Holland Martin secures long jump silver medal Day Two of competition

CURACAO – The Bahamas picked up where they left off on Day Two of the 46th FLOW CARIFTA Games, securing two medals in the morning session.


Grand Bahama’s Holland Martin may have missed out on the finals of the 200 meters, but he went on to capture the silver of the Under 20 Boys’ Long Jump event. 


On his final attempt, Martin set the second place mark of 7.33 meters. Jamaica’s Carey McLeod walked away with the gold with a mark of 7.62m, which he set on his second attempt. 


Enzo Hodebar of Guadalupe tied Martin with 7.33m, but had the most fouls called against him.


The second medal of the morning session came from Acacia Sweeting in the Under 18 Girls’’ Discuss throw. Her third attempt of 39.40m was a personal best (PB) and landed The Bahamas its second bronze medal of the competition.  Marie Forbes of Jamaica secured the gold with a throw of 43.62m. Kimone Reid, also of Jamaica, won the silver with a toss of 40.39m.


The Bahamas also got a few qualifiers for yesterday’s finals of the 200m. Devine Parker made up for a stumble in Saturday’s 100m final and qualified for 200m finals with a time of 24.42 seconds. 


Megan Moss, 400m gold medalist, also punched her ticket to the finale with a time of 25.02 seconds. 


Joel Johnson and Under 18 Boys’ Long Jump champion, Denvaughn Whymns, both qualified for the Under 18 200m finals. Johnson clocked a time of 21.81 seconds, while Whymns’ time of 22.21 seconds secured the final spot in those finals. 


Grand Bahama’s Bryant Lowe and Tyrell Simms made it into the Under 18 Boys’ 800m finals, which took place yesterday.


Lowe posted a time of one minute and 58.85 seconds. Simms turned in a time of 2:00.53 to secure the final spot. 


Matthew Thompson made it into the Under 18 Boys’ 400m Hurdles finals with a time of 57.38 seconds.


As for the Under 20 Girls in the 200m, Renee Brown missed out on the finals and posted a time of 25.24 seconds. Martin and Tavonte Mott also competed in the Under 20 Boys’ 200m, but both would eventually miss the finals. Martin clocked 22.04 seconds, while Mott registered a time of 22.06 seconds. 


The preliminaries and finals of the 4x100m finals would be the highlight of the evening session. 


Published  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 


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