Kyrah Scraders, right, earned the island’s first medal coming second to Jamaica’s Chantai Smith who took gold. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
Kyrah Scraders, right, earned the island’s first medal coming second to Jamaica’s Chantai Smith who took gold. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
SUNDAY, APRIL 8: Pint-sized Bermudian powerhouse Kyrah Scraders missed out on a medal despite a brave run in the 800m.

But the 14-year-old, who was tipped to take home a prize, said: "I'm not disappointed because I tried my best."

And she vowed to keep training and return for next year's CARIFTA Games - and go at least one better.

The Berkley Institute student - one of Bermuda's brightest athletics hopes - came in fourth in the Girls' Under-17 event with a time of 2m 21.43secs, slower than her personal best over the distance.

The event was won by Tiffany James (Jamaica) with a time of 2m 18.11secs, with countrywoman Chantal Smith second with 2m 18.26 secs.

Lakeisha Warner, of the British Virgin Islands, came in third with a time of 2m 18.28 secs.
But Ms Scraders won't go home empty-handed - she took silver on Saturday in the Under-17 Girls' 1500m.