Thursday, December 14, 2017




Alexander Hassenstein

Renny Quow clocked a new personal best at the Red Raider Open track and field meet in Texas, USA, on Saturday.

The Trinidad and Tobago athlete topped the menís 200 metres field in 20.39 seconds, bettering his old half-lap best (20.61) by 22-hundredths of a second.

There was a PR (personal record) as well for another T&T runner, Jereem Richards. The South Plains College student got to the line in 20.59 seconds to finish third, behind Quow and Bahamian Trevor Mackey (20.47). Richardsí previous 200m best was 20.72.

Another T&T/South Plains athlete, Elton Walcott struck gold in the menís triple jump with a wind-assisted 15.72 metres effort. He also jumped a wind-legal 15.51m.

Domonique Williams established a new personal best, the T&T/South Plains runner clocking 52.95 seconds to seize silver in the womenís 400m. T&T/Western Texas College athlete, Marissa Gale finished fifth in the event in 55.85.

T&T/South Plains sprinter Shun-Shauna Mason bagged bronze in the womenís 100m dash in a wind-aided 11.51 seconds.

And in the womenís 400m hurdles, T&Tís Kernesha Spann was third, the Western Texas student getting home in one minute, 01.48 seconds.

At the Jamaica International Invitational IAAF World Challenge meet, in Kingston, Jamaica, T&Tís reigning world champion Jehue Gordon finished second to 2004 and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Felix Sanchez, of Dominican Republic, in the menís 400m hurdles.

Gordon produced a 49.32 seconds run, while Sanchez stopped the clock at 49.21.

In Louisiana, T&Tís Wayne Davis II won the Louisiana State University (LSU) Invitational menís 110m hurdles, the Texas A&M University student getting home in a windy 13.24 seconds.

Another T&T/Texas A&M athlete, Janeil Bellille was third in the womenís 400m hurdles in 58.94.

At the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational, in California, T&Tís Magnolia Howell finished fourth in the womenís 400m in 55.17 seconds.

In Texas, Marcus Duncan was fourth in the Longhorn Invitational menís 100m ďBĒ race in a wind-assisted 10.55. Baylor Universityís Dannielle Davis clocked a windy 13.99 to finish first in her section and 14th overall in the womenís 100m hurdles.

Last Monday, at the South Florida Multi-Cultural Games, TíKeyah Dumoy won the womenís 200m in a wind-aided 24.32 seconds. In the 100m ďBĒ race, the Florida International University (FIU) sprinter was second in a windy 11.93.

And two Saturdays ago, in Arkansas, Arkansas State Universityís Kashef Daniel cleared the bar at 2.11m to finish third in the Red Wolf Open menís high jump.