Monday, February 19, 2018

Thomas golden in Florida



Mark Fraser

Trinidad and Tobago’s Mikel Thomas grabbed gold in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the National Training Centre/Pure Athletics Spring Invitational, in Florida, USA on Saturday.

Thomas got to the line in 13.42 seconds, forcing Great Britain’s Andy Turner to settle for silver in 13.47.

Keston Bledman was impressive in the qualifying round of the men’s 100m dash, the T&T sprinter winning heat one in 10.12 seconds. In the final, however, Bledman was disqualified for a false start.

Josanne Lucas topped the women’s 100m hurdles field at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, in Colorado. The T&T athlete got to the line in 13.29 seconds.

Lucas also competed in the 200m, finishing second in 24.55.

In Mississippi, Robert Collingwood finished first in the Golden Eagle Classic men’s shot put with a 17.77 metres throw. His twin brother and University of Southern Mississippi teammate, Richard Collingwood produced a 50.03m effort for second spot in the men’s discus.

Marissa Gale clocked 56.36 seconds to finish second in the women’s 400m, at the Western Texas A&M University Classic, in Texas. The Western Texas College (WTC) student also competed in the 200m, finishing seventh in 24.29.

Gale’s WTC teammate, Kernesha Spann was third in the women’s 400m hurdles in one minute, 05.27 seconds.

At the Drake Relays, in Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student Durell Busby clocked 14.16 seconds for seventh spot in the men’s 110m hurdles final.

University of Iowa’s Carisa Leacock finished seventh in the women’s long jump with a 5.99m leap. And in the women’s 100m hurdles, North Dakota State University’s Deborah John was 13th overall in 13.77 seconds.

At the Penn Relays, in Pennsylvania, Andre Marcano finished seventh in the Olympic Development men’s 100m dash in 10.71 seconds.

Two weekends ago, at the Morgan State University Legacy Track & Field Meet, in Maryland, Deandra Daniel won the women’s high jump with a 1.83m clearance—a new personal best.

Daniel’s Coppin State University teammate, Mark London clocked 1:50.58 to strike gold in the men’s 800m. In the 1500m, London was seventh in 4:04.05.

Morgan State’s Emmanuel Stewart finished first in the men’s javelin (61.79m), second in the discus (53.68m) and ninth in the shot put (14.50m).

And Coppin State’s Haysean Cowie-Clarke bagged bronze in the men’s 100m dash in 10.64 seconds.

In Connecticut, Annie Alexander won the Mark Young Invitational women’s shot put and discus events, throwing 16.89m and 50.15m, respectively.

At the War Eagle Invitational, in Alabama, Marc Burns won a men’s 100m race in a wind-aided 10.30 seconds. Kai Selvon was second in a women’s 100 in a windy 11.39. And in the men’s 400m, Ade Alleyne-Forte clocked 47.65 seconds to finish third.

At the Kentucky Relays, Chris Hercules emerged victorious in the men’s triple jump with a 15.31m effort.

In Texas, Zwede Hewitt was second in the Michael Johnson/Dr. Pepper Classic men’s 200m event in 21 seconds flat. And in the 400m “B” race, Hewitt clocked 47.09 to finish fourth.