29 medals for Jamaica on Day 1 of CARIFTA Games; Bolt's U-18 record broken

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's Christopher Taylor was one of the outstanding athletes on yesterday's second day of the 44th CARIFTA Games at the Silver Jubilee stadium in Basseterre, St Kitts as he broke Usain Bolt's 13 year old record in the Under 18 boys 400m.

Taylor who won the Class 2 event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys championships last weekend, ran 46.64 seconds to erase Bolt's 47.33 seconds set in 2002 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Jacob Clair of Trinidad was also under the old mark with 46.73 seconds to take silver while Devaughn Ellington of Jamaica was third with a personal best 47.43 seconds. Ellington just edged the Bahamas' Jamal Walton, last year's bronze medallist who was also clocked in in 47.43 seconds and they had to be separated by a photo finish.

Jamaica won three of the four 400m gold medals and both of the girls 100m titles to finish the day with a preliminary count of 29 medals- 14 gold, seven silver and eight bronze. The Bahamas have thus won 13 medals with four golds, two silver and seven bronze while Barbados won two golds in their seven medal haul so far.