SATURDAY, JUNE 30: Oops, she did it again! Kyrah Scraders picked up her second gold medal at the CAC Junior championships being competed in San Salvador, El Salvador.
She ran a 4:53.65 to win a gold in the 1500m.
On Friday night Scraders picked up Bermuda’s first gold medal as she set a new personal best with a 2:12.57 in the 800 metres girls. Scraders beat a spirited challenge from Hannia Palafox Flores who was nipping at her heels at the finish line, coming in a close second at 2:12.90.
Rachel Fox of Bermuda was fourth in 2:25.09.
Other great news for the Bermuda team saw Kyle Webb qualify for World Junior Championships in the 200m with a PB of 21.38. He has also made it to the finals.
Taylor Ashley Bean picked up a bronze medal in the 3000 metres A Girls with a time of 11:25.48. She finished behind two Puerto Ricans.
Justin Donawa was fifth and Chas Smith eighth in the Long Jump B Boys. Smith leapt 6.56 metres, which was just behind Donawa’s 6.59 metres.
Andwuelle Wright from Trinidad won the event with a mark of 7.07 metres.
Shaquille Dill posted the second fastest time in the 800 metres A Boys semis with a blistering 1:52.9. In the final he could only must a 1:55.50, which was eighth as Wesley Vazquez-Vazquez of Puerto Rico set a new CAC Juniors record with a time of 1:46.89.
Dage Minors was seventh in the 800 metres B Boys final in a time of 1:59.00. Jose Ricardo Jiminez Perez won the race in 1:52.40, which was a new CAC Juniors B record.
Taahirah Butterfield was third in her 100 metres B Girls semi-final heat with a time of 12.28. She finished behind Carmiesha Cox from the Bahamas and Nataliiah Butterfield from Jamaica.
In the final Butterfield was seventh, clocking 12:45. Cox won the race in 11.70.
Kyle Webb qualified for a highly competitive 100 metres B Boys final when he ran a 10.65 in his heat. Even though he was second, he had to wait until the third and fourth heats were completed before he was assured of making the final.
Unfortunately, Bermuda’s Kidane Callender did not advance to the final after running a 11,31 in the first heat.
Webb placed fifth in the final as he stopped the clock in 10.80. Jevaughn Minzie of Jamaica edged Zharrnel Hughes by 0.002 seconds to take the title. Minizie clocked 10.458.