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World U20 silver medalists Nkrumie Bouwahjgie and Serena Cole win Carifta Trials 100m titles

Nkrumie Bouwahjgie and Serena Cole won the JAAA Carifta Games Trials 2023 boys' and girls' 100m titles on Saturday with 10.18 and 11.18, respectively.

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Jamaica after winning silver at the World U-20
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Jamaica after winning silver at the World U-20

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.

Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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