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Farinha runs at Carifta trials
By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Mar 6, 2015 at 8:28 PM ECT
Story Updated: Mar 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM ECT
Jonathan Farinha is expected to face the starter in the boys’ under-20 200 metres event, at the Carifta trials, this weekend.

Back in 2012, Farinha captured the Carifta Games boys’ under-17 200m title, and would be keen to return to winners’ row at the 2015 edition of the Games, in St Kitts and Nevis, on Easter weekend.

Farinha enjoyed a fruitful campaign at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA, reaching the final in both the 100m and 200m events. The 18-year-old sprinter is hoping for more success at Carifta 2015, and should have no problems earning a spot on the Trinidad and Tobago team for the April 2-4 Games.

Farinha’s twin brother, Nathan will also bid for national selection this weekend. He is listed for action in the boys’ under-20 400m event.

Chelsea James, winner of the Carifta Games girls’ under-18 shot put title in 2014, is planning to make her under-20 debut at the regional junior championships. But she must first negotiate the trials. In the shot put, the Tobago thrower will square off against 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championship under-20 gold medallist, Portious Warren. James is also expected to compete in the discus.

Like (Jonathan) Farinha and James, hurdler Jeminise Parris and jumper Andwuelle Wright have achieved individual success at the Carifta level, and would be eyeing more gold in St Kitts and Nevis. For the trials, Parris has been entered in the girls’ under-20 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles, while Wright is listed in the boys’ under-20 long jump and 100m dash.

Akanni Hislop, Jacob St Clair, Terry Frederick, Myles Jackson, Kenejah Williams, Omari Benoit, Tyriq Horsford, Nicholas Douglas, Ron Wright and Jenea Spinks are also expected to be on show at the Crawford Stadium this weekend. Action gets under way at 10 a.m. today and tomorrow.

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Adell Colthrust might be injured again after DNF in U-16 100m!

In regards to event #8 at yesterday's President's Classic, it seems that Adell Colthrust did not finish in one of his first come back from injury 100m races! :worried: I just hope that the injury which has kept Adell out of action for over one year since 2014 CARIFTA has not reoccurred. If it has reoccurred then this is most worrying as I view Adell as one of our definite future world class 100m sprint stars once he is managed properly, can avoid serious injuries and can stay focused on fulfilling his potential to be one of the world's fastest sprinters when he matures and becomes a senior athlete.

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Event 8  Boys Under 16 100 Meter Dash
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    Meet Rec: ! 11.23  6/14/2014   Tyrell Edwards, Toco Titans             
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points
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Finals                                                                     
  1 Frederick, Timothy        01 PFNJ                     11.27   3.0       
  2 Lara, Che                 00 ABILENE                  11.31   3.0       
  3 Cole, Dominic             01 ABILENE                  11.65   3.0       
  4 Frank, Derron             00 COUGARS                  11.70   3.0       
 -- Colthrust, Adell          00 ABILENE                    DNF   3.0 !!!       

Is it possible that Adell Colthrust was going for the Meet record of 11.23 and probably tried to run faster than his young body can handle at this stage of his gradual recovery from injury?
We may have to pay for Adell to see a muscle specialist to safeguard his future as a top world class sprinter and the same may also apply to Jonathan Farinha.
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A talented teenager called Tyriq
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2015, 12:01:54 PM »
A talented teenager called Tyriq
Sunday, April 19 2015 (T&T Newsday)


CARIFTA RECORD: Tyriq Horsford poses next to official displayed result after setting new CARIFTA Record of 70.73m in Boys U-18 Javelin at 2015 CARIFTA Games. --Photo: PAUL VOISIN

FROM BREAKING neighbours’ windows to smashing records, a javelin thrower’s still emerging but already notable career belies the slender and humble exterior of Tobago’s latest sporting prodigy.

The northern half of our two-island republic, having produced no small number of outstanding personalities, introduced its latest offering on Easter weekend: the unassuming Tyriq Horsford.

It was at the Carifta Games in St Kitts two weekends ago that Horsford almost literally threw himself into the limelight. A 15-year-old shattering the record in a field event for Boys Under-18 - that’s stuff to make people sit up and take notice. The javelin record had stood at 67.67 metres; Horsford threw the spear a little past that, 70.73m to be precise.

Keshorn Walcott’s gold medal shocker at London 2012 notwithstanding, the Horsford saga started at a primary school in the fishing village of Parlatuvier, some seven years ago. A child used to “pelting stone” had excelled at an event called “throw the cricket ball,” and having watched some older boys in training, had made a habit of begging their coach to let him try out at the javelin.

“And I say, you too young for this,” said his coach Wade Franklyn. “His father told me that he does break everybody glass window in the village. He said, take care of him and train him, he might come out something good.” Franklyn, a Level Four Athletics coach, took the boy under his wing, and Horsford’s throwing distances have increased every year since. Basseterre was his second Carifta outing.

“I was expecting a lot, to throw over 70 metres and break the record,” Horsford said, relaxing amidst the Tobago contingent after winning his pet event at the Secondary Schools Championships last week. “And it was achieved, and that was basically it.”

Slim, and about five foot ten, he can only grow stronger. Horsford is also a decent sprinter, but in the javelin, he has much further to go; though he made the qualifying standard for the World Junior Championships, he is still under the minimum allowable age. Franklyn says he is already showing signs of maturity, noting that Horsford has moved up from training twice to up to four days per week. “I think it’s because of the age, he sees things a little different now, especially after making the national team.”

There seems to be a lot working in the youngster’s favour. Franklyn alludes to natural strength from a heritage of fishing and pulling nets and sails. “He has the capacity to learn, and as a matter of fact, he hasn’t even started to do strength training with weights yet,” he noted. “I really don’t want to push him too fast into that, because I mean his body is still developing. We do more like core work, speed work, jumps, drills, you know, and a lot of technique work, because technique is really important. If your body alignment and hip turns wrong, no way you could throw that distance, so you have to concentrate a lot on technique.”

It’s a lot for the teenager. He attends school at Signal Hill Secondary and trains at Shaw Park in Scarborough.

“I take two days off, like Tuesday and Thursday, so those days will be for my homework,” he explained. On weekends, he travels home to Parlatuvier; he is the youngest of four, having a brother and two sisters.

“My favourite food?” he paused, then smiled. “Dumplings and chicken.” Horsford loves music and relaxes by playing the guitar. “I love swimming,” he added, without prompting. “I love to go to the beach a lot. That is one of the most important parts of my career right now. Javelin puts a lot of strain on your shoulders, so bathing in the sea will recover it faster than usual.” Franklyn believes that Horsford could be throwing 80 metres next year. “Basically, with the mindset and the passion he has to reach that level where he wants to break the world junior record, I think that he’s on the right track.”

He added that Horsford would not be introduced to weights for a while yet. “I think at around 17, because by that time, his body should be more mature. It could slow him down. There are other forms of strength training we could work on.”

For the time being, the pride of Parlatuvier will remain just another ‘Fourth Former’ at Signal Hill.

“My motivation is train hard and shut up,” he said, staring intently at his teammates’ efforts on the track. “You have to be patient because nothing comes easy in life, it’s always by hard work, so you have to dedicate yourself to what you’re doing and try to work and improve, and always listen to your coach.”

Hopefully, the nation’s talented youth are listening.
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Adell Colthrust might be injured again after DNF in U-16 100m!

In regards to event #8 at yesterday's President's Classic, it seems that Adell Colthrust did not finish in one of his first come back from injury 100m races! :worried: I just hope that the injury which has kept Adell out of action for over one year since 2014 CARIFTA has not reoccurred. If it has reoccurred then this is most worrying as I view Adell as one of our definite future world class 100m sprint stars once he is managed properly, can avoid serious injuries and can stay focused on fulfilling his potential to be one of the world's fastest sprinters when he matures and becomes a senior athlete.

http://www.ttnaaa.org/results/2015/president/

Hasely Crawford Stadium - Site License                  4/18/2015 - 7:40 PM
                2015 TTNAAA PRESIDENT'S CLASSIC - 4/18/2015                 
                         Live Results @ ttnaaa.org                         
                          HASELY CRAWFORD STADIUM
                                                       

Event 8  Boys Under 16 100 Meter Dash
============================================================================
    Meet Rec: ! 11.23  6/14/2014   Tyrell Edwards, Toco Titans             
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points
============================================================================
Finals                                                                     
  1 Frederick, Timothy        01 PFNJ                     11.27   3.0       
  2 Lara, Che                 00 ABILENE                  11.31   3.0       
  3 Cole, Dominic             01 ABILENE                  11.65   3.0       
  4 Frank, Derron             00 COUGARS                  11.70   3.0       
 -- Colthrust, Adell          00 ABILENE                    DNF   3.0 !!!       

Is it possible that Adell Colthrust was going for the Meet record of 11.23 and probably tried to run faster than his young body can handle at this stage of his gradual recovery from injury?
We may have to pay for Adell to see a muscle specialist to safeguard his future as a top world class sprinter and the same may also apply to Jonathan Farinha.

Those times correct? 11.23 is the U16 record?
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Always following up on Adell Colthrust as I agree he is an amazing talent who has to be managed properly. What is of concern to me is that his path seems to follow that of Darrel Brown ...faster than his peers of similar age ....faster than higher age groups .....then his coach dies ! He moves to another club ....problems ....too much ...too quickly.... He gets injured ...and we all know what has happened to Darrel Brown .

DB, the world's fastest junior for years and one who was described as the Rolls Royce Royce of running ....grabbing the attention of even Tyson Gay and others who openly expressed admiration for his talent.
He however ran into injury problems and as they say ....that's all she wrote . 

I am however hoping that the same does not happen to Colthrust. is it too much to suggest that the NAAA take affirmative action and invest in our young talent ? Is is too much to ask that someone interested in T&T athletics fund a visit to the Michael Johnson high performance Centre where his body can be assessed for any defect which predisposes him to injury ? ..to suggest corrective action where needed ? ....to insist on rest and time away if that is what is needed ?

How long are we going to ignore the tremendous experience and advice of Ato Boldon who is always willing to help ?

we must get away from the try this try that method and use the available science if we are to continue in the game. I hope someone with influence can heed the call ....All for the benefit of T&T .

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Always following up on Adell Colthrust as I agree he is an amazing talent who has to be managed properly. What is of concern to me is that his path seems to follow that of Darrel Brown ...faster than his peers of similar age ....faster than higher age groups .....then his coach dies ! He moves to another club ....problems ....too much ...too quickly.... He gets injured ...and we all know what has happened to Darrel Brown .

DB, the world's fastest junior for years and one who was described as the Rolls Royce Royce of running ....grabbing the attention of even Tyson Gay and others who openly expressed admiration for his talent.
He however ran into injury problems and as they say ....that's all she wrote . 

I am however hoping that the same does not happen to Colthrust. is it too much to suggest that the NAAA take affirmative action and invest in our young talent ? Is is too much to ask that someone interested in T&T athletics fund a visit to the Michael Johnson high performance Centre where his body can be assessed for any defect which predisposes him to injury ? ..to suggest corrective action where needed ? ....to insist on rest and time away if that is what is needed ?

How long are we going to ignore the tremendous experience and advice of Ato Boldon who is always willing to help ?

we must get away from the try this try that method and use the available science if we are to continue in the game. I hope someone with influence can heed the call ....All for the benefit of T&T .


That is a good suggestion. And we may also need to do the same with regards to the Farinha twins who both seem to be very injury prone.

I didn't want to say that I fear that Adell may end up like Darrel Brown as I did want to offend some of the sensitive DB supporters on here but since you were brave enough to say it I must say that I was thinking the same in regards to Adell.
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Glasgow, Smith top track and field awards
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2015, 04:47:45 PM »
Glasgow, Smith top track and field awards
Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 (T&T Guardian)


Ayana Glasgow of Toco Secondary, right, receives her Top Female award from T&T Secondary Schools Track and Field Association president Phillip Allard at the association's prize-giving ceremony at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, on Wednesday. PHOTO COURTESY SPORTSCORE TOBAGO

Ayana Glasgow and Avindale Smith were rewarded for their top performances at the T&T Secondary Schools Track and Field Association (TTSSTFA) Prize Giving Ceremony at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, on Wednesday.

Glasgow of Toco Secondary won the Victrix award for her achievements in the 18+ girls category at the National Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in April. Smith of Arima Central Secondary won the Victor award for his accomplishments in the Under-14 boys category.
Glasgow, 18, who was in attendance to collect her award said, “This year was a really good year at the National Games, I won a gold and three silver medals.”

The Toco athlete competed in the high jump, long jump, javelin and 100m hurdles but believes high jump is her strongest event. The lower six student also represented T&T at this year’s Carifta Games. “I did go to the Carifta Games this year in St Kitts and came fifth in the javelin and made a new personal best. Overall it was a good year.”

Glasgow, who is hoping to compete at Carifta Games next year is a fan of American athlete Ashton Eaton. “I look up to Ashton Eaton, he is a multi-event athlete just like myself. He is the world record holder and he was a winner at the Olympics.” Phillip Allard, president of the TTSSTFA said the same schools continue to dominate.

“The standard is good at times and we got some students who are just there for participation. The normal schools are doing well, Toco Secondary, Queen’s Royal College, St Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain, from South we have St Benedict’s and Tobago is always a top contender.”

Allard, who has only been at the helm since the end of last year has goals for the Association. “There are three major things we want to accomplish. One is the marketing which we have done significantly this year. We have a theme song and we have a great website. We want professionally run sports meets, good standard and we want the events to run on time. We need to create linkages in the Caribbean and abroad, because a lot of our students will be seeking scholarships abroad. We are hoping to get scholarships for some of our students.”

Honour roll

Individual Age Group Winners

Category    Name    School


U-14 Male    Avindale Smith    Arima Central Secondary
U-14 Female    Patrice Richards    Holy Faith Convent Couva
U-16 Male    Tyshawn Gray    Speyside Secondary
U-16 Female    Ayla Stanisclaus    Scarborough Secondary
U-18 Male    Troy Richards    Toco Secondary
U-18 Female    Akili Anya    Bishop’s High School
18+ Male    Ashton Gill    Mucurapo East Secondary
18+ Female    Ayana Glasgow    Toco Secondary

School Age Group Winners

Category    School


U-14 Male    Arima Central Secondary
U-14 Female    Holy Faith Convent Couva
U-16 Male    Bishop’s High School
U-16 Female    Scarborough Secondary
U-18 Male    Toco Secondary
U-18 Female    Toco Secondary
18+ Male    St Benedict’s College
18+ Female    Toco Secondary

RELAY FESTIVAL

Category    School


Under-14 Male    Fatima
U-14 Female    Bishop Anstey High School East
U-16 Male    Queen’s Royal College
U-16 Female    Bishop Anstey High School
U-18 Female    Toco Secondary
18+ Male    St Benedict’s College
18+ Female    St Joseph’s Convent (POS)
Champion Male School    Queen’s Royal College
Champion Female School    Toco Secondary
Champion Boys School    Queen’s Royal College
Champion Girls School    St Joseph’s Convent (POS)
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Toco dominate Schools Relay Festival
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2016, 12:27:58 AM »
Toco dominate Schools Relay Festival
By CLAYTON CLARKE Saturday, February 20 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Champions Toco Secondary celebrate after retaining the overall title at the 2016 Secondary Schools Relays Festival at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Thursday, February 18.

TOCO SECONDARY reigned supreme at the annual Ministry of Education-sponsored Secondary Schools Relay Festival which took place at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, Arima on Thursday.

Toco copped the overall school honours for another year as well as swept all the girls age-group categories. The school of reigning Olympic men’s javelin champion Keshorn Walcott took the girls Under-14 division with 40 points after winning the two races (4x100-metre, 4x200m) in the category and then the Under-16 with 56 points (gold-4x200, 4x400, silver-4x100). The dominance continued in the Under-18 (76 points-gold-4x 60m hurdles, 4x200m, 4x400, silver-4x100), Under-21 (40 points (gold-4x 60m hurdles, 4x100m) and the Open divisions (52 points (gold- 4x800m, silver-4x400m, bronzesprint medley, 4x100).

Multiple Carifta shot and javelin medalist Akidah Briggs and last year’s Secondary Schools Champs top female performer Ayana Glasgow were members of the victorious girls’ team. Toco won the overall school title with 400 points on the strength of the girls. Second place Queen’s Royal College (QRC) was well adrift in second with 204 points with Fatima College (168) in third.

QRC held on the boys crown for another season after securing the boys Under-14 and Under-18 divisions and were second in the Open class.

In the Under-14, Toco took the top spot with 40 points (gold- 4x200, 4x200) and then the Under-18 with 60 points (gold- 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400). QRC were made to work for their trophy as Holy Cross College, Fatima College and St. Benedict’s College were in contention each winning age group titles.

Holy Cross ran away with the boys Under-16 division with 64 points (gold-4x60m hurdles, silver- 4x200, 4x400, bronze-4x100) ahead of Toco who had 48 points (silver-4x60m hurdles, bronze- 4x200, fourth-4x100) and Fatima with 40 points (gold-4x200, 4x400).

In the race for the Under-21 trophy, Fatima finished ahead with 40 points taking with gold in the 4x200 and 4x400. Toco and St. Benedict’s were joint second with 36 points. St Benedict ’s landed the Open category (52 points) ahead of QRC (48 pts) and Fatima (44).

There were added incentives in the open 4x100m and 4x400m events as the winners will be sponsored by the Ministry of Sports of Youth Affairs to compete at this year’s Penn Relays in the United States from April 28- 30.


St. Francois Girls celebrate after winning the girls  open 4x100m and 4x400m at the 2016 Secondary Schools Relays Festival at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Thursday, February 18. 
With the wins St. Francois Girls will receive sponsorship from the Ministry of Sports to compete at the 2016 Penn Relays in the US from April 28-30.



Queen's College won the boys open 4x100m and 4x400m at the 2016 Secondary Schools Relays Festival at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Thursday, February 18. QRC will be off the the 2016 Penn Relays in the US from April 20-18 as The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has agreed to sponsor the winners of the girls and boys open 4x100m and 4x100m events.

QRC and St Francois Girls both secured their funding for the Penn by sweeping the boys and girls events respectively. In the boys Open 4x100m, QRC were first to the line in 41.92 ahead of Fatima College (42.57) and Scarborough Secondary (44.00).

In the 4x400m, QRC took gold (3:22.74) with St Anthony’ College (3:30..86) and St Benedict’s College (3:30.95) taking the other medals. Multiple Carifta medallist Jacob St Clair anchored both teams to gold.

St Francois Girls had a comfortable win the girls open 4x100m clocking 49.05 to take the title with Caliyah Wallace running the last leg. Arima Central Secondary (51.33) and Toco Secondary (51.52) followed in second and third respectively.

In the 4x400m Wallace again anchored St. Francois (4:06.65) to gold holding off Anya Akili of Bishops (4:07. 31) in the final metres. Toco secured bronze (4:11.47).

The annual Secondary Schools Relays Festival is organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field Association (TTSSTFA) and is fourth event on the Secondary Schools athletic calendar The season culminates with the National Track and Field Championships set for April 20 and 21.
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Bishops retain Tobago Athletic title
« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2016, 10:29:09 AM »
Bishops retain Tobago Athletic title
By CLAYTON CLARKE March 1st, 2016 (Sportscore Tobago)


Some members of Bishops Secondary School Tobgao Track and Field Team

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago: Bishops High School ran away with the top school honours at the Tobago Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships  at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet last week (Feb 24 & 25). Bishops came away with 84 medals (37 gold, 28 silver and 29) to retain the champion title.  With reigning Carifta champion Akanni Hislop and several other Carifta representatives in the line-up Bishops were heavily favoured to beat their opponents.  Scarborough Secondary was second with 58 medals (20, 16, 22) ahead of  Signal Hill Secondary 389(15, 9, 15), Mason Hall Secondary 36 (7, 15, 14), Speyside High 25 (5, 11, 9), University of the West Indies-Sixth form 4 (4, 1, 0), Goodwood High 16 (2, 6, 8 ) and Roxborough Secondary 4 (1, 1, 2). Bishops boys won 44 medals (19, 15, 10) with the girls amassing 40 (18, 13, 9),

Bishops athletes were dominated the under 18 category capturing nine of the 14 gold medals in the girls division and half of the winners in the boys class. Leading the way for Bishops were Ako Hislop, younger brother of Akanni, and Anya Akili who both captured four individual titles. Ako secured the boys under 18 100m (11.12/-0.4), 200m (22.41/-0.1), 110m hurdles 15.25/-1.5) and 400m hurdles (1:00.50) and then ran a blazing anchor leg in the 4x100m to take Bishops to gold after his team trailed Speyside High at the final hand over. Akili took home the girls under 18 100m hurdles (16.01/-1.9), 400m hurdles (1:06.26), high jump (1.55) and long jump (5.12). She also grabbed gold with the 4x400m team and anchored the 4x100m to silver, narrowly losing to Scarborough. Peaches Stewart also won the girls  under 18 shot put and discus throws while Silini Acosta took the girls under 18 1500m and the girls open 3000m. Bishops also topped the boys under 16 class winning seven of the 13 events. John-Mark Walters (800m/1500m) and Shaquille Benjamin (high jump/long jump) led the way with double victories. In the girls over 18 division Bishops finished with five (of the 11) gold medals with Jamila Potts (100m/200m) contributing with two and anchored the 4x100m to a sensational victory over Scarborough Secondary, making up considerable ground and snatching the gold on the line. The battle for top honours in the boys over 18 division was close as Scarborough Secondary, Bishops and Signal Hill Secondary all won three gold medals each. However, Scarborough finished ahead with five silver, one bronze, compared to the one silver, five bronze by Bishops and one silver, one bronze by Signal Hill. Kerlon Ashby (110m hurdles), Lashawn Roberts (400m hurdles) and the boys over 18 4x100m took gold for Scarborough while Akanni Hislop (100m, 200m) and Edson Moses (discus) were the winners for Bishops. Darren Alfred (400m, 800m) and 4x400m were victorious for Signal Hill.

Bishops, the school for World Championships medallist Josanne Lucas (2009) and Semoy Hackett (2015),  took charge of the relays winning four of the eight 4x100 finals claiming the boys under 14, under 18, girls under 16 and over 18 titles and was second in the boys over 18 , girls under 18 and boys under 16 events. Arch rivals Scarborough had to settle for of two titles (girls under 18 and boys over 18).  Mason Hall (girls under 14) and Goodwood High (boys under 16) claimed the other sprint relay titles. In the 4x400m relays Bishops won three of six races contested:  G O18, G U18 and B U16. Signal Hill (B O18), Scarborough (G U16), Speyside (B U18) and Signal Hill (B O18) were also winners.

Runners-up Scarborough Secondary, the alma mater of 2009 World Championships bronze and 2006 World Junior champion Renny Quow,  also secured the girls under 16 and boys under 14 classes. In the girls under 16 Scarborough won 6 of the 11 events. Safiya John shone with four individual titles (100m13.50/-2.4, 100m hurdles:15.03/-2.0, high jump-1.45, long jump-5.36), was part of the victorious 4x400m and claimed silver with the 4x100m outfit. Bishops finished second with three gold medals as Shanika Belfon won the 200, 400m and helped the 4x100m to victory. In the boys under 14, Scarborough captured three titles with Jaabir Taylor, brother of 2011 World Championships bronze medallist Kelly-Ann Baptiste, taking the 200m. Miguel Taylor (no relation) won the 400m and Micah Pitcher the high jump. Oriel Villarael (B U16-100m/200m), Ayla Stanislaus (G U18-100m200m) were also double champions for Scarborough.

Signal Hill Secondary, the school of double World Championships bronze medallist Kelly-Ann Baptiste (2011/2015),  finished third overall with 38 medals (14, 9, 15) with Latoya Garrick (G U14-100m/200m), Sean Lovell (B U18-discus/javelin) and Darren Alfred (B O 18-400m/800m) emerging as double champions. Carifta champion Tyriq Horsford (B U18) and silver medallist Asha James (G U18) won gold in the javelin.  All of Mason Hall Secondary’s seven gold medals were won by their girls. Jelese Alexander led the haul with victories in the girls under 14 high jump and long jump and then anchored the 4x100m to gold. Alexander also won silver in the 100m and 200m. Anika Busby (G U16-shot put), Schrese Trim (G U18-400m), Natalie Nedd (G O18-javelin) and Lloysha Simon (G Open-1500m walk)  were the other gold medallists.

On the other hand,  the boys delivered for Speyside High winning all of five titles won. Tyshawn Gray took the boys under 18 400m and led his school’s 4x400m outfit to victory. He also earned silver in the 200m and the 4x100m 200m and third in the 100m. Miguel Hackett (B O18-1500m) Rekeil Stewart (B O18-long jump) and Konnel Jacob (B U18-shot put) struck gold for Speyside. 

Pentecostal Light and Life copped six titles as Carifta silver medallist Vandal Joseph (B O18-javelin), Jo-Ranel Reid (B O18-discus), Ryan Campbell (B U14-long jump), Breanna Vincent (G U14-400m), Shekera Kirk (G U14-shot put) and Shadyel Trim (G U16-1500m) all secured gold.

UWI-Sixth Form fielded a three member team and won four gold medals and one silver with Chevelle McPherson was responsible for four of the five medals. The 2015 Carifta representative won the girls over 18 long jump (4.93), shot put (9.77) and discus (33.24). She missed out a fourth in the 200m when she finished second. Carifta bronze medallist Omari Benoit collected the fourth gold in the boys open high jump.

Goodwood High’s two titles came through Darrion Williams (B U18-800m) and the boys under 16 4x100m. Roxborough Secondary, the school of national 800m record holder Sherridan Kirk and national footballer Cyd Gray (who also competed at the Carifta Games) won their lone gold as Angel Nixon took the girls under 16 discus.

Complete results:

Finals Points Standings:
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‘I want to beat Bolt’
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‘I want to beat Bolt’
Monday, March 7 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Renaldo McEachnie

WHEN Renaldo McEachnie was a toddler his babysitter gave him the nickname “Bullet” because he would crawl and run very fast. Fast forward to the present and the 14-year-old is a promising young sprinter with aspirations of the Olympics and beating the fastest man alive - Jamaican Usain Bolt.

Newsday spoke with McEachnie and his mother, Wendy-Ann Thomas, during an interview on Saturday.

The youngster from Diego Martin first got involved in track at the age of seven while attending Diego Martin Government Primary School and participating in the school sports. McEachnie’s recalled that the cafeteria worker had two children at the Concorde Athletics Club and, noticing his running ability at the sport, urged his mother to sign him up with Concorde. He has remained with the club for the past seven years and competes primarily in the 100 and 200 metres.

Asked what he likes most about sprinting McEachnie responded “the feel of it, the adrenaline rush”.

He described his experience with Concorde as a good one and noted that the coach recognised the talent in him and showed him how to use the talent. His first games was the Tobago Falcon Games and he placed second in the 80 metres.

He noted that Concorde’s relay team, in which he runs the anchor leg, has been dominating the Hampton Games for the past couple years and last years they placed first and took home the trophy. Individually he also paced third in the 200 metres.

In the NAAA Junior Championships last year the relay team brought home the bronze medal.

He noted that he is strongest right at the start of a race.

Last year he had a personal best in the 100 metres at the Hampton Games semi-finals with 12.05 seconds and then bested himself in the finals with 11.74. His current best in the 200 metres is 23.60 seconds which made just last Thursday at the Secondary Schools Zonals.

On his latest record he said “it was a great feeling. I still need some work (though)”. He noted that his hip is out of alignment and his mother chimed in that he has to visit a chiropractor to massage it and place it back in place. His hip problem took him away from the sport, two years ago, for a lengthy period of time.

McEachnie noted that his coach at Concorde pointed out that his hip being out of place has one foot higher than another when he runs.

He practices with the club Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for two to three hours. He is on a diet of no soft drinks, which is the hardest part for him, and he has to drink lots of water, juices and eat fruits.

Thomas noted that his father is from Tobago so her son has no trouble with eating “blue food”.

On balancing his school work and training McEachnie noted that he does not get much homework but revises after his dance classes on a Tuesday, after training or on weekends. Thomas noted that in the beginning he was having a difficulty balancing the two and she banned him for a few months until he showed that he would take his academics seriously as well. “I am seeing much improvement in him,” she added.

She noted that she tells him that while he loves athletics he must have something to fall back on. McEachnie has expressed an interest in studying mechanical engineering having been exposed to vehicles at his uncle’s garage in Tobago.

Asked which track athletes he looks up to McEachnie listed Bolt and local athletes Richard “Torpedo” Thompson, Jehue Gordon and Renny Quow. His nickname of “Bullet” has not caught on yet though his mother shouts “run Bullet run” during his events.

McEachnie noted that his classmates are afraid to run against him and his competitors usually ask if he is running including one student who always comes second against him. His mom noted that once he is in a race the other students say “he winning that race”.

“He have a name in the school,” she said.

Thomas noted that she is “very, very proud” of her son and it was good to see him with a strong head on his shoulders and doing positive things.

“He is an example to other youths, especially boys. Find the talent they have and work towards it,” she advised.

“God give you a talent. Use that talent for positive and not negative,” she added.

McEachnie will be graduating from the under 16 to the under 18 age group next year and mother noted that he will be trying to qualify for the Carifta Games.

“Try?” McEachnie asked her.

Thomas then said that he will be qualifying for the games.

Following the interview they planned to watch the heats in the Carifta trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

McEachnie will next hit the track for the Tobago Falcon Games from March 18-20 and will be taking part in both the 100 and 200 metres. He noted that he plans to break his records and make the finals, clocking in the top three; he quickly revised it to the top two.
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glad to see Adell Colthrust is back . 10.27 is the under 18 carifta record ...hmnnn a fit Adell Coulthrust ...I not doubting that. He is certainly smater now ...running rounds to qualify then bam !
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Sarah Wollaston – Improving Step by Step
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2016, 07:59:26 PM »
Sarah Wollaston – Improving Step by Step
CARIFTA GAMES 2016 - DyeStatFL

By: Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis (dyestatfl.com)
Published by DyeStatFL.com, Mar 11th, 1:50am


Sarah Wollaston in the gym at Ato Boldon's Born2DoIt Training Camp

Though small in stature Sarah Wollaston of Somerset Academy has big ambitions for her future in track and field. The 5 foot tall sprinter who was born to a Trinidadian mother and Jamaican father recently earned the right to represent Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) at the CARIFTA Games after her 2nd place finish in the 100m at the T&T CARIFTA trials. 

Her coach is sprint guru and World Champion Ato Boldon who represented Trinidad & Tobago with distinction during his career. He is encouraged by her work ethics and attention to details. He also had high praise for Wollaston’s teamwork qualities and believes she is the perfect training partner for Khalifa St. Fort.
Boldon spoke about the first time he met Wollaston, “Her mother came to me last year and said she wants her to train with me and when I met her and she was only 5 feet tall I thought don’t worry about her height because Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is that height.”

Boldon is extremely confident of taking Wollaston to the next level and has targeted the first of many sub-12 seconds clocking starting this weekend on her home track at the Miramar Invitational, in Miramar, Florida. If anyone can get Wollaston to run fast it is her coach Ato Boldon whose track record speaks volumes. He possesses the Midas touch and his work with Wollaston’s training partner St. Fort and the times she has produced since last year should serve as motivation.
 

Khalifa St Fort & Sarah Wollaston at CARIFTA Trials after place 1st & 2nd in Girls U20 100m Final

Wollaston will turn 18 later this year and she knows the kind of role she has to play in her destiny. Sprinting is an art, it takes dedication and focus. Sarah Wollaston is a great student and is learning step by step. She needs to work hard, stay disciplined, follow instructions and reap the rewards. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
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Horsford credits coach for his success
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2016, 04:13:31 PM »
Horsford credits coach for his success
March 21st, 2016 8:37am (TrackAlerts.com)


Tyriq Horsford of Zenith throwing javelin at T&T Carifta Trials 2016. --Photo: SPORTS CORE

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago: Tyriq Horsford is one of only two returning champions on Trinidad and Tobago’s contingent to this year’s Carifta Games in St. Georges Grenada on March 26-28. At the 2015 Carifta Games he won the boys under 18 javelin gold medal at the age of 15 years of age with a new Games record of 70.73. His club mate Akanni Hislop took the boys under 18 200m and will step up to the under 20 category in Grenada. Last year’s boys under 18 shot put winner Isaiah Taylor and boys under 20 long jump champion Andwuelle Wright missed out on selection. T&T’s other gold medallists Portious Warren (girls under 20 shot put) and Kayelle Clarke (girls under 20 200m) have graduated to the open division. 

Horsford officially booked his ticket to Grenada in emphatic style on the second day of the T&T Carifta trials on March 6 with a monster throw of 71.52 to go further than his Carifta record throw.  The Parletuvier resident was in a no nonsense mood at the trials as all six of his throws (68.66, 65.12, 71.52, 68.92, 60.89, 66.42) were superior to the Carifta qualifying standard of 59.00 and goes to the Grenada as the overwhelming favourite to retain his title. While his record-breaking throws at the trials may come as a surprise the Signal Hill Secondary fifth form student has been quietly making his mark with the spear all season. Prior to the trials he had already bettered the 59.00m standard in three meets  with 59.91 (NAAA Development Meet #6-Feb 20), 64.30 (Tobago Secondary Schools Champs-Feb 24), and 69.30 (NAAA Development Meet #7-Feb 28). One has to take in consideration that behind his winning throws at these meets he had several other efforts over the standard.

When asked about his success Horsford was quick to credit his coach Wade Franklyn at Zenith Athletic Club. “I just went out there and did what my coach told me to do.” Franklyn is an IAAF Level Four certified-coach. Horsford is the second Zenith javelin thrower to hold the record in the junior boys division that Franklyn has tutored. Back in 1993 Kerry Edwards won the boys under 17 title in Martinique with a then record distance of 59.38. Edwards went on to retain the title one year later in Barbados. At the 2015 Carifta Franklyn-coached Vandel Joseph and Asha James won medals. Joseph was third behind Horsford while James was second in the girls under 18 division. On this year’s T&T team to Grenada all four of the national team’s javelin throwers are from Zenith and are coached by Franklyn. Joseph will be competing in the under 20 division along with Odell Joefield while James will be hoping to improve to gold in the under 18 class.

Horsford is grateful to have the trio as training partners. “Training with them is great. You need people to motivate you to go out and do your best and that is what they do.”

The Parlatuvier Anglican Primary graduate is now aiming at keeping focussed and continue training ahead of this year’s Carifta Champs as he is aiming to break the 75m barrier before the end of the season.

Though javelin was Horsford’s first love as he has shown all-round ability. He is an accomplished hurdler and sprinter. He won the boys under 15 100m, long jump and 80m hurdles along with the javelin at the 2013 National Secondary Schools Championships and was voted the top male athlete of the meet. At the 2014 Champs he won the boys under 16 100m hurdles, javelin. He explained that Franklyn did not let him do the javelin much then.

Horsford has been blossoming at the juvenile level  as he won the boys under 15 shot put and javelin events at the 2014 Caribbean Union of Teacher (C.U.T) Games held in Trinidad taking both titles with Games record efforts of 15.64m and 61.45m. He was a member of the 2010 and 2012 CUT teams. He and club-mate Franklyn Stanislaus combined to take team gold in the boys 13-14 Heptathlon winning T&T’s first ever team gold in history of the championships.

Franklyn’s coaching success is not limited to javelin throwers. He has prepared Akeem Stewart to double gold (discus and javelin) at the 2015 Para Pan American Games in Toronto and then to bronze at the IPC Paralympic Champinships in Qatar later in the year. 1995 Carifta under 20 shot and discus champion Rhonda Hackett and 2011 Carifta boys under 17 discus gold medallist Shervorne Worrell were all under Franklyn’s care when they were victorious.
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The National Association of Athletics Administrators have officially launched its Track And Field Month that takes place in June, beginning with the Juvenile Championships on June 4th and 5th and ending with the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championships from June 24th to 26th. Kent Fuentes has more.
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Rae Ann Serville!!! 14 and just won 4 golds at the Juniors. 55. in the 400m. Plus she signed with Ato. Finally we have a female quatermiler for the future.

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Uhm she signed with me?
BORN TO DO IT

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Uhm she signed with me?

 :D like yuh ent know we so good in here, we could see in the future

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Rae Ann Serville!!! 14 and just won 4 golds at the Juniors. 55. in the 400m. Plus she signed with Ato. Finally we have a female quatermiler for the future.

Can you reveal your source or at least provide a link to where you first read this in the news?
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Seventeen year old Anya Akili, who won four gold medals at the just concluded Junior Championships in Tobago, is another track and field star of the future.

On Saturday, the first day of competition, young Akili collected her first gold medal when she leaped into first place in the long jump with a distance of 5.32m.

Later that afternoon, she secured her second gold, when she stopped the clock at 14.62 seconds in the 100m hurdles.
Anya continued her winning ways on Sunday afternoon, when she first crossed the finish line in the 400m hurdles in 1:05.44 and then collected her fourth gold medal in the high jump, with a height of 1.50m
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Uhm she signed with me?

Like yuh didnt get the email?

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One member mentioned this before. One junior athlete to look out for is Jenae Spinx. Still a youth. Ran the world junior 100m qualifying standard to make the team. 11.79-100m.. Still only 16.

Anyone know what is going on with Colthurst? He ran the 100m rounds. But never ran in the finals. I am guessing he is not 100%. Sad if he isnt. He was on pace to be in the upcoming juniors. I think he ran the qualifying standard at Carifta. So he might still be on the team.
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Uhm she signed with me?

I jumped the gun on that one my apologies. I'm guessing the quatermiler you signed that will own Tnt junior ranks next year is not her then. One can dream. Still 55 point at 14 is no joke and with some good coaching she'll do great things.

One member mentioned this before. One junior athlete to look out for is Jenae Spinx. Still a youth. Ran the world junior 100m qualifying standard to make the team. 11.79-100m.. Still only 16.

Anyone know what is going on with Colthurst? He ran the 100m rounds. But never ran in the finals. I am guessing he is not 100%. Sad if he isnt. He was on pace to be in the upcoming juniors. I think he ran the qualifying standard at Carifta. So he might still be on the team.

Jenea Spinks is very talented and that 11.79 is a solid run.

Im not sure what happened with Mr Colthrust, I'm guessing he may not be fully fit. Wishing him good health for the future he is definitely one to watch.
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