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Nyoshia Cain on Saturday night
added another medal to her tally,
striking gold in the women's 100 me-
tres T43/44 event at the United States
Paralympics Track and Field National
Championships in California, USA.
The Paralympic Games T44 100m
bronze medallist clocked 13.44 seconds
to win the dash. The day before Cain won
gold in the 200m, getting to the line in
28.22 and a bronze in the long jump, leap-
Her impressive showing qualifies the
local athlete for the World Para Athletics
Championships London, carded for later
At the British Athletics League
Premiership Division meet, in London,
England, also on Saturday, Che Richards
won the men's long jump for his British
club, Woodford Green.
Richards, a student at the University
of Edinburgh in Scotland, leaped 7.63m
to take gold. The T&T jumper also had a
7.61m leap in the competition.
Local sprinter Jarrin Solomon crossed
in 46.39 in the men's 400m to claim sil-
ver on Friday at the Nordic Challenge,
Last Monday, three-time Carifta
Games javelin champion T&T's Tyriq
Horsford got gold at the United King-
dom Javelin Carnival in England. Hors-
ford tossed the spear 73.85m to reach the
top of the podium in the boys' Under-18
Hurdler Darius Joseph was in record-breaking
form in copping triple gold medals and leading
a number of athletes, who completed the dou-
ble in their respective events at the National
Gas Company (NGC) National Association for
Athletic Administrations (NAAA) Juvenile Track
and Field Championships at the Hasely Crawford
Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
Yesterday, Joseph of Eastonians raced to victory in
the Boys Under-14 300 metres hurdles in a time of
43.90 bettering the previous record of 45.31, which
was achieved by Cougars Brian Morris, last year.
This followed up his golden run in both the 100m
and the 80m hurdles on Saturday. He clocked 12.21 to
win the dash after taking the gold in the other event in
12.74 improving the previous meet record of 12.99. The
Eastonian athlete also got success on the field placing
second in the Boys U-14 shot put event with a 10.67m
throw. Winning was Isaiah Gemon (Cougars) with a
toss of 11.49m.
Another hurdler getting double gold was Natasha
Fox of Point Fortin New Jets (PFNJ) in Girls U-14 300m
hurdles in 47.24 yesterday and later in the Girls U-14
200m dash in 26.14. The day before she copped a silver
medal in the Girls U-14 60m hurdles in 10.68 behind
Memphis Pioneers' Kayla Caesar, who won in 10.54.
Middle-distance runner Kyle Williams raced into
the history books as well, dominating both the Boys
U-12 400m, yesterday and the 80m on Saturday. The
Burnley runner too broke the meet record in the one-lap
event, surpassing the previous mark of 1:02.59 with
his 1:02.20 run. Abilene Wildcats' Antonio Smith, who
followed Williams to the line, also was faster than the
record in 1:02.57. Third was Ben Bannister of Mason
Hall in 1:03.30.
In the Boys U-12 80m, Williams clocked 10.74 to
Sprinter Janika Jordan of Cougars was also among
the double gold winners, winning the girls U-12 80m
in 10.63 in a quick final to better the previous standard
of 10.78. In fact the other top two finishers bettered the
time as well with both Sierra Joseph of Simplex (10.662)
and Janae De Gannes (10.670) of Zenith clocking 10.67.
Jordan was also victorious in the U-12 150m in 21.07.
Jenna Marie Thomas of IG Fastlane joined the group
of achievers after winning the Girls U-10 60m in 8.96
and the 80m in 11.77
Over on the field, Jacquil Adams shined in both the
Boys U-14 javelin winning with a best toss of 32.52m
and the high jump with a 1.40m leap. The Morvant
Jets athlete also got bronze (9.54m) in the shot put.
Gianna Paul of DPAC also achieved two gold med-
als, reaching the top of the podium in the Girls U-12
high jump, leaping 1.25m to better the previous record
of 1.22m. The day before she was also impressive in
winning the Girls U-12 long jump, improving on the
record of 3.90m on Saturday with a 4.04m leap. Second
place in the long jump, Diamond Paul, also outdid the
record with her best leap of 3.98m. Third was J'elisha
Alexander of Jaguars with 1.13m.
shows off the
she copped at
trials this past
won gold in the
home bronze in
the Long Jump.
Joseph cops triple
gold at Juveniles
Cain strikes 100m
gold in World qualifier
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