April 10, 2012
BERMUDA - University of Houston track and field freshman hurdler Sade-Mariah Greenidge took gold in the under 20 division of the girls 100m hurdles on Monday at the CARIFTA Games in Devonshire, Bermuda at the National Sports Centre.
"I am extremely proud of Sade," hurdler's coach Seun Adigun said. "I'm proud of her ability to overcome the pressure of being favored to win. She did a good job of staying composed and getting herself a victory, I'm really proud of her."
Greenidge captured first with her time of 13.61, edging out Jamaica's Chrisdale McCarthy by .1 seconds.
Greenidge, a Bridgetown native was privileged to represent her home country of Barbados. She was one of only two Barbados athletes to take gold at the CARIFTA Games. Her teammate Akila Jones also placed first, in the long jump with her jump of 6.18m.
The Carifta Games is arguably one of the leading track and field championships in the world. It displays competition for the worlds best track and field youth under the age of 20 from the Caribbean.
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