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Borel 6th in Stockholm
« Reply #120 on: July 30, 2015, 11:56:56 AM »
Borel 6th in Stockholm
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Jul 30, 2015, 12:01 am AST


PAN AM CHAMP: Cleopatra Borel, en route to gold in the women’s shot put, at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, last week Wednesday. —Photo: AP

Trinidad and Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel finished sixth in the women’s shot put, at the Bauhaus Athletics IAAF Diamond League meet, in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday.

The competition was held in Stockholm’s city square. The other events will be staged in the Olympic Stadium today. Another T&T athlete, reigning world junior champion Machel Cedenio is expected to face the starter in the men’s 400m.

Yesterday, Borel threw 18.25 metres in the opening round of the women’s shot put, and it proved to be her best effort on the day. She followed up at 17.70m, and then fouled in round three. Borel threw 17.89m in the fourth round and 17.86m in the fifth, before fouling her sixth and final attempt.

Germany’s Christina Schwanitz outclassed her rivals with a golden throw of 20.13m. American Michelle Carter (19.24m), Hungary’s Anita Marton (18.74m), New Zealand’s two-time Olympic champion Valerie Adams (18.69m), and American Brittany Smith (18.54m) were second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Borel has been enjoying a solid season, the highpoint coming last week Wednesday, in Toronto, Canada, where she won the Pan American Games title with an 18.67m throw. With that gold, Borel now has a complete set of Pan Am medals, adding to the bronze she earned at the 2007 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the silver she secured at the 2011 Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Earlier in July, Borel produced a season’s best effort of 19.26m to strike gold at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet, in Hungary.
Thanks to that big throw, the veteran field athlete is fourth on the 2015 world outdoor performance list.

Schwanitz leads the world with a 20.77m throw. China’s Gong Lijiao is second at 20.34m, while Carter (20.02m) rounds out the top three.
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Cedenio stunner ...T&T star wins from behind in Stockholm
« Reply #121 on: July 31, 2015, 02:05:18 PM »
Cedenio stunner
T&T star wins from behind in Stockholm

By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Jul 30, 2015, 9:09 pm AST


FINISHING POWER: Machel Cedenio, right, of Trinidad and Tobago wins the men's 400 metres
event ahead of fifth-placed Tony McQuay of the US, left, and sixth-placed Rusheen McDonald
of Jamaica at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday. —Photo: AP


Machel Cedenio produced a stunning come-from-behind victory at the Bauhaus Athletics IAAF Diamond League meet, in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday.

Coming off the final turn in the men's 400 metres event, Cedenio trailed the field. The Trinidad and Tobago track star was way behind the leaders, but the work required to get in contention for the top spot was not beyond him.

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In chilly conditions, Cedenio was red hot. He steamrolled his rivals on the home straight, reeling in all before him for what turned out to be a comfortable victory in 44.97 seconds.

“The race felt good,” said Cedenio. “It was a little bit slow but I'm so happy with the win and I thank God for it.”

Cedenio exacted swift revenge on Luguelin Santos, the man who forced him into the silver medal position at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, last week, the Dominican Republic quarter-miler finishing second yesterday in 45.21. Third spot, meanwhile, went to Great Britain's Martyn Rooney (45.41).

Cedenio's superb finishing power was also on display in the Pan Am Games men's 4x400m championship race. His storming finish on anchor turned bronze into gold for T&T.

The 44.97 seconds clocking in Stockholm was Cedenio's fourth sub-45 run this year. The 19-year-old athlete produced his first-ever 44-point 400 on May 16 at the Cayman Invitational, stopping the clock at a personal best 44.36 seconds. He followed up on his golden run at the Cayman meet with victory in Ponce, Puerto Rico one week later in 44.97. In the Pan Am Games final, Cedenio clocked 44.70, before notching sub-45 number four at yesterday's Diamond League meet.

There was actually a fifth 44-point run for Cedenio in 2015. However, the 44.29 seconds scorcher at the NGC-Sagicor National Open Championships was scratched from the books following his disqualification for running out of his lane.

Cedenio is currently joint-sixth on the 2015 world performance list, with reigning world champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States. Both quartermilers have clocked 44.36 this year.

Botswana's Isaac Makwala is the world-leader at 43.72 seconds. Grenada's 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James clocked 43.95 for second spot on the global list, while third spot is held by South Africa's Wayde van Niekirk with a 43.96 run. Bahamian Steven Gardiner and Qatar's Abdalelah Haroun are joint-fourth at 44.27.

Another T&T quarter-miler, Deon Lendore is joint-eighth with American David Verburg thanks to a 44.41 seconds run he produced in May.
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Cedenio powers to 1st Diamond League gold
« Reply #122 on: July 31, 2015, 02:56:14 PM »
Cedenio powers to 1st Diamond League gold
By ASHFORD JACKMAN Friday, July 31 2015 (T&T Newsday)


MACHEL CEDENIO confirmed his status as one of the world’s foremost 400 metre runners yesterday, taking the gold medal in his pet event with a typically dramatic finish at the IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Just weeks before the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the lanky southerner, still two months short of his 20th birthday, has stamped his name firmly among the few of the quality to challenge Olympic champion Kirani James for one lap sprint gold.

In the process, Cedenio, the Pan Am Games silver medallist also exacted revenge on the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos, who had beaten him to the Pan Am gold in Toronto.

What made his victory the more remarkable was the fact that despite falling way behind the leaders at 300 metres, Cedenio was the only athlete to finish under 45 seconds.

One of only two TT athletes who competed in Stockholm, Cedenio appeared initially to be out of medal contention.

When the runners cleared the final turn, the World Junior champion, running in lane five, was second-to-last; Jamaican Rusheen Mc Donald (lane 6) and Santos (lane 8 ) were leading the pack home.

Cedenio then began to accelerate, passing athlete after athlete, almost as though they were stationary. He crossed the line first, in 44.97 seconds; Santos followed, almost a quarter of a second behind in 45.21, while Britain’s Martyn Rooney took the bronze in 45.41.

Victory for the TT quarter-miler came in just his second appearance in the Diamond League; he was sixth in New York on June 13 in 45.89, just behind countryman Renny Quow (5th, 45.57) in a race won by South African Wayde Van Niekerk (44.24).

Van Niekerk heads the Diamond League Men’s 400m points standings with eight; Cedenio is now tied for second with Bahamian Steven Gardiner, on four; Americans La Shawn Merritt and David Verburg are next, on three points each.

Defending World and Olympic Champion Kirani James has not appeared in the Diamond League since finishing second (44.17) behind Van Niekerk (43.96) in Paris on July 4.

Meanwhile, Pan Am Games gold medallist Cleopatra Borel finished down the field in the Women’s Shot Put, sixth of eight competitors with a best throw of 18.25 metres. Germany’s Christiana Schwanitz (20.13) claimed the gold, while American Michelle Carter (19.24) and Hungary’s Anita Marzon (18.74) took the minor placings.

Jamaica’s World and Olympic sprint champion, Shelly Ann Fraser- Pryce won the Women’s 100 metres in 10.93 seconds; American Tori Bowie (11.05) took the silver and Pryce’s compatriot Natasha Morrison (11.22) got the bronze.

The Diamond League series now takes a break for the World Championships, which open on August 22 in Beijing, China.

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Machel Cedenio wins men's 400m Diamond League Stockholm 2015
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400m Men 21:20 30 JUL 2015
Rank Name Nat Date of Birth Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking

1 CEDENIO Machel TTO 6 SEP 1995 5 0.242 44.97 4 3
2 SANTOS Luguelín DOM 12 NOV 1993 3 0.184 45.21 2 7
3 ROONEY Martyn GBR 3 APR 1987 8 0.160 45.41 SB 1 11
4 YOUSIF Rabah GBR 11 DEC 1986 2 0.174 45.46
5 MCQUAY Tony USA 16 APR 1990 7 0.149 45.49 2 7
6 MCDONALD Rusheen JAM 17 AUG 1992 6 0.189 45.55
7 HAROUN Abdalleleh QAT 1997 4 0.267 45.89
8 STEELE Edino JAM 1 JUN 1987 1 0.168 46.17
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More gold for Cedenio
« Reply #123 on: July 31, 2015, 03:15:31 PM »
More gold for Cedenio
Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 (T&T Guardian)


T&T’s Machel Cedenio, centre, wins the men’s 400m event ahead of 6th placed Rusheen
McDonald of Jamaica, left, and 7th placed Abdalleleh Haround of Qatar, righ, at the IAAF
Athletics Diamond League meeting at Stockholm Olympic Stadium, yesterday. AP Photo


T&T’s Machel Cedenio clocked 44.97 to win the Men’s 400m at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The 19-year-old unleashed a burst of speed on the final stretch which left the crowd stunned. “That was astonishing from Cedenio,” remarked one television commentator. “It just all changed in the last 40m. It was quite incredible.”

Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos nabbed the silver in 45.21 while Great Britain’s Martyn Rooney was third in a season’s best of 45.41. The result bumped Cedenio up to third in the Diamond League 400m standings with four points. He is led by Grenada’s Kirani James and Russia’s Wayde Van Niekerk, who have each won two races this season.

It capped off a successful week for Cedenio, who earlier managed an individual 400m silver and anchored T&T’s gold medal winning 4x400m run at the Pan American Games in Toronto, which ended on Sunday.

Also announcing herself yesterday was Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who warmed up for the world championships with a dominant win in the women’s 100 metres. Fraser-Pryce, the world and Olympic champion, clocked 10.93 seconds in the headline race to beat Tori Bowie of the U.S. by 0.12 seconds.

“The time wasn’t what I wanted, but I’m grateful I came out here and did my best,” Fraser-Pryce said. “There’s always pressure going into a world championships, but I’m not worried about that. I’m not worried about anything.” Fraser-Pryce also reiterated her stance that she won’t defend her 200 title at the worlds, a day after hinting she may change her mind and run both distances.

“In Beijing, I’m not running the 200. I’m telling my coach he has to change my mind,” she said. “The 200 is too far, so I’m set for the 100.”
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A Bronze Medal Story – The 4x100 Men’s Pan Am Relay
« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2015, 01:28:33 AM »
A Bronze Medal Story – The 4x100 Men’s Pan Am Relay
Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:20 (TTOC.org)


Dan-Neil Telesford, second from right, prepares to take baton from Emmanuel Callender,
during semi-finals of men's 4x100 relay at Pan Am Games 2015. T&T won the semi-final
in a time of 38.52.


Championship medals don't happen by chance, especially in an event with as many variables as the sprint relay. At the recently held Pan Am Games in Toronto, Trinidad and Tobago came home with two relay medals, gold in the men’s 4x400 and bronze in the men’s 4x100. Sprint relay events are always tricky because of the number of variables involved. Not only do competitors have to run fast, they must also get the baton around the track without leaving their lanes, and in the case of the 4x100 within a clearly demarcated “take over zone.” Failure to do either of these things can result in disqualification.
 
Putting together a successful relay team is also not simply a matter of selecting your fastest runners.  Nic-Connor Alexander, Olympian, former NCAA Division 2 champion in the 100 and 200metres and a certified USATF and IAAF coach, who is based at ZC Athletics in San Fernando was in charge of the men’s 4x100 team at Pan Am. Of putting together the relay team Alexander who has over fifteen years of sprinting experience, and who gave up a vacation to coach the team said, “Putting together a relay team is not as easy as one would think. As coaches we need to know the strengths and weaknesses of the six people that make up the team. With the absence of Richard Thompson and Marc Burns, we had to rebuild the team and get it right within a few days. During practice everyone ran in different positions before we came up with the final order. For the semi-final race we had four possible combinations that that we could have run depending on the outcome of races that ran earlier that day.”
 
The relay team of Keston Bledman, Rondel Sorillo, Emmanuel Callendar, Dan-Neil Telesford and silver medallist in the men’s 110 hurdles Mikel Thomas qualified easily for the finals by winning their semi-final in a time of 38.52 with few hiccups in getting the baton around the track. On the night of the finals, Thomas was given a well-deserved rest with Rondel Sorillo, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callendar and Dan-Neil Telesford stepping up to finish the race in a time 38.69.  Unofficial results had them as fourth, an agonizing .01 seconds outside of the medals with Canada first, the United States second and Brazil third. Alexander however like his coaching counterparts from the USA and Brazil had spotted an infraction by the Canadian team during their third hand over.
 
Along with coaches from the USA and Brazil, Alexander asked for a formal review of the race and was told that each coach would have the opportunity to review the race individually. Alexander spotted the infraction after a close review and told the guys, “We may get a medal so don’t worry,” although he was really thinking I am not leaving here without a medal. When the race referee refused to let an official from the USA review the race after Alexander and his Brazilian counterpart spotted infractions, a formal protest was launched. That challenge was ultimately successful and Canada was disqualified for leaving their lane. Antigua and Barbuda were also disqualified for passing the baton outside the takeover zone, leaving the United States with the gold, Brazil with the Silver and Trinidad and Tobago with the bronze.
 
While we are no stranger to medal upgrades, Alexander insists that Trinidad and Tobago has the quality to consistently medal in the relays on the international stage. “There is one change that we need to make before we head to the World Championships in August. All we have to do now is practice, practice and practice some more and we should be coming home with another medal in the men's 4x100m.”
 
Sprinter and relay bronze medallist, Callendar added, “There are rules in every sport and we have to abide by it. It’s not the way we expected to win but we’ll take this bronze; and continue moving forward to every meet, trying to perfect our chemistry so by the time world championships comes around we can get the gold.”

The world Championships are scheduled to take place in Beijing China from August 22nd to August 30th 2015, and Alexander believes that more training camps for our relay athletes throughout the year can only be an asset in building the chemistry and belief that is needed for relay success.
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Re: Latest News on T&T Athletes at Home & Abroad (2015 Edition)
« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2015, 10:26:40 PM »
Good to see Lendore back on the track at an Atlanta Meet today. Who is Mike Berry?


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Re: Latest News on T&T Athletes at Home & Abroad (2015 Edition)
« Reply #126 on: August 02, 2015, 01:11:44 AM »
Good to see Lendore back on the track at an Atlanta Meet today. Who is Mike Berry?



Must be a mistake. We would have known about him.

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Re: Latest News on T&T Athletes at Home & Abroad (2015 Edition)
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2015, 05:59:24 PM »
Most knowledgeable track fans will know that Mike Berry is a US sprinter (400m mostly) who represented the University of Oregon until recently.

Interesting that the 400m race shows a -0.2 wind reading??

http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/michael-berry-256409#personal-bests

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Re: Latest News on T&T Athletes at Home & Abroad (2015 Edition)
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2015, 08:18:17 PM »
Most knowledgeable track fans will know that Mike Berry is a US sprinter (400m mostly) who represented the University of Oregon until recently.

Interesting that the 400m race shows a -0.2 wind reading??

http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/michael-berry-256409#personal-bests

did he switch ???
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Re: Latest News on T&T Athletes at Home & Abroad (2015 Edition)
« Reply #129 on: August 03, 2015, 10:51:27 AM »
Most knowledgeable track fans will know that Mike Berry is a US sprinter (400m mostly) who represented the University of Oregon until recently.

Interesting that the 400m race shows a -0.2 wind reading??

http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/michael-berry-256409#personal-bests

did he switch ???

The fact that the IAAF Profile link confirms that Mike Berry is registered with them as representing the USA means that the Atlanta Meet officials made a mistake to list him as representing Trinidad.
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Ahye 2nd in comeback race
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2015, 01:42:38 PM »
Ahye 2nd in comeback race
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 2, 2015, 9:12 pm AST


PLEASING RETURN: Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (lane 5)

Michelle-Lee Ahye was the best of the Trinidad and Tobago athletes on show at the American Track League meet, in Atlanta, United States, on Saturday night. Ahye picked up silver in the women’s 100 metres dash in 11.29 seconds. Jamaica’s 2007 world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown clocked 11.22 to claim gold. Bronze, meanwhile, went to another Jamaican, Simone Facey (11.30). The other T&T sprinter in the race, Kai Selvon got to the line in 11.70 seconds to finish seventh.

Ahye and Selvon are coming back from injury, and used Saturday’s meet to prove their fitness ahead of the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

Semoy Hackett secured bronze in the American Track League women’s 200m, the T&T athlete getting home in 23.37 seconds. Campbell-Brown was also the winner in the half-lap event, the two-time Olympic 200m champion stopping the clock at 22.82 for a comfortable cushion on second-placed Charonda Williams (23.25) of the United States.

Like Ahye and Selvon, Deon Lendore ran a comeback race at the American Track League meet. The T&T quartermiler was sixth in the men’s 400m, completing his lap of the track in 45.94 seconds. Nineteen-year-old Bahamian Steven Gardiner triumphed in 45.11, forcing decathlete Ashton Eaton to settle for the runner-up spot in 45.55. Eaton’s fellow-American, Kyle Clemons clocked 45.76 to finish third.

In a Twitter post, on Saturday night, Lendore said: “I’m thankful I’m not hurt no more but I’m disappointed I didn’t trust myself in this race. Brighter days ahead.”

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I believe MLA runs in lane 5 in this first come back from injury race. She had a slow start as per usual.
Not sure which lane Kai Selvon is running in but its either lane 1 or lane 8.
Welcome back to both ladies and lets hope they both remain injury free for the rest of the season and can both make the trip to Beijing.

Veronica Campbell-Brown wins Women 100 Meter Dash Atlanta Track Meet 2015
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Event 1  Women 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind
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Finals                                                               
  1 Campbell-Brown, Veronica     Jamaica                  11.22  -0.1
  2 Ahye, Michelle-Lee           Trinidad                 11.29  -0.1
  3 Facey, Simone                Jamaica                  11.30  -0.1
  4 Williams, Charonda           United States            11.31  -0.1
  5 Barber, Mikele               United States            11.47  -0.1
  6 White, Mandy                 United States            11.57  -0.1
  7 Selvon, Kai                  Trinidad                 11.70  -0.1
  8 Robinson, Moushami           United States            11.96  -0.1
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Lendore wins men’s 400m in Oregon
« Reply #131 on: August 10, 2015, 02:10:37 PM »
Lendore wins men’s 400m in Oregon
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 10, 2015, 12:01 am AST


Deon Lendore in his Puma outfit at start of Men's 400 Meter Dash at FloTrack Throwdown, Duniway Park - Portland, Oregon, August 8, 2015.

Deon Lendore captured the men’s 400 metres title at the FloTrack Throwdown meet in Oregon, United States, on Saturday. The Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler stopped the clock at 45.77 seconds to finish ahead of Americans Jeremy Wariner (46.03) and Mike Berry (46.10).

Lendore is on the comeback trail after succumbing to injury in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Outdoor Track and Field Championship men’s 400m final, in Oregon, on June 12. Two Saturdays ago, he ran his first race since the NCAA disappointment, the 22-year-old athlete clocking 45.94 to finish sixth in the American Track League one-lap event, in Atlanta.

Lendore was not fit enough to compete at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Championships, in late June, and requested an exemption. Now that he is fit again and back in competition, the Texas A&M University student is hoping to be selected for the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

Before his injury, Lendore was in fine form, clocking a season’s best 44.41 seconds on May 16 for gold at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Championships, in Mississippi.

Lendore is joint-eighth with American David Verburg on the 2015 world outdoor performance list. Another T&T quartermiler, Machel Cedenio is joint-sixth with American LaShawn Merritt at 44.36 seconds.

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Official result: http://results.flotrack.org/2015/08-08-Flo/Web/Track.php?EN=12&RN=1&D=1

FloTrack Throwdown, Duniway Park - Portland, Oregon
August 8, 2015

Men's 400 Meter Dash (Final)
7:20pm - Saturday August 08

Place   Athlete   Time
   
1   Deon Lendore Trinidad & Tobago   45.77   
2   Jeremy Wariner Adidas   46.03   
3   Mike Berry Nike   46.10   
4   Bralon Taplin Grenada   46.16   
5   Patrick Feeney USA   46.58   
6   Nick Symmonds Brooks   48.53   

Race Video: https://www.flotrack.org/premium/video/791465-mens-400-deon-lendore-runs-4577-nick-symmonds-shoes-catch-fire
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Reyare's second chance
« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2015, 10:06:39 PM »
Reyare's second chance
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 13, 2015, 10:35 am AST



FINE-TUNING: Reyare Thomas goes through her paces at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, last week. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

“I look back at my career, and the only regret I have was not making Olympics 2008.”

Reyare Thomas was just 20 at the time, and was extremely disappointed to not be part of the Trinidad and Tobago team for the Beijing Games. But she battled on, and was selected on the women's 4x100 metres relay squad for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Reporter: Kwame Laurence
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Thomas is now 27, and though things have unfolded seven years later than planned, she will compete in the Chinese capital after all. The Enterprise sprinter is in Beijing for the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships.

Thomas is enjoying the season of her life, recording personal best times in the 100m and 200m events. On June 27, she clocked 11.22 seconds for women's 100m bronze at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Championships. And a fortnight later, she produced her first-ever legal sub-23 half-lap run, stopping the clock at 22.82 seconds to strike gold at the Falcons Invitational Last Chance meet.

“What has accounted for my success,” Thomas tells the Express, “is my focus on and off the track. With the death of our coach that passed away in 2013, it stepped up my game to really accomplish something great in track and field.”

Thomas was a member of the Neon Trackers Athletic Club, and trained under the guidance of Ian Goddard, coach and father figure to many athletes in central Trinidad before his death.

Now a member of the Abilene Wildcats Athletic Club, Thomas will run in an individual event at a major global meet for the first time in her career at the Beijing Worlds.

“I want to focus on the 200 for Beijing. I think that's my stronger event. I just run the hundred because I really don't feel like running 400 metres,” she quipped. “The lactic (acid) is just different.

“My goals for Beijing are just to lower my times and try to make it through every round. I know the main focus is making the final, get on the podium, but for me making it through every round is a guarantee that a medal might happen.

“I'm trying to go at least 22-mid, like really lower that standard and see what I can do before the season's done so I know what approach to have for next season.”

Thomas is part of a strong World Championship 4x100m squad. The other sprinters selected for relay duty are Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, Khalifa St Fort and Kamaria Durant.

“I assess our chances,” says Thomas, “as being great. Before, it was me, Michelle-Lee, Kai (Selvon) and Kamaria, and we flew the Trinidad and Tobago flag high. With the addition of Kelly-Ann, Semoy, and Khalifa being a part of it, it really and truly strengthens the women's 4x1. We got a stronger force, so we know we can go out there and battle with the world's best.”

With T&T's new-found depth in the women's sprint relay, competition for a spot in the final four will be tough. Thomas welcomes the challenge.
“Before, Trinidad and Tobago had a solid four, and that was the top four no matter what. But now, we could actually rest people through the rounds and really pull out the best quartet for the final.”

Thomas says Baptiste, Ahye and shot putter Cleopatra Borel are well-positioned to make the country proud at Beijing 2015.
“The women have a possibility of medalling this year. Kelly-Ann has medalled already at World Championships, Michelle-Lee is finding herself...Cleo's just killing it this whole season, so I think everybody's going with a mindset of we want to bring back a medal for Trinidad and Tobago.”

Borel and Baptiste competed at last month's Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Ahye, however, was recovering from injury and did not travel to Toronto. Borel captured shot put gold at the hemispheric meet. Baptiste, meanwhile, was among the favourites in the 100m dash, but finished fifth in the final.

Thomas progressed to the Pan Am Games 200m championship race. She finished seventh in the final in 23.32 seconds.

“I went out there,” Thomas explains, “wanting to go through every round, make it to semis, make it to the final. But when I made it to the final I kind of psyched out myself. But it's just a growing experience, so it's time to get over it and get ready for the next upcoming meet.”

Beijing 2015 is more than just another upcoming meet. For Thomas, the global track and field championship represents an opportunity to make up for the pain of missing out on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Another bronze ...4x1 women 3rd at Diamond League
« Reply #133 on: September 04, 2015, 12:56:14 PM »
Another bronze
4x1 women 3rd at Diamond League

By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Sep 3, 2015, 9:45 pm AST


VIDEO: Women's 4x100m Relay - IAAF Diamond League Zurich 2015
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Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett combined for third spot in the women's 4x100 metres relay, at the Weltklasse Zurich IAAF Diamond League final, in Switzerland, yesterday.

The same quartet bagged bronze at the IAAF World Championships last Saturday, and repeated the feat with a 42.94 seconds run at the Diamond League meet. As they did at the Worlds in Beijing, the Jamaicans won yesterday, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce anchoring them to a Diamond League and meet record time of 41.60. United States, meanwhile, secured second spot in 41.83.

In the women's 100m dash, Ahye finished fifth in 11.19 seconds, while Baptiste clocked 11.30 for eighth spot.

Ahye and Baptiste, running side by side in lanes three and two, respectively, were on level terms for more than half the race. In the latter stages, however, Ahye pulled away from her T&T teammate.

A dominant front-running performance from world champion Fraser-Pryce earned the Jamaican sprint great victory in 10.93 seconds, a fine effort into a 1.4 metres per second headwind. Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare finished strong but could not catch the “Pocket Rocket”, and had to settle for silver in 10.98. Americans Tori Bowie and Candyce McGrone were third and fourth, respectively, clocking 11.06 and 11.09.

Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown and Natasha Morrison finished between Ahye and Baptiste. Campbell-Brown clocked 11.22 seconds for sixth spot, while Morrison was seventh in 11.30, the same time credited to Baptiste. Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji was ninth and last in 11.51.

Thomas clocked 11.66 seconds for ninth spot in the women's 100m "B" race.

Mikel Thomas finished fifth in the men's 110m hurdles, the T&T athlete getting to the line in 13.54 seconds. After his disastrous World Championship campaign last month when he crashed out in the first round after hitting the first hurdle hard, yesterday's completed run would have come as a relief for Thomas.

Newly-crowned world champion, Russian Sergey Shubenkov enjoyed a comfortable victory in the Weltklasse sprint hurdles. He clocked 13.14 seconds for a big cushion on David Oliver, the American finishing second in 13.30. Third-placed Cuban, Orlando Ortega was also timed in 13.30, while Barbadian Shane Brathwaite got home in 13.43 for fourth spot.

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TT women snatch bronze in Zurich
Friday, September 4 2015 (T&T Newsday)


FROM LEFT: Reyare Thomas, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste & Semoy Hackett at Zurich Diamond League 2015 after winning bronze in the Women 4x100 Relay behind JA & USA.

TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s women sprinters maintained their IAAF World Championship form in Switzerland yesterday, picking up the bronze medals in the 4x100m relay at the Weltklasse Grand Prix in Zurich, the penultimate leg of the IAAF Diamond League series. However, their form did not extend to the individual events, in which four TT athletes all failed to get among the medals.

It was Deja Vu for the sprint quartet, making their first appearance as a team in the Diamond League this year, as Kelly-Ann Baptiste and company found themselves up against rivals Jamaica and the United States once again, and the three achieved the same result as in Beijing last week.

The TT women, running in lane seven were given a very strong start from Kelly-Ann Baptiste, and Michelle- Lee Ahye maintained the pace on the back stretch. However, Jamaica and the US were ahead when Semoy Hackett passed the baton to Reyare Thomas; after that, it was a matter of Thomas holding off the hosts Switzerland to secure the bronze for her team. Jamaica’s winning time was 41.60 seconds, and the Americans were a close second in 41.83, while TT ’s time was 42.94. Earlier, Ahye and Baptiste ran 5th and 8th respectively in the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce anchored Jamaica home in the 100 metres. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.93) was a very comfortable winner, ahead of Nigerian Blessing Okagbare (10.98) and American Tori Bowie (11.06).

Ahye clocked 11.19 and Baptiste’s time was 11.30.

Earlier, Reyare Thomas was 9th and last in the “B” 100m in 11.66; Jamaicans Elaine Thompson (11.06) and Sherone Simpson (11.27) claimed the top two spots and were followed home by American Tori Bowie (11.06).

Mikel Thomas was TT ’s only male athlete in competition; running in lane nine, he finished 5th in the 110m hurdles in 13.54. The Russian Sergey Shubenkov (13.14) took the gold, with American David Oliver adjudged to be second after clocking the same time as Cuban Orlando Ortega (13.30).
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Quow strikes gold in Italy ...Thomas 5th in 110m hurdles; Ahye pulls up in 100
« Reply #134 on: September 09, 2015, 03:52:01 PM »
Quow strikes gold in Italy
Thomas 5th in 110m hurdles; Ahye pulls up in women’s century

Published on Sep 6, 2015, 8:55 pm AST (T&T Express)


GOLDEN RUN: Renny Quow

Trinidad and Tobago quarter-miler Renny Quow won gold in the Citta Di Padova athletics meeting in Italy, yesterday, while other T&T athletes Michelle-Lee Ahye and Mikel Thomas failed to climb the podium in the IAAF World Challenge in Berlin, Germany.

Running out of lane five, Quow clocked 45.99 seconds in the men's 400-metres event to take first place ahead of the French pair of Mamadou Eliman Hanne and Teddy Atine-Venel, second and third respectively. Hanne stopped the clock in 46.18 seconds for silver while Atine-Venel finished the race in 46.76 seconds.

Meanwhile, Ahye, who was fifth in the IAAF World Championships women's 100m final last month, finished last in Berlin yesterday in 17.81 seconds, hobbling over the line after pulling up with an injury.
USA's Candyce McGrone won the sprint in 11.11, beating Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast by one-tenth of a second and fellow American Barbara Pierre by two-tenths.

Meanwhile, Thomas was fifth in the 110 hurdles in Berlin, clocking 13.72 in the final, running out of lane four. Andrew Riley of Jamaica won the event in 13.40, ahead of Shane Brathwaite of Barbados, 13.42 and Hungarian Balazs Baji, who clocked 13.55.

And Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won the men's 100 metres in 10.13, edging American Isiah Young by four-hundredths of a second. “I really needed this to boost my self-confidence after what happened in China,” said Collins, the 2003 world champion, who failed to emerge from his heat at the Worlds. “My body and soul needed to recover from it.”
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Telesford looks to strong finish
« Reply #135 on: September 12, 2015, 09:08:33 PM »
Telesford looks to strong finish
Published on Sep 8, 2015, 10:32 pm AST (T&T Express)


HOPEFUL: Dan-Neil Telesford, who currently runs for Wiley College in Texas, USA, is hoping to continue his good form this year on the track. —Photo courtesy Wiley College.

US-based Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Dan-Neil Telesford will be hoping his eventful year on the track will help to a strong finish this season in athletics competitions on the intercollegiate circuit.
The 100 and 200-metre sprinter who runs for Wiley College in Texas, was set to represent T&T at the recently concluded IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China but withdrew due to an injury he sustained.
The injury was a big blow, as he only recently made his debut in national colours in major competition, competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada where he ran in the men’s 4x100m relay team that won the bronze medal after clocking 38.69 seconds.
“It felt great being on that medal podium,” he said.
“Seeing my countrymen supporting us and receiving that medal was such an honour. I would not exchange that moment for anything.”
The sprinter was also very glad for the experience in Canada.
“It was my first time competing on a national team,” he told the Wiley College website.
“I have learnt a lot. Being at the Pan American Games was such an honour getting to represent my country. I went over there and did my best.”
The recent promotion to the national ranks was no fluke however, as last season at Wiley, he earned All-American honours after he finished second in the men’s 200m, third in the 4x100m relay and sixth in the 4x400m relay at the National Intercollegiate Athletics meet. He helped Wiley College finish 15th and win its second-consecutive Red River Athletic Conference Championship.
The athlete will be hoping to return from injury and continue his decent season.
“I’ve had a great experience this year,” he said.
“I must say thanks for all the support from my coaches… It wasn’t an easy journey, but with every success you must go through some trials.”
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Walcott spears bronze at World Challe
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Walcott spears bronze at World Challenge
Wednesday, September 9 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Keshorn Walcott competes in the Men's Javelin event at the Golden Gala 2015

TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s Olympic Javelin champion Keshorn Walcott marked his return to competition following a disappointing World Championships with a podium finish at the IAAF World Challenge in Croatia yesterday.

The 22-year-old, who failed to qualify for the “Worlds” final after all his throws fell under 77 metres in Beijing, produced a best effort yesterday of 82.99m, good enough to take the bronze medal.

Gold and silver went to the German pair of Thomas Rohler (85.44m) and Andreas Hofmann (84.98) respectively.

Walcott, who has been working around a foot injury for several months, will next see action on Friday at the season-ending IAAF Diamond League meet in Brussels, Belgium.

However, earning a medal in Belgium will take some doing; among his rivals will be Rohler, Hofmann, Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic and Julius Yego, the Kenyan who took the gold at the World Championships in China.

Up to press time yesterday, the only other TT athlete listed to compete in the Diamond league finale was Renny Quow, in the Men’s 400m.

Meanwhile, TT ’s Semoy Hackett finished a disappointing 7th in the Women’s 100m in 11.60 seconds; American Candyce Mc Grone won it in 11.10 and was followed home by the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou (11.17) and Simone Facey of Jamaica (11.25).
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Quow golden; Keshorn 3rd in Diamond ranking
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Quow golden; Keshorn 3rd in Diamond ranking
Saturday, September 12 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Renny Quow & Keshorn Walcott competing at T&T Open Champs 2015

Seasoned quarter-miler, Renny Quow, struck gold at the final leg of the AG insurance Memorial van Damme Diamond League Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday, ending his 2015 campaign in the prestigious athletics competition on a high.

Meanwhile reigning Olympic men’s javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott, settled for bronze in his pet event, capping off a strong season where he cracked the 90m barrier for the very first time. Keshorn also finished third in the Diamond standings.

Earlier, the 28-year old Quow clocked 45.29 seconds, holding off eventual silver medallist, Belgian Kevin Borlee (45.43s) and bronze receiver, Jamaican Peter Matthews (45.74s). Quow, who partnered with compatriots Machel Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon and Jarrin Solomon to grab gold in the Men’s 4x400m relay event at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, will wind down his competitive campaign in the coming weeks as he prepares for a hectic 2016 track season, prior to the Olympic Games. Grenadian Kirani James, who did not compete yesterday won the Diamond after a stellar season. In the men’s javelin, the 22-year old Keshorn launched the spear a distance of 84.03m to grasp bronze.

The Toco-bred field athlete was the only competitor hailing from the western hemisphere, but still showed mettle on the day by securing a podium finish.

Winning gold was Finnish athlete Tero Pitkamaki (87.37m) while German Thomas Rohler snatched silver with 86.56m.

With yesterday’s meet counting for double points in the Diamond Ranking, Pitkamaki’s victory made sure he would pocket the diamond with an unassailable 17 points while Vitezslav Vesely, who placed sixth yesterday, was second with 15 points. Walcott trailed in third with eight points.

Yesterday’s Belgian stage brought to an end the 13-leg 2015 Diamond League series. Competition resumes in June next year in Doha.
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Golden Quow ....Brussels bronze for Walcott
« Reply #138 on: September 13, 2015, 04:10:56 AM »
Golden Quow
Brussels bronze for Walcott

By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Published on Sep 11, 2015, 10:30 pm AST (T&T Express)


FIRST PAST THE POST: Trinidad and Tobago's Renny Quow wins the men's 400 metres event at the Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League final, in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. —Photo: AP

Renny Quow won for the second time in as many post-World Championship meets when he stopped the clock at 45.29 seconds at the Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League final, in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday.

Quow was the class of the nine-man field, the Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler forcing hometown hero Kevin Borlee to settle for the runner-up spot in 45.43. Jamaica's Peter Matthews clocked 45.74 to finish third. And another Borlee, Kevin's younger brother Dylan was sixth in 46.45.

After the race, Quow spoke to the media.
“Circumstances were good tonight. I really like the track and the atmosphere here. It felt good to win here. Running against the Borlees in Brussels motivated me extra to win here.”

On Sunday, in his first outing since earning IAAF World Championship 4x400m silver, Quow won the 400m event at the Meeting Citta di Padova, in Italy, in 45.99 seconds.

Keshorn Walcott bagged bronze in the Memorial Van Damme men's javelin event with an 84.03 metres throw. The T&T athlete finished behind Finland's Tero Pitkamaki, the winner at 87.37m, and German Thomas Rohler (86.56m). Newly-crowned world champion, Kenyan Julius Yego threw 83.82m to finish fourth.

On Tuesday, at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia, Walcott picked up bronze with an 82.99m effort. It was a welcome return to 80-metre territory for the reigning Olympic champion following his disappointing showing at the World Championships, where he threw just 76.83m to finish 26th.
Walcott followed up on the Zagreb bronze with another third-place finish in Brussels.
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Thompson, Baptiste, Cedenio among locals attending ‘High Performance’ summit
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Thompson, Baptiste, Cedenio among locals attending ‘High Performance’ summit
Published on Nov 10, 2015, 9:15 pm AST (T&T Express)


ELITE GROUP: Members of the T&T contingent attending the High Performance summit in Texas, USA.

The bpTT, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and the Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) inaugural High Performance Summit got underway at the Michael Johnson World Training Centre in McKinney, Texas, on Monday and will conclude on Friday.

This year, the bpTT/TTOC/MJP Team TTO (Trinidad & Tobago) Road to Rio Summit focus is preparing podium ready athletes as they prepare for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Nine elite track and field athletes will undergo a series of evaluation and assessment as well as media and mental conditioning training.

The athletes attending the summit are Richard Thompson, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, Machel Cedenio, Mikel Thomas, Emmanuel Callender, Jarrin Solomon and Wayne Davis. Four time Trinidad and Tobago Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and fellow coach, Eric Francis are amongst the Trinidad and Tobago contingent attending the summit. The bpTT/TTOC/MJP Summit 2015 forms part of the overall #10Gold24 athlete preparation programme.

Francis, coach of Michelle-Lee Ahye, said: “This is a really good idea definitely a step in the right direction in track and field and sports in Trinidad and Tobago. I congratulate the TTOC on a great initiative.”

Lance Walker, Executive vice president Global Performance Director, added: “its all about the athletes and providing them and their coaches with complementary support. These are world class athletes and coaches doing some great things. Our role is to add value where and when required.”
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Warren smashes T&T junior record
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Warren smashes T&T junior record
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Published on Dec 6, 2015, 8:47 pm AST (T&T Express)


Portious Warren competing in women’s shot put at HCS

Portious Warren smashed the national Girls Under-20 shot put record at the Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) Holiday Open, in Arizona, USA, on Saturday.

Warren threw the iron ball 16.20 metres to erase Annie Alexander’s nine-year-old Trinidad and Tobago junior standard from the books. Alexander established her 15.87m record at the 2006 World Junior Championships, in Beijing, China.

Warren was victorious in Saturday’s women’s shot put competition, dominating with an impressive series of throws. The Central Arizona College student opened with a 15.41m effort, and followed up with her big 16.20m throw. In rounds three, four and five, she landed the shot 15.03m, 15.39m and 15.36m. And in the sixth and final round, Warren produced her second best throw on the day, 15.60m.

Second-placed Jess St John, of Antigua, only managed a 15.14m effort, while third-placed Trevia Gumbs, a British Virgin Islands (BVI) athlete, threw 12.32m.

Warren was in fine form this year, grabbing Under-20 gold at the Carifta Games in Basseterre, St Kitts with a 15.22m effort, and following up with silver at the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada with a big 15.57m throw. Warren clashed with Gumbs at both meets. The BVI thrower finished second at Carifta and sixth at Pan Am Juniors.
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