Barbados’ Ramarco Thompson produced the highest individual score and was joined by two of his teammates in grabbng three of the four division titles at stake, as the team pulled off a three-peat victory at the XIV CAC Age Group Championships held in the Virgin Islands for the first time.

Barbados finished with a combined score of 27,300 points from its eight athletes to retain the title. The Bahamas followed with 27,032 and Trinidad and Tobago placed third with 26,711. The host VI placed eighth among the 20 teams and 139 athletes —  both records. All told, 15 records fell during the two-day meet.

Ramarco, who established meet records in the high jump with a 1.88-metre leap and the 80-metre hurdles (.084) with 11.44 seconds — a time matched by teammate Mario Burke, easily claimed the 13-14 Boys Heptathlon division with 5,264 points.

Grenada’s Kimone Patterson was second with 4,938 and Guadeloupe’s Guillauma Paquet third with 4,904. Kyron McMaster who won high jump silver for the VI, placed 10th with a personal best score of 4,666 from a field that had 36 entrants. Deshawn Douglas was 22nd after amassing 4,110 points.


New Records

Girls 11-12
Tiana Bowen (Barbados)

60 metres
Blayre Catalyn (Bahamas)

800 metres
Jomarie Carmona (Puerto Rico)

Long Jump
Jomarie Carmona (Puerto Rico)
4.87 metres

High Jump
Naomi Gestel (Martinque)
1.52 metres

Baseball Throw
Daneliz Thomas (Cayman Islands)
49.56 feet


Girls 13-14

80 metres
Laure-Anne Jabin (Guadeloupe)

60-metre Hurdles
Yanis David (Guadeloupe)

High Jump
Ayana Glasgow (Trinidad)
1.61 metres

Baseball Throw
Shikkira Charles (Grenada)
57.03 feet

Boys 13-14

80 metres
Mario Burke (Barbados)

80-metre Hurdles
Ramarco Thompson (Barbados)
11.44 (-0.5)

High Jump
Ramarco Thompson (Barbados)
1.88 metres

Shot Put (3.0k)
Guillaume Paquet (Guadeloupe)
15.26 feet

Baseball Throw
Anderson Peters (Grenada)
86.36 feet