: Guardian : Rachael Thompson-King : 10.04.2023
T&T closed with four relay medals on day two of the 50th Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday.
This increased T&T's medal tally by six in the evening session at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, also picking up two silver medals in the girls' heptathlon and the boys' Under-17 high jump.
The girls' U-17 4x100m relay team of Symphony Patrick, Kaori Robley, Kaziah Peters and Alexxe Henry was promoted to the gold medal position after Jamaica was disqualified for running out of lane on the final handover.
The boys U-17 4x100m team of Trevaughn Stewart, Kadeem Chinapoo, Immani Matthew and Jaden Clement earned a spot on the podium by taking the bronze medal after the Jamaican team was disqualified for taking the baton "out of zone" on the second change-over.
Reneisha Andrews, Janae De Gannes, Sanaa Frederick and Sole Frederick, the girls' U-20 sprint quartet, earned silver, and the boys' U-20 team of Keone John, Joshua Mascall, Jordan Noel and Michael Jack ended the sprint relay series by bagging bronze in a controversial senior boys' race.
Earlier that evening, multi-sports athlete Gianna Paul copped silver in the girls' open heptathlon. The 17-year-old tallied 4,594 points in the seven-discipline event to place second. T&T's other multi-sports athlete Tenique Vincent placed sixth with 4,029 points.
In the boys' Octathlon, T&T duo Jeremi Francis and Kimani Kent did not finish among the top three positions. Francis was seventh with 4,654 points and Kent eighth with 4,457 in the eight-discipline sport.
Kaleb Campbell copped sealed T&T's first medal on the second day of Carifta50, copping a silver medal in the boys' U-17 high jump with a clearance of 1.95 metres.
Their efforts matched day one's take of six medals, increasing T&T's medal haul to 12.
On Saturday, T&T collected one gold, two silver and three bronze. Matthew picked up his first medal, gold in the boys' U-17 long jump, Dorian Charles in the boys' U-20 javelin, and Peyton Winter in the girls' U-17 shot put, each copped silver and the three bronze came from Sanaa Frederick in the girls U-20 100m, Jaidi James in the boys' U-20 high jump and Henry in the girls' U-17 100m.