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Former World Relay bronze medallist Kama-
ria Durant of Simplex will going for a hat-trick
of women's 100 metres titles at the third annu-
al Abilene Wildcats Track Classic at the Larry
Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima, today. Ac-
tion starts at 10 am.
Durant, who ran the lead off leg on T&T's bronze
medal-winning women's 4x100m team at the 2014
World Relays Championships in the Bahamas, will
be seeking her third straight win in the short sprint
at the Classic, which is sponsored by Republic Bank
Limited, Blue Waters and Mark Laquis of Polonais,
Blanc, De La Bastide and Jacelon.
The 2013 and 2015 World Championships competi-
tor will also be be aiming to continue her unbeaten run
over the 100m for the season following her victories
at the the Southern and Falcons Games in April. The
26 year old will face former Carifta relay medallists
Shikyla Walcott (Simplex), Akeela Esdelle (Pt Fortin
New jets) and Shania Mc Carter (Memphis Pioneers).
Carifta gold medallist Adell Colthurst will be host
club's main attraction when he lines up in the boys
Under-18 100m. Colthrust sped to gold in the event
at this year's Carifta Games in Curacao on April 15
and is competing in his first race since his triumph.
The Debe Secondary student will be aiming get
close to the meet record of 10.59 set by two-time
Carifta 200m gold medallist Akanni Hislop (Zenith)
10.59, set in 2015.
The boys U-20 400m is expected to me a keenly
contested event featuring the two members of T&T's
Carifta 4x400m which struck gold in Curacao, up-
setting the fancied Jamaicans. Kashief King (Pt Fortin
New Jets), who anchored the team go the title, will
battle against his team-mats Jacob St Clair, who ran
on the second leg and also won bronze in the indi-
vidual 400m event.
Zidane Martin (IG Fastlane), who ran the first leg,
is listed to run in the men's race and will face the
fastest locally-based quarter miler Dwight St Hillaire
(Kaizen Panthers), who took the Falcons Games ti-
tle and Theon Lewis (Petrotin PAP), the Southern
A keen race is anticipated in the boys U-18 one lap
event which Carifta 4x400m bronze medal-win-
ning team-members Tyshawn Gray bronze in the
individual 400m event. Martin (IG Fastlane), who
ran the first leg, is listed to run in the men's race and
will face the fastest locally-based quarter miler St
Hillaire, who took the Falcons Games title and Theon
Lewis (Petrotin PAP), the Southern Games winner.
Expect a tense match-up in the boys U-18 one lap
event which Carifta 4x400m bronze medal-winning
team-members Gray, Akil Boisson (Memphis Pio-
neers), Kiddle Carrington (Neon Trackers) and home
club runner Kaylon Thompson (Abilene).
Xea Bruce (Toco Titans) will renew her rivalry with
Natasha Fox (Pt Fortin New Jets) in the girls U-14
400m. Bruce took the Secondary Schools 400m gold
ahead of Fox and also claimed one lap wins at two
of the NAAA's Development meets while Fox landed
the 100m and 200m sprints at the Southern Games
and also had three wins at at the development meets.
Darius Joseph (Eastonians) will also be seeking to
extending his unbeaten form. The Secondary Schools
boys U-14 100m winner also took the 100m and 200m
at the Southern Games and a trio of wins at the de-
Jenna Marie Thomas (IG Fastlane) will be hoping
to continue her dominance in the girls U-10 sprints
as she goes for the 100m crown. Thomas has raced
unbeaten over the 60m dash at the NAAA Develop-
ment meets claiming three victories.
Double Carifta relay medallist Rae-Ann Serville
(Memphis Pioneers) will no doubt be looking to return
to her winning ways.
Following second place finish in the girls U-16
100m at the Southern Games, her fall in the girls
U-18 200m at the Carifta Trials and her sixth place
finish in the 400m at the Carifta Games, the St Joseph
Convent Port-of-Spain lass will air-marking victory
number six over the 400m.
O'Young ousted in Youth
Olympics table tennis qualifiers
T&T's Luc O'Young hopes of quali-
fying to the Youth Olympic Games in
Buenos Aires, Argentina were ended
at the first hurdle at Latin American
Qualification Tournament in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic, yes-
Fresh off a silver medal performance
in the Junior Boys Singles of the Carib-
bean Cadet and Pre-Cadet Table-Tennis
Championship in Guyana last month and
a semifinal showing at the T&T Table Ten-
nis Association Silver Bowl Tournament on
Wednesday night, O'Young went under to
Brazilian ace Guilherme Teodoro in straight
sets in their best of seven sets match, 9-11,
6-11, 6-11, 6-11.
In other first round matches, Chile's
Nicolas Burgos defeated Alfredo Sanchez
of Costa Rica 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-8;
Uruguay's Pabloe Palou dumped Aruba's
Benny Chung 11-1, 13-11, 11-7, 12-10; El Sal-
vadorean Oscar Villalta battled past Guate-
malan Kevin Ruano 6-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-13,
11-8, 10-12, 11-8; Puerto Rico's Francisco
Matias bumpbed Haiti's Donika St Fleur
11-4, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4; Mexico's Guillermo
Gasio overcame Peru's Rodrigo Hidalgo 11-
8, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10, 11-7 and Panamanian
Jacobo Vahnish brushed aside Jamaica's
Alessio Tulloch 11-3, 11-6, 11-2, 11-5.
The quarterfinals were carded for last
night followed by semifinals while the final
will be contested today.
At the end of the tournament, the win-
ner will qualify to Argentina while a second
qualifying event on the same basis is or-
ganised, and the winner securing the other
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