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Barnes wins gold, 3 medal on day 1 of CARIFTA track championships

Lacee Barnes won gold Saturday (26 March) and Cayman Islands athletes won three medals in all on day one of 2016 CARIFTA Track and Field Championships, in Grenada.

Barnes took first place in the shot put with a best throw of 14.9 metres. She competed in the girls under-18 division.

Also on day one, Jamal Walton won silver in the boys under-20 400-metres. Cayman’s quarter-mile record holder took third in his semifinals heat, finishing in 47.53 seconds. He then ran 46.23 in the finals and trailed only Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield. That’s fast enough to qualify for the World Junior Championships, according to a Cayman Islands Athletics Association spokesperson.

Dominic Dyer hauled in Cayman’s other medal of the day, winning bronze in the boys under-18 1,500-metre run. He crossed the line in 4:01.74.

Tune in to Cayman 27 News at 6 p.m. Tuesday 29 March for a full recap.

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Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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