Baird, George strike gold at CARIFTA

Guyana won two gold medals on day one of the 43rd Carifta Games yesterday at the Pierre Aliker Municipal Stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Cassey George secured the first gold in the U-18 girls 1500m final while US based Kadecia Baird snared the second in the U-20 girls 400m event.

George clocked 4:40.40s ahead of Kyra Scraders (Bermuda) 4:43.30s and Britnie Dixon (Jamaica) 4:53.84s to repeat as champion of the event after winning last year in 4:36.67s.

Scraders and Dixon also were second and third last year in the Bahamas.

There were heavy winds at the stadium according to reports out of the French island.

Baird, who placed third in the race last year clocked a blistering 53.84s to finish atop the podium. The CAC gold medalist …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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