Jamaica Gleaner

NACAC bronze medals for Wilkins-Gooden, Cham­bers

- Ray­mond Graham Gleaner Writer Sports · Athletics · Track and Field · San Jose · Costa Rica · San Jose · Livermore · Jamaica · Cuba · United States of America · United States Virgin Islands · British Virgin Islands · Trinidad and Tobago · Trinidad · Tobago

JA­MAICA IN­CREASED its medal tally at the North Amer­i­can, Cen­tral Amer­i­can and Caribbean (NACAC) Se­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in San José, Costa Rica, by two on yesterday’s sec­ond day of the three-day meet.

Bobby Gaye Wilkins-Gooden and Ri­cardo Cham­bers won bronze medals in the women’s and men’s 400 me­tres, re­spec­tively. The coun­try now has three medals a gold and two bronze. Shanieke Thomas won the triple jump on the open­ing day.

Wilkins Gooden clocked (52.45) to fin­ish be­hind Amer­i­cans Court­ney Okolo (51.75) and Kala Fun­der­burk (52.22).

Cham­bers (45.37) was third to Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gor­don (44.89) and Nery Brenes of Costa Rica (45.22).

LIVER­MORE PLACED FOURTH

In other events yesterday, Jason Liver­more was fourth in the men’s 100m fi­nal in 10.13, while Sheldon Mitchell was sev­enth i n 10.31. Amer­i­can Re­mondy McLain won in 10.09 from Bar­ba­di­ans Ra­mon Git­tens (10.11) and Levi Cado­gan (10.13).

Sa­man­tha Henry-Robin­son placed fifth in the women’s 100m in 11.45. Amer­i­cans Bar­bara Pierre (11.12) and Charonda Wil­liams (11.21) took the top-two places ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s MichelleLe­e Ahye (11.22).

Ja­maica’s Tyler Ma­son (13.32) was fourth in the 110m hur­dles, while Deuce Carter was sev­enth in 13.66. Trinidad’s Mikhel Thomas won the event in a meet record 13.25. Cuba’s Jha­nis Por­tilla (13.30) was sec­ond and Ed­die Lovet of the US Vir­gin Is­lands cap­tured bronze in 13.31.

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