A 13-year-old student at Barrouallie Secondary School (BSS) and member of High Performance track club of Layou leads this country’s Carifta hopefuls following outstanding performances over the weekend at the Barbados Junior Championships in Athletics which also serves as the official Carifta Trials for that country.

Ulanda Lewis, competing first on Saturday in the 100m Under-17 category, posted 12.50 seconds in the Heats and easily defeated the opposition in the finals with 12.34 seconds.

In the 200m on Sunday, she contested only the heats and again posted the best time with 24.81 seconds.

She has already made the Carifta standards in the 100m, 200m and high jump U-17.

Fellow BSS student and clubmate, Zita Vincent, easily won the 1500m Open in 4:56.38 and finished second in the 800m in 2:19.34. Vincent made the 1500m Carifta standard in the 1500m.

Tamara Woodley of It Dat and the St Vincent Community College, won the 400m U-20 in 56.69 and finished fourth in the 800m in 2:22.79.

She made the Carifta standard in the 400m.

Handal Roban of the St Vincent Grammar School and Excel club, won the 400m U-17 in 50.68 seconds and completed the double by winning the 800m in the same category in 1:57.96.

He made the Carifta standard for the 800m.

Darria Matthias of It Dat and the St. Vincent Community College finished third in the 100m U-20 with a time of 12.16 and attained 24.70 seconds in the 200m Heats.

She made the Carifta standard for the 100m.

Javon Rawlins of the St Vincent Grammar School and Excel club was fifth in the 100m U-20 finals in 10.93 seconds and achieved 22.37 seconds in the 200m Heats.

The previous week saw a contingent of Zita Vincent, Chantel Williams, Romar Stapleton and Shamar Welcome compete at a Pre-Commonwealth Meet in Trinidad and Tobago, where only Vincent achieved the Carifta Standards (in the 800m).


  1. Good going to all these youngsters. A great lover of athletics and so glad to see my young Vincenruans doing well. Rooting for you guys all the way.

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