Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Borel still on top

Quow produces fast 600-yard run



Mark Fraser

Cleopatra Borel improved by three centimetres on her 2014 world outdoor lead in the women’s shot put, when she won the event with a 17.46 metres throw at the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Development Meet 4, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday.

One week earlier, at the same venue, Borel threw 17.43m to secure the world lead.

At the Masked Rider Open indoor meet, in Texas, USA, Renny Quow produced a fast run—one minute, 08.04 seconds—to win the men’s 600 yards event. South Plains College student, Jereem Richards was 11th overall in 1:12.53.

Abilene Christian University athlete, Reyare Thomas finished second in the women’s 55m dash in 6.92 seconds, forcing another T&T sprinter, South Plains student Shun-Shauna Mason to settle for bronze in 6.94.

Thomas also seized silver in the 200m. She clocked 23.79 seconds.

In the women’s 600 yards, another South Plains student, Domonique Williams bagged bronze in 1:23.37.

Western Texas College’s Marissa Gale finished 19th overall in the women’s 400m in 59.22 seconds. And Abilene Christian’s Osei Alleyne-Forte was 39th in the men’s 55m dash in 6.64 seconds, and 41st in the 200m in 22.71.

Alena Brooks secured second spot in the women’s 800m, at the Bill Bergen Invitational, in Iowa. The University of Minnesota senior clocked 2:06.95.

At the Southern Miss Invitational, in Alabama, Marc Burns finished third in a men’s 60m event in 6.77 seconds.

Mikel Thomas was seventh in the men’s 60m hurdles final, at an IAAF indoor meet in Karlsruhe, Germany. He got to the line in 7.77 seconds.

Jameel Walcott secured sixth spot in the men’s 800m, at the Penn State National Invitational, in Pennsylvania, USA. The St Augustine’s University senior produced a 1:55.69 run. Coppin State University’s Haysean Cowie-Clarke was seventh in the men’s 60m dash in 6.89 seconds. 

At the New Mexico Invitational, Louisiana State University (LSU) sprinter Shermund Allsop finished ninth overall in the men’s 60m in 6.84.

And in Kansas, Butler Community College’s Richard Marcano and University of Texas at Arlington student Aaron Leung Woo-Gabriel were 15th and 17th, respectively, in the Varsity Apartments Invitational men’s 60m, clocking 7.11 and 7.14.