Justin Donawa *File photo
Justin Donawa *File photo

MONDAY, JULY 2: Bermuda finished up ninth overall out of 23 countries at the CAC Junior A & B Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador this weekend.

Justin Donawa and Shaquille Dill completed Bermuda’s five-medal haul by making the podium on Sunday night.

Previously Kyrah Scraders won both the 800m and 1500m. Her time of 4:53.65 in the 1500m was a CAC record as it was being contested for the first time. She beat Maria Aguilar Pena from Costa Rica by nearly three seconds. Bermuda’s Shunte Hendrickson was sixth with a time of 5:14.47

On Friday night Scraders picked up Bermuda’s first gold medal as she set a new personal best with a 2:12.57 in the 800m girls. Scraders beat a spirited challenge from Hannia Palafox Flores who was nipping at her heels at the finish line, coming in a close second at 2:12.90.

Rachel Fox of Bermuda was fourth in 2:25.09.

Taylor Ashley Bean picked up a bronze medal in the 3000m A girls with a time of 11:25.48. She finished behind two Puerto Ricans.

Donawa picked up a silver medal in the triple jump B boys with a leap of 14.49m. Ashton Butler from the Bahamas won it with a leap of 15.06m.

Shaquille Dill won a bronze in the 400m A final with a time of 47.16. Yoandys Lezcay Prado from Cuba won the event in 46.17. Dill made it to the final by winning his semi-final heat with a time of 47.27.

In the 800m A boys, Dill placed eighth in the finals with a time of 1:55.50. He reached the finals by placing second in his heat with a time of 1:52.09.

Other great news for the Bermuda team saw Kyle Webb qualify for World Junior Championships in the 200m with a personal best of 21.38. He has also made it to the finals.

Webb helped anchor Bermuda’s 4x100 relay team which finished fourth. They clocked 42.19, which was just behind third place Bahamas in 41.61 while Jamaica set a new CAC Junior record in 40.17.

Besides Webb, Kidane Callender, Justin Donawa, Chas Smith passed the baton in a solid performance by the team.