Bermuda Finishes 5th at Carifta – 11 Medals

April 6, 2010

carifta2010cmykBermuda’s team has concluded competition at the 2010 Carifta Games held in the Cayman Islands, finishing in a very impressive 5th spot overall, out of the 25 nations competing.

The Carifta Games are open to athletes under 20 years old from dozens of nations. World class sprinters such as Usain Bolt, Merlene Ottey, Kim Collins, Obadele Thompson and Debbie Ferguson came up through the Carifta ranks.

The young Bermudian athletes turned in a performance to make the island proud, bringing home a whopping 11 medals in total.

Bermuda Medal Winners:

  • Akeila Richardson – bronze – triple jump
  • Allison Outerbridge – bronze – triple jump
  • Christian Wright – bronze – long Jump
  • Henry Stevens-Carty – bronze – 800 metres
  • Jasmine Brunson – bronze – long Jump
  • Jeneko Place – silver – 100 metres, and silver 200 metres
  • Juma Mouchette – bronze 1500 metres
  • Shaquille Dill – silver – 800 metres
  • Taylor Ashley Bean – bronze – 3000 metres

Numerous other Bermudian athletes performed well, including many who did not win medals but turned out strong performances. With the Carifta Games including athletes from all through the Caribbean region, which is known for its athlete quality, to even qualify is an impressive achievement.

The other Bermudian athletes representing Bermuda were:

  • Alexis Bean – 1500m
  • Ashley Berry – 3000m
  • Blaine Simmons – 100m & 4X100m
  • Bruce DeGrilla – Long Jump
  • Christian Wright – Long Jump & 4X100m
  • Dage Minors – 1500m
  • Daniel Emery – 4X100m
  • Kameron Creighton – 3000m
  • Ryan Furbert – High Jump
  • Scott Clarke – 4X100m
  • Shawn Herman – 5000
  • Shuntae Hendrickson – 1500m
  • Trey Simons – 1500m & 5000m
  • Tristan Joynes – 110m Hurdles
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