2 Medals & New National Record on Day One The 46th FLOW Carifta Games 2017 are underway at the Curacao National Stadium, with Bermuda Athletes seeing action. Bermuda picked up their first Medal of the Games on the first morning.
Sakari Famous for the fifth year in a row has won a Under 18 Girls Medal at the Carifta Games, this time it was the Bronze Girls High Jump.
Famous passed on the opening height of 1.55m, she cleared the 1.60m and 1.65m height on her first attempt, Famous passed on the 1.68m height before recording a foul on her first attempt at the 1.71m height only to clear it at the second attempt.
Famous would fail to clear the bar on all three occasion at the 1.74m height thus leaving her in third place. Unfortunately Inshan-nae Smith did not record a height in her first Carifta Games missing on all three attempts at the 1.55m height.
Tiara Derosa has captured Bermuda’s second Bronze Medal when she finished third in the Under 20 Girls Discus Throw.
Derosa had a top toss of 47.69m, which came on her final attempt. Derosa opened with a toss of 46.05m, that was followed with a toss of 46.56m. Derosa’s next attempt was measured at 43.70m, derosa then had back to back Fouls before her Medal throw.
Derosa set a New National Record with her Bronze Medal effort breaking her own record of 45.02m she set back on January 30th, 2016.
Deneo Brangman and Lejuan Matthews competed in the Under 18 Boys 400 Meter Dash Preliminaries, Brangman clocked a time of 49.53 to finish 5th in Heat 1, while Matthews finished 5th in Heat 3 clocking a time of 51.24, neither competitor advanced, with Brangman finishing 11th overall and Matthews was 20th.
Mikal Dill finished 18th competing in the Under 18 Boys Long Jump with a top leap of 5.52m.
Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor said, “Today was an excellent day for Bermuda, 5 Personal Bests, a New National Record and 2 Medals.”