Carifta Games 2017 Day 1 Recap.

by Brent Stubbs

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao: Team Bahamas completed day on of the 46th Flow Carifta Games with six medals - two golds, three silvers and a bronze - on Saturday at the Sentro Deportivo Korsou National Stadium.

Denvaughn Whymns kicked it off with a gold medal performance as the CC Sweeting standout cleared 7.31 metres or 23 feet, 113/4 inches.

He was followed by a gold and bronze medal from Megan Moss and Doneisha Anderson in the under-18 girls' 400m. Both ran personal best times of 53.68 and 54.32 seconds for their positions.

Laquell Harris got on the medal stand with her silver medal in the under-18 girls' shot put with her toss of 50.42 metres on her fifth try. Tiffany Hanna was seventh with her best of 40.74m.

Daehja Moss got the second silver for Team Bahamas on the field in the under-20 girls’ high jump with 1.73m. Adrian Curry added the other silver on the track in the under-18 boys’ 100m in 10.64.

The Bahamas had some misfortunes as well as as Devine Parker stumbled out of the blocks and did not finish the under-18 girls’ 100m final.

And Grand Bahamian Javan Martin false start after the under-20 boys' 100m final was recalled about 20m into the race.

Day one left the Bahamas sitting in third place in both the gold rush and the medal count behind defending champions Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

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