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Athletics: Barnes silver leads Cayman on day one of CARIFTA Games

University of Texas-San Antonio freshman Lacee Barnes led team Cayman Saturday (31st March) at the 2018 CARIFTA Games in Bahamas, throwing 13.40 meters to win silver in the Under-20 women’s shot put.

Cayman also saw strong performances from both Shalysa Wray and Ava Hider. Wray finished fourth overall in the girls Under-20 400 meter finals, just 1.08 seconds from winning bronze.

Hider, 15, who is competing in her first CARIFTA Games after qualifying in the 3 events

in the Under-17 age group (800m/1500m/3000m) impressed on the big stage finishing fourth in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:01.39. Running at the back of the pack, Hider stormed ahead of the field in the final lap to secure a top five finish.

Here is a look at all the results from day one at the 2018 CARIFTA Games:

Under-17 Girls 1500m

4th: Ava Hider, 5:01.39


Under-17 Girls 400m

9th, Semi-Finals: Jaden Francis, 57.02(PB)


Under-17 Boys 1500m

6th: Levi Superville,  4:24.57


Under-17 Boys 100m

6th, Semi-Finals: Neil Brown  11.63 (2.4 wind assisted/PB)

7th, Semi-Finals Derrick Francis, 11.53


Under-20 Girls 400m

4th: Shalysa Wray, 54.63


Under-20 Girls Long Jump

12th: Aijah Lewis, 5.07m


Under-20 Boys 100m

3rd Prelims: Brandon Williams, 11.16 (PB)

8th Prelims: Gary Rankin, 11.12



Under-20 Boys High Jump

7th: Louis Gordon, 2.00 meters


About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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