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St Fort steals show …among 21 day 1 Carifta qualifiers
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2016, 08:39:49 PM »
St Fort steals show*
…among 21 day 1 Carifta qualifiers

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Published on Mar 5, 2016, 8:58 pm AST (T&T Express)


Khalifa St Fort (centre) on her way to winning Girls U20 100m Final at TT CARIFTA Trials 2016;
St Fort's training pardner, Sarah Wollaston (first from left) placed second in 12.04 seconds and third spot went to Jada Barker (second from left) in 12.08. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE


Khalifa St Fort was the star of the show on day one of the Carifta trials, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday.

St Fort produced a sizzling run in the girls’ under-20 100 metres final, stopping the clock at 11.39 seconds, well inside the 11.80 qualifying standard. The 2.2 metres per second following wind was just above the 2.0 legal limit.

By the time St Fort came up from her drive phase, the race was over as a contest, the American-born sprinter powering to the easiest of victories. Sarah Wollaston, who trains with St Fort in Florida, USA, finished a distant second in 12.04 seconds, while third spot went to Jada Barker (12.08).

St Fort drew attention off the track as well. After crossing the finish line, the 2015 World Youth Championship 100m silver medallist somehow ended up in the Crawford Stadium moat. Her coach, quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon rushed over to attend to his young charge. But fears were allayed, the 18-year-old athlete emerging with her broad trademark smile intact.

Earlier in the afternoon, St Fort, running into a 1.7 headwind, won her qualifying heat in 11.79 seconds.
There were 24 qualifying performances yesterday from 21 athletes.

Like St Fort, Tyrell Edwards repeated his qualifying performance, the young sprinter bettering the 10.85 seconds boys’ under-18 100m standard in all three rounds. In the final, though, he had to settle for the runner-up spot, behind an impressive Adell Colthrust.

As he crossed the line, an exultant Colthrust looked across at his well beaten rivals. His 10.64 seconds run, with a 2.1 wind at his back, gave Colthrust the win, ahead of Edwards (10.75) and Avindale Smith (10.81).

There were also qualifying performances yesterday from Renee Stoddard in the girls’ under-20 400m (55.30) and Onal Mitchell in the boys’ under-18 400m (48.62).

Omari Benoit was among four jumpers who attained qualifying standards. He cleared the bar at 2.00 metres for top spot in the boys’ under-20 high jump.

Asha James led the way in the throws. Winner of the girls’ under-18 javelin with a 43.59m effort, James was one of five throwers making the Carifta grade.

And Jeminise Parris was among three qualifying hurdlers. She bolted to the line in the girls’ under-20 100m hurdles in a wind-assisted 13.92 seconds.

Carifta trials continue from 10am today at the Crawford Stadium.

DAY 1 QUALIFIERS (21 athletes, 24 performances)

Boys’ under-20 high jump (2.00m)
Omari Benoit (Falcons) — 2.00m

Girls’ under-20 100m (11.80)
Khalifa St Fort (unattached)—11.39 (wind: +2.2), final
Khalifa St Fort (unattached) — 11.79 (wind: -1.7), semis

Girls’ under-20 400m (55.30)
Renee Stoddard (Speed Factory) — 55.30

Girls’ under-20 100m hurdles (14.60)
Jeminise Parris (Memphis Pioneers) — 13.92 (wind: +2.9)

Girls’ under-20 discus (40.00m)
Shaiann Charles (D’Abadie Progressive) — 41.70m
Chelsea James (Falcons) — 40.93m

Boys’ under-18 100m (10.85)
Adell Colthrust (Abilene) — 10.64 (wind: +2.1), final
Tyrell Edwards (Toco Titans) — 10.75 (wind: +2.1), final
Avindale Smith (Abilene) — 10.81 (wind: +2.1), final
Ako Hislop (Kaizen Panthers) — 10.82 (wind: +2.1), final
Tyrell Edwards (Toco Titans) — 10.80 (wind: +2.0), semis
Tyrell Edwards (Toco Titans) — 10.82 (wind: +1.6), round 1

Boys’ under-18 400m (48.90)
Onal Mitchell (Point Fortin New Jets)—48.62

Boys under-18 long jump (6.80m)
Josiah Edwards (Abilene) — 6.97m (wind: +3.0)
Aaron Cruickshank (D’Abadie Progressive) — 6.88m (wind: +1.2)
Clement Campbell (Memphis Pioneers) — 6.87m (wind: +2.1)

Boys’ under-18 shot put (15.20m)
Konnel Jacob (Jaguars) — 15.23m

Girls’ under-18 100m (12.00)
Jenea Spinks (Concorde) — 11.98 (wind: -1.7), final
Akilah Lewis (Concorde) — 11.83 (wind: +1.8 ), semis

Girls’ under-18 100m hurdles (14.70)
Anya Akili (Kaizen Panthers) — 14.50 (wind: +2.9)
Cheziah Phillip (Toco Titans) — 14.52 (wind: +2.9)

Girls’ under-18 shot put (13.50m)
Ianna Roach (Memphis Pioneers) — 14.13m

Girls’ under-18 javelin (40.00m)
Asha James (Zenith) — 43.59m


MITCHELL BAGS ONE-LAP GOLD: Onal Mitchell, second from right, en route to victory in the Boys Under-18 400 metres final, on day one of the Carifta trials, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, yesterday. Mitchell clocked 48.62 seconds. Jaden St Louis, left, Joshua Joseph, second from left, and Jahi Hernandez, right, finished eighth, sixth and fourth, respectively. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE
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St. Fort clocks 11.39/23.54, Horsford's 71.52 light up T&T Carifta Trials
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2016, 07:52:39 PM »
St. Fort clocks 11.39/23.54, Horsford's 71.52 light up T&T Carifta Trials
March 7th, 2016 8:32am (TrackAlerts.com)


Tyriq Horsford (Zenith) 1st with 71.52 & Khalifa St Fort 11.39/23.54 at T&T Carifta Trials 2016

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - World Youth 100m silver/World 4x100m bronze medallist, Khalifa St. Fort was one of the outstanding performers at the NGC/T&T NAAA Carifta Trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurpapo on March 5 & 6.

Competing unattached, St. Fort cruised to victories in the girls under 20 100m (11.39w) and 200m (23.64), crushing the field in both sprints. In the 100m on the first day (March 5), the 18 year old pulled away from her opponents to win by over five metres and dipped below the qualifying standard of 11.80 for the event on the first day of competition (11.79/-1.7 in the heats).

The 2015 Pan American Juniors sprint queen then returned on Sunday (March 6) to secure the 200m on a wet track following early afternoon rains. Her 23.64 was under the Carifta standard of 24.00. St. Fort is expected  to be in T&T’s contingent for this year’s Carifta Games, set for St. Georges, Grenada from March 26 to 28.

Reigning Carifta champion and record holder Tyriq Horsford (Zenith) stole the spotlight on the second day with his national youth record throw of 71.52m in capturing the boys under 18 javelin crown on Sunday (March 6) morning. Horsford improved on his previous national mark of 70.73 set in winning last year’s Carifta title in St. Kitts/Nevis. So dominant was Horsford that all six of his throws (68.66, 56.12, 71.52, 68.92, 60.89 and 66.42)  could have won him the title and were superior to the Carifta standard of 59.00.

Horsford’s Zenith club mates also impressed in the javelin events taking three of the four titles, producing all four of the Carifta qualifiers in the discpline. Vandel Joseph took home the boys under 20 honours with a distance of 59.31 and had four other marks over the 57.00m standard. The 2015 Carifta boys under 18 bronze medallist beat his training partner, Odel Joefield who also got over the standard with 58.31.

Asha James clinched the girls under 18 javelin spot on the team on the opening morning of action (March 5) with a mark of 43.59 to surpass the 40.00 standard. She will be hoping to improve on her silver medal achieved in the discipline in 2015. James led a Zenith sweep of the event as Talena Murray (38.81) and Kymoi Noray (35.15) took second and third.
 
Tobago athletes excelled in the throws taking nine of the twelve throwing titles on offer. Konnel Jacob (Tobago Jaguars) and Clarence Hannibal (Tobago Falcons) finished 1-2 in boys under 18 shot put and discus. Jacob won the shot with a distance of 15.23 (standard-15.20) ahead of Hannibal (15.13) but Hannibal reversed the positions in discus taking the top spot with 47.29 (standard-44.30) to Jacob’s 40.20. Triple Carifta champion Chelsea James (Tobago Falcons) landed the girls under 20 shot put with a mark of 14.09 (standard-13.50). James was also second in the discus with 40.93 behind Shaiann Charles (D’Abadie Progressive) 41.70 as both were over the 40.00 qualifying mark.

Another Tobagonian, Nkosi James, competing for the University of the West Indies, secured the boys under 20 discus with a hurl of 41.71 (standard-47.00) and was also second in the shot put (13.62) behind last year’s Carifta boys under 18 winner and record holder Isaiah Taylor (Abilene Wildcats), 15.26.

On the track, another of Zenith’s defending Carifta champions, Akanni Hislop won the boys under-20 200m in a wind aided 21.09 (3.0m/s) after running a strong bend.

Cougars secured the top two spots in the boys and girls under 18 800m. Jaden St. Louis took the junior boys two-lap final in 1:59.54 ahead of teammate, Recardo Prescott, 1:59.76. The two will make the trip to Carifta, as Prescott ran 1:57.85 in the heats earlier in the day to ensure that the pair dipped under the 1:59.60 standard. In the girls under 18 Kershell McIntyre took gold in 2:15.77 to cross the line inside the 2:16.00 standard. The 1500m winner was pushed all the way by teammate, Joanna Rogers, who narrowly missed qualifying with her time of 2:16.51.

The girls open heptathlon proved the be the most competitive event at the two day trials, as the lead kept changing at the completion of almost each individual event.

Ayana Glasgow (Toco TAFAC) headed the standings, going into the seventh and final event, the 800m, but with her cellar place in the two lapper, could not hold on to the advantage, and eventually finished in third position. Anya Akili (Kaizen Panthers) took the 800m and overall title with 4272 points ahead of early event leader Antonia Sealey (Pt. Fortin New Jets) 4207 and Glasgow (4272). All six finishing competitors were above the 3500 points standard. Only two will be selected to compete in Grenada.

Anya Akili also qualified for the girls under 18 100m hurdles clocking 14.50 to edge out Cheziah Phillip (Toco Titans) 14.52, as the two bettered than the 14.70 standard.

In the boys open Octathlon, Ian West maintained his overnight lead and went on to claim the top honours with 5280 ahead of Kerlon Ashby (Kaizen Panthers) 4841 and Michael McKenzie (Alpha) 4748 and Aaron Caesar (Pt. Fortin New Jets) 4591, as the top four scored over the 4500 points standard.

The boys under 18 and 20 100m produced contrasting finishes as Adell Colthrust (Abilene Wildcats) showed a welcome return to form to secure the first-named sprint crown. A sprint phenom in his juvenile days, he won in 10.64 by more than 1/10 of a second. He also led four boys under the 10.85 qualifying time. Tyrel Edwards (Toco Titans) was second in 10.75 to record his third sub 10.85 clocking of the day, after posting the fastest times in the heats (10.82) and semifinals (10.80). Avindale Smith, also of Abilene Wildcats, copped third (10.81 ahead of Ako Hislop (Kaizen Panthers) 10.82. In contrast, in the senior boys 100m 0.04 seconds separated the top four in a blanket finish.  Jalen Purcell (Simplex) got the nod for the victory in 10.67, with Chad Richards (ZC Athletics), 10.68, Xavier Mulgata (Memphis Pioneers) 10.69 and McNish Compton of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 10.71 all followed closely behind. The quartet narrowly missed getting under the 10.65 standard.

Jenea Spinks and Concorde training partner Akidal Lewis took the top two spots in the girls under 18 100m (standard-12.00). In the finals, Spinks was first to the line in 11.98 ahead of Lewis (12.05). Lewis had earlier run 11.83 in the semis.
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Vote for Khalifa St. Fort for HS performance of the week
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2016, 02:44:03 AM »
Vote for Khalifa St. Fort for HS performance of the week.
 
Her opening races at both sprint distances were national leaders...

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St Fort leads Carifta charge*
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 03:42:23 AM »
St Fort leads Carifta charge*
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Published on Mar 9, 2016, 8:25 pm AST (T&T Express)


DOUBLE TROUBLE: Khalifa St Fort, left, powers to victory in the girls’ under-20 200 metres final, on day two of the Carifta trials, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on Sunday. St Fort clocked 23.64 seconds in the half-lap final to complete the sprint double. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Khalifa St Fort will lead the charge for Trinidad and Tobago at the March 26-28 Carifta Games, in Grenada. The 2015 World Youth Championship girls’ 100 metres silver medallist is among 42 athletes selected for national duty on Easter weekend.

St Fort captured the Girls Under-20 sprint double at the Carifta trials, held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on the weekend.

The Florida-based sprinter is expected to face the starter in both the 100m and 200m events in Grenada. St Fort’s training partner, Sarah Wollaston is listed for the Under-20 100m at Carifta 2016. St Fort and Wollaston will also be on show in the 4x100m relay.

Tyriq Horsford will defend his boys’ under-18 javelin title in Grenada. On the weekend, he threw 71.52 metres to better the 70.73m national youth record he had established in winning gold at the 2015 Carifta Games. That 70.73m throw is also a Carifta Games record, and the 16-year-old Tobago thrower would be looking to improve on the regional standard when he competes at the 2016 edition of the regional junior championships.

Akanni Hislop captured the Carifta Games boys’ under-18 200m title in 2015, but is stepping up to the under-20 age-group this year. He is the lone boys’ under-20 sprinter selected.

Also on the T&T team are sprinters Adell Colthrust and Tyrell Edwards, long jumper Che Richards, hurdler Jeminise Parris, and thrower Chelsea James.

All athletes, their parents and team officials are asked to attend an important meeting tomorrow (Friday), at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Starting time is 4pm. Athletes must walk with their passports and two passport photos.

TEAM T&T

Boys under-20
—Akanni Hislop (200), Omari Benoit (high jump), Che Richards (long jump), Vandel Joseph (javelin), Odell Joefield (javelin), Ian West (octathlon), Kerlon Ashby (octathlon)

Girls under-20—Khalifa St Fort (100, 200, 4x100), Sarah Wollaston (100, 4x100), Renee Stoddard (200, 400, 4x100), Jeminise Parris (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x100), Chelsea James (shot put, discus), Shaiann Charles (discus), Antonia Sealy (heptathlon), Jada Barker (4x100)

Boys under-18—Adell Colthrust (100, 4x100), Tyrell Edwards (100, 200, 4x100), Onal Mitchell (400, 4x400), Che Lara (400, 4x400), Jaden St Louis (800, 4x400), Recardo Prescott (800, 4x400), Ako Hislop (110 hurdles, 4x100), Franklyn Stanislaus (high jump, 4x400), Aaron Cruickshank (high jump, long jump), Josiah Edwards (long jump), Clement Campbell (triple jump, 4x100), Konnel Jacob (shot put), Clarence Hannibal (shot put, discus), Tyriq Horsford (javelin), Avindale Smith (4x100)

Girls under-18—Jenea Spinks (100, 4x100), Akilah Lewis (100, 200, 4x100), Ayla Stanisclaus (200, 4x100), Kershel McIntyre (800, 1500), Joanna Rogers (800), Anya Akili (100 hurdles, heptathlon), Cheziah Phillip (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles), Safiya John (high jump, long jump), Ianna Roach (shot put), Asha James (javelin), Akeera Esdelle (4x100), Shania McCarter (4x100)

Officials—Dexter Voisin (manager), Lucretia Warner-Burns (assistant manager/chaperone), Lester Osouna (head coach), Eric McCree (sprints & hurdles coach), Martin Prime (sprints & hurdles coach), Kelvin Nancoo (middle & distance coach), Wendell Williams (jumps coach), Michelle Pennie (jumps coach), Franklyn Wade (throws coach), Nadine Hamid (throws coach), Arlon Morrison (multi-events coach)
Medical staff—Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas, Shurlan Bonas, Angel Ottley
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St. Fort named in T&T team for Carifta Games
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 04:17:03 AM »
St. Fort named in T&T team for Carifta Games
March 9th, 2016 9:19am (TrackAlerts.com)


2015 World Youth silver medalist Khalifa St Fort (centre) leads T&T 2016 Carifta Team

After a hard fought weekend of performances forty-two (42) athletes and fifteen (15) officials have been selected to represent Trinidad & Tobago at the 45th Carifta Games to be held in St. George’s Grenada from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th March, at the newly refurbished National Stadium.

The athletes will be competing at Under 18 and Under 20 age groups. These age groups are similar to the global competitions such as the World Youth (Under 18) and World Junior (Under 20).

Tyriq Horsford will be returning to defend his gold medal and record-breaking performance from last year, in the Javelin Throw in the boys under-18, while Akanni Hislop who also won gold last year in the boys under-18, 200m dash will be trying to repeat that feat, but this year he will be competing in the boys under-20.

Pan Am Junior 100m Gold; World Youth 100m Silver; World 4x100m bronze medalist, Khalifa St. Fort will be competing at her first Carifta Games and would be leading the charge amongst the girls on their quest for precious metal. St Fort will be competing in the 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay.

The Athletes, parents and Officials are invited to a team meeting at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium at 4:00 pm. on Friday 11th March. Athletes are asked to walk with their passports and two passport photos.

T&T CARIFTA TEAM 2016
 
SURNAME   FIRST NAME   MIDDLE NAME   Gender   Event(s)   

Boys U 18
   
1   Colthrust   Adell       M   100M, 4X100M   
2   Edwards   Tyrell   Kyel   M   100M, 200M, 4X100M   
3   Hislop   Ako   Jelani   M   110M HUR, 4X100M   
4   Mitchell   Onal       M   400M, 4X400M   
5   Lara   Che       M   400M, 4X400M   
6   Smith   Avindale           4X100M   
7   Campbell   Clement   Christian   M   4X100M, TJ   
8   St. Louis   Jaden       M   800M, 4X400M   
9   Prescott   Recardo       M   800M, 4X400M   
10   Stanislaus   Franklyn   Emmanuel   M   4X400M, HJ   
11   Edwards   Josiah       M   LJ   
12   Cruickshank   Aaron       M   LJ, HJ   
13   Jacob   Konnel       M   SHOT   
14   Horsford   Tyriq   Dave   M   JAVELIN   
15   Hannibal   Clarence       M   SHOT, DISCUS   

Girls U 18   
1   Spinks   Janea       F   100M, 4X100M   
2   Lewis   Akila       F   100M, 200M, 4X100M   
3   Stanisclaus   Ayla       F   200M, 4X100M   
4   Akili   Anya   Linda   F   100M HUR, HEP GIRLS   
5   Phillip   Cheziah   Veronica Keturah   F   100M HUR, 400M HUR   
6   Esdelle   Akeera   Keyana   F   4X100M   
7   Mc Carter   Shania       F   4X100M   
8   Mc. Intyre   Kershel   Jayann Kerna Kernika   F   800M, 1500M   
9   Rogers   Joanna       F   800M   
10   Roach   Ianna   Moniq   F   SHOT   
11   James   Asha   Jazsmine   F   JAVELIN   
12   John   Safiya   Chevelle   F   LJ, HJ   

Boys U 20   
1   Hislop   Akanni   Chike   M   200M   
2   Richards   Che   Ti-Shawn   M   LJ   
3   Benoit   Omari   John   M   HJ   
4   Joseph   Vandel   Christon   M   JAVELIN   
5   Joefield   Odell       M   JAVELIN   
6   West   Ian   Patrick   M   OCT   
7   Ashby   Kerlon       M   OCT   

Girls U 20   
1   St. Fort   Khalifa       F   100M, 200M, 4X100M   
2   Stoddard   Renee   Romalda   F   200M, 4X100M, 400M   
3   Parris   Jeminise   Sade   F   100M HUR, 400M HUR, 4x100m   
4   Wollaston   Sarah   Taylor   F   100M, 4x100M   
5   Barker   Jada       F   4X100M   
6   James   Chelsea   Philicia   F   SHOT, DISCUS   
7   Charles   Shaiann   Alysha   F   DISCUS   
8   Sealey   Antonia       F   HEP GIRLS   

Officials   
1   Voisin   Dexter   Colman   M   Manager   
2   Warner-Burns   Lucretia   Bernadette   F   Assist Manager/Chaperon   
3   Osouna   Lester       M   Head Coach   
4   Mc Cree   Eric       M   Sprints & Hurdles Coach   
5   Prime   Martin       M   Sprints & Hurdles Coach   
6   Nancoo   Kelvin   Charles   M   M & D   
7   Franklyn   Wade   Kernny Gregory   M   Throws Coach   
8   Hamid   Nadine   Sandra   F   Throws Coach   
9   Williams   Wendell   Peter   M   Jumps Coach   
10   Pennie   Michelle       F   Jumps Coach   
11   Morrison   Arlon   Kelson   M   Multi-Events   
12   Gopeesingh   Anyl       M   Medical   
13   Nicholas   Zephyrinus       M   Medical   
14   Bonas   Shurlan   Clement   M   Medical   
15   Ottley   Angel       F   Medical
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Ato posted this message on his facebook page
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2016, 04:21:42 AM »
Ato posted this message on his facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154046435765152)

You're looking at the entire #TTO Carifta under-20 100m team. Both @ya_gurl_sarah and @khalifa_stfort have been selected to represent #TrinidadandTobago at 100m and 4x100 (Khalifa will do the 200m as well) in this month's #Carifta games after their 1-2 finish at Trials last weekend. @cityofmiramar #proudcoach


Ato Boldon (centre) posing with two of his Born2DoIt athletes; 2015 World Youth silver medallist Khalifa St Fort (right) and Sarah Wollaston (left) who did 1-2 in Girls U20 100m at TT Carifta Trials.
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2016, 05:15:00 PM »
Ahem...Ahem. Mr Boldon yuh pull ah fass one ;D. I swear she was just signing an acceptance letter to UCLA.....

http://www.milesplit.com/articles/178367-khalifa-st-fort-turns-pro-

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Khalifa St. Fort Turns Pro!
 
Johanna Gretschel
Mar 23, 2016



Khalifa St. Fort of Florida told FLrunners.com on Wednesday afternoon that she will forego the rest of her high school eligibility to accept an endorsement deal with the Caribbean-based Flow Communications.

The former UCLA commit is the Pan-American Junior Champion and World Youth Championships silver medalist for 100m. She owns PRs of 11.19 for 100m, which ranks No. 8 All-Time for athletes under 18 years old, and 23.5 for 200m. St. Fort has competed unattached from her high school, St. Thomas Aquinas, for the past year and trains exclusively with Ato Boldon, an Olympian and NBC analyst.

"Today has been an amazing day. I get to start the new part of my career as a pro and I'm so happy," she said in a video interview submitted by Boldon to FLrunners.com.

The announcement comes on the eve of the CARIFTA Games this weekend, where St. Fort will represent Trinidad and Tobago. She won a bronze medal at the senior level IAAF World Championships last summer for the island nation, per her efforts on the 4x100-meter relay. St. Fort will travel to Grenada for the meet this weekend, where she will contest the 100m and 200m.

"She's doing it before CARIFTA because they have a huge campaign coming for the CARIFTA Games and the Olympics," Boldon told Todd Grasley of FLrunners.com. "This starts the Khalifa brand moving. Win or lose CARIFTA, it's a win for her. Her value is in her brand, not just a race."

St. Fort is not working with an agent and Boldon will serve as her advisor for the time being. She is not currently sponsored by a shoe company.

St. Fort's American professional debut will come next weekend at the Texas Relays in Austin. She will race the 100m.

"My thoughts are to train harder, work harder and do everything I can to put myself in a good position to be on the biggest stage in the world," she said.
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2016, 07:05:58 PM »
Was not expecting this!!!

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2016, 09:49:24 PM »
If it's been done before I'm not interested. This is the move to be made. Time is right and Flow has been amazing in their vision for Brand Khalifa. This is my vision for her. Not a sprinter or just an athlete when this is all said and done.

You know how if you ask the public to name TNT sporting legends, you'd say Lara, Yorke, Crawford and others, but no females would be named? (Jean Pierre, maybe if the person was over 40). That's where I want her.

My favorite comments to this news seen online, with my responses:

1. What about college?
Answer - What about it? Some rule that you have to run for a college to attend one? Khalifa has a 4.9 GPA. Clearly school is taken seriously in that household.

2. She's only run 11.19 and 23.50! Why's she pro-material??
Answer - If an athlete's value is only fast times, you've lost already. That's most of the problem in this industry. Complete athletes don't rely on just competitive results.

3. Why now?
Answer - Because you don't change the game by doing what everyone else does. It will make sense in July when you see what else is coming. Everyone does it backwards. Shoe company first. They should be last. Always. No rush to sign any shoe deals.

4. Everyone is going pro and missing the college/team experience.
Answer - Can't speak for "everyone" but I had the college experience. Undefeated for 2 years. NCAA record/champion. It's great. NOT as good as total control of your life, career and financial future - at 18. Khalifa has a track team she loves already.

5. This is not going to end well.
Answer - Watch. The last person that said that said Khalifa "wasn't that good". She'll haunt him for at least the next 15 years
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2016, 09:57:59 PM »
Ok, Breds. God Speed!! Wish Ms. Pepsodent smile all the best. Actually Ato you and the agent should engage the advertisers about putting her face in TT with Pepsodent. All the best !!!!

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2016, 11:21:33 AM »

WATCH VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1132234650161499/

"Khalifa St Fort has turned Pro. Confirming this was Khalifa's coach, Ato Boldon, after she was unveiled as the first ever Brand Ambassador for FLOW. The announcement was made today at TTOC House in Port of Spain. Naasira Mohammed was there and files this report."

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St Fort named Flow Brand Ambassador
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2016, 08:51:21 AM »
St Fort named Flow Brand Ambassador
Thursday, March 24 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Khalifa St Fort first ever brand ambassador for Flow TT pose with her coach, Ato Boldon and Brian Collins, Managing Director of Flow Trinidad after the big announcement

FLOW TRINIDAD revealed yesterday, at a media conference, that they entered into an arrangement with teenaged track and field athlete and Olympic hopeful Khalifa St Fort, making her the first brand ambassador for the telecommunications company in Trinidad and Tobago.

The announcement was made at the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTO C) office in Port of Spain and was attended by TTO C management, St Fort and her coach Ato Boldon. The pair were in Trinidad to meet the rest of the national team that will be competing at the Flow CARIFTA Games which takes place in Grenada from Saturday until Monday. Flow Managing Director, Brian Collins, praised St.

Fort, who won gold in the 100 metres at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships and took silver in the same event at the 2015 World Youth Championship.

He said, “Khalifa embodies many of the positive attributes of Flow. She’s young and we consider ourselves a youthful brand. Just as we have been spreading our wings, over the past two years, Khalifa has been finding her stride as an athlete.

We believe that she’s a great example for young people, particularly for young women and we’re excited to be supporting her as her career develops and we look forward to building this partnership successfully in the years to come.” The 18-yearold American-born St Fort is coached by Boldon, a four-time Olympic medallist, and she competes in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay sprints.

Through his mentorship, she has increased her race times from 12.3 to 11.5 seconds in the 100m, making her one of the top ranked sprinters for her age group internationally. Following her success last year she was named TTO C Junior Sports Woman of the Year and First Citizens Sports Foundation Junior Sportswoman of the Year.

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Boldon: St Fort ready to rule
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2016, 09:23:20 AM »
Boldon: St Fort ready to rule
By Sean Nero (T&T Guardian)
Published: Saturday, March 26, 2016


T&T rising sprinting star Khalifa St Fort.

Four-time Olympic medallists and coach of sprinter Khalifa St Fort, Ato Boldon, is convinced she is ready to take on the Caribbean’s best at today’s start of the 2016 Carifta Games in Grenada.

Citing the work they had put in and her consistency on the track, it was now up to the young athlete to decide how badly she wanted to be in winners’ row.

He told the T&T Guardian her Carifta trials time of 11.39, was better than the team expected. They had her timed to run 11.40.

“The reality is, that my athletes are never going to run fast in January, February, March, April, May, not relative to what they’re going to run in the summer. Last year, she started at 11.80 and eventually got down to 11.19. So this year, she is starting at 11.39, so we feel very good. Beating the Jamaicans would be tough; that’s every year, but I also don’t put my athletes in a situation where they are going to fail,” Boldon said.

“So, we are ready for the challenge from the other islands and I am particularly looking forward to the challenge from the young Bajan who just ran 22.61, a second faster than she (Khalifa) has ever run in her life. She has her work cut out for her and like I tell her all the time, if it was easy anyone could do it. This is not going to look like the Carifta trails. This is the Caribbean’s best and we know how strong the Caribbean is in track and field. She will be challenged, but she is ready for it.”

In a direct response, St Fort underscored her commitment to the task and assured the people of T&T of her clear desire to make them proud.

 “The mindset I have is the same mindset I have for every single race. I go out there and perform my best. I put in the work during practice. I pray on it. All I can do is go out there and run my best,” she said.

Boldon recalled his early days with St Fort almost two years ago, after meeting her father. Back then only St Fort’s father and Boldon could see her potential.

“Khalifa came from a situation in South Florida where she was actually the overlooked and forgotten one on the team. She was the one kind of cast aside as the step child. When I saw her and met her, saw her work ethic, saw her passion and her commitment for what she wanted to be, it changed the entire direction of my life. At the time I was getting offers to go and do other things in television. I had to essentially make a decision to commit to her or pursue my own goals,” he said.

“It’s the best decision that I could have made because she has not only proven me right, but more importantly and more rewardingly, everybody has sort of figured out what I have always known about her. So now, more than she ever she has ever felt before, she is one of us and the people who she represents are firmly behind her.”
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2016, 12:49:04 PM »

Khalifa St. Fort speaks after her Under20 100m final success at #taCariftaGames She won the final in 11.40secs

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2016, 03:17:23 PM »
Khalifa St. Fort 11.40 (-2.7) wins U20 Girls 100m Final Carifta 2016
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Event 8  Girls 100 Meter Dash UNDER 20
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       World: W 10.49  7/16/1988   Florence Griffith-Joyner, USA           
     Carifta: C 11.03  4/11/1998   Tamicka Clarke                           
World Junior: J 11.12  10/18/2000  Veronica CAMPBELL- BROWN, JAM           
W. Jr. Qual.: * 11.80                                                       
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points

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Finals                                                                     
  1 St. Fort, Khalifa            Trinidad and Tobago      11.40* -2.7       
  2 Moody, Patrice               Jamaica                  11.68* -2.7       
  3 Bethel, Brianne              Bahamas                  11.75* -2.7       
  4 Fahie, L'Tisha               B.V.I.                   11.86  -2.7       
  5 Reid, Shanice                Jamaica                  11.87  -2.7       
  6 Soleyn, Bliss                Antigua and Barbuda      12.05  -2.7       
  7 Jack, Nia                    US Virgin Islands        12.26  -2.7       
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St Fort, Hosford strike Carifta gold
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2016, 03:21:56 PM »
St Fort, Hosford strike Carifta gold
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Guardian)
Published: Sunday, March 27, 2016


Khalifa St Fort --- Photo by TrackAlerts

Tyriq Horsford and Khalifa St Fort of T&T both won gold medals on day one of the 45th Annual Carifta Games at the National Athletics Stadium in Grenada, yesterday.

Horsford was a class above the rest in the boys Under-18 javelin event. He defended his title and broke his own Carifta record when he threw the spear 73.00 metres on his second of six attempts to break his 70.73m Carifta record he set last year in St Kitts. Finishing a distant second was Keyon Burton of Dominica with a top throw of 64.87m, while Grenadian Adrian Thomas was third in 60.97m.

It was a dominant performance by Horsford in the second event of the meet. In his first attempt, he threw the javelin 64.58m before breaking the record in his second attempt. After fouling his third throw, he recorded distances of 67.18m, 66.93m and 67.25m on his remaining throws.       

After winning the event for a second consecutive year Horsford said, “It’s a wonderful feeling breaking the record again. It was very competitive with a few throwers getting over 60 metres.”

St Fort, trained by former T&T sprinter Ato Boldon, won gold in the girls U-20 100m finals in 11.40 seconds, ahead of Jamaican Patrice Moody (11.68) and Brianne Bethel of Bahamas (11.75).

Ianna Roach won T&T’s second medal of the day, grabbing silver with a season’s best in the girls Under-18 shot put finals. Roach was out the blocks early, with a throw of 14.49m in her first attempt which ensured her a podium finish. The T&T athlete did not improve on her first attempt. She recorded a distance of 13.40m in her second effort, followed by 13.35m, 14.41m, a fouled attempt and 14.13m.

Lacee Barnes of Cayman Islands won gold with a top throw of 14.90m on her first attempt, while Jamaican Aiko Jones grabbed bronze ending with a best throw of 14.32m.

Chelsea James, Onal Mitchell and Adell Colthrust all won bronze medals for T&T. James copped third place in the girls Under-20 shot put event with an effort of 13.66m on her third attempt, while Mitchell won bronze in the boys U-18 400m finals in a time of 48.72 seconds. In the boys Under-18 100m final, Colthrust ran 10.66 seconds to claim bronze.

SELECTED RESULTS

Boys Under-18 Javelin Finals


1 Horsford, Tyriq - T&T - 73.00 metres (Carifta record)

2 Burton, Keyon - Dominica - 64.87m

3 Thomas, Adrian - Grenada - 60.97m 

Girls 100m U-20 Finals

1 St. Fort, Khalifa - T&T -  11.40

2 Moody, Patrice - Jamaica - 11.68

3 Bethel, Brianne - Bahamas - 11.75 

Girls Shot Put U-18 Finals

1 Barnes, Lacee - Cayman Islands - 14.90m       

2 Roach, Ianna - T&T - 14.49m       

3 Jones, Aiko - Jamaica - 14.32m

Girls Shot Put U-20 Finals

1 Fullerton, Janell -  Jamaica - 14.52m       

2 Stevens, Sahjay - Jamaica - 13.74m       

3 James, Chelsea - T&T - 13.66m       

Boys 400m U-18 Finals

1 Taylor, Christopher - Jamaica - 47.36 sec             

2 Hoyte-Small, Antoni - Barbados - 48.23             

3 Mitchell, Onal -  T&T - 48.72

Boys 100m  U-18 Finals

1 Matherson, Jhevaughn - Jamaica - 10.42     

2 Russell, Dejour - Jamaica - 10.60   

3 Colthrust, Adell - T&T - 10.66
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Hip pain stops St Fort’s bid for Carifta double
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2016, 11:58:26 AM »
Hip pain stops St Fort’s bid for Carifta double
by CLAYTON CLARKE Monday, March 28 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Khalifa St. Fort celebrates after winning 2016 Carifta Girls U20 100m Final in 11.40

Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St Fort’s bid for double Carifta gold ended yesterday at the Grenada Athletic Stadium in Grenada.

St Fort on Saturday night sped to TT’s second gold medal, blowing away the field in the girls under 20 100m in 11.40 seconds (-2.7 wind). Jamaican Patrice Moody trailed badly in 10.68 seconds while Bahamian Brianne Bethlel came third in 11.75.

The World Championships 4x100m bronze medallist’s Carifta campaign was cut short, however, as she was unable to compete in the 200m event yesterday due to a hip problem. Her coach and sprint legend Ato Boldon tweeted, “In warm-ups this morning Khalifa’s hip pain became severe, and I’ve made the decision to pull her. Her Carifta 2016 is over.” In the boys under 18 100m final, TT’s Adel Colthurst (Debe Sec) took bronze in 10.68.

Anya Akili (Bishops High) claimed bronze too in the girls open heptathlon yesterday. Akili was third with 4471 points to finish behind the Jamaican pair of Janell Fullerton (4597) and Zinedine Russell (4524). Akili was in second at the end of day one and remained in the runner-up position until the sixth event, the long jump. She was beaten to the line by Russell in the final event (800m) yesterday evening.

The gold was the second for Fullerton as she won the girls under 20 shot put on Friday. Akili’s bronze medal was the lone podium finish for TT on the second day before the start of the boys under 20 long jump and 4x100m relays.

Jeminise Parris (St Francois Girls) was fourth in the girls under 20 400m hurdles in 1:02.29 as Jamaican Shannan Kalawan took the gold in a Carifta record of 56.29 ahead of Lakeisha Warner of the British Virgin Islands (58.14) and another Jamaican 58.34. Cheziah Phillip (Toco Secondary) was fifth in the girls under 18 400m hurdles in 1:09.10. Jamaican Shiann Salmon took the top spot in a Carifta record of 59.50 to add to her victory in the high jump on Friday.

Salmon’s compatriot Sanique Walker was second (59.60) with Bahamian Gabrielle Gibson taking third (1:01.16). In the morning session, Akanni Hislop (Bishop High) topped the boys under 20 200m heats clocking the fastest time of 21.01 to win heat four.

Tyrel Edwards (Toco Sec) was third best in the boys under 18 200m heats with a personal best of 21.72 to finish first in heat three of four. The 200m finals are set for this evening.

Akila Lewis (Bishops Anstey) and Ayla Stanislaus (Scarborough Sec) bowed out in the girls under 18 200m heats.

Lewis was 11th overall in 25.07 while Stanislaus was 12th (25.10).

In the girls under 20 200m heats Renee Stoddard (Providence Girls) finished 11th in 25.24 with only the top eight advancing to the finals.

Joanna Rogers (St. Francois Girls) and Kershel Mc Intyre (St.

James Sec) advanced to the girls under 18 800m finals.

Rogers was 6th in the heats in 2:19.52 while Mc Intyre was 7th (2:19.66). Jaden St Louis (St. Anthony’s College) will vie for gold in the boys under 18 800m finals after he finished 6th in the heats in 1:57.72 pb.

However, Recardo Prescott (St.

James Sec) did not advanced as he finished 22nd quickest in 2:17.03.

Several TT athletes were in action late yesterday: Che Richards (St. Mary’s College) boys under 20 long jump, the girls and boys under 18 4x100m and girls under 20 4x100m.

T&T Carifta medals:
Gold - Khalifa St Fort (Girls under 20 100m); Tyriq Horsford (Boys under 18 javelin)
Silver - Ianna Roach (Girls under 18 shot put)
Bronze - Onal Mitchell (Boys under 18 400m); Chelsea James (Girls under 20 shot put); Adel Colsthurst (Boys under 18 100m)
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RUNAWAY GOLD
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2016, 12:56:39 PM »
RUNAWAY GOLD
By Kwame Laurence in St George's
Published on Mar 27, 2016, 11:03 pm AST (T&T Express)


CELEBRATION TIME: Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St Fort celebrates her Carifta 2016 girls’ under-20 100 metres triumph, at the National Athletics Stadium in St George’s, Grenada, on Saturday night. —Photo: PAUL VOISIN

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“Happy that I was able to execute my race plan well, and represent Trinidad and Tobago well. I feel amazing.”

Khalifa St Fort had every reason to be thrilled with her performance on day one of the 2016 Carifta Games, at the National Athletics Stadium here in St George’s, Grenada, on Saturday night. The T&T sprinter outclassed her rivals in the girls’ under-20 100 metres final, separating herself from the field and romping to victory in a wind-hindered 11.40 seconds.

While the athletes in the three other century finals benefitted from following winds, the under-20 girls had to contend with a 2.7 metres per second headwind. St Fort shrugged off the inconvenience, the dominant run forcing her peers to battle for the minor medals. Jamaica’s Patrice Moody snapped up silver in 11.68 seconds, while bronze went to Bahamian Brianne Bethel (11.75).

“I’d be satisfied if she got a tailwind like everybody else,” St Fort’s coach Ato Boldon told the Express. “She has been more accurate than I have been so far this year. She said she was going to run 11.3 in Trinidad at the trials. She did. I thought she would have run a little slower. And now she said she’s coming here for 11.17. That’s exactly what it is with a zero wind.

“If she had the wind from the semi-finals,” he continued, “it’s in the low 11.1s. You’re talking about times that have never been seen by athletes this age, so we’re very very happy about tonight’s performance.”
The 11.17 clocking St Fort had targeted ahead of Carifta 2016 carries special significance for the 18-year-old sprinter. Her training partner, Kelly-Ann Baptiste is the national junior record holder at 11.17.
“We have a joke in practice,” a laughing St Fort told the Express. “Kelly-Ann said I’m not going to break it. She said it’s still there for at least one more year. But by the end of this season it will be done and dusted.”

St Fort was also expected to challenge for the 200m title here in Grenada, but was withdrawn from the event.

“In warm-ups this morning,” Boldon said on Twitter, yesterday, “Khalifa’s hip pain became severe, and I’ve made the decision to pull her. Her Carifta 2016 is over.”

Adell Colthrust also climbed the podium on Saturday night, the T&T sprinter securing bronze in the boys’ under-18 100m dash with a 10.66 seconds run. Jamaicans Jhevaughn Matherson (10.42) and Dejour Russell (10.60) finished one-two.

Onal Mitchell picked up bronze in the boys’ under-18 400m. The T&T quartermiler crossed the line fourth, but was promoted following the disqualification of Guyana’s Daniel Williams for running out of his lane. Mitchell clocked 48.72 seconds to trail Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor, the gold medallist in 47.36, and Barbadian Antoni Hoyte-Small (48.23).

Anya Akili bagged bronze in the girls’ open heptathlon, accumulating 4,471 points in the seven-discipline event. Jamaicans Janell Fullerton (4,597) and Zinedine Russell (4,524) claimed the top two spots.

Akili was stronger on Saturday, the opening day of the heptathlon, her best performances coming in the 100m hurdles and 200m. Akili was first in her section and second overall in the sprint hurdles in 14.76 seconds, the run earning her 874 points. And in the 200m, she clocked the fastest time, 25.40 seconds, to add 850 points.

Akili produced a gutsy performance in yesterday’s 800m, closing off her medal bid with a third-place finish in two minutes, 28.46 seconds. The run, worth 712 points, secured a spot on the podium for the T&T athlete.

In the early session, yesterday, Akanni Hislop topped the third boys’ under-20 200m qualifying heat in 21.01 seconds to lead all qualifiers into today’s final. Tyrell Edwards progressed to the boys’ under-18 half-lap final thanks to his wind-assisted winning run of 21.72 in heat three.

Kershel McIntyre and Joanna Rogers will face the starter in the girls’ under-18 800m championship race, after finishing third and fourth in their respective qualifying heats. McIntyre returned a time of 2:19.66, while Rogers clocked 2:19.52.

Jaden St Louis, who finished third in the second boys’ under-18 800m heat in 1:57.72, is through to the final. But his T&T teammate Recardo Prescott, eighth in heat three in 2:09.75, was eliminated.

The 4x100m relay events were contested after press time, last night.
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Nice Interview with Khalifa St Fort at Carifta 2016 Grenada
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2016, 07:19:45 AM »
Nice Interview with Khalifa St Fort she speaks about how she got into track & field, her coaching change to Ato Boldon & her future Goals Carifta 2016 Grenada.

Great Interview with Ato Boldon and Khalifa St Fort at Carifta Games Grenada 2016
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Nice Interview with Khalifa St Fort Carifta 2016 Grenada
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2016, 04:59:16 PM »
Khalifa win's World U20 100m bronze! :thumbsup:

Khalifa St Fort 3rd in Women's 100m Final - IAAF World U20 Championships 2016 in Bydgoszcz
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After race interview with Khalifa.

IAAF WU20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 100m Women Final Bronze Khalifa ST FORT TTO
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MEDAL CEREMONY

Khalifa St Fort Receives Medal From Ato Boldon | Women's 100m | WU20 Champs 2016
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2019, 04:27:34 AM »
So what is the latest news?
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2019, 10:03:26 PM »
So what is the latest news?

Good question. Hopefully Ato will give us an update.
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2019, 12:38:05 PM »
She got injured right before the world relays.

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2019, 10:33:32 AM »
She got injured right before the world relays.

Ato did say during or soon after World Relays that Khalifa was over her injury and should be vying for a spot on the TTO Pan Am Games and World Championships teams.

Maybe she picked up another injury. Hopefully we will get an update soon from Ato as I was sort of expecting Khalifa to be running as fast as or even faster than Briana Williams this season.
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2019, 11:22:31 AM »
Khalifa is nowhere close to the same league as Brianna. I wish she was as talented but that is not the case. Hopefully she can close the gap with hard work.


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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2019, 07:23:33 PM »
Well good luck to Khalifa. I hope she overcome the injuries and be ready for Tokyo

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2019, 02:26:49 PM »
Who is her present coach ? How is she doing ? Just saw a pic of her in Newsday, she looked a bit heavy to my untrained eye.

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/11/25/olympic-stars-share-knowledge-at-atlantic-camp/

Wonderful initiative btw
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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2019, 02:53:43 PM »
Who is her present coach ? How is she doing ? Just saw a pic of her in Newsday, she looked a bit heavy to my untrained eye.

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/11/25/olympic-stars-share-knowledge-at-atlantic-camp/

Wonderful initiative btw

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Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2019, 06:38:34 PM »
Good initiative!