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Twenty-two schools will do
battle today in the Milo Games
Championship at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.
Defending champions, Carenage
Girls Government will return to
defend their West A title, while
Diamond Vale Government will
attempt to do the same in West
B, when action shoots-off this
morning from 9.15 am.
These games have produced
world champions and can boast
of the Under-20 400 metres hur-
dle champion Jehue Gordon, a
product of these games. He rep-
resented Maraval RC which look
set to dethrone Carenage Girls
Government this year.
But Carenage Girls and their
coach Abeyola Akowe have some-
thing to fight for, as world class
sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye was a
student at that institution. Ahye
visited her alma-mater three weeks
ago, giving them some tips and
advice in their preparations for
today s title defence, in which the
main challenge is expected to come
from Maraval RC.
So the intense rivalry continue.
The schools, both public and
private are included in day s pro-
gramme which comprises 35 track
and 23 field events.
Nestle has invested $75,000 in
the event in which Rae-Ann Harp-
er-Clement, Nestle senior mar-
keting manager, will open.
The heats for the event took
place just over two weeks ago.
Dunross Preparatory School, which
entered the West Games eight
years ago is in the lead and looks
set to challenge for the champi-
onship in the Boys category. They
will attempt to dethrone champi-
ons Maraval RC School.
However, the team trophy looks
set for a tight battle between Dia-
mond Vale Government, La Puerta
Government, Petit Valley Girl s RC
and Diego Martin Government, in
West B Girls events, while the
team champions in the boys
schools West A and B divisions
also seem predictable as Diamond
Vale Government seem to hold all
The West B zone will be very
competitive but champions Dia-
mond Vale will be difficult to
dethrone especially as they are
buoyed by the Caribbean cham-
pion Under-14 athlete Caliyah
Wallace. Also listed in their cast
is Tyrell Springer, Isaiah Gemon
and Sidian Holder .
The teams will assemble for 8.30
am, while the parade of teams will
take place from 9.15 am. Music
will be provided by the The
Trinidad and Tobago Police Force
while the Trinidad and Tobago Red
Cross will also be in attendance.
Carenage puts Milo Games
title on the line today
Sixteen-year-old T&T equestrian
show jumper, Amber Thompson,
recently placed second in a class of
over 50 competitors at the Winter
Equestrian Festival in Wellington,
Riding in a speed class at 1.15 metre
heights with a thoroughbred jumper
"Vertigo", on February 21, Thompson
jumped an excellent clear round, beaten
into the runner-up spot by a rider with
marginally better time.
That class was Thompson and Ver-
tigo s third class the year.
On February 14, Thompson rode in
a speed class at 1.10m heights. She
achieved a clear round and placed sev-
enth, beaten by riders with faster time.
The following day, Thompson rode
in the Classic (with immediate jump
off) and placed fourth in a large class,
riding two clear rounds. She was beaten
by time in the jump off round.
Thompson and Vertigo then entered
in the children s modified jumper class
on February 22, after her second place
in the speed class.
This class was 1.20m in height, which
is the highest that Thompson has ever
showed. There were 12 jumps including
double and triple combinations, which
made it 15 jumping efforts. Thompson
performed considerably well, receiving
four faults when Vertigo turned quickly
over a jump and Thompson s knee
knocked over the jump standard.
Vertigo and Thompson will continue
competing on Saturday. They are train-
ing with the Millar Brooke Farm of
Amy, Jonathan and Ian Millar of Mil-
lar Brooke Farm have all competed
internationally for Canada. Ian Millar,
fondly known as Captain Canada, is
the most decorated Canadian eques-
impresses in Florida
...back in action on Saturday
Wayne Herbert, execu-
tive vice president,
Magic Mist Services
Ltd, left, presents Lyle
Reece, principal, Mucu-
rapo Boys RC and
chairman of the Cen-
tral Games with the
March Past Challenge
Trophy at Magic Mist,
Duke Street, Port-of-
Magic Mist is one of
several new sponsors
of the Central Games
Zone A presented the
trophies and medals
for tomorrow games
at the Hasely Craw-
PHOTO: CLYDE LEWIS
T&T show jumper Amber Thompson competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival
in Wellington, Florida, last month.
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