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Ahye fourth in Shanghai 100
T&T's Michelle-Lee Ahye
missed out on a top three finish
in the women's 100 metres
sprint at the second meeting of
2017 IAAF Diamond League in
Shanghai over the weekend.
A finalist at the Rio Olympics
in both the 100m and 200m, as
well as the 4x100m women's relay
for T&T, Ahye crossed the line
fourth in 11.21 seconds, well behind
Jamaican double Olympic cham-
pion Elaine Thompson, who pre-
vailed with a world lead of 10.78.
The 24-year-old Thompson
admitted one day before the race
that she has surprised herself
with how fast she's run. And she
could be well have been surprised
again by her overwhelming vic-
tory at the Shanghai Stadium,
where she stormed to the fourth
fastest performance of her career,
just 0.08 shy of her personal best,
in what was her first race in the
Chinese port city.
Thompson shrugged off a reac-
tion time of 0.171, the second
slowest among all the nine sprint-
ers, built a clear lead after 30
metres and kept extending the
margin through the finish.
Tori Bowie, of the US, clocked
11.04 to finish second, with
Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory
Coast in third in 11.07.
In the women's shot put, T&T
athlete Cleopatra Borel placed
eighth with a best throw of 17.64
metres, well off of winner Liji-
ao Gong, of China, who had a
best of 19.46. Second was USA's
Daniella Bunch with 18.98 and
third was Hungary's Anita Mar-
ton with 18.69.
Olympic champion Shaunae
Miller-Uibo, of The Bahamas,
also clocked a world leading time
to notch her back-to-back
Shanghai 400m in 49.77. USA's
Natasha Hastings trailed almost
one second behind to come home
second in 50.74 while Ukraine's
Olha Zemlyak was third in 50.89.
Jamaica's reigning Olympic
champion Omar Mcleod also
scored a repeat victory in Shang-
hai in a breath-taking 110m hur-
dles showdown. The 23-year-old
was almost neck-and-neck with
Spain's Orlando Ortega, the 2016
Diamond Trophy winner, at the
final hurdle. But Ortega stumbled
in front of the finish and had to
concede with a 0.06 deficit in
Local star Xie Wenjun, a
Shanghai native, clocked 13.31 to
finish third. (Trinidad Guardian)
C&B United dethroned Club Crusoe
in a nail-biting final of the Tobago
Cricket Association's (TCA) Twen-
ty/20 tournament last Wednesday at
the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in
The Canaan-based team, who won
the toss and chose to bat, were bowled
out for 155 in 19.4 overs.
Kerry Cordner top-scored with an
unbeaten 41 from 43 balls while Chris-
topher Vincent provided some late
fireworks with 31 off 14 balls.
Antonelle Atwell was the pick of
the bowlers for Crusoe with four wick-
ets for 32 runs.
In reply, Crusoe got off to a very slow
start but clawed their way back in the
middle overs through captain Leron
Lezama and Kelon Lynch. However,
when both men departed for 30 and 21
respectively Crusoe were under tremen-
dous pressure to complete a win.
In the end, 11 was needed off the
final over bowled by left arm spinner
He did not flatter to deceive as he
only conceded two runs and picked
up the remaining two Crusoe wickets
to seal the win for C&B. Vincent ended
with three wickets for 15 runs while
fast bowler Alian Laurent had three
For their efforts, C&B walked away
with the $15,000 first prize and a
Lezama also earned the Man-of-
the-Series award while Cordner was
Earlier, the national nomen's team
joined some of Tobago's up and com-
ing female cricketers in a 15 overs
Recent call up to the West Indies
team Felicia Walters and Stacy Ann
King both spanked half centuries.
Man of the series Leron Lezama receives his trophy from THA rep Theophillus Trim.
Davis third in National
Primary Schools 3K run
Davis, of Mt St George Meth-
odist, was Tobago's highest
finisher in last week's Atlan-
tic National Primary Schools
3k Road Race final in Penal.
Davis was third out of 178
boys in the premier road race
for primary schools across the
country. He crossed the line
in a time of 11 minutes and
Meanwhile, the highest
placed Tobago girl was Takeah
Russel of Signal Hill Govern-
ment, who finished 15th out
of 80 girls.
Some 40 runners from
Tobago made the trip to Trin-
Cross-section of the Tobago posse at National 3K Road Race finals.
Nyah Davis of Mt St George Methodist on his way to third place in
the national primary schools 3k road race finals in penal last Tuesday.
Members of C&B United pose with the challenge trophy and cheque replica after
becoming the Tobago Cricket Association's (TCA) new Twenty/20 champions last
Wednesday at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough. They are from left to
right, standing: John Boyce, Rickell Newland, Joel Boyce, Stephan Young, Marcus
Daniel, Alian Laurent, Elton Cruickshank, Kerry Cordner, Anroy Desvignes, Avin Charles
and Marvin Grant; Front row: Winston Daire, Raj Singh, Anthony Providence,
Christopher Vincent, David Cruickshank, Brian Williams and Kelon Campbell.
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