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.