Posted: Monday, April 18, 2022. 1:35 pm CST.
Photo Courtesy: Jamaica Gleaner
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belizean Demetrie Meyers captured the first silver medal for Belize in the Under-17 Boys’ 3000 meters at the 49th Carifta Games in Jamaica.
Meyers clocked nine minutes and 33.42 seconds (9:33.42).
The winner was Barbados Fynn Armstrong who clocked 9:21.31. Jamaica’s Tyrone Lawson was third in 9:34.46.
The Carifta U17 record is 8:46.49 set by Jamaican Kemoy Campbell in 2007. The World Record belongs to Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia who ran the distance in 7:28.19.
The Belize Athletics Association (BAA) announced on April 14 that Daniel Meyers, Demetrie Meyers, and Mallory Meyers would be representing Belize at the 49th Carifta Games in Kingston, Jamaica from April 16-18, 2022.
According to the BAA, Demetrie is 12 years old and attends Grade 8 (Standard 6) at Haverford Middle School in Havertown, Pennsylvania. His sister Mallory, who is also 12, attends Grade Seven, while 15-year-old brother Daniel is in Grade 10 (Second Form) at Haverford High School.
The three were born in the United States. Their parents lived in Burrell Boom and Sandhill village for several of their formative years. While they were in Belize, they attended Pancotto Primary School in Sandhill and Burrell Boom Methodist School, said the BAA.
The BAA also said that last year once they made the times to compete in the Carifta Games in the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m, they expressed interest in representing Belize.
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