Vincentian, Reuberth Boyde Wins Silver Medal AT CARIFTA

Vincentian, Reuberth Boyde won this country’s only medal at the recently concluded 2015 Junior CARIFTA Games in St. Kitts, winning Silver in the 200-metres in 20.70 seconds.

Boyde along with Shafiqua Maloney represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Games. Boyde was selected to run the 100-metres and the 200-metres in the Under-20 category, while Maloney was selected to run the 200-metres and the 400-metres in the Under-18 category.

Boyde, qualified for the 100-metres finals with the 5th fastest time of 10.49 seconds but failed to win a medal as he completed the finals 7th in a time of 10.70 seconds.

In the 200-metres Boyde ran the 4th fastest time of 21.22 seconds in the preliminaries and was beaten to second place in the finals by Mario Burke of Barbados, who also won the 100-metres.

In the 400-m preliminaries Maloney ran to an unfortunate 8th place due to a hamstring injury. She was later removed from further competition by the Team Coach Chester Morgan on the game Doctor’s advice.