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and Perez opened up a
huge lead and took it
to the finish. After the
race he told the
Guardian "I didn t
know what to expect
so I decided to start
slowly and monitor the
top runners. With ten
miles to go I realised
that the Kenyan could
not keep up with me
so I raced to the finish
line for the win."
The Cuban said also
that the rainy condi-
tions held him back as
he felt heavy through-
out the race. Perez s
time of 1:08.00 flat
was a mere three min-
utes shy of the course
Following him in
second was Rotich in 1:08.06 with Jamaican Kirk
Brown in third in 1:09.12 and fourth Pedro Espinoza
Perez of Mexico in 1:09.57 while another Jamaican
Ruper Green secured the fifth position in 1:10.49.
Meanwhile with Richard Jones still recovering from
a slip disk in his back, T&T failed to be among the
top six runners yesterday. In fact Matthew Hagley
was the first T&T runner to cross the finish line in
a time one hour, 13 minutes and 12 seconds in position
seventh. Veteran Curtis Cox was two spots behind
Hagley in ninth (1:15.53).
Among the women Kiptoo could not shake off a
nagging Nero for most of the race but eventually
got the better of her with five miles to go and won
by a minute. She said afterwards that she was satisfied
with her time because it was an improvement from
last year. Meanwhile the slender built Nero, who
only a few days ago said that she would have stopped
the foreign domination, said she was totally satisfied
with her time.
"One of my main goals was to dip under the one
hour and 20 minute hurdle and I did that. I think
I ran my race under conditions conditions that I
really enjoyed but the Kenyan ran well and won.
Maybe next year I will try again" Nero said. She
added "I have been using this race also to prepare
for the Dubai marathon next year and I think it went
well also so I am satisfied."
Nero was followed in third by Yailen Garcia of
Cuba and Celine Lestrade of T&T in fourth.
Meanwhile organisers of the UWI Half Marathon
remembered veteran runner Charles Spooner by pre-
senting a painting of the runner to his family. Spooner
who died earlier this year at the age of 91, was a
regular participant in the race who in fact took part
of every race except this one.
At the event yesterday was Minister of National
Security Edmund Dillon, UWI principal Professor
Clement Sankat and other dignitaries.
From Page A56
If you want a rainbow you have got to
put up with the rain. However, the crick-
eters from West Indies and Sri Lanka were
not in search of a rainbow but a Test
match win and they would have left dis-
appointed at the end of the fourth day of
the second and final Test of the
Sobers/Tissera series at the P Sara Oval,
as play was completely washed out.
When the team buses pulled into the
Oval on a cloudy Sunday morning the
equation was simple---West Indies needed
224 runs to win the Test and Sri Lanka
needed to capture nine wickets before they
Batting first, the Sri Lankans were bowled
out for 200 and the West Indies stuttered
in their reply to close at 163 all out.
Armed with a lead of 37 runs on first
innings, the home team made 206 all out
in their second turn, leaving the West Indies
to get 244 to square the Test series 1-1.
They ended play just after lunch on the
third day at 20/1 and were hoping to get
on the park yesterday but it was never to
be.The rain did not fall hard at all but there
was a constant drizzle throughout the day
that made sure the entire ground kept cov-
ered. The umpires had three inspections
and finally called off play at 3 pm, when
it was obvious that the drizzle would not
stop to allow the cricket.
In Sri Lanka it is customary that they
cover the entire field, but the constant
drizzle and the length of time the covers
were kept on led to sweating underneath
and this was also a factor in calling off the
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) cricket operations
manager Carlton Bernadus explained to
Guardian Media, that they normally employ
150 men to pull covers during a Test match.
"It is costly when you think that you have
to employ 150 men for five days but we
are about making sure we get as much
cricket as possible." Even that strategy could
not work yesterday as the drizzle never let
up.The men manning the covers were most-
ly indoors for the entire day and would not
have had to do much for their US$10 a day
KINGSTON---The West Indies Players Association has
extended congratulations to the West Indies Women team
on their victory in the four-match series against Pakistanis
counterparts as well as their continued outstanding per-
By virtue of this victory the West Indies Women are now
the joint leading team with the Australian women in the
standings of the ICC Women Championship.
New captain Stafanie Taylor led with an unbeaten score
of 87 in the fourth and final Women s ODI. Together with
former captain Merissa Aguilleria they led the team to victory
and the top of the table.
Afterwards Taylor was voted the Player of the tournament
after she scored a total of 261 runs and was named Man of
the match on two occasions.
President and CEO, Wavell Hinds expressed his uttermost
delight by saying, "This team has grown from strength to
strength and has the belief and the drive to succeed. We are
extremely proud of them and look forward to what the future
brings for these ladies."
The West Indies Women will next face off in the ICC
Women Championship against the South African Women in
February of 2016. The South Africans are ranked third in the
world and are four points behind the joint leaders West Indies
and Australia. (See Page A44)
The scene at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday were the
fourth day of the second Test was abandoned due to rain.
Rain washes out
entire fourth day
Felicia Walters of Preysal Phoenix was the T&T Women's Cricket
Association choice for the Delores Thomas Trophy of the Year
during the TTCB 59th Annual Awards presentation at the National
Energy Skills Centre Auditorium in Couva on Saturday night. See
story on Page A45. PHOTO: SEAN NERO
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