By Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer (Jamaica)
Dashawn Morris was the only Jamaican to win gold in the 400 metres at the Carifta Games in the Bahamas today.
Morris of Kingston College held off a strong challenge from Jonathon Jones of the Bahamas to win the Boy’s Under 20 one lap event in 46.58 seconds.
Jones took silver in 46.97 seconds.
Jamaica also won silver and bronze in the Girl’s Under 20 and silver in the Under 17 event.
Hydel High’s Charokee Young clocked 53.63 seconds to place second in the Girl’s Under 20 400 metres while her teammate, Janielle Josephs, won the bronze in 54.45 seconds.
The event was won by Donesha Anderson of The Bahamas in 53.58 seconds.
In the Girl’s Under-17 400 metres final, Jamaica’s Danielle Deer won silver in 53.95 seconds.
Her teammate, Garrell Whyte just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in 54.49 seconds.
Megan Moss of the Bahamas won gold in the event in a fast time of 53.19 seconds.
In the Boy’s Under 17 one lap event, Malachi Johnson could only manage fourth in 48.42 seconds as his teammate Raheem Scott failed to finish the race.
Kyle Gayle of Barbados won the gold in 47.07 seconds.