Defending Carifta champions Kishorn and Elton Walcott were on fire as they both set new national junior at the 10th Tobago Falcons Games at the Dwight Yorke Stadium,
Bacolet on the weekend.
Kishorn continued his impressive build up for next weekend Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica when he smashed the boys under 20 javelin national mark for the second straight meet. The tall Toco athlete delighted the Bacolet crowd by with the first national mark of the weekend as he bettered the standard with 67.32 in the second round of the competition before raising it to a mammoth 69.01m two round later. It is the second straight week Kishorn improved the record after throwing 67.02m at the Southern Games men’s title on April 10th. The Toco Secondary sixth form student is going for his second straight boys under 20 Carifta title (third overall). His older brother followed with an equally impressive performance leaping a new boy’s under 20 triple jump record. In the space of three jumps he decimated the previous mark twice and had three jumps over 16 metres. Elton set a new mark in his very first jump reaching out to 16.00m and erased the previous mathe 15:88 effort of Kyron Blaise in July 2007 and equaled by Elton himself at last year’s Falcons Games. In the very next round Elton added 28 cm to the first effort cutting the sand at 16.28m in still conditions (+0.0m/s). On his third attempt the 2009 Youth championships 4th place finisher fell short of another record “only” reaching out to 16.16m. Elton will be seeking his third consecutive boys Carifta gold medal and his fourth in total. There were also other impressive performances for several Carifta –bound athletes. Boys under 17 selectee Shervonne Worrell (Zenith) copped shot put and discus titles while Marielle Pierre (Burnley) won the same events in the girls under 17 division. Worrell, a 2009 Carifta silver medallist, took the shot in a personal best of 16.29m on Saturday and then the discus with 45.64m. Pierre landed the shot title with 10.46m and the discus with a best distance of 34.05m
Southern Athletics Adel Colthrust sped to his second sprint double in as many weeks as he captured the boys under 13 100m and 200m titles. In the shorter race, Colthrust was the winner in 12.85 seconds ahead of Tyreke Gordon (Zenith) 12.95 and Jamaul Andrews (Petrotrin Palso Seco) 13.27. He was unstoppable in the 200m taking gold in 25.95 ahead of Gordon (26.87) and Andrews (27.58). At last Southern Games Colthrust was also triumphant in both races.
Zenith’s Tyshawn Gray and Kristian Joseph , Jada Barker(Cougars), Jessica James (Neon Trackers), George Smith (Petrotrin Palo Seco), Quincy Wilson (Health Olympians), Dominica’s Laun Gabriel and Barbadian Shakera Reece all registered double wins. Gray captured the boys under 11 100m (13.77) and 150m (20.25) gold medals while Joseph led the way in the boys under 20 100 and 200 dashes in 10.86/21.94. Barker took the girls under 15 under 100/200 sprints in 12.89 and 26.33 respectively. James was first to the line in the women’s 400m (56.19) and 800 (2:14:97). Smith topped the field in the men’s 800 and 1500m. In the two lap event he pulled away on the back straight in the second lap to win in 1:55:12 ahead of Sterlin Paul (Neon Trackers) 1:55:47 and Guyana’s Cleveland Thomas (1:55:52). In the 1500m the 21 year old clocked 4:00:91 to beat Thomas (4:02:26) and double Carifta champion Mark London (4:06:11).Wilson took the men’s discus and shot put throws. The multiple Carifta champion won the discus with 54.39m metres ahead Akeem Stewart (Jaguars) 47.03m and Rodney Liverpool (TTDF) 34.04. In the Shot he triumph with 16.28. Stewart had to settle for second again (15.27m) with Hezekeih Romeo (Memphis) in third 15.10m. Gabriel set a new Dominican girls junior record in taking the girls under 17 200 in 24.67. She finished ahead of TT’s Carifta athletes Zakiya Denoon (Zenith) 25.14 and Shirnell Ettienne (La Brea) 25.48. In the 100m Gabriel was again the winner in 12.13. Reece ran away with the ladies 100m crown in 11.81 seconds. The Barbados 100m record holder also captured the 200m title in 24.09 sec.
Cherisse Murray and Shaunna Downey traded wins in the women’s shot put and discus events. In the shot Murray (Toco TAFAC) was the winner in 12.23m with Downey (Burnley) in second in 11.41. In the discus Downey finished ahead with 37.36 with Murray in second in 34.61. Both will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Carifta Games.
Jehue Gordon (Memphis)won his second straight Falcon Games men’s 400m hurdles title. The 2010 World Junior champion was first to the line in 50.11 ahead of Eric Javier Alejandro (Puerto Rico) who finished in 50.28. In 2010 Gordon won gold in 49.65 seconds before going on to take double gold at the Carista Games in the Cayman Islands. John Mark Constantine was impressive in winning the boys under 17 100m in 10.80. The Concorde sprinter turned back 200m winner Breon Mullings (Memphis) 11.13 and Cordell Griffith (Cougars) 11.37. Mark Constantine did not qualify for the Carifta team as he was injured during last month’s trials. Denzil Ramirez (TTDF) captured the Durly Lucas 10k road race men’s honours in 32.21 ahead of Richard Jones (TT), 33.21 and American Jordan Desilets, 33.21. TT’s Celine Lestrade took the women’s version in 42.18 beating Oslyn Collins(Guyana) 44.18 and anther TT’s runnr Paulette Luces 44.50. In the multi-events competition Zenith athletes captured three of the four gold medals. Shaquana Scott (Zenith) topped the field in the girls under 13 pentathlon with 2,170 points ahead of Aquilla St. Louis (D’Abadie) 2, 033 and Schrese Trim (Cougars) 2,018. In the boys under 13 event Scott’s club-mate Tyriq Horsford was the winner with 2,704 points with Jahi Hernandez (Hampton) in second 2, 498 and Anson Moses (Tobago Falcons) in third 2,411. Zenith’s Andwelle Wright and Malik Tarbell took the first two spots in the boys under 15 heptathlon. Wright dominated scoring 4002 points and took the gold despite not completing the last event. Malik was second with 3,758. Terry Fredrick (Pt. Fortin N/Jets) copped the bronze amassing 3,711 points. Alisha St. Louis led a D’Abadie sweep in the girls under 15 event. St. Louis triumphed with 3,429 ahead of Mekela Baptiste (3,037) and Shaian Charles (2,751). TT’s Carifta-bound relay teams ended the girls under 20 took the women’s race in 3:39:90 of Neon Trackers (3:50:77) with the girls under 17 quartet taking third in 3:54:94.