Record discus, medal haul for T&T masters
Tuesday, September 2nd 2008
Trinidad and Tobago's Geraldine George-Francis broke the discuss record in the North America, Central America and Caribbean Regional Track & Field Championships with a throw of 42 metres to capture the gold medal on the first day of the games in Florida on August 28.
George-Francis was one of the country's 25 gold medallists at the games which concluded on Sunday.
In a press release issued yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Masters Athletes (TTAMA) said that this team earned the distinction of having won more medals than any T&T team attending these Championships.
The overall medal count of 48, including 25 gold is remarkable for a contingent of 23 athletes and the TTAMA extended their heartiest congratulations to all the athletes for a great team performance.
The T&T contingent return today 2nd at 1.45 p.m at Piarco International Airport.
T&T Medal Winners:
Susannah Joefield-8k Cross Country
Ruth Frazer-Munroe-8k Cross Contry
Monica Tang Wing-Pentathlon
Donna Maynard-5k Walk
Kenrick Russell-Shot Putt and Pethatlon (2 Medals)
Monica Tang Wing-Short Hurdles & Long Jump (2 Medals)
Terrance Skinner-Long Jump
Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-Long Jump
Monica Tang Wing-300M Hurdles
Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-100M
Jules La Rode-1500M
Donna Maynard-10K Road Walk
Gwendolyn Smith-Shot Putt
Monica Tang Wing-Shot Putt
Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-300M Hurdles
James Bristol-Shot Putt
Susannah Joefield-Half Marathon
Jules La Rode 1500M
Relay - Men 70-74-4x100M
Relay - Men 70-74-4x400M
Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-200M
Irma Riley-Triple Jump
Irma Riley-Weight Pentathlon
Geraldine George-Francis-Shot Putt
Relay-Men 40-44-4 x 100M