Sunday, May 1, 2016




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 men’s 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). Richards’ previous 200m best was 20.72.

Another T&T/South Plains athlete, Elton Walcott struck gold in the men’s 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 women’s 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 women’s 100m dash in a wind-aided 11.51 seconds.

And in the women’s 400m hurdles, T&T’s 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&T’s reigning world champion Jehue Gordon finished second to 2004 and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Felix Sanchez, of Dominican Republic, in the men’s 400m hurdles.

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

In Louisiana, T&T’s Wayne Davis II won the Louisiana State University (LSU) Invitational men’s 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 women’s 400m hurdles in 58.94.

At the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational, in California, T&T’s Magnolia Howell finished fourth in the women’s 400m in 55.17 seconds.

In Texas, Marcus Duncan was fourth in the Longhorn Invitational men’s 100m “B” race in a wind-assisted 10.55. Baylor University’s Dannielle Davis clocked a windy 13.99 to finish first in her section and 14th overall in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Last Monday, at the South Florida Multi-Cultural Games, T’Keyah Dumoy won the women’s 200m in a wind-aided 24.32 seconds. In the 100m “B” race, the Florida International University (FIU) sprinter was second in a windy 11.93.

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