Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CARIFTA 2014 DAY 2 UPDATES - Two more gold medals for T&T

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Kwame Laurence

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"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Shakeil Waithe and Kevin Roberts earned gold medals for Trinidad and Tobago on day two of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort de France, Martinique, today.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Waithe topped the boys’ under-20 javelin field with a 67.57 metres throw, while Kevin Roberts accumulated 5,696 points for victory in the boys’ octathlon.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Omari Benoit cleared the bar at 2.00m to earn bronze for T&T in the boys’ under-18 high jump.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Ruebin Walters repeated as bronze medallist in the boys’ under-20 400m hurdles, the T&T athlete getting home in a personal best 51.68 seconds.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Okeen Williams topped the field in 50.99, forcing his fellow-Jamaican Marvin Williams to settle for silver in 51.22.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The other T&T athlete in the race, Aaron Lewis clocked 55.85 to finish eighth.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Jeminise Parris clocked 1:02.22 for fourth spot in the girls’ under-18 400m hurdles. And in the girls’ under-20 400m hurdles, Antonia Attale was seventh in 1:07.51.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">There were three sprint relay medals for T&T, today.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The girls’ under-20 4x100m team picked up silver in 45.32 seconds. The boys’ under-20 quartet claimed bronze in 40.71. And in the boys’ under-18 event, T&T clocked 42.41 to secure bronze.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">T&T earned nine medals on day one, and added seven more today for a total of 16—four  gold, four silver, and eight bronze.

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"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Trinidad and Tobago’s Marielle Pierre finished fourth in the girls’ under-20 discus with a 39.48 metres throw, on day two of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort de France, Martinique, today.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Terry Frederick won the opening heat in one minute, 59.18 seconds to qualify automatically for tomorrow’s boys’ under-18 800 metres final. His T&T teammate, Jeremiah Hamilton was eliminated after finishing fourth in heat three in 2:00.22.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Boys’ under-20 1500m silver medallist Nicholas Landeau will face the starter in the 800m final. He finished second in heat one in 1:53.73 to progress automatically.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Ashton Gill, however, was eliminated, his 1:56.79 clocking in finishing fourth in heat two proving too slow for a “fastest loser” championship race berth. In yesterday’s 1500m, Gill was seventh in 4:07.51.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">In the girls’ under-18 800m final, T&T will be represented by Je-Risa James, who finished fourth in heat one in 2:20.08 to book a spot as a “fastest loser”.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">And Elia Nero, seventh in yesterday’s girls’ under-20 1500m in 5:10.83, will battle for two-lap honours tomorrow.

mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The boys’ under-18 100m final was re-run, this morning. Raheem Chambers and Waseem Williams finished one-two for Jamaica, clocking 10.27 and 10.33, respectively. Bahamian Javan Martin (10.54) was third. T&T sprinter Akanni Hislop clocked 10.75 for fifth spot, while his teammate, Adell Colthrust was sixth in 10.79.

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