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T&T 4th in 4x400 final
T&T’s 4x400 metres Men’s Relay
team of Deon Lendore, Jereem
Richards, Asa Guevara and La-
londe Gordon produced a new
National Indoor Record time at
3:02.52 in the final at the IAAF
World Indoor Track and Field
Championships in Birmingham,
However, the quartet failed
to be among the medals, finish-
ing fourth despite making two
changes to the team that qualified
for the finals.
Renny Quow and Machel Cede-
nio, known for their never-say-
die attitude in the one-lap event,
had to make way for the in-form
Guevara and Deon Lendore in the
final which paid dividends as they
improved on the 3:05.96 seconds
they ran the day before. How-
ever, it was not enough to stop
a polished Poland team of Karol
Zalewski, Rafat Omelko, Tukasz
Krawezuk and Jakub Krzewina
from sprinting to the gold medal
in a new world indoor record in a
time of 3:01.77 seconds.
The United States team of Fred
Kerley, Michael Cherry, Aldrich
Bailey Jr and Vernon Norwood
secured the silver medal in a sea-
son’s best time of 3:01.97, while
Belgium four-man team of Dylan
Borlee, Jonathan Borlee, Jonathan
Sacoor and Kevin Borlee took the
bronze medal with a record time
of 3:02.51 seconds.
Jamaica crossed the line in
second place but was soon dis-
qualified with an athlete in the
incorrect order when waiting to
receive the baton.
That saw Poland claim the sil-
ver with a national indoor record
of 3:26.09 with Britain third in
3:29.38. The race triggered a bliz-
zard of appeals.
Jamaica appealed against its dis-
qualification, while Ukraine asked
for Poland to be disqualified and
Poland claimed the US should be
as well—both for stepping on the
All three appeals were rejected.
Britain was initially disqualified
for obstruction but successfully
Elsewhere, world record holder
Renaud Lavillenie won the world
indoors pole vault for a third time,
but it was his first significant title
in two years after an injury-hit sea-
son last year.
Lavillenie was clearly emotional
on the podium after being the
only competitor to clear 5.90 me-
ters. American Sam Kendricks was
second, ahead of Poland’s Piotr
Lisek after both cleared 5.85 in a
competition which lasted more
than three hours.
Poland sets world indoor record
in 4x400-meter relay, US 2nd.
Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, right, and T&T’s Michelle-Lee Ahye participate in a heat of the women’s 60 meter
semifinal at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain on Friday. Ahye was 6th in the final in
Relay men set new indoor record
Taylor shines with 90 but WI beaten
LINCOLN—Captain Stafanie Taylor
missed out on a sixth One-Day
International hundred as West In-
dies Women narrowly went down
by a single run to New Zealand
Women, in the opening One-Day
Asked to chase a challenging
279 at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, West
Indies ended on 277 for nine off
their 50 overs with Taylor carving
out a top score of 90 off 93 balls.
The Caribbean side required
11 runs from the last over with
Kyshona Knight and tail-ender
Tremayne Smartt (5) at the crease
but only managed to eke out nine,
after losing Smartt and failing to
get the four runs required for vic-
tory off the final delivery.
Kyshona Knight chipped in with
a busy 44 off 31 deliveries while
twin sister Kycia Knight, struck
a patient 38 at the top order and
Chedean Nation, 29.
Sent in earlier, the White Ferns
had earlier piled up 278 for nine
off their 50 overs, with veteran So-
phie Devine striking 108—her third
one-day century—and opening
partner and captain Suzie Bates
Off-spinner Taylor (3-54) and
leg-spinner Afy Fletcher (3-55)
claimed three wickets apiece
while off-spinner Hayley Matthews
supported with two for 68.
It was the opening stand be-
tween Devine and Bates which put
New Zealand on their way, as they
added 76 to deny West Indies any
In reply, Windies Women lost
Matthews cheaply for 18 off 19
balls with three fours, bowled off
the fourth ball off seamer Holly
Huddleston’s (2-40) opening spell,
after being kept scoreless off the
first three deliveries.
The right-handed Taylor, arriv-
ing at number three, then hauled
her side back into the contest in
an innings dotted with eight fours
second wicket with Kycia Knight
and a further 64 for the third
wicket with Nation.
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 90 runs.
vs West Indies
– 1st ODI
NEW ZEALAND Innings
S Bates c Nation b Matthews
S Devine st Aguilleira b Fletcher 108
A Satterthwaite c Matthews b
K Martin lbw b Dottin
M Green c Cooper b Taylor
L Down c Matthews b Taylor
K Ebrahim b Fletcher
L Kasperek not out
A Kerr c Kyshona Knight b Taylor 7
L Tahuhu c Kyshona Knight b
H Huddleston not out
Extras (w8, nb1)
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Bates), 2-136
(Satterthwaite), 3-199 (Martin),
4-211 (Devine), 5-233 (Green), 6-234
(Ebrahim), 7-236 (Down), 8-246
(Kerr), 9-251 (Tahuhu).
Bowling: Connell 8-0 -51-0,
Smarttt 5-0 -21-0,
Dottin 7-0 -29-1,
Matthews 10-0 -68-2,
Fletcher 10-0 -55 -3,
Taylor 10-0 -54-3.
WEST INDIES Innings
H Matthews b Huddleston
Kycia Knight lbw b Kasperek
S Taylor c Kerr b Ebrahim
C Nation run out
B Cooper c Down b Kerr
Kyshona Knight not out
M Aguilleira c Green b Huddleston 20
A Fletcher run out
T Smartt c Green b Kasperek
S Connell not out
Extras (lb2, w7)
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Matthews),
2-88 (Kycia Knight), 3-152 (Nation),
4-167 (D Dottin), 5-185 (Cooper),
6-215 (Taylor), 7-248 (Aguilleira),
8-252 (Fletcher), 9-270 (Smartt).
Bowling: Kasperek 10-0-51-2,
Tahuhu 5-0 -31-0,
Devine 7-0 -44 -0,
Huddleston 9-1 -40-2,
Ebrahim 9-0 -60 -1,
Kerr 10-0 -49-2.
Result: New Zealand Women won
by one wicket.
Series: New Zealand Women lead
three-match series 1-0.
Toss: West Indies Women.
Umpires: A Mehrotra, D Walker.
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