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T&T s Laurelle Martineau s winning
streak was halted as she placed third
in the Women s Figure B Class of the
National Physique Competition (NPC)
Junior USA National Championship
which was held at the North Charleston
Performing Arts Centre, Charleston,
South Carolina, on Saturday.
The Petit Valley-born Martineau,
who celebrated her 32nd birthday on
Sunday, tallied 15 points in the 13 woman
field for third spot behind winner Vickie
Dowell (five points) and second-placed
Lacy Smith (12) while Kari Keenan (17)
and Valeria Palamidy (26) were the other
top five finishers.
Dowell eventually won the Figure
Overall title to earn her pro-card.
Despite placing third, Martineau, who
is in her third year of competing in the
USA, said she was thrilled about her top
"It was the biggest competition I ever
participated in and the competitors were
all on top of their game, so being able
to place in my first national level com-
petition was a great accomplishment in
itself," said Martineau, a former student
of Holy Name Convent (PoS).
Prior to competing at the event,
Martineau won two straight compe-
titions on the US International Fitness
and Physique Association (IFPA) 2013
The fitness enthusiasts of Team Fit
Xplosion captured top spot in the Figure
Pro Short Class of the IFPA Pro Bowl
and also got the judges nod for the
Women s Open Figure Overall prize in
Richmond, Virginia, last month, while
she was also a double-winner in the
NPC Max Muscle Classic staged in
Woodbridge, Virginia, first claiming the
Women s Figure Class A crown and
then the Figure Overall.
By winning the Max Muscle event
on April 20, she gained her qualification
to the NPC Junior USA Nationals.
Overall, since making her debut in
2011, Martineau has competed in nine
She won the Figure Middle Class at
the NGA Potomac Cup held in Wood-
bridge and followed it up by claiming
the Figure Open Short and Figure Over-
all, which secured her IFPA Pro Card
in a natural bodybuilding association.
Trained by Lorne Martineau, she also
had an 11th place showing in her first
professional start, the IFPA Gaspari
Nutrition Pro Classic in Maryland, while
competing in the Figure Pro Class.
Last year, she began with a third
place in the Figure Pro Short Class at
the IFPA Pro Bowl in Virginia followed
by fourth in the Short Class at the
Figure Universe Championships and
then closed out the year with a fifth
spot at the NPC Maryland State Classic,
in Class A.
Capped off by an Andell Jones hat-trick and a dou-
ble each from Tai Commissiong and Taryk Sampson,
North East Stars enjoyed a perfect day with three
wins at the expense of Police FC when action resumed
in the Oasis Youth Pro League on Sunday.
North East Stars secured a hat-trick of wins at the
Sangre Grande Recreation Ground, the third of which
was a 9-2 demolition of Police in the Under-17 division.
All nine goals came before five minutes into the second
half, courtesy Jones (10th, 16th, 46th), Commissiong
(21st, 36th), Sampson (25th, 36th), and solo items from
Reon Moore (29th) and Kirston Baird (50th). Police
could only muster consolation goals from Carlton
Alfonso (61st) and Deno Daniels (89th), after already
seeing the nine-goal deficit. The win saw North East
Stars advance one spot into third, just five points behind
St Ann s Rangers and with a match in hand.
Stars began the day with a comprehensive 3-0 win
in the U-13 division with goals from Devon Charles,
Travis Byron and Jelani Sampson, followed by a narrow
2-1 win in the U-15 division.
Dominick Vieira opened for Stars in the 52nd minute,
before Police FC made it even with a strike from Kobe
Knights in the 64th. North East Stars then secured its
first win of the campaign in the said division when
Reynard Thorne scored the decider in the 72nd minute.
U-15 and U-17 division leader St Ann s Rangers
secured wins to keep a comfortable distance between
itself and second place.
North East Stars 3 (Devon Charles 11th, Travis Byron 16th,
Jelani Sampson 47th) v Police FC 0
Defence Force 3 (Anderson Roberts 19th, Tyrese Bailey 29th,
Kendell Sween 55th) v Caledonia AIA 2 (Jesse Williams 6th, Cecil
W Connection 3 (Kyjuan Sampson 2nd, Christian Ransome 5th,
Arielle Steadman 16th) v St Ann's Rangers 0
Central FC 1 (Keilon Burnett 5th) v T&TEC 1 (Marli Greaves
North East Stars 2 (Dominick Vieira 52nd, Reynard Thorne
72nd) v Police FC 1 (Kobe Knights 64th)
Defence Force 4 (Trey Hanley 16th, Tyriq Alexander 45th,
Rahim Gordon 56th, og 58th, Romario Villafana 80th) v Caledonia
AIA 1 (Jabari Mars 69th)
St Ann's Rangers 1 (Naim Lewis 10th) v W Connection 0
Central FC 0 v T&TEC 0
North East Stars 9 (Andell Jones 10th, 16th, 46th, Tai
Commissiong 21st, 36th, Taryk Sampson 25th, 36th, Reon Moore
29th, Kirston Baird 50th) v Police FC 2 (Carlton Alfonso 61st, Deno
Defence Force 5 (Brent Sam 48th, 61st, Daniel Banfield 70th,
Akeem Garcia 84th, Kyell Lancaster 89th) v Defence Force 1
(Tyion Jennings 8th)
St Ann's Rangers 3 (Marqise Hoyte 4th, Kevon Goddard 44th,
Josh Toussaint 48th) v W Connection 1 (Ronaldo London 45th)
Central FC 2 (Nicholas Dillon 9th, Joshua Eneau 90th) v T&TEC
1 (Keon Brown 23rd)
North East Stars
run rampant in
Oasis Youth League
Martineau third at Junior
USA Figure B champs
The final zonal play-off in the 2013 Guinness
Street Football Challenge was played on Sat-
urday with Basic taking the big step toward
the $25,000 grand prize, following a 2-1 win
over Surfers in the North-West zone final.
Glen Walker, who plays for National Super
League outfit WASA FC, scored the opener in
the ninth minute, before Shaeon Phillip scored
the winner for Basic in the 14th. Apart from
making the June 1 national final, Phillip also
advanced to the skills challenge final (which
will be played on the same day), after amazing
the crowd with his freestyle moves.
Last weekend, Hills Have Eyes (North East)
and Chelsea (Central) won their respective play-
offs, after Drifters Answer Back (Tobago), Junior
Mafia (East) and Skillz that Killz (South) defended
their zonal crowns.
The final will take place at the outside court
of the Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road.
The winner of the T&T final will move onto
the regional final, which will be hosted by St
Vincent (the home of last year s winner) from
June 19 to 21.
Basic takes final Guinness local play-off title
Beckles Environmental will
be aiming to defend its title when
the eleven-a-side Santa Cruz
Football Cup kicks off on May
30 at the Brian Lara Recreation
Ground, Lower Santa Cruz.
Twenty-three teams will try to
dethrone Beckles Environmental,
including 2011 champions Police,
to win the $20,000 first prize.
The runners-up will win $10,000,
third place will walk away with
$5,000 and fourth place will win
$3,000 in the league competition.
The twenty-four teams will be
broken up into six groups of four.
A knockout competition called
the Garfield De Silva Cup will
take place simultaneously, with
the winner taking home $10,000
and second place $3,000. No prize
money will be awarded for the
third and fourth place winners in
the knockout competition.
Registration is still open at a
cost of $2,500 per team. This
tournament will be made possible
by Ricky Ragoonanan Group of
Companies, Beckles Environmen-
tal, UNIPET and Monteco Cre-
ations. Beckles Environmental will
begin their defence of the title on
the first day of competition at
4:30 pm. For more information
contact Laird Moe 388-7021 or
Emmanuel Phillip 710-6885.
Beckles to defend
Santa Cruz Cup
Players and the manager of winning team Basic celebrate following their successful challenge of
the Guinness Street Football Challenge North-West play-off at the King George V Basketball Court,
St Clair, on Saturday.
T&T's Laurelle Martineau strikes a stunning pose
during her bronze medal showing in the Women's
Figure B Class of the National Physique Competition
(NPC) Junior USA National Championship which was
held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Centre,
Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday. Photo:
Courtesy NPC News On Line Dan Ray.
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