Michelle-Lee Ahye completed the NGC/Sagicor National Open Track & Field Championship women’s sprint double, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday.
Ahye clocked an impressive 22.95 seconds to win the 200 metres title, following up on her 10.88 golden dash in Saturday’s 100m final. Reyare Thomas got to the line in a personal best 23.17 to secure silver in the half-lap final. Kayelle Clarke also produced her best-ever wind-legal run, the teenager bagging bronze in 23.44.
In the 200m qualifying round, Ahye dominated the heat two field with a 22.77 seconds run—a new personal record (PR).
Lalonde Gordon turned the tables on Renny Quow, retaining his men’s 200m title with a 20.38 seconds run in the final. On Saturday, Quow edged Gordon into second spot in the 400m, both athletes getting home in 45.08.
Quow was stronger in the first half of yesterday’s 200m final. But Gordon was the man on the home straight, powering past his rival to strike gold. Quow claimed silver in 20.41, while Kyle Greaux clocked 20.59 to take home bronze.
Emanuel Mayers captured the men’s 400m hurdles title in 49.57 seconds, forcing world champion Jehue Gordon to settle for silver in 49.69.
Cuban Andy Gonzalez returned a time of one minute, 48.39 seconds to win the men’s 800m final. T&T runners, Jamaal James and Kendis Bullard finished second and third, respectively, clocking 1:48.57 and 1:48.64.
Alena Brooks dominated her rivals in the women’s 800m, winning the two-lap race in 2:08.32. Second-placed Dawnel Collymore clocked 2:17.43.
Shakeil Waithe established a new PR in the men’s javelin, the 2014 Carifta Games boys’ under-20 champion hurling the spear 72.75m.
With Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott opting out of the meet, Waithe’s big throw was good enough for gold. Silver was seized by Cuban Osmani Laffita (68.30m).
Cleopatra Borel threw 18.63m for a comfortable victory in the women’s shot put.
Cubans Yaniuvis Lopez and Sahily Viart were second and third, respectively, throwing 17.37m and 15.67m.
Dominica’s Duranona Garcia produced a 16.25m effort to earn gold in the men’s triple jump. Silver was seized by Suriname’s Miguel van Assen (15.84m), while bronze went to Elton Walcott (15.75m).
Quincy Wilson won the men’s discus with a 54.93m throw. Ayanna Alexander produced a 5.87m leap for gold in the women’s long jump. Dominica’s Brendan Williams cleared the bar at 2.03m to capture the men’s high jump title. And Ayanna Glasgow accumulated 4,062 points to grab women’s heptathlon gold.