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bronze in Boston
T&T's Semoy Hackett
won a bronze in the
women's 200 metres at
the Boston University
John Thomas Terrier
Classic in Massachusetts,
The Empire Club
sprinter clocked 23.91
seconds to inish third
overall in the timed inal.
The opening race was
the fastest race in the 23
sections with with Americans Joanna Atkins (23.21)
of Rekorton Elite and Jessica Beard (23.48), Hackett's
clubmate, placing irst and second respectively
Another T&T sprinter picked up a bronze on Friday,
Michelle-Lee Ahye inished third in the women's 60m
at the ISTAF Indoor track and ield meet in Berlin,
Ahye crossed in a season's best 7.16 to follow Ger-
man Tatjana Pinto (7.13) and Switzerland's Mujinga
Kambundji (7.14), to the line.
At the Boston meet, Dawnell Collymore claimed a
bronze medal as well partnering with her Monroe Col-
lege teammates to inish third in the 4x400m relay in
3:52.57. Earlier, she placed 27th in the women's 800m
Ruebin Walters remains perfect in his senior
year at the University of Alabama, sealing another
gold medal in the men's 60m hurdles at the Bob
Pollock Invitational at Clemson University Indoor
Complex US on Friday.
It is third time in three meets this sea-
son that the Crimson Tide junior has
won gold in the event, winning
in a time of 7.70, which ranks
as the fourth-fastest time in
school history. Walters now
owns ive of the 10-fastest times
ever run in the event at Ala-
bama. He also advance with the
fastest qualifying time of 7.76.
Yesterday, his schoolmate
Portious Warren, a junior,
copped a silver medal in the
women's shot put with her
best mark measuring 15.49m,
her third attempt. She also had
throws of 12.86, 15.48, 13.78,
15.24 and 15.15.
Another junior at Alabama,
Mauricia Prieto was second in
heat three of the women's
200m in 24.09 and placed
ninth overall in the timed
inal while Reyare Thomas
(Unattached) was 11th in
Thomas also competed in
the women's 60m the day before
and placed 14th in 7.56 seconds.
On Friday evening at the Razorback Invitational
in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tyra Gittens of Texas A&M
won a bronze medal in the women's pentathlon
tallying 4009 points. She placed second in both the
high jump (916) and long jump (816); was fourth in
both the 60m hurdles (916) and the shot put (682);
and earned 593 after placing seventh in the 800m.
Sophomore Akanni Hislop of Louisiana State Uni-
versity (LSU) ran a personal best 21.16 to win section
four of the men's 200m timed inal but missed out
on a medal after placing fourth overall.
LSU junior Zakiya Denoon placed second in the
women's version of the race in section seven in
23.61, to have the 11th quickest time.
Walters gets another
U20 attracts scouts
Former Australian interna-
tional player Alison Leigh
Forman has lauded the or-
ganisation of the CONCACAF
Under-20 Women's Champi-
onship and the standard of
football throughout the tour-
nament which concludes
today at the Ato Boldon
Stadium in Couva with the inal that will feature the United States and Mexico,
preceded by the third place playoff involving Haiti and Canada.
Forman is the marketing manager of the internationally renowned youth foot-
ball tournament in Denmark, the Dana Cup and she and a contingent of of icials
from the Dana Cup visited T&T last week to witness some of the group phase
games and hold discussions with local of icials. Forman and Dana Cup di-
rector Jette Anderson, a former Denmark national women's player, met
with TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal to discuss the possibilities
of having teams from T&T at the Dana Cup as well as potential
opportunities for women players at their club ad acad-
emy in Denmark.
"I think it's fantastic," Forman said about the current
tournament. "I think the qualify of the women's game
is just getting higher even from the 17s, 19s, 20s and up
to the senior level. I think this tournament has been fan-
tastic with good organisation and quality of football and
we are looking forward to seeing a couple more games,"
She was also complimentary of the facilities at Couva
and amazed at the fact that T&T had ive football sta-
diums, also pointing out to the nearby Aquatic Centre
and Cycling Velodrome in close proximity to the Home
"I think it's fantastic that you have all these facilities
and we are seeing things taking place such as this tour-
nament. It brings a sense of comfort and excitement to
see things happening. You have some fantastic facilities
here for such a small country," she said.
"We thought it was a fantastic opportunity to come
here to discuss a potential relationship with our organ-
isation and yours and to also discuss with some of the
other teams here," she added.
The Dana Cup, established in 1982, is the third larg-
est youth tournament in the world where 1100 teams
from 45 countries come together to play in Denmark in
July every year. Teams come from Brazil, USA, Mexico,
Germany, Sweden, England, Norway, Portugal, Ecua-
dor, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, England, France, Turkey, Venezuela, Wales, South
Africa, Holland, Iceland, Haiti and Argentina to name a few.
Forman is also looking to create opportunities for local women players.
"We have an academy and a club that caters for women players so we have
held discussions about possibly taking over a couple of your national players to
provide them with a platform for a career in the game over there and obviously
to help develop and promote these players which in turn will help both of our
programmes," Forman stated,
Forman played for Australia at the 1995 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
as well as the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. The current championship has
attracted scouts from several US Colleges.
Shaun Fuentes served as FIFA Media Officer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals and a
CONCACAF Champions League and Tournament press officer.
TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal with Dana Cup marketing manager and
former Australian player Alison Leigh Forman, right, and director Jette Anderson.
T&T's Semoy Hackett won
bronze in Boston.
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