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World Junior 100m bronze
medallist Khalifa St Fort, Avin-
dale Smith, Jerod Elcock and
Tyriq Horsford lead a list of 40
local athletes that attained the
Carifta standards set by the Na-
tional Association of Athletic
Administration (NAAA) for the
Carifta Games set for Willam-
sted, Curacao, from April 15-17.
St Fort (Unattached), Smith and
Elcock, both of Abilene Wildcats,
were double sprint champions while
Zenith's Horsford led the qualifiers
in the field events at the National
Gas Company (NGC) Carifta Trials
held over the weekend at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.
On Sunday, the second and final
day, St Fort captured the girls Un-
der-20 200m title in 23.64 seconds
to add the 100m crown she secured
on Saturday. The 2016 Olympian
dismissed the field and matched
the time she ran in her victory at last
year's Trials. She dipped under the
24.00 Carifta qualifying standard.
Simplex's Shikyla Walcott was beaten
into second place, as in the 100m, in
24.48 with St Fort's training partner
Sarah Wollaston (Unattached) fin-
ishing in third (24.87).
Smith completed the boys U-18
sprint triumph after he took home
the 200m in a personal best 21.24.
The 15-year-old led a sweep of the
top three places by his club-mates
as 100m runner-up Adel Colthrust
(21.69) and 400m winner Che Lara
(21.88) were behind. All three were
faster than the 22.05 standard.
Elcock added the 200m to his win
in the boys U-20 100m. Elcock got
the line in 21.24, matching the time
of Smith in winning the U-18 class.
Jalen Purcell (Simplex) followed
Elcock in 21.40 in repeat of the top
two finishes of the 100m. Elcock im-
proved on his 21.35 clocking in the
semifinals ahead of Purcell (21.36) as
they were under the 21.40 standard
on both occasions.
Smith and Elcock led the Wildcats
boys dominance in sprints as the
boys 100, 200m and 400m sprints
all were won by Abilene. Che Lara
(boys U-18) and Jacob St Clair (boys
U-20) captured the one lap crowns
for the Arima-based club.
Horsford, a two-time Carifta
champion and record holder, secured
the boys U-18 javelin with a top throw
of 70.94m. All four of his legal efforts
were better than the 59.00m standard
and second place, his club-mate Ka-
reem Peters, 53.46m. Horsford's Ze-
nith club swept all the javelin events.
Odel Joefield took the boys U-20
event with a 58.32m ahead of another
Zenith athlete Vandel Joseph 57.93).
Both surpassed the 57.00m standard.
On Saturday, Zenith's Kymoi Noray
(girls U-18 javelin) and Asha James
(girls U-20 javelin) also won with
Carifta qualifying performances.
Key to note is that some of the
participants had in previous meets
achieved the qualifying standard.
Safiya John (girls U-18 long jump) and
Avindale Smith (boys U-18 400m),
Judah Taylor (boys U-20 200m and
Jacob Taylor (Abilene Wildcats)
posted qualifying times before the
trials. However, at the trials John did
not achieve the standard in the long
jump. Smith did not compete in the
400m, neither did Taylor and Jacob
in the 200m.
The NAAA is expected to name a
team later this week to compete in
Barbados on the weekend before the
final selection is made.
Konnel Jacob of Tobago Jaguars
captured the boys U-20 with a throw
of 16.72 on the second day of the
NGC/NAAA Carifta Games Trials at
the Hasely Crawford Stadium,
Mucurapo on Sunday.
Winner of the girls U-18 200m Ayla Stanislaus of Zenith, third from right, at the start of the race on the second day
of the NGC/NAAA Carifta Games Trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Sunday. Akidah Lewis of
Concorde, right, was second. Deleth Charles of Memphis Pioneers, third from left, was third, Caliyah Wallace of
Cougars, second from left, was fourth, Shaniqua Bascombe of Cougars, second from right, finished in fifth place
with Rochelle Lewis of Abilene Wildcats, left, seventh and Rae-Ann Serville of Memphis Pioneers fourth from right,
eighth. PHOTOS COURTESY DEGANNES/MANN/CLARKE
St Fort, Smith, Elcock secure
sprint double at Carifta Trials
Making the standard
U-18: Akilah Lewis (Concord-
e)-100m, 200m; Ayla Stanislaus (Ze-
nith)-100m, 200m; Deleth Charles
(Memphis Pioneers) 100m, 200m;
Caliyah Wallace (Cougars) 200m;
Rae-Anne Serville (Memphis Pio-
neers) 200m, 400m; Joanna Rogers
(Cougars) 400m; Patrice Richards
(Neon Wolves) 400m; Cheziah Phillip
(Toco Titans) 100m hurdles; Ianna
Roach (Memphis Pioneers) shot put;
Kymoi Noray (Zenith) G U-18 javelin
U-20: Khalifa St Fort (Unattached)
100m, 200m; Kieanne Blackman
(Memphis Pioneers) discus; Asha
James (Zenith) javelin; Akidah Briggs
(Toco Titans) javelin.
Girls Open: Anya Akili (Kaizen Pan-
thers) heptathlon; Safiya John (Kai-
zen Panthers) heptathlon; Antonia
Sealy (Unattached) heptathlon; Mya
Dumpson (Neon Wolves) heptathlon.
U-18: Avindale Smith (Abilene Wild-
cats) 100m, 200m; Adell Colthrust
(Abilene Wildcats) 100m, 200m;
Shakeel John (Concorde) 100m;
Terry Frederick (Pt Fortin New Jets)
100m; Che Lara (Abilene Wildcats)
200m, 400m; Jaydon Antoine (Neon
Wolves) high jump; Shaquille Ben-
jamin (Kaizen Panthers) high jump;
Randolph Isaac (Burnley) discus;
Tyriq Horsford (Zenith) javelin.
U-20: Jerod Elcock (Abilene Wild-
cats) 200m; Julen Purcell (Simplex)
200m; Jacob St. Clair (Abilene Wild-
cats) 400m; Kashief King (Pt For-
tin New Jets) 400m, Judah Taylor
(Abilene Wildcats) 400m, Zidan Mar-
tin (IG Fastlane) 47.78, Jude Atwell
(Pt.-a-Pierre) 110m hurdles; Konnel
Jacob (Tobago Jaguars) shot put, dis-
cus; Isaiah Taylor (Abilene Wildcats)
shot put; Clarence Hannibal (Tobago
Falcons) discus; Odel Joelfield (Ze-
nith) javelin; Vandel Joseph (Zenith)
Open: Kerlon Asbhy (Kaizen Pan-
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