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Triple CARIFTA gold

Mary Fraser, Mario Burke and Hayley Matthews won Barbados three gold medals on the first full day of the 2015 CARIFTA Track and Field Championships at the Silver Jubilee Stadium in Basseterre, St Kitts Saturday.

Mary Fraser

Mary Fraser

Fraser secured the first one. Crossing the finish line in the Under-18 Girls 1500 metres in a personal best of 4:41.44, she left Jamaicans Britnie Dickson and Jeima Davis in the dust. Dickson won silver with a time of 4:44.39 while Davis’ 4:50.64 earned her the bronze.

Mario Burke

Mario Burke

Later in the day, Burke, who was the fastest qualifier in the Under-20 Boys 100 metres continued his dominance and took home the gold in 10.21 seconds – a personal best.

The third gold came from Matthews in the Girls Under-18 Javelin with a 47.37 metre throw.

Barbados also added silver and bronze to its medal tally.

In the Under-18 Boys’ 1500 metres, Jonathan Jones finished second in 4:04.03 in a race won by Jamaica’s Shemar Salmon in 4:02.98.

Hayley Matthews

Hayley Matthews

Another silver and a bronze were secured when Raheem Skinner and Joshua Hunte crossed the finish line in the Under-20 Boys’ 1500 metres second and third respectively, in personal bests of 3:58.19 and 3:59.39. Shevno Parks of Jamaica won in 3:56.69.

Also running away with some silverware was Tristan Evelyn who clocked 11.54 seconds in the Under-18 Girls’ 100 metres to come in behind winner Shellece Clarke of Jamaica who won in 11.50 seconds.

Although not medalling, Jaquone Hoyte, Dequan Lovell, Daryl Sobers, Deshon Trent and Elizabeth Williams made it to the finals of their events.

Hoyte finished fourth in the Under-18 Boys 100 metres in 10.60 seconds, while Williams ended her Under-20 Girls 1500 metres similarly, crossing the finish in 4:44.02.

Lovell finished fifth in the Under-20 Boys’ Discus with a throw of 48.53 metres while Sobers was right behind him after throwing 46.13 metres.

Trent finished seventh in the Under-18 Boys 400 metre Dash in 49.21 seconds.

40 Responses to Triple CARIFTA gold

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 5, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Congrats team Barbados.

  2. Lucia Aniela Parris
    Lucia Aniela Parris April 5, 2015 at 4:08 am

    #kolijPRIDE ❤️

  3. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar April 5, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Great job

  4. Louise King
    Louise King April 5, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Congrats– all Barbados love U Guys

  5. Wynel Jones
    Wynel Jones April 5, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Great job

  6. Joshua Griffith
    Joshua Griffith April 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Congrat Barbados

  7. Sheron Small
    Sheron Small April 5, 2015 at 5:24 am


  8. Petrelle Went
    Petrelle Went April 5, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Congrats to team Barbados. We’ll be backing you all the way to the olympics

    • Kemar A. J. Stevenson
      Kemar A. J. Stevenson April 5, 2015 at 5:38 am

      Let’s hope these ones stay on track. We’ve had so much talent and potential fall off after CARIFTA.

  9. Nancy Bowen
    Nancy Bowen April 5, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Congrats Team Barbados!!!!

  10. Jackie Gollop
    Jackie Gollop April 5, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Congrats team Barbados

  11. Ingrid Kinch
    Ingrid Kinch April 5, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Barbados to the world- congrats guys

  12. Vera Williams
    Vera Williams April 5, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Congrats all well done

  13. George Smith
    George Smith April 5, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Congratulations to all of you.

  14. Sonia Marinez
    Sonia Marinez April 5, 2015 at 7:08 am

    bajans strong,after all these kids had happen to them,thay still bring home GOLD

  15. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott April 5, 2015 at 7:16 am

    So true Sony Congrats Team Bim

  16. Dwayne Smith
    Dwayne Smith April 5, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Well done Hayley

  17. Caribbean Cooking
    Caribbean Cooking April 5, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Big up Barbados

  18. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love April 5, 2015 at 7:45 am


  19. Ann Duncan
    Ann Duncan April 5, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Congrats !! Well done !!

  20. Ross Ryan
    Ross Ryan April 5, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Well done. Heart warming

  21. Sue Donym April 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Well done, all. The best of Barbados, the best of the region!

  22. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell April 5, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Well done

  23. Hazian Graham
    Hazian Graham April 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Congrats guys well deserved winnings

  24. Kerrie-ann Farrell
    Kerrie-ann Farrell April 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I’m estastic 246 to the world

  25. Crystal Kellman
    Crystal Kellman April 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Congrats guys well done

  26. Akela Goddard
    Akela Goddard April 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Congrats to the whole team

  27. Doran Morris
    Doran Morris April 5, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations to all of you have a Happy Easter and be safe Barbados love YOU ALL keep them coming WELL DONE

  28. Tyrone Harewood
    Tyrone Harewood April 5, 2015 at 10:10 am


  29. Leon Small
    Leon Small April 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

    nuff espect

  30. Natasha Bellas
    Natasha Bellas April 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Congrats to the Barbados team you all did Barbados proud

  31. Maria Williams
    Maria Williams April 5, 2015 at 11:24 am


  32. Roslyn Henry Vaughn
    Roslyn Henry Vaughn April 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Congrats Mary well done

  33. Lauriston Applewhaite. April 5, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations team . I notice that all of those athlete’s did personal best ,which is very good .Shows that Barbados athletics is in good condition .Hope the coaches continue to keep these young athletes in proper training.

  34. joyann johnson April 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I am so proud of my nephew Jonathan Jones. You did great for your first time. Keep up the great work, keep making yourself proud.

  35. Undine Mascoll
    Undine Mascoll April 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Congrats team barbados

  36. Randolph Sobers
    Randolph Sobers April 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm


  37. Heather Marshall
    Heather Marshall April 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Good job you guys keep it up,remember without God you can do nothing,so despite the little set back, keep going we are bajans we slept on hard ottamans,grass beds,the floor on croucus bags we made it to posturepedic,divans you name it we are still here,hold our flag high.

  38. Llyn Kent
    Llyn Kent April 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Wow. Beautiful results. Well done

  39. dave greenidge April 5, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    congratulations to the team and a job well done keep on with the good job you all are doing and have a wonderful holiday


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