Saturday, June 24, 2017

LEBRON, BASCOMBE GOLDEN*

T&T capture NACAC Age Group team title

CHAMPION: Trinidad and Tobago's Lebron James competes in the NLCB North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Age Group Championship boys' 11-12 pentathlon long jump, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday. James was fourth in the long jump with a 4.56 metres leap, but won the overall title with 3,143 points. –Photo: SPORTSCORE


Lebron James and Shaniqua Bascombe were golden for Trinidad and Tobago at the NLCB North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Age Group Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday.
James struck gold in the boys' 11-12 pentathlon, the T&T athlete with the superstar name accumulating 3,143 points in the five-discipline event. A solid three minutes, 10.94 seconds run in the 1,000 metres saw James move from second to first, leading a one-two finish for the host nation.
Dorian Charles clocked 3:06.62 to top the 1,000m field, jumping from fifth straight into the silver medal position, the T&T athlete ending with 3,096 points. Bermuda's Anaya West (3,058) bagged bronze, while T&T's exhibition athlete Keone John (2,956) finished sixth.
Bascombe was a runaway winner of the girls' 13-14 heptathlon. 

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