Howell becomes first Caymanian since 2010 to win a CARIFTA 100m gold

Caymanian Davonte Howell won the boys 100 metres Under-20 finals on Saturday at 50th annual of the CARIFTA Games at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas.

Its the first time an athlete from the Cayman Islands has won gold in the CARIFTA 100m dash since Chantel Morrison in 2010. Prior to that was Cydonie Mothersille’s win in 1996.

Although Howell started with a slower time of 10.68 seconds in the preliminaries, he went 10.41 in the semi-finals, where he finished first.

Howell proceeded to the finals where he ran 10.30 seconds for gold ahead of the Bahamian pair Carlos Brown (10.38) and Adam Musgrove (10.44).

“I said from the first interview, I am coming here to upset, I am coming here to win,” Howell said following the race. “We ought to put Cayman on the map.”

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