St. John’s Antigua- Sprinter Cejhae Greene added a 200 metre bronze medal to the 100 metre medal he won on Friday after he clocked 21.14 seconds in the finals of the event at the Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games in El Salvador on Saturday.
The time also secured a place for Greene in the 200 metres event at this month’s IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona from July 10-15.
Fellow Antiguan Tahir Walsh finished fourth in a time of 21.68 seconds while compatriot Jared “Shark” Jarvis was fifth with a time of 21.88 seconds.
Greene also won bronze on Friday night when he clocked a personal best of 10.46 seconds to finish third in the 100 metre finals. The feat also qualified the under-18 track athlete for the event at the World Juniors.
This would have come as a relief for Greene who had previously recorded a qualifying time of 10.63 in the 100 metre at the Coca Cola Inter-schools Championships in Antigua earlier this year, but had his time rejected by the IAAF due to an “uncertified” surface and the absence of a wind-gauge at the country’s lone track & field facility, the YASCO Sports Complex.
Walsh, who qualified for the World Juniors 200 metres at a previous meet, finished sixth while Jarvis took seventh place in Friday’s 100 metres finals.
Antiguan long distance runner, Kenneth Benjamin, was slated to contest the 3000 metres event yesterday.
The Antigua & Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA), via its president Dr Rodney Williams, congratulates Greene, his coach and his family for his performance.