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Southern Games..
« on: April 09, 2011, 07:53:10 AM »
Few of our national stars will be at these games..

Today Jehue Gordon and Sorillo will be on the track...

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 11:44:08 PM »
Sorrillo doubles up at Southern Games
By WALTER ALIBEY Monday, April 11 2011,138738.html

TRINIDAD and Tobago United States-based sprinter Rondel Sorrillo scored a notable double at the 2011 edition of Southern Games at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

After flashing to the line first to take gold in the menís international open 100m sprint on Saturday night, the TT Olympian returned yesterday to blow away his rivals to add the 200m.

On Saturday night, Sorrillo livened up the crowd with his gold medal run.

Despite a start that sent Jamaican Oshane Bailey out front, Sorillo quickly got into stride and cruised past the Jamaican with 50 yards to go, to win in a time of 10.51 seconds.

Bailey held on for the runners-up position (10.60) while Guyanaís Adam Harris was third in 10.65.

The highly-fancied Aziz Zakari of Ghana was fourth in 10.80.

Two other Trinidadians in the race, Aaron Armstrong and Jamil James, were fifth and sixth respectively.

Yesterday, Sorrillo sped to victory in the 200m in 20.95 seconds, again beating Bailey who clocked 21.15 seconds into second with Zakari getting the bronze in 21.54 seconds.

But Jehue Gordon suffered an unexpected defeat in the menís open 400 metres.

Gordon, running in lane four could only finish fourth.

He looked anything but his best, as he battled for a slim lead going into the final 100 metres, but could not prevent American Jeremy Davis from powering past him for the gold in 47.22.

Jamaicaís Oral Thompson was second in 48.24 while Abilene Wildcatsí Deon Lendore was third in 48.53.

Gordon produced an under-par 48.63 performance for his fourth place.

Adel Colthrust added to his gold medal on Saturday in the boys Under-13 100 metres, by winning the 200m in a time of 26.37 seconds.

After cruising to the top spot, in the 100m dash the day before, Colthrust of Southern Athletics, benefitted from a lightning start, in the half-lap sprint, and maintained it to the end..

He won the gold ahead of Hamptonís Jahi Hernandez (27.03) while Tyreke Gordon of Zenith was third (27.37).

Earlier yesterday, Aquilla St Louis rebounded from a third-place finish in the 100m on Saturday to claim the top spot in the half-lap sprint.

Like her male counterpart Colthrust, St Louis got a flying start and maintained it to the finish in a time of 28.37 seconds.

She beat runner-up Jenea Spinks with Kershell McIntyre taking the bronze.

In the girls Under-15 Jeminise Parris won the 200m, to add another gold after taking the 100m on Saturday.

She won the half-lap in a time of 26.30 seconds for Memphis.

Petrotrinís Pointe-a-Pierreís Candice Huggins was second in 26.99 and Alisha St Louis grabbed the bronze for DíAbadie in 27.14.

In the boys equivalent, Shane Harrigan earned the gold with a 24.54 performance, holding off strong challenges from runners-up Chad Richards of Penal Athletics and third-placed Xavier Mulugata.

In cycling, TTís Adam Alexander out-sprinted Denmarkís Michael Larsen to win gold in the 3,000m cycle. Another TT rider Thireef Smart was third.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 11:46:59 PM »
Sorillo completes sprint double
Published: Sun, 2011-04-10 20:39
Clayton Clarke

Top three finishers in the womenís 1500 metres: Dawnel Collymore, Kema Mc Shine and Olsyn Collins. PHOTO: CLAYTON CLARKE
Rondell Sorillo completed the sprint double last night when he beat a quality field in the final of the menís 200 metres at the Southern Games at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre. The success followed victory in the 100m on Saturday when he got to the line in 10.51 seconds, well ahead of the 2010 Jamaican national champion Oshane Bailey (10.60) and Guyanaís Adam Harris (10.65). Multiple Olympic and World 100m finals Aziz Zakari of Ghana was fourth in 10.80. Bailey (21.15) also had to settle for second place in the 200 as Sorillo clocked 20.95 in taking the gold medal. Third was Zakari in 21.54. Aaron Armstrong failed to finish.

The womenís sprint was won by  USAís Gloria Asumnu in 11.80 resisting the challenge of T&T juniors Michelle Lee Ahye (11.88) and Lisa Wickham (12.42). In the menís open event, Jamol James was the victor (10.84). The Memphis sprinter finished ahead of Joel Dillon (Simplex) 10.82 and Raymond Campbell (Tigers) 10.87. Simplexís Moriba Morain ran away with the Boys Under 20 100m dash in 10.84. Tocoís Kishorne Walcott stole the spotlight with a national junior record in the menís javelin. Walcott won with a throw of 67.02 metres which bettered the previous mark which he set in  2010 by one metre. In second place was Hakim Walcott (64.80) with former national champion Rick Francis (TTDF) third in 46.63m.

American athletes captured the open 400m races with reigning world indoor double champion Debbie Dunn (USA) taking the womenís title in 54:30 ahead of compatriots Brandi Cross (55:30) and Alycia Williams (55:31). Jeremy Davis ran away with the menís race in 47:22 from Jamaican Oral Thompson (48:24) and TTís junior Deon Lendore (48:53). Defending champion and  reigning World Junior 400m hurdles gold medallis Jehue Gordon was beaten into fourth (48:63). Adel Colthrust, Jeminise Parris and Moriba Morain completed sprint doubles. Colthrust (Southern Athletics)  took the Boys Under 13 200m to add to the 100m dash he took on Saturday.  Parris (Memphis) also was a double winner racing to gold in the girls under 15 200.  Parris captured the 100m. Moriba Moriba was the victor in the boys under 20 200m to compliment his 100m victory. Rob Novak  took the 800/1500m double.

The American sped to gold in the 800m to after taking the 1500m on Saturday.  Cleveland Forde (Guyana) finished strongly to pass Alexis Pina in the final 100m to take the menís 5000m much to the delight of the Guaracara Park crowd. T&Tís Denzel Ramirez was third. Reigning world indoor double champion Debbie Dunn also did a double taking the womenís 200m and 400m. Yesterday she sped to gold in half lap event in 23:68 to add to the 400m victory on Saturday.


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