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Sports Max – Keyshawn Strachan of the Bahamas started the 49th Carifta Games with a bang by breaking the Boys U-20 javelin record at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.
Strachan, a finalist at the World Junior Championships in Nairobi last year, threw an impressive 78.89m to break the record of 78.28m set in 2016 by Grenadian 2019 World Champion Anderson Peters.
The Trinidadian pair of Anthony Diaz (63.69) and Dorian Charles (57.52) rounded out the top three.
Elsewhere in the field, Jamaica’s Danielle Noble cleared 1.73m to win the U-17 Girls high jump ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Tenique Vincent (1.65m) and the British Virgin Islands’ Jah’kyla Morton (1.60m).
Morton’s BVI teammate Savianna Joseph took home the Girls U-17 shot put with 13.54m ahead of Jamaica’s Nastassia Burrell (13.10m) and the Bahamas’ Terrell McCoy (13.00m).