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Sports => What about Track & Field => Topic started by: Swima on March 28, 2010, 05:07:01 AM

Title: Gordon burns the track in Tobago
Post by: Swima on March 28, 2010, 05:07:01 AM
Big big time a week before Carifta.


Eighteen-year-old World Championship 4th place finisher Jehue Gordon (Memphis) sped to victory in a time of 49.65 seconds in the 400m hurdles on day two of the 9th Falcon Games at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet yesterday. Gordon got off to a fast start and pulled away to win, ahead of the 2002 World Junior 400m hurdles finalist Gregory Little of Jamaica. Little was well beaten into second place in 52.71 seconds with Ancil Nicholson third in 53.31 seconds. Gordonís winning time is off his personal best of 48.26 seconds, which he set in finishing fourth in at last year's World Champs in Berlin, Germany, making him the second fastest junior performer all time.

The win is the final warm up for Gordon as he seeks to defend his B U 20 400m hurdles title. Sparkle McKnight won the womenís 400m hurdles in a new personal best of 59.20 seconds ahead of Gabriella Cumberbatch 0.04 seconds behind in 59.20 seconds. In third place was 16-year-old Kernisha Spann (Neon Trackers) one min 3.60 seconds. Mc Knight, Cumberbatch and Spann will represent T&T at next weekend Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands. McKnight and Cumberbatch G U-20 400m hurdles and Span G U17 300m hurdles.
Title: Re: Gordon burns the track in Tobago
Post by: AirMan on March 28, 2010, 01:27:47 PM
Yes..Good article from the Express and I hope Jehue continue to shine..Did he decide to compete at the Commonwealth Games yet ?
Title: Re: Gordon burns the track in Tobago
Post by: TriniItalian on March 30, 2010, 10:31:02 AM
Yes..Good article from the Express and I hope Jehue continue to shine..Did he decide to compete at the Commonwealth Games yet ?

I believe so he told me that he has four races that he's targeting to break the record this yr and that's one of them.
Title: Re: Gordon burns the track in Tobago
Post by: Swima on April 01, 2010, 04:58:18 AM
Ran into Jehue last night at the function in the Hyatt for both the aquatic and athletics teams. Had no idea the boy was so tall. I had to tell him how much he is admired and wish him the best of success. The boy seems very grounded and a real gem for us for years to come.
Title: Re: Gordon burns the track in Tobago
Post by: jai john on April 01, 2010, 08:38:19 AM
Big big time a week before Carifta.


Eighteen-year-old World Championship 4th place finisher Jehue Gordon (Memphis) sped to victory in a time of 49.65 seconds in the 400m hurdles on day two of the 9th Falcon Games at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet yesterday. Gordon got off to a fast start and pulled away to win, ahead of the 2002 World Junior 400m hurdles finalist Gregory Little of Jamaica. Little was well beaten into second place in 52.71 seconds with Ancil Nicholson third in 53.31 seconds. Gordonís winning time is off his personal best of 48.26 seconds, which he set in finishing fourth in at last year's World Champs in Berlin, Germany, making him the second fastest junior performer all time.

The win is the final warm up for Gordon as he seeks to defend his B U 20 400m hurdles title. Sparkle McKnight won the womenís 400m hurdles in a new personal best of 59.20 seconds ahead of Gabriella Cumberbatch 0.04 seconds behind in 59.20 seconds. In third place was 16-year-old Kernisha Spann (Neon Trackers) one min 3.60 seconds. Mc Knight, Cumberbatch and Spann will represent T&T at next weekend Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands. McKnight and Cumberbatch G U-20 400m hurdles and Span G U17 300m hurdles.


It should be noted that he knocked one hurdle so it was not his best race and it definitely slowed him ...