By Neto Baptiste
Triple jumper and NACAC silver medallist, Taeco O’Garro, has described the recently ended championships as tough, but said knowing his competition was a major plus in his silver medal performance.
“The competition was actually good. I saw a lot of familiar faces, so the people I jumped against were people I met before like maybe three years back and have consistently met at different meets. It was stiff going in because I was seeded to place fourth but I ended up with silver, so that’s good,” he said.
O’Garro, competing in the under-23 men’s category of the triple jump on Friday, cleared 15.41 meters to win silver in the event. Barbados’ Jonathan Miller won gold with a leap of 16.00 meters with his countryman Jadon Brom picking up silver with a distance of 15.12 meters.
The athlete, however, finished fourth in the long jump on Sunday with a distance of 7.01 meters.
“Firstly, the competition was postponed from the Saturday to the Sunday because of weather and then when we went out on the Sunday I felt a nagging in my ankle but it wasn’t as tough [bad]. After I did the jump that placed me fourth, that’s when the nagging really got worse and I had to ease back but I still think I did good,” O’Garro said.
In the men’s under-18 sprint event, Ajani Daley claimed silver with a time of 10.68 seconds over 100 meters while Joella Lloyd clocked 11.70 seconds to win 100 meters bronze in the under-23 category. Lloyd also won silver in the 200 event.