Bralon Taplin - File Photo

Bralon Taplin – File Photo

KAMLOOPS, BC, August 9, 2014 (GrenadaSports) – Bralon Taplin copped his first medal in representing Grenada at a major track and field championship.

Taplin secured the silver medal in the Men’s 400 metres on Saturday at the NACAC Under-23 Athletics Championships being held in Kamloops, BC, Canada.

The Grenadian, who was a semi-finalist at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, clocked 45.52 seconds to split Americans Brycen Spratling (45.18) and Vernon Norwood (45.56) in the medals’ positions.

He is one of four Grenadians participating in the championships but the only track competitor. Lindon Victor completed his campaign on Saturday finishing sixth in the Javelin Throw with 65.28 metres. American Michael Shuey took the gold with 76.02.

The other two Grenadians – Kellon Alexis and Kayode Simmons – will conclude their competition on the final day Sunday. Alexis competes in the Hammer Throw and Simmons goes into the Triple Jump.

On Friday, Simmons and Victor fouled in the long jump and discus throw respectively. Alexis finished in fifth position with 51.09 metres. Rodney Brown of the United States won the discus with a record throw of 63.34 metres.

Event 11  Men 20-22 400 Meter Dash
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals
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Finals                                                         
  1 Spratling, Brycen         22 UNITED STATES            45.18
  2 Taplin, Bralon            22 GRENADA                  45.52
  3 Norwood, Vernon           22 UNITED STATES            45.56
  4 Ayesu-Attah, Benjamin     21 CANADA                   47.06
  5 Ellis, Burkheart          22 BARBADOS                 47.10
  6 George, Nathan            20 CANADA                   47.21
  7 Roland, Lestrod           22 ST KITTS&NEVIS           47.79
  8 Nelson, Kavoy             22 JAMAICA                  50.38

Event 101  Men 20-22 Javelin Throw
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals
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Finals                                                         
  1 Shuey, Michael            20 UNITED STATES           76.02m
  2 Ocampo Bravo, David       22 MEXICO                  75.28m
  3 Dykstra, Raymond          22 CANADA                  73.63m
  4 Carper, Christopher       22 UNITED STATES           72.75m
  5 Karakolis, Evan           20 CANADA                  66.78m
  6 Victor, Lindon            21 GRENADA                 65.28m

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