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St Fort regains
T&T sprinter Khalifa St Fort
struck gold again, clocking
11.56 seconds to win the Girls
Under-20 100 metres dash at
the Flow Carifta Games which
started in Curacao, yesterday.
St Fort entertained at the mul-
ti-purpose Ergilio Hato Stadium
in the capital city of Willemstad,
where the regional championships
is being held, retaining her sprint
title and in the process gave T&T its
fifth medal of the day—three gold
and two bronze.
The World junior bronze med-
allist jumped with happiness after
getting confirmation on the score-
board that she had indeed crossed
ahead of Jamaican Aneka Brissett,
who had picked up pace coming to
the finish, but was just edged at the
line and had to settle for silver in
11.57. Third was Grenadian Halle
Hazzard in 11.67.
En route to the thrilling finale, St
Fort blazed the track to win the first
heat in 11.74, running in a negative
2.9 wind. Her time was the second
fastest of the eight qualifiers with
second heat winner Brissett, enter-
ing with the quickest time of 11.63.
In the preliminary round, Shi-
kyla Walcott, T&T’s other runner
in the event, did not advance after
placing sixth in 12.21, to have the
11th fastest time overall.
Minutes earlier in the Boys’ U-18
final, Adel Colthrust running in a
negative 2.9 wind, raced to the gold
in a time of 10.63 beating Adrian
Curry of Bahamas (10.63) and
Tyreke Wilson of Jamaica (10.69)
in to second and third, respectively.
In the girls’ equivalent, Akilah
Lewis just missed out on reaching
the podium, placing fourth in 11.85
while Ayla Stanisclaus was sixth in
T&T also two finalists in the
Boys’ U-20 event in Jalen Purcell
and Jerrod Elcock but neither had
any success in a race that had three
false starts. Purcell was fourth in
10.64 and Elcock sixth in 10.74.
In the morning session, Ianna
Roach secured T&T’s first medal
of the Games, throwing her way
to gold in the Girls U-18 shot put
event. Her furthest attempt was her
fifth throw, measuring 14.43m. Any
of her first three throws could have
won her the gold, reaching 14.13m
in her opening effort, 14.36m in her
second and 14.40m in the third as
Danielle Sloley of Jamaica took
second with 14.12m and Tamera
Manette (Martinique) was third
T&T second medal came from
Konnel Jacob, a bronze, in the
Boys’ U-20 discus throw. His
heave of 57.28m pushed him into
third behind Jamaicans Roje Sto-
na (66.41m) and Kevin Nedrick
(60.38), who won gold and silver,
respectively. Clarence Hannibal of
T&T also competed in the event and
his best throw of 47.85m placed him
Jacob St Clair gave T&T its third
medal, bagging bronze in the Boys
U-20 400m final. He clocked 47.02
to follow gold medallist Christo-
pher Taylor of Jamaica and silver
medallist Cayman Islands’ Jamal
Walton (46.46), to the line.
In the girls’ version of the race,
local quartermilers Joanna Rogers
was fifth in 56.22 and Rae-Anne
Serville was behind her in sixth
Also Tyshawn Grey and Akil
Boisson did not advance out of
the semifinals round in the Boys
U-18 400m. Grey had the 15th
fastest time of 50.19 and Boisson
was 17th overall in 50.66 of the 27
participants. Only the quickest
eight times progressed to the final.
Khalifa St Fort...the T&T sprinter impressed at the Flow Carifta Games again, winning the Girls’ Under-20 100
metres dash in 11.56 seconds in Curacao yesterday.
from Yannic Cariah led consistent
batting down the order from T&T
Red Force against Leeward Islands
in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Cariah was unbeaten on 73 and a few
others got starts without carrying on,
as the Red Force dodged showers and
batted the entire first day of the 10th
round match to reach 269 for six in their
first innings at the close.
The left-hander anchored the vis-
itors’ batting for the latter half of the
day, as fellow left-hander, opener Amir
Jangoo supported with 46, Ewart Ni-
cholson made 45, fellow rookie Akiel
Cooper added 41 and Isaiah Rajah made
40 after the visitors were put in to bat
on a typically batsman-friendly Warner
None of the Hurricanes’ bowlers
distinguished themselves, after new
captain Montcin Hodge called correctly
and the two sides spent part of the day
avoiding rain which swiped close to an
hour of play.
Red Force suffered an early setback
when makeshift opener Imran Khan
was lbw to Jeremiah Louis for a duck
in the fourth over of the day.
The rest of the visitors’ batting how-
ever, gradually wore down the Hurri-
canes bowlers with Jangoo featuring
in successive half-century stands with
Rajah and Nicholson before off-spinner
Jacques Taylor bowled him after lunch.
For the remainder of the day, Cariah
was the glue that held the Red Force
batting together, sharing a vital 94 for
the fifth wicket with Cooper that took
the edge off the Hurricanes’ bowling
later in the day. (CMC)
Hurricanes vs Red Force
1st day, 10th round
RED FORCE 1st Innings
A Jangoo b Taylor ................................... 46
I Khan lbw b Louis .................................. 0
I Rajah c Saunders b Tonge............... 40
E Nicholson c Campbell b Peters... 45
Y Cariah not out ........................................ 73
A Cooper b Campbell ............................ 41
R Primus b Bonner ................................. 17
T Webster not out................................... 1
Extras (b3, w1, nb2) ......................6
TOTAL (6 wkts, 75 overs) ............269
To bat: M Black, B Charles, S Cottrell.
Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-75,
3-127, 4-137, 5-231, 6-268.
Tonge 14-2 -66-1, Louis 12-2 -40-1,
Peters 12-2 -50-1, Taylor 23-3 -69 -1,
Campbell 13-1-40-1, Bonner 1-0 -1-1.
Toss : Hurricanes.
Umpires: C Tuckett, P Gustard.
... Shot putter Roach,
sprinter Colthrust grab gold
US-based athlete Tyra Gittens is sitting
comfortable at the top of the Heptathlon
with 3,478 points, winning all four events
on day one—the 100m hurdles in 14.22 for
947 points, the high jump, leaping 1.83m
for 1,016 points, shot put 12.00m (661)
and the 200m (854).
Her team-mate Anya Akili, last year’s
bronze medallist in the event, is holding
steady in third with 2,740 points. Akili fol-
lowed Gittens to the line in the 100m, cross-
ing in the same time as Jamaica Peter-Gay
Mckenzie, 14.91 to both earn 854.
Akili placed third in the high jump in 1.61m
(747), seventh in the shot put in 7.57m (372)
and third in the 200m in 26.35 (767). Sitting
second is Thelia Ruster of French Guiana
In the Octathlon, after four disciplines, Ker-
lon Ashby is in third place with a tally of 2,821
points behind Barbadian Aaron Worrell, who
leads with 2,921 and second-place Wikenson
Fenelon of Turks and Caicos with 2,914.
T&T’s other competitor in the event Aaron
Caesar made an early exit from the compe-
tition. He was active in both events in the
morning session but did not continue.
In the opening event, the 100m, Caesar
was third overall in time of 11.23 (810) and
Ashby’s 11.25 (806) placed him fourth. In
the second discipline, the long jump, Ash-
by leaped a distance of 6.64m (729) to fin-
ish third, while Ceasar placed eighth with a
6.13m (615) attempt.
Following the opening ceremony, Ashby
returned and produced a 11.24m-throw in
the shot put event for 560 points and in the
400m he won the opening of two heats in
51.98 (726) to place fourth overall.
Gittens leads Heptathlon
with 3,478 points
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