Roseau, Dominica: Lisa Boston of Dominica secured a gold medal in female Domino at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela. Lisa Boston and Yarilys Diaz teamed up to win the gold medal for the country in Domino.
The other Dominican team of Jane Remie & Sandra Robin came fourth in the competition. More than 100 athletes have been participating in the ALBA games, and the Sports Division of Dominica shared the performance of the players in the games.
Result of Men’s Shot Put:
Jeriel Francis threw a personal best 11.26 meters good enough to secure a 4th place finish in the Men’s Shot Put at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela. This was Jeriel’s first time throwing the 7.26 kg weight class.
Track and Field results:
Alika St John won another bronze medal for Dominica in Track and field. She picked up bronze in the discus event. She threw 40.67 meters to get bronze, meantime godisha Joseph secured 5th place with a throw of 30.54 meters.
Phillip Nathan Telemacque has picked up Dominica’s first medal in track and field, recording a bronze in the Men’s High Jump. Nathan jumped 1.90 meters in the Men’s High Jump Final. Verrold Sam of St Vincent won the gold medal with a Jump of 2 meters to clear the bar. Venezuela placed 2nd.
Result of Basketball:
Dominica lost a crucial game today in boys basketball against Nicaragua as action continued in the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela today. The dominica boys under 17 basketball team’s hopes for medal at the ALBA Games in Venezuela suffered a huge blow as the team went down to Nicaragua Friday afternoon.
Dominica held their own in the first two quarters and were in the match down by only 9 at half time. Nicaragua turned up the pressure in the second half holding Dominica to just 12 points in the second half as they blew the game open. Nicaragua won 64-46.
Girls 200M event results:
Merlada Thomas has qualified for the finals of the girls 200 meter event at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela. Thomas placed 4th in her semi-final heat on Friday, running a personal best of 26.10 seconds. The heat was won by Yarmia Garcia in a time of 23.77 seconds. Venezuela placed second and St Vincent third. The finals will take place this afternoon.
Dominican sprinter Kerelle Etienne crushed the opposition Friday, winning the Girls Exhibition 200 meter event in grand style to open up Day 3 of the track and field events at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela.
At 14 years old Etienne is already the joint under-17 national record holder. She stamped her authority in the 200-meter exhibition race winning in a time of 25.14 seconds, setting a new personal best time in the process. She was clear of 2nd place. Taleece Morton of St Kitts who finished in 26.29 seconds.
Result of Men’s 1500M event
6th place finish for Neo Davis in Men’s 1500 meter event at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela. Davis ran a time of 4 minutes 32.89 seconds. Dominica’s other runner in the race Sean Vidal was doing well and was leading the pack after two laps before he was forced to stop because of illness. The race was won by Sebastien Lope of Venezuela.
Men’s Javelin result:
Addison James secures Bronze Medal in Men’s Javelin at 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela. James threw 51.97 meters with the 800 gram Javelin. It’s a new personal best for James at that current Javelin weight.
Result of Girls’ 100M event:
Dominican female runner Jemerely Lawrence has secured her spot in the finals of the girl’s 100-meter event at the ALBA games in Venezuela. She ran 12.67 seconds to finish 4th in her semi-finals. The semi-final heat was won by Yunisleidy Garcia of Cuba in a time of 11.26 seconds.
The finals will take place this afternoon. Meantime Dominica’s boys 100 meter runners were not fast enough to get into the finals. McLeron O’Brian ran 11.15 seconds in his semi-final heat, while Shakan Stedman ran 11.28 seconds in his semi-final heat.
Boys and girls 400M running result:
Dominica’s boys and girls 400-meter runners were not successful in their bids for medals in their respective races at the 5th ALBA Games in Venezuela this morning.
Dominica female runners Keva Pierre and Cherister Durand finished 7th and 8th, respectively in the girls 400 meter finals. Keva Pierre ran 57.48 seconds for a 7th-place finish, while Durand clocked 57.68 seconds to place 8th. The race was won by Roxana Gomez of Cuba. Cuba also took the silver medal and Venezuela the bronze.
Meantime Kurnish Jean Jacques finished in 8th place in the boys 400 meter finals. He ran a time of 52.32 seconds. The race was won by Kelvis Padrino of Venezuela in a time of 47.62 seconds, Venezuela also took the silver and bronze medals.