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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
GET JAVELIN GOLD
Tyriq Horsford continued his
brilliance in the javelin event and
predictably won his fourth gold
medal in a row at the Flow Carifta
Games at the Thomas A Robinson
National Stadium in Nassau, Baha-
mas on Sunday evening.
Horsford’s winning throw meas-
ured 68.15 metres to reach the top
of the podium in the the boys
Under-20 javelin event then to
increase T&T’s medal tally to 10,
three gold, three silver and four
bronze, at the 47th edition of the
event. Placing second was Barba-
dos’ Zion Hill with a 63.12m-throw
and third was Hughie Sean Rolle
of Bahamas with 62.44.
Horsford has a beaming history
at the Games, winning gold med-
als in the event in the boys U-18 di-
vision over the past three years at
the premier regional youth track
and field meet.
Talena Murray yesterday fol-
lowed in his footsteps claiming
gold in the girls U-20 javelin event
with a best toss of 45.54m. An-
other T&T athlete, Kymoi Noray,
competed in the event and bagged
bronze with a 41.80m-throw.
Daneliz Thomas of Cayman Is-
lands was the silver-medallist with
Also on Sunday evening, T&T
quartet of Ako Hislop, Onil Mitch-
ell, Timothy Frederick and Tyrell
Edwards, running in that order,
copped a silver medal in the boys
U-20 4x100m relay.
The national team clocked
40.29 seconds to follow the Ja-
maican team of Ryiem Robertson,
Christopher Taylor, Xavier Nairne,
Michael Bentley to the line in
Third was the Barbados team
of Nathan Ferguson, Antoni Hoy-
te-Small, Matthew Clarke, Kuron
Griffith in 40.43.
Adding another silver yesterday
to the T&T tally was Shaniqua Bas-
combe, who crossed in 23.75 in
the girls U-17 200m dash, to finish
behind Jamaican sprint star Bri-
ana Williams (23.11). Jaida Know-
les of the host country was third
Bascombe was the lone sprinter
medalling on the final evening
as Avindale Smith, who was pro-
moted to gold in the boys U-17
400m, did not face the starter in
the boys version of the race.
Timothy Frederick just missed
out on a medal, placing fourth in
the boys U-20 200m in 21.20 and
Akilah Lewis was seventh in the
girls’ U-20 dash.
Savion Joseph also won silver in
the boys U-17 long jump, leaping
6.89m to finish behind Jamaican
Jordan Turner, who got the gold
with a 6.92-leap. Luke Brown of Ja-
maica bagged bronze with 6.87m.
T&T got two medals in the
boys Octathlon, with Franklyn
Stanisclaus taking the silver with
5,039 points and bronze went to
his teammate Joel Andrews with
5,028. Fenelon Wilkenson of Turks
and Caicos with the gold-medallist
Meanwhile, Safiya John ex-
celled in the girls Heptathlon,
sealing silver with 4,364 points.
Peter-Gay McKenzie ( Jamaica) got
the gold with 4,529 and Jean Al-
lard-Saint-Albin (Martinique) the
bronze with 4,300.
Lone hurdler Patrice Richards
made an early exit in the girls
100m hurdles event after she
Over on the field, Jayden An-
toine placed 12th with a distance
of 6.69m in the boys U-20 long
jump, Jayden Antoine placed 12th
with a distance of 6.69m.
Up to press time last evening,
the T&T medal count stood at 14
(4 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze).
Girls 100m hurdles U-20
1 Amoi Brown (Jamaica) - 13.15
2 Dazray Freeman (Jamaica) - 13.39
3 Sasha Wells (Bahamas) - 13.44
6 Tamia Badal (T&T) - 14.77
Boys 110m hurdles U-20
1 Orlando Bennett (Jamaica) - 13.35
2 Jeanice Laviolette (G P L) -13.52
3 Oscar Smith (Bahamas) - 13.57
8 Tyrese Rawlins (T&T) - 14.46
Girls 800m U-20
1 Shaqueena Foote (Jamaica) - 2:07.56
2 Chrissani May (Jamaica) -2:09.00
3 Joanna Archer (Guyana) -2:11.62
4 Joanna Rogers (T&T) - 2:14.08
Boys shot put U-20
1 Zico Campbell (Jamaica) - 17.90m
2 Konnel Jacob (T&T) - 17.27m
3 Triston Gibbons (Barbados) - 17.01m
7 Clarence Hannibal (T&T) - 15.05m
Boys long jump (NWI) U-20
1 Wayne Pinnock (Jamaica) - 7.46m
2 Safin Wills (Jamaica) - 7.28m -1.6
3 Denvaughn Whymns (Bahamas) -
12 Jayden Antoine 6.69m.
T&T ready to
Njisane Phillip believes T&T’s im-
proved teamwork under new tech-
nical director Erin Hartwell will
boost its medal chances in the men’s
track cycling team sprint.
“Before, it was every man for
himself,” Phillip said. “We were just
bumping heads and going at each
other - it was all-out war. But I’m real
happy with everything now.
“It’s a lot more organised, more
professional. We have a lot more
T&T skipped the World Track
Cycling Championships in March
to focus on the Gold Coast Com-
monwealth Games, where it is the
fourth-ranked entrant in the team
The team, comprised of Phillip,
Nicholas Paul and Kwesi Browne,
had its last test at January’s Track
Cycling World Cup event in Belarus,
where Phillip set a national record in
the standing lap to lead the trio to
“We surpassed our expectations.
I’m trying to break the record here
again,” said Phillip, who will again
be the top local cyclist at the Games.
“We’re going in all guns blazing.
Hopefully we can jump up on the
Phillip has been a pioneer for
cycling in T&T. With two new sta-
diums, including a national cycling
centre with a 250m indoor track,
T&T will continue to improve.
He said: “I opened a lot of doors
for cyclists,” he said. “It was hard for
me, but since I came into the game
in 2008 we developed a lot in the
country. These next couple of years
we’ll be able to see what Trinidad
has to offer the sport of cycling.”
Phillip began cycling at age nine
as a bonding exercise with his fa-
“He wasn’t there when I was
younger. He lived in Miami. So when
I went to see him, he would ride,
and I would ride a BMX.”
A new father himself, Phillip has
added motivation to perform at the
“I have to provide for someone
else now,” he said.
Njisane Phillip, national cycling star.
T&T’s Ako Hislop, from left Onil Mitchell, Timothy Frederick and Tyrell Edwards won silver in the boys Under-20
4x100m relay at the Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday evening.
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