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Ahye doubles up at Nationals
Top T&T sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye on
Sunday claimed victory in the 200 metres
final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to
retain the double sprint titles (100 and 200
metres) she won last year at the NGC/Sagi-
cor/NAAA National Championships.
The day again belonged to Ahye, who was
expected to capture the 200 metre title,
controlled the half-lap race from the start
and never looked back, crossing the finish
line in 22.50. Her time also booked her a
spot at the World Championships in London
later this year. But Ahye's could not beat
back her national and course record times
of 22.25 and 22.33 which she produced last
year for her club Rebirth.
Coming in a distant second was Kayelle
Clarke (22.97) while Tobago's Semoy Hack-
ett (23.07), running for Zenith, was third.
All three made the World standard times.
However, a new champion was crowned
in the men's half-lap event when Jereem
Richards, of Abilene, cruised to win the gold
medal after he clocked 20.15 seconds which
qualified him for the World Championships,
despite a -1.0 head wind reading.
Kyle Greaux, another Abilene runner,
stormed home for the runner-up spot and
silver medal in 20.19 while Dan Nei Telesford
completed a one-two-three for the Wildcats
by copping the bronze in 20.50.
In the Men's 400 metres hurdles contest,
Juander Santos, of the Dominican Republic,
produced a World Championship standard
time of 49.26 seconds to secure the gold
medal ahead of Puerto Rico's Eric Alejandro,
who ran 49.90 seconds to keep Kern Alex-
is, of Memphis Pioneers, in third in 50.52.
Tobago's Tyriq Horsford meanwhile had
to settle for third place in the men's javelin
event. His best throw was 66.80 metres.
Women's 100 metres
1 Ahye, Michelle-Lee (Rebirth) 10.82
2 Baptiste, Kelly-An (Zenith) 10.88
3 St. Fort, Khalifa (Unattached) 11.06
Men's 100 metres
1 Cedenio, Machel (Simplex) 44.90
2 Gordon, Lalonde (Unattached) 45.27
3 Quow, Renny (Zenith) 45.71
Women's 200 metres
1 Michelle-lee Ahye (Rebirth) 22.50 W
2 Kayelle Clarke (PAP) 22.97 WC
3 Semoy Hackett (Zenith) 23.07 WC
Men's 200 Metres
1 Jereem Richards (Abilene) 20.15 WC
2 Kyle Greaux (Abilene) 20.19 WC
3 Dan Nei Telesdord (Abilene) 20.50
Men's 800 Metres
1 Jamaal James (Abilene) 1:49.38
2 Nicholas Landeau (Bankers AC) 1:49.56
3 Daniel Gibbs (Mustangs) 1:51.74
Women's 800 Metres
1 Alena Brooks (Memphis Pioneers) 2:05.44
2 Jerisa James (Memphis Pioneers) 2:19.84
3 Zita Vincent (St Vin & Gren) 2:20.77
Women's 400 Metre
1 Sparkle Mc Knight (Memphis Pioneers)
2 Janeil Bellille (Abilene) 58.53
3 Lakeisha Warner (BVI) 58.79
Men's 400 Metre Hurdles
1 Juander Santos (Dominican Republic)
2 Eric Alejandro (Puerto Rico) 49.90
3 Kern Alexis (Memphis Pioneers) 50.52
Michelle-Lee Ahye, of Rebirth, wins the Women's 200m final in a time of 22.50 during day three
of the NAAA NGC/Sagicor National Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Sunday.
BPL's Bournemouth to host clinic July 7-9
Tobago will once again be the
venue for another football clinic.
This time, British Premier League
club AFC Bournemouth FC will
partner with the Tobago Zone of
the Secondary Schools Football
League and Pro Series Events to
host a clinic from July 7-9 at the
Dwight Yorke Stadium.
This will be the TZSSFL's first
ever attempt to bring internation-
al coaches to the island as part of
the new youth player development
The clinic follows the recently
concluded and very successful
Sparta Rotterdam FC coach and
player clinic held at the Dwight
Jaime Harris, UEFA B License
and head coach for AFC Bour-
nemouth's U-11 programme, will
conduct he sessions with assis-
tance from five local coaches. All
Tobago-based coaches are encour-
aged to attend.
The coaches will conduct two
training sessions on each day. The
first will be from 10 am-12 noon
and the second from 3 pm-6 pm.
Players specifically between the
ages of 9-16 are encouraged to
All players will receive an indi-
vidual assessment at the end of
the clinic. Registration is $400.
For more information please con-
tact Arlon James (689-2304), Dar-
ren Joseph (728-9168) or Richard
Hope shines but India go 1-0 up in ODI series
PORT OF SPAIN ---Shai Hope
struck a high-class half-century,
but it failed to save West Indies
from a 105-run defeat to India in
the rain-hit second One-Day Inter-
national of the five-match series
here on Sunday.
Chasing a difficult 311 in a con-
test reduced to 43 overs per side
at Queen's Park Oval, the Carib-
bean side were restricted to 205 for
six, with Hope stroking an accom-
plished 81 off 88 balls.
Roston Chase chipped in with an
unbeaten 33, while skipper Jason
Holder made 29, but West Indies'
task was made more difficult after
they slumped to four runs for two
wickets in the third over, and failed
to mount a significant enough
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav
was key for the Indians with three
for 50, including the wicket of Hope,
while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar
claimed two for nine in an early
burst with the new ball.
Right-handed opener Ajinkya
Rahane had earlier compensated for
the gloomy weather by carving out
a stroke-filled 103, while his captain
Virat Kohli struck 87 and Shikhar
Those three innings formed the
foundation of India's 310 for five,
after they were asked to bat first
following a delayed start of two
hours because of rain.
Rahane faced 104 deliveries and
counted 10 fours and two sixes,
adding 114 for the first wicket with
Dhawan, whose 59-ball knock also
included 10 boundaries.
Rahane showed his intent from
as early as the opening over, when
he pulled fast bowler Alzarri Joseph
to the square leg boundary and
followed up in the 20-year-old's
next over by clearing the ropes at
The left-handed Dhawan joined
in the run-spree with two sweetly
timed off side boundaries off seam-
er Holder in the fourth over, as India
sped to 63 after the first 10 overs.
Dhawan raised his second
half-century in three days, in the
14th over of 49 balls, before depart-
ing in the 19th over, drawn from
his crease by off-spinner Ashley
Nurse and stumped.
Rahane then combined with Kohli
in a 97-run stand to further bury
the hosts. He raised his fifty off 56
balls in the 20th over but then
accelerated to reach his third ODI
hundred off another 46 deliveries
--- raising the landmark with a scin-
tillating cover drive off seamer
Miguel Cummins in the 34th over.
When he departed two balls later,
bowled by one that clipped off
stump, Kohli took charge of the
innings, smashing four fours and
four sixes in a 66-ball innings.
Holder conceded 22 runs off the
final over, while sending down three
no-balls --- two of which were high
full tosses and resulted in him being
barred from bowling the last deliv-
ery of the innings.
West Indies were up against it
from the third ball of their reply
when left-hander Kieran Powell
was caught at the wicket without
scoring off Kumar on review, with-
out a run on the board.
Jason Mohammed followed in the
third over, also without scoring,
driving Kumar to backward point
where Hardik Pandya snaffled a low
With the innings wobbling, open-
er Hope then led the Windies recov-
ery, putting on 89 for the third
wicket with Evin Lewis who made
a pedestrian 21 off 37 balls.
Hope raised his second ODI
half-century off 65 balls in the 19th
over, and then upped the ante with
leg-side sixes in successive overs
from Kuldeep and off-spinner Ravi
Lewis perished in the 20th over
at 93 for three, missing a charge at
Kuldeep and going stumped, and
Hope was finally prised out, lbw
on review, to Kuldeep in the 26th
over --- one delivery after clearing
extra cover for this third six.
All told, he counted five fours
and three sixes, and when he
departed at 112 for four, the required
run rate had risen to 11.5 runs an
Jonathan Carter's dour 31-ball 13
helped precious little and Chase
and Holder's 42-run, sixth-wicket
stand off 44 deliveries was well
short of the torrent of runs required
to threaten India.
The teams meet again on Friday
in Antigua where the Windies will
be hoping to level the series. CMC
West Indies middle order batsman Shai Hope plays a sweep shot as India's
MS Dhoni looks on during the second ODI at the Queen's Park Oval on
Sunday. India won the match by 105 runs to go 1-0 up in the series after the
first match at the same venue was washed out.
PHOTO COURTESY: WICB
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