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Athletics: Thomas wins silver in U20 javelin to cap final day of 2018 CARIFTA Games



Cayman’s Daneliz Thomas capped off Cayman’s final day of competition in Bahamas Monday (2 April) with a silver medal in the Under-20 girls javelin at the 2018 CARIFTA Games. Thomas threw for a distance of 42.13 meters, bettering her throw from the 2017 NatWest Islands Games (41.13m) where she also took silver. Gold went to Trinidad & Tobago’s Talena Murray with a distance of 45.54 meters.

Cayman’s 2017 CARIFTA silver medalist Rasheem Brown settled for 4th in an ultra competitive Under-20 boys 110 meter hurdles. Brown finished in a time of 13.62 seconds, just .05 seconds behind bronze medalist Oscar Smith of Bahamas (13.57) and .10 seconds behind silver medalist Jeanice Laviolette of Guadeloupe (13.52). Gold went to Jamaican Orlando Bennett (13.32).

In the Under-17 boys discus, Cayman’s Jaheim Morgan placed 5th overall, throwing for a distance of 39.08 meters. The field saw Jamaican Zackary Dillon throw 57.15 meters to win gold, while fellow Jamaican Ralford Mullings took silver (53.81m) with Bahamas Tarajh Hudson winning bronze (46.94 meters). Morgan narrowly missed a medal on day two in the Under-17 boys shot put.

Cayman’s Ruth Ann Douglas finished 7th overall in the Under-17 girls 110 meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.71 seconds. Gold went to Jamaican Crystal Morrison who finished in a time of 13.11.

The team of Victor Magalhaes, Michael Smikle, Kashief Dawkins, Daujaughn Murray finished the day with a 7th place finish in the Under-20 boys 4×400 relay with a time of 3:23.97. Gold went to Jamaica’s team of Malik James-King, Dashawn Morris, Antonio Watson and Christopher Taylor who finished in 3:06.62.

In total, Cayman finished 7th overall out of 28 federations winning 5 medals: 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Medal Recap: 2018 CARIFTA Games

Gold: Lacee Barnes U20 Discus

Silver: Lacee Barnes U20 Shot Put, Daneliz Thomas U20 Javelin, U17 Boys 4×100 Relay

Bronze: U17 Girls 4×100 Relay

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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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