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Marcano, Roberts, Lewis lead podium finish in USA

Rachael Thomspon-King :: Trinidad Guardian :: 06.02.2019

Ster­ling per­for­mances by a num­ber of lo­cal ath­letes saw them mount the top of the podi­um at var­i­ous Na­tion­al Col­le­giate Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­a­tion (NCAA) meets across the Unit­ed States over the week­end.

An­dre Mar­cano sped over the line first in the men's 60 me­tres at the Vil­lano­va In­vi­ta­tion­al at the Ocean Breeze Ath­let­ic Com­plex in Stat­en Is­land, New York.

The Cen­tral Park Track Club (CPTC) sprint­er clocked 6.76 sec­onds to win gold, ad­vanc­ing to the fi­nal with the sec­ond-fastest qual­i­fy­ing time of 6.87.

Aaron Lewis of Cop­pin State Uni­ver­si­ty al­so had a gold­en fin­ish at the Boston Uni­ver­si­ty Bruce Lehane Scar­let and White In­vi­ta­tion­al, win­ning the men's 60m hur­dles in 7.92. The ju­nior ath­lete was the quick­est in the pre­lim­i­nary round with a time of 8.03.

An­oth­er lo­cal ath­lete, Lewis' school­mate Nku Hen­ry lined up in two events. The ju­nior placed 25th in the men's 400m in 54.76 and was 46th in the 200m in 23.96.

In In­di­ana at the Fred Wilt Open, Khe­mani Roberts had suc­cess in two events. In the pen­tathlon, she scored 3,791 points af­ter top fin­ish­es in three of the five dis­ci­plines and two sec­ond-place fin­ish­es.

She won the 60m hur­dles (8.93), high jump (1.72m) and the long jump (5.72m) and run­ner-up in the shot put (10.92m) and 800m (2:35.00).

The Ten­nessee Tech se­nior al­so got gold in the 4x400m re­lay. She ran the third leg while an­oth­er T&T ath­lete Lisa Wick­ham ran the sec­ond leg to help their Ten­nessee Tech team get across the line in 3:56.88.

At the Bi­son Open in North Dako­ta, Ja­da Bark­er of Be­mid­ji State picked up two medals, a sil­ver and a bronze.

Bark­er was sec­ond in the 200m in 25.60 and she ran the first leg in the 4x400m, to help her team place sec­ond in sec­tion two, to be third over­all in 4.12.68.

The ju­nior ath­lete al­so raced in the 300m and placed fifth over­all in 41.47 af­ter plac­ing sec­ond in sec­tion three.

In the Na­tion­al Ju­nior Col­lege Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­a­tion (NJ­CAA) lev­el, field ath­lete Cherisse Mur­ray copped two sil­ver medals.

In the women's shot put event, the Cen­tral Ari­zona sopho­more placed sec­ond with a 15.13m and was again sec­ond in the weight throw with a 17.03m-mark.


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