuda in 2004. The games are meant to foster a common spirit of fraternity and mutual co-existence among our islands.

BY GLENN BLAKENEY Minister of Youth, Families and Sports, Government of Bermuda

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome all residents and visitors to the 41st 2012 Bermuda LIME CARIFTA Games and I warmly welcome all of the athletes from the Caribbean region. I am very proud to acknowledge BLAKENEY that the CARIFTA Games will be hosted in Bermuda for the fourth time, and this prestigious event will take place at the Bermuda National Sports Centre — a truly worldclass facility for track and field competition. The Games are argu-

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ALL-STAR: Usain Bolt of Jamaica, at the 2004 Games. ably the most important regional junior athletic championships outside of the World Youth or World Junior Championships. CARIFTA has also produced many of the World

Record holders and world track and field champions, all-stars in their own right, since this event was established in 1972. The long-standing 200 Metre Junior World Record

They are also designed to highlight the importance of sports in youth development, which serves to build character and discipline, among other qualities. On behalf of the Government and the people of Bermuda, I wish all of the athletes a most rewarding experience during competition in this marvellous event and I hope that all of our Caribbean community guests will have the opportunity to enjoy our unique cultural traditions during this Easter weekend. ■


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Foundations for world success BY LAMINE DIACK President, IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations)

I am delighted to send my warmest greetings to the organizers, athletes, coaches, officials, media, and of course spectators, who are involved in the 41st edition of the LIME CARIFTA Games.

Celebration

The Caribbean nations have played a central role in the development of our sport, and their athletes’ success in the wider World and Olympic sphere has been developed from, and entrenched by, the success of regional competitions such as the CARIFTA Games. On three previous occasions the CARIFTA Games have been held in Bermuda

‘Despite a population of only just over 64,000, Bermuda has played a prominent role in CARIFTA Games history.’ LAMINE DIACK

DIACK and, following the success of the 4th, 9th and 33rd editions of this worldrenowned youth and junior athletics festival, respectively held in Hamilton in 1975, 1980, and 2004, this annual celebration of regional athletics is returning to Bermuda. Despite a population of only just over 64,000, Bermuda has played a prominent role in CARIFTA

IAAF President

Games history. The oldest record belongs to a Bermudian, Sonya Smith, whose Women’s Under-20 javelin throw of 53.98 m was set in 1979, and the current Girls’ Under-17 100m record of 11.28 seconds set in 1998 is also held by an islander, Raneika Bean. I am certain that these

games which over the years have thrown up such worldbeaters as Usain Bolt, Kim Collins and Pauline DavisThompson to name but a few, will again play host to a wealth of new athletics talent. Therefore, I offer my best wishes to the organizers for a very successful games. ■

Follow our young athletes’ quest for glory gone on to perform effectively at major games is a credit to the development programme of the sport in our area. The Bermuda Track and Field Association, one of the original As we gather to celebrate this, participants of the CARIFTA the 41st staging of the Junior Games, can feel a sense of pride CARIFTA Games, in this an in knowing that the present 200 Olympic year, we should reflect metre World Record holder, on how much this particular Usain Bolt, established the event has served the develop200m World Junior Record at ment of track and field athletics the CARIFTA Games held here in our area. in Bermuda in 2004. MCCOOK We are all delighted to be The list of athletes who have

BY NEVILLE M MCCOOK

President, NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association)

in an environment that boasts such historical marks as our young athletes begin their quest for yet more glory. The Bermuda Track and Field Association is to be congratulated for the wonderful preparations they have made in association with their government and sponsors. It is now our turn as visitors and participants to perform to the best of our abilities as we continue to prepare athletes for future world athletics events. ■

■ COMPETING COUNTRIES ■ Anguilla ■ Curacao ■ Dominica ■ Antigua and Barbuda ■ French Guyana ■ Aruba ■ Grenada ■ Bahamas ■ Guadeloupe ■ Barbados ■ Guyana ■ Bermuda ■ Haiti ■ Bonaire ■ Jamaica ■ British Virgin Islands ■ Martinique ■ Montserrat ■ Cayman Islands ■ St Kitts and

Nevis ■ St Lucia ■ St Maarten ■ St Vincent and the Grenadines ■ Suriname ■ Trinidad and Tobago ■ Turks and Caicos Islands ■ US Virgin Islands


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The world’s premier junior athletics meet BY VICTOR LÓPEZ President, CACAC (Central American & Caribbean Athletic Confederation)

First of all, my congratulations to the Bermuda athletics family and to the people of this beautiful nation for hosting the CARIFTA athletics family and organizing the 2012 CARIFTA Games. As in previous years, I am sure Bermuda will organize a first class event under the lead- LOPEZ ership of the Bermuda Track

and Field Association. The CACAC would like to recognize the BTFA and the Bermuda Government, for committing themselves to the organization of this important event.

Dedication

Our admiration and respect to all of you for providing the set-up for what we consider the premier junior/youth track and field meet in the world. Also, congratulations to the hundreds of coaches and ath-

letes, for their dedication and service to our beloved sport. You are the reason that our sport is producing world and Olympic medallists, and that the Caribbean is recognized as one of the most important regions in world athletics. Finally, our words of appreciation to the sponsors, volunteers, directors and leaders of the region for their support, services and dedication, not only to our sport but also, for the development of the thousands of girls and boys involved in this social movement. ■

Compete with true sportmanship and pride BY DAVID SHAW CEO, LIME

It gives me great pleasure to join with our valued partners, NACAC and the Bermuda Local Organizing Committee (LOC), to welcome you to the LIME CARIFTA Games 2012. These games SHAW are happening in an Olympic year, in the homeland of Olympian and former triple jump record holder, Brian Wellman. So it’s a very special time for Bermuda and privilege for LIME to be here. CARIFTA is the place where young Caribbean athletic stars are born, and it is an opportunity for them to perform on a world stage. Showcasing this talent to has been a driving ambition for LIME and one of the main reasons behind our sponsorship of these games for the past three years. In 2010 in the Cayman Islands, more than 54,000 viewers from 32 countries watched the games live for the first time via www.lime. com. Last year in Jamaica, we expanded to 110,000 viewers from 70 countries. This year, our desire is to bring the games to even more screens than ever

‘CARIFTA is the place where young Caribbean athletic stars are born, and it is an opportunity for them to perform on a world stage.’ DAVID SHAW CEO, LIME

around the world. The Caribbean has much to showcase. LIME ambassadors Kirani James of Grenada and Yohan Blake of Jamaica are two shining examples of CARIFTA

champions who have made it big on the world stage. We join their families and their countries in congratulating them and thanking them for making us all proud to be Caribbean

— whether by birth or by spirit. From April 7-9, we will see many other stars in a brilliant display of Caribbean ambition and athleticism. We’ll also get a glimpse into the future of global track and field competition. LIME is privileged to bring such moments to the rest of the world. Congratulations to the Bermuda LOC for the outstanding job they have done in getting these games ready for the world stage. To those who have come to participate, it’s your time so give it all that you’ve got, compete with true sportsmanship and be proud to be part of these wonderful games. ■


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A warm welcome to all visiting our beautiful island BY DONNA WATSON President, BTFA (Bermuda Track and Field Association)

As the President of the BTFA and Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 2012

LIME CARIFTA Games, it is indeed a pleasure to extend to all our visiting friends, dignitaries and of course, athletes, a very warm Bermudian welcome to the 41st Lime CARIFTA Games.

For all of those visiting 2004 CARIFTA Games in the island my hope is that Bermuda (19.93 seconds). you will be able to take the Locally Bermuda has time out from attendance at had many medallists in the the games and enjoy CARIFTA Games the warmth, friendly — too many to menhospitality and the tion. beauty of our island. Most are still We hope that your involved in the sport stay will be pleasant of track and field in and memorable. one way or another, Bermuda has and have gone on to competed in the excel at the internaWATSON CARIFTA Games tional level in this since its inception sport. and has successfully hosted These athletes have perthe games three previous sonally gone on to become times, in 1975, 1980 and 2004. great citizens and mentors The CARIFTA Games is for our young athletes comarguably the most competiing up behind them. tive and important regional We hope for the same sucjunior athletics track and cess for all of the athletes field championships outside and that they will compete of the World Youth and with honour and instill Junior Championships, that national pride in them held by the IAAF. that will stay with them We are excited to be hostthroughout their athletics ing this prestigious intercareer and life. national sporting event and I would like to acknowlare looking forward to great edge my appreciation competition. for the hard work and dedication of the LOC and acknowledge the support from the Government of Our hosting of the games Bermuda. is an honour for me personThe success of this event ally as I was a competitor would not be possible if it for several years and am were not for the backing now serving as President from the BTFA Executive of the BTFA and chairBoard taking on this chaling the Local Organizing lenging project. Committee. What would the games be Several of the committee without the hard work and members have also been support of the sponsors, volpast competitors in the unteers and officials. CARIFTA Games. I would like to wish good As our slogan states, luck to all of the athletes ‘Sports Bring People who will put their GodTogether’. We are looking given talents on display forward to these games over the three days of reflecting the positive spirit intense but friendly rivalry. of the Caribbean commuThe crowds will cheer you nity by using sport as a vehicle for positive personal on in appreciation of all of the hard work, dedication and social development. and sacrifice that you have These games are meant to put in to reach this goal of develop new relationships competing in the 41st LIME between the countries and CARIFTA Games. the development of our Best wishes to all. ■ athletes, so that they may be able to reach new and THE CARIFTA GAMES greater heights in the sport will be held at the National of track and field. Sports Centre, Devonshire, There are more than 30 from April 7-9. For more Olympic athletes who can information go to http:// trace their origins back to carifta2012.com/ Tickets are the CARIFTA Games. also available at http://berThis includes none other mudatix.com/ than Usain Bolt, who broke the World Junior Record in the 200m at the

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A history of the CARIFTA Games SUPPLIED BY CARIFTA The CARIFTA Games are an annual junior athletics competition founded by Barbadian Austin Sealy. The Games have their origins in the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The first competition was held in Barbados in 1972. The Games consist of most of the track and field disciplines and have two age group categories, namely Under-17s and Under-20s, for both males and females. The CARIFTA Games are meant to enhance relationships between the countries and to impress upon all the commonality of pur-

pose shared between the Caribbean Islands. They run under IAAF rules and are traditionally staged during Easter weekend in one of the member states of CARICOM (Caribbean Community and Common Market). The timing of the Games is such as to so facilitate the school calendar of the young athletes. Since 1972, they have grown from strength to strength. IAAF President Lamine Diack has described them as being on par with the World Championships. They are arguably the most important regional junior athletic championships outside of the World

Youth or World Junior Championships. College and university coaches and scouts from the US travel to the Games every year to identify potential athletes for their schools’ athletic programmes. The CARIFTA Games have produced a plethora of World Record holders and world track and field stars, including Usain Bolt, Kim Collins, Darrel Brown, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Merlene Ottey, Obadele Thompson, Debbie Ferguson, Cydonie Mothersill, Kareen StreeteThompson, Alleyne Francique, Veronica Campbell, Marie Jose-Perec

and Meleanie Walker, to name just a few. Indeed more than 30 Olympic Games medallists can trace their origins to the CARIFTA Games. The Jamaicans have been the traditional powerhouses, having topped the medal tables in most years. Each country may enter up to two athletes per event, and up to six athletes for relay events (two as substitutes), and three athletes in the combined events of pentathlon and heptathlon. The Games are being held in Bermuda for the fourth time, the previous Games being held here in 1975, 1980 and 2004. ■

Bermudian holds record for the most medals BY AMANDA DALE adale@bermudasun.bm

The CARIFTA Games are an opportunity for Bermudians to show their love for their country and to let the younger generation shine, according to Olympian Debbie Jones-Hunter. The first CARIFTA Games in Barbados in 1972 were the starting blocks for this Bermudian sprinter’s emergence on the international stage. Mrs Jones-Hunter, then known as Debbie Jones, competed in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. Although she did not win, the experience gave her the determination to go for gold.

The next year she won the 100m gold medal in Trinidad and Tobago, shaving 0.6 seconds off a 20-year-old Bermuda record, at 11.9 seconds. She went on to win the most medals in the history of the Games, to date. From 1973-77 Mrs Jones-Hunter amassed 21 CARIFTA medals.

Monumental

She also competed in the CAC, Pan Am and Commonwealth Games, and qualified for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She was on the Tennessee State University Tigerbelles 4 x 200 m relay

team which smashed a World Record. And she still holds the Bermuda records for 100m (11.46 seconds, April 15, 1977), 200m (23.05 secs), 400m (53.3 secs), 4 x 100m relay (45.6 secs) and 4 x 400m relay (3:47:5). Mrs Jones-Hunter received the Austin Sealey Award in 1977 for Outstanding CARIFTA Athlete. She was also named Bermuda’s Athlete of the Decade (1970-9). This year she is chief timekeeper at the CARIFTA Games. “CARIFTA is a very monumental event for Bermuda and I would like See OLYMPIAN, page 12


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Track and field: Schedule of events SESSION 1: Saturday, April 7

SESSION 3: Sunday, April 8

1 9am 100 metres hurdles girls Open pentathlon 2 9:10am Discus boys Under-20 final 3 9:20am Shot boys Under-17 final 4 9:30am Triple jump girls Under-20 final 5 9:40am High jump girls Under-17 final 6 9:50am 400 metres girls Under-17 semi-finals 7 10:10am 400 metres boys Under-17 semi-finals 8 10:30am 400 metres girls Under-20 semi-finals 9 10:50am 400 metres boys Under-20 semi-finals 10 11am Shot put girls Open pentathlon 11 11:10am 100 metres girls Under-17 heats 12 11:30pm 100 metres boys Under-17 heats 13 11:50am 100 metres girls Under-20 heats 14 12:10pm 100 metres boys Under-20 heats

36 9am 110 metres hurdles boys Open heptathlon 37 9am Javelin girls Under-20 final 38 9:10am Long jump girls Open pentathlon 39 9:20am Boys Open pole vault 40 9:25am 300 metres hurdles girls Under-17 semi-finals 41 9:35am Shot put girls Under-17 final 42 9:40am 400 metres hurdles girls Under-20 semi-finals 43 9:50am 400 metres hurdles boys Under-17 semi-finals 44 10:05am 400 metres hurdles boys Under-20 semi-finals 45 10:10am Long jump boys Open heptathlon 46 10:20am Discus boys Under-17 final 47 10:30am — 11am Girls Under-17/Under-20 and Boys Under17/Under-20 4 x 100 metres relay heats 48 11:15am 800 metres girls Under-17 semi-finals 49 11:30am 800 metres boys Under-17 semi-finals 50 11:45am 800 metres girls Under-20 semi-finals 51 12pm 800 metres boys Under-20 semi-finals 52 12:15pm 200 metres girls Under-17 heats 53 12:30pm 200 metres boys Under-17 heats 54 12:45pm 200 metres girls Under-20 heats 55 1pm 200 metres boys Under-20 heats

SESSION 2 15 5pm High jump girls Open pentathlon 16 5pm 100 metres girls Under-17 semi-finals 17 5:20pm 100 metres boys Under-17 semi-finals 18 5:40pm 100 metres girls Under-20 semi-finals 19 6pm 100 metres boys Under-20 semi-finals 20 6:20pm 1500 metres girls Under-17 final / 6:30pm medal presentation 21 6:35pm 1500 metres boys Under-17 final 22 6:45pm Javelin girls Under-17 final 23 6:50pm Triple jump boys Under-20 final 24 6.55pm High jump boys Under-17 final / 7pm medal presentation 25 7:05pm 15OO metres girls Under-20 final 26 7:10pm 400 metres girls Under-17 final 27 7:15pm 1500 metres boys Under-20 final 28 7:20pm Shot put girls Under-20 final 29 7:20pm 400 metres boys Under-17 final 30 7:30pm 400 metres girls Under-20 final 31 7:40pm 400 metres boys Under-20 final / 7:55pm medal presentation 32 8pm 100 metres girls Under-17 final 33 8:10pm 100 metres boys Under-17 final 34 8:20pm 100 metres girls Under-20 final 35 8:30pm 100 metres boys Under-20 final

SESSION 4 56 5pm 300 metres hurdles girls Under-17 final / 5.05pm medal presentations 57 5:10pm Javelin boys Open heptathlon 58 5:15pm High jump girls Under-20 final 59 5:20pm Long jump boys Under-20 final 60 5:30pm 400 metres hurdles girls Under-20 final 61 5:40pm 400 metres hurdles boys Under-17 final / 5:45pm medal presentations 62 5:50pm 400 metres hurdles boys Under-20 final / 5:55pm medal presentations 63 6pm Triple jump boys Under-17 final 64 6:05pm 800 metres girls Open pentathlon 65 6:20pm 800 metres girls Under-17 final 66 6:35pm 800 metres boys Under-17 final 67 6:50pm 800 metres girls Under-20 final 68 7:05pm 800 metres boys Under-20 final 69 7:15pm Pole vault boys Under-20 final /


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7:20pm medal presentations 70 7:25pm Discus girls Under-17 final 71 7:25pm Long jump girls Under-17 final 72 7:30pm 200 metres boys Open heptathlon 73 7:40pm 3,000 metres boys under-17 final 74 7:55pm 4 x 100 metres girls Under-17 relay final 75 8:10pm 4 x 100 metres boys Under-17 relay final 76 8:25pm 4 x 100 metres girls Under-20 relay final 77 8:40pm 4 x 100 metres boys Under-20 final

SESSION 5: Monday, April 9 78 9am Long jump girls Under-17 final 79 9:05am High jump boys Open heptathlon 80 9:10am Long jump girls Under-20 final 81 9:15am 100 metres hurdles girls Under-17 semi-finals 82 9:20am Shot put boys Under-20 final 83 9:30am 100 metres hurdles girls Under-20 semi-finals 84 9:45am 110 metres hurdles boys Under-17 semi-finals 85 10am 110 metres hurdles boys Under-20 semi-finals 86 10:20am 200 metres girls Under-17 semi-finals 87 10:40am 200 metres boys Under-17 semi-finals 88 11am 200 metres girls Under-20 semi-finals 89 11:20am 200 metres boys Under-20 semi-finals 90 11:40am Discus boys Open heptathlon 91 11:45am Javelin boys Under-17 final 92 11:50am 4 x 400 metres girls Under-17 semi-finals 93 12:10pm 4 x 400 metres boys Under-17 semi-finals 94 12:30pm 4 x 400 metres girls Under-20 semi-finals 95 12:50pm 4 x 400 metres boys Under-20 semi-finals

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SESSION 6 96 5pm 100 metres hurdles girls Under-17 final / 5:05pm medal presentation 97 5pm Triple jump girls Under-17 final 98 5:10pm Javelin boys Under-20 final 99 5:10pm Discus boys Under-20 final 100 5:15pm 100 metres hurdles girls Under-20 final 101 5:25pm High jump girls Under-20 final 102 5:25pm High jump boys Under-20 final 103 5:30pm 110 metres hurdles boys Under-17 final / 5:35pm medal presentation 104 5:45pm 110 metres hurdles boys Under-20 final 105 5:55pm Long jump boys Under-17 final 106 5:55pm Shot put girls Under-17 final / 6pm medal presentation 107 6pm Discus girls Under-20 final 108 6:15pm 3,000 metres girls Open final 109 6:30pm 200 metres girls Under-17 final 110 6:40pm 200 metres boys Under-17 final 111 6:50pm 200 metres girls Under-20 final 112 7pm 200 metres boys Under-20 final / 7:10pm medal presentation 113 7:20pm 1,500 metres boys Open heptathlon / 7:30pm medal presentation 114 7:40pm 5,000 metres boys Under-20 final 115 8pm 4 x 400 metres girls Under-17 final 116 8:10pm 4 x 400 metres boys Under-17 final 117 8:20pm 4 x 400 metres girls Under-20 final 118 8:30pm 4 x 400 metres boys Under-20 final / 8:40pm medal presentation ■

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ONES TO WATCH: Left, Bahamas sprinter Shaunae Miller and right, hurdler Wilhem Belocian from Guadeloupe.


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Continued from page 9 the public to come out and support Bermuda wholeheartedly,” she said. “This is a very positive event which will probably inspire other young people to take part in track and field. “Our team is very talented and an international event like this can only enhance our athletes and help them to grow. “I think the country as a whole also needs a resurgence of energy and pride. That’s why I am asking all Bermudians to come to the games. “It’s a time for us to show we love our country and we love our athletes. “It’s also an event not

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CHAMPION: Debbie Jones-Hunter with her CARIFTA medals. to be missed. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) ran his Junior World Record here in

Bermuda in 2004, so you never know who’s going to break a record this time.” ■

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The Bermuda CARIFTA 2012 team Under-17 girls

Taahira Butterfield 100m, 200m and 100m relay

Kyrah Scraders 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 400m relay

Jordan Bascome Pentathlon

KNIGHT

SCRADERS BUTTERFIELD Tyra Stovell 100m, 200m and 100m relay

Rhiannon Fletcher Triple jump

Quinnae Outerbridge 400m relay and 800m

Under-20 women Dajoune Trott 200m and 400m relay

FLETCHER

STOVELL Azaire Smith 100m relay, 400m and 400m relay

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OUTERBRIDGE

Tiara DeRosa Shot put and discus

Zakiyyah Showers 1,500m, 3,000m/5,000m

Hadiyah Barnett Shot put

Rachel Fox 400m, 800m and 400m relay Taylor Ashley Bean 400m, 1,500m, 3,000m/5,000m and 400m relay

Phoebe Barboza Javelin

Zakiyah Lightbourne 100m relay and long jump

Aaliyah Nolan — Pentathlon

Jaymie Darrell 100m and 400m relays

SHOWERS

Jakeera Tucker 100m relay

Keizhari Knight High jump

BEAN

NOLAN

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CARIFTA GAMES 2012: A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT Akeila Richardson Triple jump

Jaret Simons 100m, 200m and 100m relay

Khianda Pearman High jump

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Kerri Furbert Long jump

Tez Terry 100m relay

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Deesa Booth Shot put and discus

Kionje Somner 100m relay

Daniel Oatley 3,000m/5,000m

Under-17 boys Kidane Callender 100m, 200m and 100m relay

Ethan Philips 100m relay, triple jump and long jump Antonio Bailey 400m and 400m relay Aieytorie Hinds 400m and 400m relay

PEARMAN Keunna Dill Triple jump

relay Jeremiah Steede 400m hurdles, 400m relay and high jump

Shuntae Hendrickson 1,500 m and 400m relay

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OATLEY Nico Barclay 3,000m/5,000m

Michaiah Robinson 800m, 1,500m and 400m

BARCLAY Jahmari Sutton High jump Justin Donawa Triple jump and long jump

DONAWA Jaquan Hatherley Shot put Quinn Simmons Discus

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Chas Smith High jump and long jump

Under-20 men Kyle Webb 100m, 200m, 100m relay and 400m relay

CLARKE Bruce DeGrilla 100m relay

DILL Dage Minors 1,500m and 3,000/5,000m

Donovan Livingston High jump Tyrone Oswald Triple jump

WEBB Jeneko Place 100m and 100m relay

SMITH

DEGRILLA Tyrone Oswald 100m relay

MINORS

Christian Wright Triple jump

Juma Mouchette 1,500m and 3,000/5,000m

Aaron Perinchief Long jump

Karim Creary 400m and 400m relay

PLACE

Kyle Godfrey 400m and 400m relay

Scott Clarke 200m and 100m relay

Shaquille Dill

Naquan Smith Javelin ■

MOUCHETTE


CONGRATULATIONS To the Bermuda Track and Field Association for organizing the 2012 Lime Carfita Games

SPORTSMANSHIP...“The Goal Of the Game”


Donna (Bean) Watson Bermudian Track & Field 1989 – 2nd place, 800m, Central American & Caribbean Championship & Bermuda’s Athlete of the Year President, Bermuda Track & Field Association 2008 – present

Donna Watson Corporate Applications, Manager

Commitment and drive enabled Donna to represent Bermuda as an athlete and have led to her achievements as BTFA President. We congratulate Donna and the BTFA team for successfully bringing the CARIFTA Games to Bermuda. The BELCO family is made up of champions who are dedicated Empowering

B e r m u d a ’s

Progress

to ensuring Bermuda’s success. Call 299 2803 or visit www.belco.bm

LIME CARIFTA Games 2012  

Bermuda is hosting the LIME CARIFTA Games 2012 from April 7-9. Read all about it in the Bermuda Sun's special supplement.

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