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Bascombe snares Southern Games sprint double

Kelvin "N" :: Trinidad Guardian :: 09.04.2019

T&T's Carifta Games-bound athletes showed form on Sunday at the Southern Games Invitational held at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

In front of a good crowd, the T&T Carifta athletes headed by Shaniqua Bascombe, Devin Augustine and Shakeem Mc Kay showed that they are in good order for the upcoming youth track and field event in the Cayman Islands.

Bascombe of Cougars, who completed the sprint double at the recently concluded NAAA Carifta Trials which was held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, did the same at Southern venue.

Bascombe won the Girls' Under-17 100 metres event from club-mate Karessa Kirton in the time of 11.86 seconds. Kirton crossed second in 12.27 and third was Kyah La Fortune of Simplex in 12.80.

She was awarded the Cliff Bertrand Trophy for the "Most Outstanding 200m performance", winning in 24.20. Malika Coutain of Point Fortin New Jets (PFNJ) was second in 25.10 and Kirton third in 25.20. 

PFNJ sprinter Augustine got the better of Shakeem Mc Kay of Abilene Wildcats in the U-17 Boys 100m final. Augustine shocked McKay at the Carifta Games Trials when last they met and confirm his superiority with a close victory once again. Augustine clocked 10.94 with McKay registering the time of 11.13. Anthony Diaz (PFNJ) was third in 11.41. 

The U-20 Boys 100m event had all patrons on their feet as Adell Colthrust of Abilene Wildcats raced past his Carifta Trails conqueror Kion Benjamin to surprise all in a time of 10.67. The Carifta gold medallist now looks set to run a big race at the Games in ten days time. Benjamin clocked 10.73 with Dominic Cole also of Abilene in third with a time of 10.81.

Akilah Lewis of Concorde, last year's Carifta bronze medallist in the U-20 Girls 100m, finished second to Kamaria Durant in the Women 200m in a time of 24.29 and Leah Bertrand (Simplex) was third in 24.66. 

Durant like Bascombe completed the sprint double by winning both the 100m (11.58) and 200m (23.49) event for women. In the dash, Soniya Jones (Antigua & Barbuda) was second with 11.90 and Bertrand third (11.93).

Jerod Elcock of Abilene was emphatic in victory in the Men's 100m event, finishing ahead of club-mate Jahi Hernandez in 10.35 with Hernandez getting to the line in 10.63. Aaron Brewster (10.74) of Simplex got the bronze medal.

In the U-17 Girls 400m, Carifta-bound Natasha Fox got the better of her PFNJ team-mate Coutain in 57.19 with Coutain clocking 57.62 and Mya Martin of Silver Bullet (1:02.13) was third. The Fox Family continued their celebration when her brother Jabari raced home in the U-20 Boys; 400m, clocking 48.28 with Chazz Alexander in second (49.27) and third was Memphis' Akil Boisson (49.33).

Rae-Ann Serville looked in great form with a comprehensive victory in the Women's 400m. She raced home alone in 54.14 ahead of clubmate Nicola Pesnell (57.76) and Neon Wolves' Patrice Richards (58.07).

Olympian Deon Lendore won the Men's 200m impressively with a 21.07-clocking. He was some way ahead of Hernandez who finished second in 22.12 and Kirdell McIntosh (Simplex) in 22.20.

Selected Results:

100M

Boys U-20: 1 Adell Colthrust (Abilene) - 10.67; 2 Kion Benjamin (Memphis) - 10.73; 3 Dominic Cole (Abilene) - 10.81

Boys U-15: 1 Jordan Noel (Cougars) - 11.62; Keone John (Memphis ) - 11.80; 3 Joseph Enoch (Abilene) - 11.97 

Girls U-15: 1 Janika Jordan (Cougars) - 12.69; 2 Jernissa Kadoo (Simplex) - 12.84; 3 Kadija Pickering (Abilene) - 12.86 

200m

Boys U-20: 1 Marcus Purcell (Memphis) - 21.80; 2 Omari Lewis (Concorde) - 21.96; 3 Elijah Joseph (Abilene) - 22.06 

Boys U-17: 1 Tyrique Meijas (Cougars) - 23.04; 2 Naeem Nelson (Simplex) - 23.09; 3 Obi Edwards (FAS) - 23.11 

Boys U-15: 1 Keone John (Memphis) - 22.97; 2 Jordan Noel (Cougars) - 22.99; 3 Enoch Joseph (Abilene) - 23.61 

Girls U-15: 1 Kadija Pickering (Abilene) - 25.33; 2 Janika Jordan (Cougars) - 25.57; 3 Gianna Paul (Unattached) - 25.76 

400m

Men: 1 Onal Mitchell (PFNJ) - 46.93; 2 Judah Taylor (Abilene) - 46.96;3 Ohdel James (Abilene) - 47.09 

Boys U-17: 1 Rinaldo Moore (Memphis) - 50.51; 2 Joshua Mascall (FAS) - 50.68; 3 Kyle Beckles (Memphis) - 50.83 

800m

Men: 1 Daniel Gibbs (Mustangs) - 1:55.05; 2 Otis Barker (Cheetahs) - 1:58.13; 3 Andrii Campbell (Rebirth) - 1:58.22 

Women: 1 Camile Lewis (Silver Bullet) - 2:19.01; 2 Shania Le Maitre (Rebirth) - 2:20.79; 3 Zinara Lesley (MAP) - 2:21.62 

Boys U-20: 1 Aarin Simon (Memphis) - 1:59.92; 2 Matthew Pulchan (PSSC) - 2:01.97; 3 Ethan Forde (Cougars) - 2:03.90 

1500m 

Men: 1 Sherwin Stapleton (TTRRC) - 4:09.75; 2 Nicholas Romany (TTRRC) - 4:11.08; 3 Jediael Walters (UTT) - 4:18.36

Women: 1 Samantha Shukla (UWI) - 4:56.84; 2 April Francis (Abilene) - 5:24.34; 3 Michaelene Williams (UTT) - 5:44.67 

Boys U-20: 1 Genesis Joseph (Health Olympians) - 4:15.13; 2 Kareem Mason (Concorde) - 4:24.83; 3 Isiah Mayers (PSSC) - 4:29.95 

Men 5,000m Open

1 George Smith, (Defence Force) - 15:38.87; 2 Shirvan Baboolal, (Richard Jones Racing) - 15:39.52; 3 Richard Jones (RJR) - 16:49.83 

Mixed 800 Sprint Medley (1x1x2x4)

U-20: 1 Simplex - 1:35.90; 2 Memphis Pioneers - 1:35.91; 3 PFNJ - 1:38.50

Open: 1 Simplex - 1:32.69; 2 PFNJ - 1:32.92; 3 Abilene 'B' - 1:33.47


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