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Soca Warriors strik-
er CORDELL CATO
scored two goals in
San Jose Earthquakes'
5-0 win over San Jose
Earthquakes in the
MLS this week.
"I m not trying to
win any popularity
JUSTIN GATLIN on
his goals for this
Host T&T achieved its primary goal
of holding onto its crown when the
XXI Goodwill Swim Meet concluded
at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of
Excellence, Macoya on Sunday.
With the home advantage the team's
morale was bolstered by the very vocal
support coming from the stands as well
as the pre-games pep talk given by
incumbent president of the Amateur
Swimming Association of T&T (ASATT)
Joseph Mc Leod, veteran coach Edmund
Pouchet as well as Paul Newallo, coach
of the recently successful Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean Nations Swimming
The final standings saw T&T at the
top of the points table with 1477 points,
Suriname in second place with 1325.50,
followed by Barbados 821.50, St Lucia
534.50, Guyana 501.50 and guest team
the Bahamas with 88 points.
Over the four days of competition,
T&T swimmers broke 21 records, seven
of them being relays.
The stellar performance was led by
Jonathan Constantine who smashed a
total of five individual records when he
set a new bar in the 100m freestyle
(58.80), 200m IM (2:31.06), 50m back-
stroke (31.82) 100m butterfly (1:05.54)
and in the 50m freestyle (26.62) when
he led off the 200m Relay in the Boys
Jasmine Marajh swimming in the Girls
11-12 age-group was also a multiple
record-breaker as she posted new times
in the 200IM (2:39.67), 50m butterfly
(31.81) and in the 50m freestyle (28.98),
together with Suriname's Serena Starke
(28.96), bested the 2007 time set by
compatriot Dayna Gillette (29.22).
Ornella Walker, the first female swim-
mer from Tobago to make a national
team broke two games records when she
swam in the 13-14 Girls 100m backstroke
(1:10.75) effectively eclipsing the 2010
record of Soraya Van Dijk, and in the
50m when stopped the clock at 31.89.
Two other swimmers on the team
were from Tobago, brothers Malik (Boys
9-10) and Marquise Nelson (Boys 11-12).
Marquise medaled in the 200m IM
posting a time of 2:47.59 following team
mate Josiah Changar (2:47.39) and Bar-
bados' Zachary Taylor who won gold in
Joy Blackett (Girls 8 & Under) broke
the 50m butterfly record (37.40) set
last year by team mate Zoe Anthony
when she stopped the clock at 36.98
after Guyana's Aleka Persaud (36.20)
who will hold the new standard.
Riquelio Joseph is the new record
holder in the Boys 9-10 50m breast-
stroke (38.18), Leshem Morris in the
Boys 15-17 100m freestyle (52.94) and
Jeremy Sampson in the 15-17 boys 50m
Danielle Williams Girls 13-14 is now
the joint holder of the 50m butterfly
record when she tied for gold with
Suriname's Shivani Singh with both
touching the wall in 31.37 seconds eras-
ing compatriot Hadassah Morales' 2011
time of 31.46.
In the relay events, new games
records were set by Johann-Matthew
Matamoro, Riquelio Joseph, Josiah
Changar and Marquise Nelson in the
9-10 boys 400m medley (5:13.62) when
they powered home against St Lucia
(6:25.61) and erased the old time of
5:17.18 set by Suriname in 2012.
The local quartet also repeated their
record-breaking performance in the
400m freestyle relay setting a new
time of 4:37.59 ahead of the teams
from Barbados (4:39.53) and Suriname
The 11-12 girls 400m medley team,
Terri Yates, Jasmine Marajh, Marie
Ayoung and DeNicha Lewis posted a
new time to beat when they stopped
the clock at 5:02.32 (old time 5:05.61)
ahead of the teams from Suriname
(5:19.07) and St Lucia (5:31.74) who got
silver and bronze respectively.
This Girls team also mimicked the
Boys 9-10 by replicating their perform-
ance in the 200m freestyle setting a
new time of 1:59.19, erasing the old
time set by Suriname in 2013 of 1:59.32.
Suriname (2:01.25) and St Lucia (2:07.45)
were second and third respectively.
The Boys 11-12 400m freestyle relay
team of Jordon McMillan, Malik Nelson,
Delroy Tyrell and Jonathan Constantine
also broke the old record set by Suri-
name in 2012 of 4:13.71 when they
stopped the clock in 4:11.97 ahead of
Barbados (4:22.24) but Suriname
retained the record when they set the
bar at 4:09.54 to win gold in this event.
The Girls' 13-14 from T&T were not
to be outdone (Ornella Walker, Courtney
Lawrence, Ileana Bocage and Danielle
Williams) when they also broke the
400m freestyle relay by stopping the
clock at 4:24.37 erasing the old time
of 4:24.43 set by compatriots in 2010,
ahead of Barbados (4:28.01) and St
Their performance was replicated in
the 200m freestyle relay when they
won in record-breaking time - 1:56.20,
erasing the old mark of 1:58.10 also set
by the T&T team of 2010.
Barbados' swim of 1:58.10 also broke
the old record time and St Lucia (1:59.21)
was again in third position.
FINA High Point trophy winners
from Team T&T were Jasmine Marajh
(78 points), Jonathan Constantine (80
points) and Leshem Morris (78 points).
Other team members finishing in the
top five were Girls 8 & under Joy Black-
ett (2nd) and Amelia Rajack (5th), Boys
8 & under Zachary Anthony (3rd) and
Tyrese Boxill (5th), Girls 9-10 Zoe
Anthony (2nd), Kiara Goodridge (4th)
and Neishelah Caseman (5th), Boys 9-
10 Josiah Changar (2nd) and Riquelio
Joseph (3rd), Girls 11-12 Marie Ayoung
(4th) and De Nicha Lewis (5th), Girls
13-14 Danielle Williams (4th), Boys 13-
14 Obadayah Ince (4th) and Boys 15-
17 Jeremy Sampson (4th).
The excitement is growing for the
staging of the first Inter Community
Rally For Peace Relay Run which is
carded for tomorrow from Patos Vale
in St Ann s to Beetham Gardens.
Minister of National Security Carl
Alfonso and his colleague Minster of
Sport Brent Sancho, have pledged
their support for the event as both
are expected to address the gathering
at the start and at the finish. The
event targets nine depressed commu-
nities- St Ann's, Belmont, St Barbs,
Harp, Morvant, Picton, Duncan/Nel-
son Streets, Sealots and Beetham Gar-
dens---all taking part in a relay run
to end the gang warfare that exist.
The race is also aimed at bringing
back the peace and unity in the com-
munities and providing an atmos-
phere conducive for family life.
The run was initially scheduled
for last week Sunday (August 16th)
but was postponed because the exec-
utives of the Trinidad and Tobago
Police Service had already committed
themselves to the "Zero Tolerance
to Domestic Violence Walk."
In response the communities have
been flocking to the office of the
organising committee which is being
led by Annabelle Davis---the chair-
man of the Trinidad and Tobago
Boxing Board to participate at the
A number of corporate citizens
have already given their support to
the relay such as Boss Ah Soup and
Ma Pau and organisers are calling
on others to come on board.
Interested persons call Annabelle
Davis at 733-1080 to assist in attempts
to alleviate the scourge of crime that
is destroying the fabric of our nation.
Alfonso, Sancho for Rally For Peace Relay
T&T repeats as Goodwill swim champs
Proud members of the T&T swimming team.
The 11th annual Diego Martin Football
Super League will kick offtoday with an
exhibition match between Petit Valley
United and Frontline Invitational XI at
the Northern Recreation Ground
beginning at 7:30 pm. The league will
officially begin tomorrow with defending
champions Quarry Street taking on
Patna FC at the same venue.
Over $41,000 in cash prizes will be up
for grabs in the round robin tournament,
which is being contested between 11
teams and will continue until mid
It will be held alongside a Youth
League sponsored by the National Gas
Company and comprising of Under 13
and Under 15 categories featuring six
teams each. An Over 40 League is also
in the works.
Diego Football League kicks-off today
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