Dominica’s performance at CARIFTA 2013 trials

Some of the athletes who represented Dominica
Some of the athletes who represented Dominica

Six athletes from Dominica  were selected for the CARIFTA trials in Trinidad and Tobago.

They are Luan Gabriel and Donny Joseph from Aspirers and Chelsey Linton and Ajani Reefe from Wesmar Rangers.

Lynus Joseph and Dayne Alexander also joined the list with financial support from Aspirers’ Billy Doctrove (Manager for Luan Gabriel) and Renata Siegenthaler.

Below is a report of the two days of competition.

End of Day 1 Competition:
– Donny Joseph was seating in 4th place with a total of 2508 points which was 96 points behind 3rd place in the Open Boys Heptathlon.
– Luan Gabriel won her prelims in the 100m with a World Youth qualifying time of 12.0 seconds. She later returned to win the B – Finals in a time of 12.01 seconds.
– Ajani Reefe after a poor start clocked a time of 11.46 seconds in the U-20 boys prelims. He placed 3rd in his heat which was not good enough to take him unto the B – Finals.
– Dayne Alexander finished 4th in the B – Finals of the boys 1500m. He clocked a personal best time of 4:27.52 which was twelve seconds faster than his previous best.
– Lynus Joseph was scratched from the 1500m as he was in pain from a nail entering his foot the day before travel.

End of Day 2 Competition:
– Donny Joseph completed his seven events in the open boys Heptathlon with a total of 4080 points which moved him into 3rd place behind Barbados and Trinidad.
– Luan Gabriel placed 2nd in her 200m prelims with another World Youth qualifying time of 24.64 seconds. She later returned to finish 3rd in the B – Finals behind Barbados in a time of 24.99 seconds.
– Ajani Reefe placed 3rd in his 200m prelims with a World Youth qualifying time of 22.67 seconds. While this was a personal best time for him on the synthetic track it was not enough to take him unto the B – Finals for the U-20 Boys.
– Dayne Alexander clocked a personal best time of 2:04.96 seconds in the U-20 boys 800 meters semi-finals. He went on to the B – Finals and was only able to post 2:12.58 seconds.
– Lynus Joseph showed much determination in spite of the discomfort in his foot ran 2:11.28 seconds in the U-20 boys 800m prelims. This time was sufficient to take him unto the B – Finals. He made good use of the opportunity given to him and clocked a time of 2:09.59 seconds which was much better than the time he posted in the prelims.

The trials were held on March 2 and 3.

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12 Comments

  1. Miss Concern
    March 7, 2013

    Who was the coach???? I just find that article missing information man. Did anyone qualify for the Carifta games?

  2. March 7, 2013

    im very proud of Dayne Alexander represent possie

  3. legit
    March 7, 2013

    Gabriel needs to improve her times, Brazil will be there soon

  4. Not a herd follower
    March 6, 2013

    All the best to the young aspiring people. Make yourselves and Dominica proud. Felix Wilson, we need to get a more striking uniform for our ambassadors.

  5. lils
    March 6, 2013

    Great job guys. I personally know the anxiety and pressure that comes with these competitions so hats off to you guys on a job well done.

  6. Peacock
    March 6, 2013

    Great job ..but the uniforms are ugly .. we can design better uniforms and make the colours a bit more attractive. Use white .. the colours are dead!! Way too much green. You can hardly see the children faces.

    • Righteous
      March 6, 2013

      @Peacock. Instead of criticizing, why don’t you donate time or money to make things better. Till then congratulations is all you should say.

  7. Massacre
    March 6, 2013

    Congrats .
    Bring home the gold

  8. jessica james
    March 6, 2013

    congrats guys

  9. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    congrats ppl

  10. Nurse
    March 6, 2013

    I wish to commend all the athletes for a very worthy effort. Hope to see you all achieve higher heights in the future, especially Luan. Did Chelsey Linton not compete? I saw no scores or performance results for her

  11. ??
    March 6, 2013

    Did anyone qualify for the Carifta meet? I can’t tell from the report..or had they already qualified and this meet was just for further competition/training?

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