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42 get Carifta nod from NAAATrinidad Guardian :: 10.03.2018
Top athletes Tyriq Horsford and Ianna Roach will again feature in the Carifta Games looking to dominate in a higher age-group when the 47th edition of the premier youth event takes place from March 30 - April 2 in The Bahamas.
The duo was named by the National Association of Athletic Administrations of T&T (NAAATT) in a team of 42 athletes for the 47th edition of the track and field meet to be held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, where they will compete against the best track and field athletes in the Caribbean.
Horsford, last year's Under-18 javelin champion now reverted to an U-17 category, will go against competitors in the Under-20 category similar to Roach, who won gold in the girls U-18 shot put event at the previous Games in Curacao.
The Games will bring together some 500 athletes and 150 team officials from 26 countries in the Caribbean will see athletes compete in two age categories, U-17 and U-20.
Last year T&T improved on its medal haul winning won 22 medals - seven gold, five silver and 10 bronze- compared to the 2016 Games hosted in Grenada with a medal tally of 14 medals.
The Games consists of 65 track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping, throwing events, and relays in line with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) guidelines for junior athletes.
Since 1990 Team TTO has amassed 560 medals - 157 gold, 197 silver and 206 bronze, currently holding five Games records including Boys U-20 Hurdles champion Jehue Gordon's 49.76 achieved on April 4, 2010.
Lucretia Burns will serve as manager and Ronnell Barclay will assist.
NAAATT CARIFTA TEAM
Boys U-20: Ako Hislop 100m (Kaizen Panthers) - 4x100m, Che Lara (Abilene Wildcats) - 400m, 4x400m; 3 Clarence Hannibal (Falcons) - discus, shot put; Franklyn Stanisclaus (Kaizen Panthers) - Octathlon; Jabari Fox (PFNJ) - 4x400m; Jahi Hernandez (Abilene Wildcats) - 4x400m; Jaydon Antoine (Neon Wolves) - Long Jump; Joel Andrews (DPAC) - Octathlon; Justen O'brien (Abilene Wildcats) - 4x400m; Konnel Jacob (Jaguars) - discus, shot put; Kriston Charles (Richard Jones Racing) - 5000m; Onal Mitchell (PFNJ) - 400m, 4x400m; Onil Mitchell (PFNJ) - 4x100m; Timothy Frederick (Simplex) - 200m, 4x100m; Tyrell Edwards (Toco Titans) - 100m, 200m, 4x100m; Tyrese Rawlins (Neon Wolves) - 110m Hurdles, 4x100m; Tyriq Horsford (Zenith) - Javelin Throw.
Girls U-20: Akilah Lewis (Concorde) - 100m, 200m; Aquilla St Louis (DPAC) - Heptathlon; Ianna Roach (Memphis) - shot put; Janea Spinks (Concorde) - 100m; Joanna Rogers (Cougars) - 800m; Kymoi Noray (Zenith) - Javelin Throw; Safiya John (Kaizen Panthers) - Heptathlon; Talena Murray (Zenith) - Javelin Throw; Tamia Badal (Couva Cougars) - 100m Hurdles.
Boys U-17: Avindale Smith (Abilene Wildcats) - 200m, 400m, 4x400m; Che Saunders (Kaizen Panthers) - High Jump; Jordan Pope (Concorde) - 4x400m; Malachi Haywood (PFNJ) - 4x400m; Saeed Pompey (Morvant Jets) - 4x400m; Savion Joseph (Zenith) - Long Jump; Shakeem Mc Kay (Memphis Pioneers) - 100m, 200m, 4x400m; Veayon Joseph (Zenith) - Javelin Throw.
Girls U-17: Malika Coutain (PFNJ) - 4x400m; Natasha Fox (PFNJ) - 400m, 4x400m; Nicola Pesnell (Memphis Pioneers) - 4x400m, 100m H, 400m; Patrice Richards (Neon Wolves) - Hurdles, 4x400m; Rae- Anne Servillle (Memphis Pioneers) - 400m, 4x400m; Shaniqua Bascombe (Cougars) - 100m, 200m; Faith Edwards (Neon Wolves) - Long Jump; Taejha Badal (Couva Cougars) - 100m, 200m.
Officials: Lucretia Burns (manager), Ronnell Barclay (assistant manager), Nadine Hamid (head coach throws), Wade Franklyn (throws), Michelle Pennie (jumps), Wendell Williams (jumps), Arlon Morrison (combined events), Analee Walcott (combined events), Kelvin Nancoo (sprints), Eric Mc Cree (sprints), Dave Sandy (sprints), Hydianne Harper-Simmons (sprints), Jason Pilgrim (physiotherapist), Kurlin Smith-Nicholas (massage therapist), Anthony Walcott (massage therapist), Clint Mc kenzie (massage therapist), Anyl Gopeesingh Doctor (to be confirmed).
Tyrel Edwards of Toco Titans (lane 4) qualified for the Boys U20 200m with a time of 21.35 seconds on Day 2 (Sunday) of the 2018 NGC/NAAATT CARIFTA Games Trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. Photo by:Allan V. Crane