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Walters, Waithe, Farinha on show at Junior Champs

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Ruebin Walters, Shakeil Waithe and Jonathan Farinha are among the athletes who will be on show at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain this weekend, at the NAAA National Junior Track and Field Championships.
Walters is fifth on the 2014 world junior performance list in the men’s 110 metres hurdles with a 13.57 seconds clocking. And in the 400m hurdles, he is 18th at 51.46. Walters is listed for both events at Junior Champs, and will be using the meet as a warm-up for the July 22-27 World Junior Championships, in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Waithe, the reigning Carifta Games boys’ under-20 javelin champion, is seventh on the 2014 world junior list with a 72.15 metres effort. He throws tomorrow at the Crawford Stadium.
Farinha also has a top-10 global ranking. He is joint-eighth on the men’s 100m list at 10.27 seconds. And in the 200m, the 18-year-old sprinter is 11th at 20.72. Farinha is tipped to complete the sprint double this weekend.
The highest-ranked T&T junior athlete this season, Florida-based Simplex quartermiler Machel Cedenio is not home for the Championships.
Cedenio will compete at the June 21 and 22 NGC/Sagicor Open Championships. Cedenio is the 2014 world junior leader in the men’s 400m at 45.23 seconds which is a T&T under-20 record.
Aaliyah Telesford is listed for both girls’ under-20 sprints at Junior Champs. Telesford is joint-17th on the global 100m list with an 11.49 seconds run. Action at the Crawford Stadium gets going at 9 a.m., today and tomorrow.
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