[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jamaica racked up 587 points to top the table for the 5th time in six years at the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games staged in Trinidad over the weekend.
The Jamaicans also accounted for 13 of the 27 championships records in two days of competition at the Hasley Crawford Stadium.
Jamaica’s 40-member team (20 boys and 20 girls) won 50 medals — 31 gold, 14 silver and five bronze.
“Winning is a part of our DNA in sports. We always give it our best shot whenever we get the opportunity to,” declared Jamaica’s Coach Arthur Edwards.
“In the process, we established 13 new records out of the 27 established over the two days”.
Barbados finished the biennial championships second with 454 points, while Trinidad and Tobago placed third on 226. St Vincent and the Grenadines (217.50) and St Kitts (175) ended fourth and fifth, respectively.
“In 2014, the better team won,” said Barbados’ coach, Vaman Harbin. “Jamaica was the better team this year”. [CMC]