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Jereem “The Dream” Richards Thread
« on: March 13, 2017, 09:24:28 AM »
Richards breaks Boldon's record
By Kwame Laurence (Express).


Jereem Richards established a new Trinidad and Tobago record at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Texas, USA, late yesterday. The University of Alabama student blazed the track in 20.31 seconds to erase Ato Boldon's 20-year-old indoor men's 200 metres standard from the books.

The superb run from Richards earned him top spot in section two and silver overall. American Christian Coleman produced a 20.11 scorcher in section one to grab gold for University of Tennessee. Coleman also won the 60m title, getting to the line in 6.45.

Boldon had established the old T&T record of 20.35 seconds back in 1997. Richards' 20.31 run moved him past Boldon into the number two spot on the all-time Central American and Caribbean (CAC) list, behind CAC record-holder Obadele Thompson (20.26) of Barbados. Richards is now joint-12th on the all-time global list with American Coby Miller. Coleman jumps to third, behind world record holder Frankie Fredericks (19.92) of Namibia and American Wallace Spearmon (20.10).

In Friday's qualifying round, Richards topped heat two in 20.50 seconds.

T&T/Alabama athlete Ruebin Walters clocked 7.77 seconds to secure fifth spot in the men's 60m hurdles final. American Grant Holloway, a student at University of Florida, captured the title with a 7.58 run.

Walters had clocked 7.73 to finish fourth in the first of two qualifying heats, on Friday, progressing to the final as a “fastest loser”.

In the men's distance medley relay, T&T's Asa Guevara ran the second leg for 11th-placed University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Guevara split 48.05 seconds for the 400-metre run, while UTEP completed the 1200mx400mx800mx1600m race in nine minutes, 56.03 seconds.

University of Mississippi clocked 9:31.32 for the win, forcing Virginia Tech (9:33.35) and Georgetown (9:33.42) to settle for second and third, respectively.

Richards was expected to be back on the track after press time, last night, representing Alabama in the men's 4x400m relay. Another T&T/Alabama athlete, Domonique Williams was listed for action in the women's 4x400m.

At the NCAA Division 2 Indoor Championships, in Alabama, Adams State University sprinter Micah Ballantyne finished seventh in heat two and 13th overall in 6.84 seconds. The top eight advanced to the final.

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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 06:01:19 PM »
Jereem Richards wins 2017 NCAA Championship 200M Final Section 2
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/FKJZxsQOrrk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/FKJZxsQOrrk</a>

And here is another video of the race (ESPN coverage): http://www.milesplit.com/videos/191307

Men 200m Dash

    Finals: Heat #1      
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   1   Coleman, Christian   JR-3   Tennessee   20.11   10
2   4   Mitchell-Blake, Nethaneel   SR-4   LSU   20.63   5
3   5   Willis, Maxwell   FR-1   Baylor   20.69   4
4   6   Washington, Josh   SR-4   Arkansas   20.73   3
   Finals: Heat #2       
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   2   Richards, Jereem   JR-3   Alabama   20.31   8
2   3   Thymes, Just'N   SR-4   USC   20.36   6
3   7   Cotton, Kenzo   JR-3   Arkansas   20.75   2
4   8   Titi, Ncincilili   JR-3   South Carolina   21.03   1
   Preliminaries: Heat #1       
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   3   Coleman, Christian   JR-3   Tennessee   20.51   
2   10   Trimble, Jamiel   JR-3   Air Force   20.84   
3   12   Moffett, Malik   JR-3   Penn State   20.85   
4   15   Belcher, Christopher   SR-4   N. Carolina A&T   21.02   
   Preliminaries: Heat #2       
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   2   Richards, Jereem   JR-3   Alabama   20.50   
2   7   Washington, Josh   SR-4   Arkansas   20.81   
3   8   Willis, Maxwell   FR-1   Baylor   20.83   
4   14   Williams, Cameron   SR-4   Boston U.   20.98   
   Preliminaries: Heat #3       
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   4   Mitchell-Blake, Nethaneel   SR-4   LSU   20.55   
2   6   Titi, Ncincilili   JR-3   South Carolina   20.79   
3   11   Hudson, Andrew   SO-2   Texas Tech   20.84   
4   13   Smith, Teray   SR-4   Auburn   20.91   
   Preliminaries: Heat #4       
Place   Overall   Name   Year   Team   Time   Score

1   1   Thymes, Just'N   SR-4   USC   20.49   
2   5   Cotton, Kenzo   JR-3   Arkansas   20.65   
3   9   Chambers, Marcus   SR-4   Oregon   20.83   
4   16   Marshall, Deshawn   SR-4   Ohio State   21.27   

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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 03:58:33 AM »
Anybody realised that most of the 200m races was won by the athlete in lane 3. Is lane 3 the best lane to run in for indoors
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 12:16:07 AM »
Lanes 5 and 6 are the best, especially on a banked track. The curve is gentler and you essentially start the race on a downhill angle from those lanes. In this case I just think it was a matter of the best runners being seeded in Lane 3.
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 05:49:54 PM »
Alabama Track & Field Q&A: Jereem Richards

Full Q&A interview here http://teamtto.org/index.php/sports/athletics/6616-alabama-track-field-q-a-jereem-richards


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When did you realize that you could compete at the collegiate level, and come to the United States for college?

JR: Trinidad & Tobago is really small and at a young age I made a lot of the senior teams instead of running on the junior teams so I was exposed to a lot of senior running and training. I was recruited by some Division I schools but I needed to go the junior college route first because I was missing some classes. What made me really think about going to a D1 college was that I could get an education in the United States and I could run against some of the best athletes in the world, because the college system is where everyone begins.
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 06:30:32 AM »
What high school this youth went to?
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 02:16:44 PM »
Jereem! Would have been the fastest qualifier. But slow down and looked around. Which gave him 20.14. Isaiah Young 20.12. But he had to run out hard for that.

Yohan Blake out.
Van Niekerk came 3rd. Just made the final.
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 02:19:08 PM »
Jereem! Fastest qualifier again.

Yohan Blake out.
Van Niekerk came 3rd. Just made the final.

Ah jumping over here. Man looking real good. Will keep predictions to myself to avoid goat mouth.
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 02:21:15 PM »
Ent, keep it up yute,  blessings for tmr
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 02:26:32 PM »
Fingers crossed! Boa Sorte!!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 02:29:21 PM »

Jereem! Fastest qualifier again.

Yohan Blake out.
Van Niekerk came 3rd. Just made the final.

Ah jumping over here. Man looking real good. Will keep predictions to myself to avoid goat mouth.

I enjoy watching him run. I keeping my predictions to myself.

I love the drama in this event. First, Makwala the world leader get pull. Then he get to do a timed race. Then he come 2nd in the first semi. Then Blake, the 2nd fastest in the 200m of all time, comes 4th and misses the final. Van Niekerk comes 3rd and makes the final. Lemaitre who win a bronze in Rio, misses out in the final.. this race can go any way.
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 03:07:50 PM »
Jereem is looking great.  Wish him the best in the final. The weather giving trouble though.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 03:16:08 PM »
Jereem! Would have been the fastest qualifier. But slow down and looked around. Which gave him 20.14. Isaiah Young 20.12. But he had to run out hard for that.

Yohan Blake out.
Van Niekerk came 3rd. Just made the final.

Actually, given the wind... he's the fastest by far. His heat was the only one with a head wind and heat one had a tail wind too fast to register legal times.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 05:24:46 PM »
200 final should be very competitive. Jereem in form, makwala running angry, WVN tired but talented, the 2 Americans not under pressure and Mitchell-blake quietly running good. guliyev won both is races thus far.

this world championship has been full of surprises so far.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 02:32:40 PM »
The race run yet?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He win ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 02:36:15 PM »
The race run yet?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He win ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't seen it yet so I'm not sure. All I've saw so far was us getting smoked in the women's 200 semis's.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »
Race on now!
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 02:55:37 PM »
3rd. Same time as WVN. Good race. Did not start good.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 02:59:30 PM »
3rd. Same time as WVN. Good race. Did not start good.
Close finish, but you're right he had some catching up to do after the bend. Really good effort though  :applause:
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2017, 03:02:30 PM »
WVN beat JR by 1/1000 of a second.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 03:02:44 PM »
Beggars can't be choosers. We will gladly take it. Congrats to Jereem on his excellent performance. This is the warm up for Tokyo.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2017, 03:05:12 PM »
Youre right Deeks. The NAAA owes a lot to the NCAA. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2017, 05:11:10 PM »
It appears that Keshorn is in the final. Fingers crossed. We taking any medal!
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2017, 06:14:28 PM »
It appears that Keshorn is in the final. Fingers crossed. We taking any medal!

And he look damn good. Looks like he in the shape of his life. One throw to get into the finals. Others needed to throw more than once.
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2017, 07:28:26 PM »
It appears that Keshorn is in the final. Fingers crossed. We taking any medal!

And he look damn good. Looks like he in the shape of his life. One throw to get into the finals. Others needed to throw more than once.

Dem German scarin meh doh, throwin over 90 like dey on de moon.  Anyway, best of luck to de man come Saturday  :beermug:

Big up to de Point yute, congrats Jereem!
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2017, 08:40:11 AM »
It appears that Keshorn is in the final. Fingers crossed. We taking any medal!

And he look damn good. Looks like he in the shape of his life. One throw to get into the finals. Others needed to throw more than once.

Dem German scarin meh doh, throwin over 90 like dey on de moon.  Anyway, best of luck to de man come Saturday  :beermug:

Big up to de Point yute, congrats Jereem!

Vetter on fire and Kohler having a good season.  The other German Hoffman is a big threat too.  Plus you can't rule out Yego, Frydrych and Pitkamaki. I think Keshorn can challenge for medal if he can throw over 90.  looks to be in form now after struggling most of the season.  All it takes is one throw.
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2017, 01:55:38 PM »
I wonder if Jereem will take his chances and turn pro.
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« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2017, 03:57:10 PM »
You guys read about TT 100m hurdler who got injured when she crashed into a hurdle.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-4781616/Deborah-John-suffers-horror-injury-World-Championships.html#comments


Sprinter Deborah John leaves World Championships in a head brace after horror hurdle clash in opening heats
Deborah John clashed head-first into a hurdle during the 100m heats in London
John lost her footing and was propelled into the fifth hurdle during the race
The Trinidad and Tobago athlete was taken off on a stretcher and in a head bra


Wishing all the best for a quick recovery. God Bless!!!
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2017, 04:44:54 PM »
You guys read about TT 100m hurdler who got injured when she crashed into a hurdle.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-4781616/Deborah-John-suffers-horror-injury-World-Championships.html#comments


Sprinter Deborah John leaves World Championships in a head brace after horror hurdle clash in opening heats
Deborah John clashed head-first into a hurdle during the 100m heats in London
John lost her footing and was propelled into the fifth hurdle during the race
The Trinidad and Tobago athlete was taken off on a stretcher and in a head bra


Wishing all the best for a quick recovery. God Bless!!!
Any news ?
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Re: Jereem Richards breaks Boldon's record
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2017, 05:34:20 PM »
I wonder if Jereem will take his chances and turn pro.

Was wondering the same, but heard him mention that school starts back August 23rd, so I guess he's put that on the back burner for now.
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