Hezekiel Romeo and Shervonne Worrell earned precious metal for Trinidad and Tobago on the opening day of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Track and Field Championships, in San Salvador, El Salvador, yesterday.
Romeo threw the iron ball 18.59 metres to pick up silver in the boys' under-20 shot put. Jamaica's Ashinia Miller struck gold with a Championship record throw of 19.70m, while bronze went to Barbadian Tristan Whitehall (16.87m).
Worrell claimed bronze in the boys' under-18 shot put with a 17.04m throw, beating his T&T teammate Kenejah Williams (16.88m) into fourth spot. Mexico's Mario Flores produced an 18.92m effort, a new Championship record, to grab gold, ahead of Jamaican Demar Gayle (17.64m).
Worrell and Williams were back in action late yesterday in the boys' under-18 discus.
Also on show in the second session were Ashron Sobers, Zakiya Denoon and Lisa Wickham. They competed in 100 metres finals.
In the qualifying round of the boys' under-20 100m, Sobers finished fourth in heat two in 10.60 seconds to advance to the final as a "fastest loser". Another T&T sprinter, Jonathan Holder, was disqualified in heat one.
Denoon was fourth in the second girls' under-18 100m heat in 12.29 seconds to progress as a "fastest loser". Her teammate, Aaliyah Telesford, was disqualified in heat one for a false start.
Wickham is expected to face the starter in the girls' under-20 100m final. There was no qualifying round in this event.
And in the boys' under-18 100m, Nicholas Douglas copped fourth spot in heat one in 10.83 seconds and did not qualify for the championship race.
Mark London was among the starters in the boys' under-20 800m final, late yesterday. He advanced as a "fastest loser" after finishing fourth in heat two in one minute, 53.11 seconds. Nicholas Landeau was a non-finisher in heat two in the boys' under-18 800m.
Reubin Walters progressed to yesterday's boys' under-18 400m hurdles final as the fastest qualifier, after finishing first in heat two in 53.29 seconds.
Brandon Benjamin was third in heat one in the qualifying round of the boys' under-20 one-lap hurdles in 52.91 seconds, advancing to the final automatically.
Also in action late yesterday were Kernesha Spann (girls'under-20 400m hurdles final), Atiba Wright (boys' under-20 long jump), and Andwuelle Wright (boys' under-18 long jump).