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Yuvraj Dookram and Aleena Edwards both made
successful defences of their respective men s A-1
crown and women s Open Division titles when the
T&T Table Tennis Association Classified Tourna-
ment ended at the Central Regional Indoor Sports
Arena, on Sunday.
In a keenly anticipated men s final, 2014 national
singles champion, Dookram of WASA outclassed 62-
year-old 2013 national champ, David Mahabir 13-11,
University of T&T's
Division first place
trophy and cash
prize from T&T
Bob Roopnarine, at
the conclusion of
Akili, John star
Anya Akili of Bishops High and Safiya John (Scar-
borough Secondary) were named top female athletes
at the Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field
Championships at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Baco-
let on February 24 and 25.
Both amassed 40 points after winning four indi-
vidual medals. Akili won the girls under-18 100m
hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and long jump
while John secured the girls under 16 100m, 100m
hurdles, high jump and long jump.
The duo ended with six medals as Akili helped
Bishops to gold in the 4x400m and silver in the
4x100m while John was part of Scarborough s gold
medal under-16 4x400m and 4x100m team which
got silver. Akili also took the top girls under 18 honours
and John the under 16 trophy.
Ako Hislop (Bishops High) was the top male per-
former with a similar quadruple gold medal haul in
the boys under 18 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles and
400m hurdles. He also anchored Bishops to victory
in the 4x100m.
Chevelle Mc Pherson of UWI-Sixth Form was the
best in the girls over 18 division with 38 points after
victories in long jump, shot put and discus and second
place finish in the 200m.
Jelese Alexander (Mason Hall Secondary) topped
the field in the girls u-14 class with 36 points following
her successes in the high jump and long jump and
her second place finish in the 100m and 200m. Ryan
Campbell (Pentecostal Light and Life) was named
the top u-14 boy with 31 points. Campbell won the
long jump and was second in the 200m, 400m and
fifth in the 100m.
Shaquille Benjamin (Bishops High) copped the
boys u-16 division with wins in the high jump, long
jump and a second-place finish in the javelin. He
was also fourth in the 100m.
11-7, 4-11, 12-10 to close out the two days of com-
Earlier in the semifinals, Dookram stopped 2013
tournament winner Arun Roopnarine 11-7, 11-6, 9-
11, 11-3 and Mahabir overcame four-time winner
Curtis Humphreys 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3.
In the quarterfinals, Dookram humbled Kirk
Mohammed 11-5, 11-7, 11-7; Mahabir brushed aside
Anson Wellington 11-5, 11-7, 11-7; Humphreys (C)
beat his younger brother Alaric Humphreys 11-8, 16-
14, 11-4 and Roopnarine beat Kenneth Parmanand
11-5, 11-4, 5-11, 11-8.
Eleven-times national women s singles champion
Edwards kept hold of her title by beating fellow Uni-
versity of T&T team-mate Brittany Joseph in a five-
setter, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-8.
Edwards reached the final by sweeping past Arima
Hawks Linda Partap-Boodhan in a meeting of last
year s finalist, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 and Joseph disposed
of PowerGen s Catherine Spicer, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 in
In the quarterfinals, Edwards overwhelmed her
mother, Verna Edwards, Joseph ousted Chelsea Fong,
Partap-Boodhan booted Nirveeta Ramcharan, and
Spicer humbled veteran Merle Baggoo.
retain Classified crowns
Vitrix Ludorum: 1st Anya Akili (Bishops High)/Safiya John
(Scarborough Sec) 40 points,
Victor Ludorium: 1st Ako Hislop (Bishops High) 40 points
U-14: Girl-Jelese Alexander (Mason Hall Sec) 36 pts, Boy-Ryan
Campbell (Pentecostal L & L) 31 pts
U-16: Girl-Safiya John (Scarborough Sec) 40 pts, Boy-Shaquille
Benjamin (Bishops High) 33 pts
U-18: Girl-Anya Akili (Bishops High) 40 pts, Boy-Ako Hislop (Bishops
High) 40 pts,
Over 18: Girl-Chevelle McPherson (UWI-Sixth Form) 38 pts, Boy-
Kerlon Ashby (Scarborough Sec) 24
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