Asanti Burnett, LJ Mills, Devin Wallace and Deneric Gibson combined to earn victory for Humble High School in the boys' high school sprint medley relay "B" race on day one of the Trinidad and Tobago Relay Carnival at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain yesterday.
Humble High was the first of the foreign teams to compete at the two-day meet. And the Texas, USA school produced an impressive run in the 200 metresx200mx400mx800m event, winning in three minutes, 46.36 seconds, for a comfortable cushion on second-placed Mayaro Secondary (3:50.66). Toco Secondary (3:54.39) finished third.
In the boys' high school sprint medley "A" race, an Ontario, Canada quartet won in 3:28.04, from Antigua High School (3:34.08) and Toco Secondary (3:34.98).
Another Ontario, Canada combination, anchored by Mariam Abdul-Rashid, struck gold in the girls' high school sprint medley "A" race. Abdul-Rashid and company clocked 4:24.27 to finish well ahead of second-placed Mayaro Secondary (5:34.63).
Teams from Canada also won the boys' high school 4x100m "A" race (41.90 seconds) and the girls' high school 4x100m "A race (46.47).
There were a couple victories yesterday for Toco Secondary. In the opening event, the girls' high school sprint medley "B" race, Toco won in 4:29.59, forcing El Dorado West Secondary to settle for second in 4:48.13. And in the girls' 4x100m "B" race, Toco topped the field in 51.88 seconds, beating Holy Name Convent (52.24) and El Dorado West Secondary (53.94) into second and third, respectively.
American Jeremy Wariner, the 2004 Olympic Games men's 400m champion, was expected to compete in a 4x100m relay, after press time last night. Wariner is also listed for a 4x400m event on the second and final day of the Relay Carnival, today. The day two programme is scheduled to start at three p.m.