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What about Track & Field / Re: Paris 2024
« on: July 08, 2024, 08:18:20 PM »
Peong she was at trials but didn't qualify. Seems like it was a rough year for her.

What about Track & Field / Re: Paris 2024
« on: July 08, 2024, 08:17:25 PM »
Gawd on pitch yeah if we keep doing the same thing expecting different results then you know what it is.

We need a revamp...12 athletes we're sending. So much for 10 gold 24. Like you say our medal winning professional athletes have gone through the NCAA system with the exception of Jehue and Michelle Lee. For the time being we just have to grunt and bear it I guess.

Yeah our female athletes have short careers, Fana Ashby, Josanne Lucas etc. I guess starting families/other factors play a role.

What about Track & Field / Re: Paris 2024
« on: July 06, 2024, 09:51:39 AM »
That's what I mean @gawd on pitch

Where are they? Our women's sprinting was promising but that has been wiped out. It's sad.

Definitely agree with diversification- we need athletes to step away from the sprints and try different events but we also need coaches who can recognize this and train athletes accordingly. We need a Stephen Francis type coach in Trinidad.

What about Track & Field / Re: Paris 2024
« on: July 04, 2024, 04:24:12 PM »
Lisa Raye and her sister Xenia Raye were very impressive and they came out of no where. They weren't at Carifta Trials.

Great point about Janae de Gannes I reckon she could do well in the 400m hurdles and she is a very versatile athlete as is.

What happened to our women sprinters? Just a couple years ago we had 3-4 heats then A and B final in the 100m. Saturday was just a final..

Notable absences for this year and for some the past few years:
Michelle Lee Ahye
Zakiya Denoon
Kayelle Clarke
Shaniqua Bascombe
Khalifa St Fort
Jenea Spinks
Ayla Stanisclaus
Kamaria Durant
Mauricia Prieto

To name a few. Sad

What about Track & Field / Re: Paris 2024
« on: July 01, 2024, 09:25:06 AM »
The conditions weren't the best on Saturday but that's the only thing. Our local athletes need help to get up to par.

We do have some promising young talent but it seems as if they have to go to the US or Jamaica to be successful.

Where was Michelle LA?

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: April 05, 2024, 05:37:14 PM »
Yup looking forward to is hosting. I just want it to be a fair competition, friendly banter no bad blood between us and other islands.

I feel as though our athletes will step up.

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: April 04, 2024, 08:30:17 PM »
Woodruff had he not been in the heat with the -3.6m/s would have made the final in the 100m.

I would like to see more of our athletes double. Better 200m times = better 100m times.

Janae De Gannes did a phenomenal job! CR she will continue to excel!

Our number of events has increased but we still need to do more.

One strategy is maintaining the gold medalists, aiming for the silver medalists to become gold, having the bronze aim higher etc.

Training our athletes to reach for the championship records even if they don't get the record it will still Land them on a gold.

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: April 03, 2024, 12:36:12 PM »
The jamaican boy said the competition was soft or something of that nature. Whether it was misconstrued/misinterpreted etc and responded to in that manner is what is sparking the debate.


What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: April 02, 2024, 05:42:38 PM »
Trini1_2026 It was in response to what a Jamaican athlete commented after their 4x1 victory.

They are young and can talk without thinking at times. A lil friendly baker doesn't hurt.

Since we are hosting next year I hope we put on a good show but we are fair. It seems as though the Bahamas was not.

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: April 01, 2024, 08:34:55 AM »
One positive takeaway is that we have athletes competing in many events now example being the sprint hurdles and multi events.

Negative is our sprints are suffering. Dylan Woodruff had a strong headwind and would have probably made the final of the u20 boys 100m.

Apart from Kadeem Chinapoo, Frederick twins we don't really have any shining stars.

What happened to Shaniqua Bascombe?
Edit: She aged out of U-20 in 2022.

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: March 31, 2024, 06:25:38 PM »
1st Gold in the boy's u-20 4x100m!
2 silvers: girl's u-20 + boy's u-17 4×100m
1 bronze: girl's u-17 4×100m

Good relay showing and well done to team TTO

What about Track & Field / Re: Sole Frederick Thread
« on: March 31, 2024, 04:28:44 PM »
Sole is running very well at the moment. A wind legal 23.18 blitzing her personal best. I have her as bronze

What about Track & Field / Re: CARIFTA GAMES 2024
« on: March 31, 2024, 04:26:26 PM »
After Day 1 we are 7th on the table. We have a decent amount of medals but no gold

One notable question, what happened to our sprinters? Where have they gone? Mr Chinapoo won that silver medal but I don't know.

Yeah a lot of 200 heads. Tafari is most definitely special

I see Natasha Fox won silver the 400m hurdles at Champs for Edwin Allen.

Dorian Charles won gold in the Décathlon at Champs

And I'm sure it reaps rewards. I think for Jamaica it is already ingrained in their culture and is a way out of hardship for many. For us it's a pass time but that doesn't mean that we can't promote interest in the sport. It's just that we have to be creative with how we do it.

Entertaining to watch.

What I was thinking is we need to bring more interest to the sport from the general public.

Two thing Trinis like is food and fete.

Start with Carifta Trials and National Championships. Bringing Artists to perform during the event esp during the pauses/between sessions/at the end of the final session. Having a mini panorama competition.

Having something similar to what we have around the savannah with a food vendor setup from evening session to midnight.

Getting local companies like Sunshine snacks, Bermudez, Angostura etc to sponsor either athletes, clubs, the events or the carifta team/world junior teams.

Shining a light on our junior athletes in the media. Having them on the news for interviews etc.

Jereem has heart that's for sure. Yeah MLA is training locally so I feel she will take time to acclimate but I've always believed in her talent.

I took a look at girls U-17 and U-20 sprints and I felt sad. Not one under 12 secs in the 100m with legal wind. Not one under 24 secs in the 200m... I would love to see us developing in the sprint hurdles, jumps, 400m hurdles too. 

I didn't realize we had kids training in Jam. Good to see, they will be pushed to excel much like Julien Alfred who is now at the the top of women's sprints.

I'm sure Bim is going to be coming up, they have a plan. When we start slipping further and further down the carifta medal table then maybe something will snap. I would love to oneday see the other islands give Jamaica a run for their money.

There must be a solution tailored to Trinidad and Tobago that works. If I knew it I would sell it.

Nope we are being real- Jereem Richards is recovering but I know that he will put up a good fight.

MLA is trying to find form. I feel that she may be around 11 flat by Olympics.

Tyra Gittens may do some things in the Hep or long jump.

There will be a few others. Maybe it's time to revamp our track and field program.

Funnily enough I was just reading a post about Tyrique, praying he stays healthy and prospers.

TnT track has been on a downward spiral for some time. I will continue to support our athletes but did you see Carifta trials?

Times weren't the best. So many young ones have fallen off esp in the ladies sprints.

I dont see Khalifa, Zakiya Denoon, Kayelle Clarke, Spinks, Stanislaus, Bascombe (who seems to have just disappeared.

On the men's side I haven't seen the Farinha twins etc.

It won't be a good showing this year or many years to come.

In other news Julien Alfred from St Lucia reminds me so much of Kelly Ann Baptiste.

Yeah things aren't looking too promising. What can we do though.

Any news on Kelly Ann? Has she retired? Zakiya Denoon was looking good at LSU she has a very smooth, elegant technique. Not sure what happened if she got injured during her senior year. Jenea Spinks I'm not sure what happened. So many athletes we don't hear from anymore.

What about Track & Field / Re: The Deon Lendore Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 07:14:56 PM »
What a loss! May he rest in peace

What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta Games 2022
« on: May 18, 2022, 07:12:17 PM »
None of our juniors are showing "go pro" caliber yet. 11.5 and 23.3 (dating back to 2019) so far in the year she turns 19 means she hasn't shown PRO ability yet. It might be there, but that is way overreaching.
Any high school female sprinter thinking pros has to be 11 low and 22 mid to high I'd say at least to even get looked at twice and that was before the industry changed post-covid. The last 2 female high school sprinters to go pro had PRs of 11.13/10.94/22.48/22.50 credentials

I agree. I know she ain't ready to turn pro. But it was mentioned that she might not be pursuing NCAA and will focus on getting into the "senior program"... which is .. Not sure what that really means. Because the senior program does not look promising.

@Trini she did beat the Lyston in 2019. The thing is Lyston was in the right environment where Bascombe wasn't. This reminds me of something that occurred in 2005.. AB know where I going with this one. Kelly Ann Baptiste beat Shelly Ann Fraser Price at Carifta in the 100m. Then looked what happen. Not to take anything away from KAB.

So the proof is in the pudding. The talent is there. But how the talent is groomed and developed is where the divide is.

What?! She really should focus on the NCAA because what is this senior program going to do.

What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta Games 2022
« on: May 18, 2022, 07:08:55 PM »
I forgot about this forum. What can be said really lol. I feel Bascombe has potential but local training isn't sufficient to take her where she needs to be. That swinging, college in the US would do her good.

Any news on KAB, haven't seen or heard from her in the longest. I see Khalifa is with Brauman now or at least training in Orlando.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Let me know what y'all think
« on: October 04, 2019, 02:44:25 PM »
What y'all think of my rendition of the National Anthem. Yuh think I could fill in at the next Carifesta after this year's performance.


Yuh eh lie about de pikliz!  :)
Ah could eat pikliz all day eh

What about Track & Field / Re: 2019 Outdoor Season Featuring T&T Athletes
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:37:24 PM »
Sad to see Cedenio fade but he did his best

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Let me know what y'all think
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:32:22 PM »
What y'all think of my rendition of the National Anthem. Yuh think I could fill in at the next Carifesta after this year's performance.


Yes that's the problem, not much in the way of new talent. I don't see much on the development of the sport either.

I don't believe MLA is on the decline I just think that she has had a lot going on behind the scenes this year. If KAB can get into sub 11 form before October she too stands a chance at making the final.

So the National champs have started. Some notable absences from the women's 100:

Khalifa St Fort
Zakiya Denoon
Jenea Spinks

Anybody know what happened to Zakiya Denoon? It's like she fell off the face of the earth after having a solid season last year.

Khalifa is on hiatus I suppose.

Jenea Spinks I'm not too sure.

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