The Grenada team returned home with three medals from the 2017 Carifta Games held over the Easter weekend in Curacao. The medals consist of a bronze and silver in track and field and a bronze in swimming.
Halle Hazzard who took part in her very first Carifta Games claimed a bronze in the girls under- twenty 100-meter dash in 11.67secs on Saturday. Halle returned on Monday to capture silver in the girls under twenty 200 meters with a time of 24.15 seconds finishing behind the Trinidad and Tobago athlete who won in a time of 23.99 seconds.
Halle in an interview said that it being her first Carifta Games she didn’t know exactly what to expect but her aim was to hold her own and try her best to stay ahead of her competitors during the race.
It was one of her first 100-meter races for the season and she believes 11.67 is a great start.
There were a number of notable performances from the local track and field athletes at the games, including that of Kyle Gibson who won the 1500 meter final in the boys octathlon in a time of 4:56:81 secs but finished fifth overall in the eight-discipline event with 4951 points.
The boys under 18 4x400m relay team put in a commendable performance coming from sixth place in the second leg to finish fourth behind Barbados, Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.
Grenada was also well represented at the Carifta Swimming Championships. Kimberly Ince won bronze in the girl’s 11-12 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday clocking 1:14: 08 secs to finish behind the athletes from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda
Most of the young swimmers also clocked personal-best times in their respective events including Mecka Ollivierre, who placed 4th in the 50 meter breaststroke final with her personal best time of 38.10 secs and Gabrielle Hyacinth who also achieved her personal best in the 100 meter butterfly.
Twenty-one athletes represented the Spice at the annual event.