KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 12) — Nkrumie Bouwahjgie and Serena Cole, two rising sprint stars from Jamaica, secured victories in the boys’ and girls’ 100m titles at the JAAA Carifta Games Trials 2023, held at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, March 11.
Bouwahjgie, who represents the Dr. Speed Track Club, won the U20 boys’ race in 10.18 seconds, despite facing a slight headwind of -0.5 m/s. He won the silver medal at the World U20 Championships last summer and also set the Jamaica junior record of 10.02 seconds during his silver medal run. – Read more: How to watch the JAAA Carifta Trials 2023?
Meanwhile, Cole, representing Edwin Allen, impressed in the U20 girls’ race with a time of 11.18 seconds, despite also running into a slight headwind of -0.6 m/s. The silver medalist at the World U20 Championships in 2022 clocked her fourth-fastest time, missing her personal best by just 0.05 seconds.
De Andre Daley of Herbert Morrison, the defending Carifta Games champion, finished second in the boys’ race with a time of 10.37 seconds, while Jamaica College’s Hector Benjamin came in third with a time of 10.46 seconds.
Alana Reid of Hydel High clocked 11.24 seconds to finish second in the girls’ race, followed by Petersfield’s Alexis James with a time of 11.44 seconds in third place.