Terrelonge, Dunkley, East named in strong Jamaican Carifta Games team

By Sports Desk March 16, 2024
Javorne Dunkley (left) and Theianna Lee Terrelonge Javorne Dunkley (left) and Theianna Lee Terrelonge file

Edwin Allen High’s Theianna Lee Terrelonge and former St Elizabeth Technical runner Javorne Dunkley headline Jamaica’s 79-member team to represent the island at the 51st Carifta Games to be held at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada from March 30 to April 1.

The team, which was released by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) on Friday, is expected to be bolstered by the top eligible Jamaican women’s Heptathlon and men’s Decathlon finishers from the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which is scheduled for March 19-23 at the National Stadium.

With this another talented team selected from the Carifta Trials held two weeks ago, Jamaica will be aiming to defend their title and, by extension, secure a 38th straight win at the three-day championships.

Jamaica with a total of 78 medals –40 gold, 22 silver and 16 bronze –topped the medals standings at last year’s 50th edition of the meet held in the Bahamas.

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Jamaica’s team –Female Under-17: Natrece East, Poshannalee Blake, Shannia Campbell, Nastassia Fletcher, Tresha-Lee Sutherland, Britannia Bailey, Kevongaye Fowler, Alikay Reynolds, Dallia Fairweather, Malayia Duncan, Angel Robinson, Alyssa Carty, Sashana Johnson, Zavien Bernard, Jaeda Robinson, Jamelia Young, Jessica Thompson, Jessica Thompson and Zoelle Jamel

Female Under- 20: Theianna Lee Terrelonge, Sabrina Dockery, Shanoya Douglas, Abigail Campbell, Shanque Williams, Monique Stewart, Kitania Headley, Rickeisha Simms, Kaydeen Johnson, Ashara Frater, Habiba Harris, Briana Campbell, Kelly Ann Carr, Aaliyah Mullings, Rohanna Sudlow, Richelle Stanley, Rasheda Samuels, Deijanae Bruce, Dionjah Shaw, Najhada Seymoure and Kimeka Smith.

Male Under -17: Nyrone Wade, Malike Nugent, Oshane Jervis, Byron Walker, Nickecoy Bramwell, Paul Henry, Keandre Kelly, Alejandro Palmer, Shemar Green, Sekani Brown, Michael Dwyer, Robert Miller, Francisco Williams, Rodeeki Walters, Amani Phillips, Patrick Brown, Zachary Merchant, Kamari Kennedy and Javontae Smith

Male Under- 20: Javorne Dunkley, Raheem Pinnock, Gary Card, Jonah-Ramaldo Smythe, Marcinho Rose, Javaughn Pinnock, Kemario Bygrave, Yoshane Bowen, Jaquan Coke, Shaquane Gordon, Daniel Beckford, Shamer Blake, Princewell Martin, Rickoy Hunter, Jevontae Grant, Romaine Lewis, Shaiquan Dunn, Chad Hendricks, Rajay Hemmings and Brandon Fletcher.

Management team: David Wilson (Chef de Mission), Corinne Clarke (Manager), Courtney Lewis (Assistant Manager), David Riley (Technical Leader)

Coaches: Michael Dyke, Michael Carr, Leford Grant, Milton Sergeant, Damion Reid, Maurice Wignall, Camile Ennis

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