TT relay boys claim CAC Jr bronze
Monday, July 2 2012
TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Boys 4x1000m relay team took bronze Saturday evening as action continued in the CAC Junior Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador. The quartet of Kern Jereem Richards, Jesse Berkley, Jonathan Holder and Ashron Sobers crossed the finish line in 39.99 seconds. There was no stopping the Jamaicans, however, who smashed the CAC Junior record with a scorching 39.39 performance. Bahamas took silver with a time of 39.80.
TT’s Girls 4x100m relay team of Keyelle Clarke, Tsai-Anne Joseph, Aaliyah Telesford and Zakiya Denoon placed third in the ‘B’ final in 46.24. Jamaica (45.53) and Bahamas (45.72) took the gold and silver respectively.
Richards, a bronze medallist with the relay team, earned silver in the 200m final with a 20.98 clocking while trailing Alberto Yoandys Lezcay Prado of Cuba who bagged the gold in 20.87.
TT’s Marielle Pierre was also among the medals with a bronze in the Girls ‘B’ discus throw. Pierre produced a powerful throw of 38.30 on her penultimate attempt but was a class apart from record-breaker Cuba’s Rosalia Vasquez Ramirez who threw a massive 50.24.
Meanwhile yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Cedenio and Theon Lewis secured passage to the Boys 400m final with brilliant performances in the semi-finals. Cedenio powered to victory in semifinal two in a time of 48.08 while Lewis won the earlier semifinal, stopping the clock at 49.22.
Cedenio was the overwhelming favourite for the gold last night while Lewis was also expected to contend for a medal.
TT’s Reubin Walters won his semi-final in the Men’s 110m hurdles with the second fastest qualifying time. Walters burst past the finish line in a time of 13.55 to win his race ahead of Bahamian kirk Lewis (13.81) and Michael Ohara (13.81) of Jamaica. Tyler Mason of Jamaica (13.51) had the fastest qualifying time.
Jeminise Parris booked her place in the 100m hurdles final with a third- place finish in semifinal one. Parris stopped the clock at 14.02 behind Shakera Hall of Barbados (13.74) and Jamaica’s Montieth Tishanna (13.95).
There were gold medals for Andwuelle Wright (Boys Under-18 long jump), Kenejah Williams (Boys Under-18 discus) and Kernesha Spann (Girls Under-20 400m hurdles) on Friday as the TT athletes started the Championships with a bang on the opening day.