media_artricles :: 2017
Lewis, Roberts golden
Parris lands Arizona hurdles doubleKwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 22.03.2017
Coppin State University students, Aaron Lewis and Khemani Roberts struck gold at the Maryland Invitational outdoor meet, in the United States, on the weekend. Lewis emerged victorious in the men's 110 metres hurdles, the freshman getting to the line in 14.31 seconds.
Roberts was the class of the women's high jump field, the sophomore going over the bar at 1.68 metres. She also enjoyed a podium finish in the long jump, finishing third with a 5.04m leap. Another Coppin State student, Haysean Cowie-Clarke clocked 22.27 seconds for fourth spot in the men's 200m. And Coppin State junior Mark London was 18th fastest in the men's 1,500m event in four minutes, 13.56 seconds.
At the Willie Williams Classic, in Arizona, Jeminise Parris completed an impressive hurdles double. The Central Arizona College freshman won the women's 100m hurdles in 13.91 seconds and the 400m hurdles in 1:02.30.
Portious Warren triumphed in the women's shot put with a 16.17m effort. And the Central Arizona sophomore threw 43.11m to finish 15th in the hammer throw.
In Tennessee, University of Arkansas at Little Rock student Chelsea Charles won the Rhodes College Track & Field Invitational women's 400m event in 54.25 seconds.
Quinn-Lee Ralph was in winners' row at the Texas Southern University (TSU) Relays. He grabbed gold in the men's 200m in 21.31 seconds. His Wiley College teammate and fellow-Trinidad and Tobago athlete, Moriba Morain picked up silver in 21.40. Four other T&T/Wiley College athletes competed in the event. Machael Mark (23.08), Roger Ali (23.13), Kendell Perouza (23.23) and Jesse Berkley (23.63) were 29th, 31st, 34th and 36th, respectively.
Dan-Neil Telesford was fourth fastest in the open men's 200m in 21.48 seconds. Carisa Leacock-Sayon clocked 25.82 for fourth spot in the open women's 200m.
Wiley's Danielle David was fourth in the women's 400m in 56.35 seconds. Terrisa Mark was seventh in the women's 100m preliminaries in a wind-assisted 12.14. The Wiley senior, however, opted out of the final. Grambling State University sophomore Jeunice Maxime was 18th overall in 12.55.
Perouza was 10th in the men's 110m hurdles in 18.39 seconds and 13th in the 400m hurdles in 59.90. In the men's 100m dash, Berkley was 12th in a wind-aided 10.96, while Machael Mark was 15th in 11.04. In the women's 200m, Maxime (25.35), David (25.84) and Wiley senior Kenisha Arthur (26.24) were 11th, 15th and 21st, respectively. And Ali produced a 51.73 seconds run for 27th spot overall in the men's 400m.
Akanni Hislop bagged men's 100m bronze at the Louisiana Classic in 10.60 seconds. His Louisiana State University (LSU) teammate, Xavier Mulugata was ninth overall in 10.95.
At the Emporia State University (ESU) Spring Invitational, in Kansas, Shania Alexander clocked a windy 11.93 seconds to pick up women's 100m bronze. The Neosho County Community College student was eighth fastest in the 200m in 24.80.
In Florida, University of Miami sophomore Breon Mullings finished first in his section and fourth overall in the Hurricane Invitational men's 400m in 47.75 seconds. Another T&T/Miami athlete, Trishelle Leacock was eighth in the women's 200m in 24.93.
At the Baldy Castillo Invite, in Arizona, Kayelle Clarke won her section in 23.88 seconds to secure seventh spot overall in the women's 200m. The University of Kentucky sprinter was 13th in the 100m in 11.88.
In South Carolina, Claflin University's Odou Hazel clocked 2:00.06 for 10th spot in the Charleston Southern Spring Break Invitational men's 800m event. And at the Texas Christian University (TCU) Invitational, Abilene Christian University's Jessica King was 23rd fastest in the women's 200m in 25.76 seconds.
Last week Wednesday, at the Jim Mize Invitational in Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University student Elia Nero emerged victorious in the women's 800m in 2:14.54.
Two weekends ago, at the McNeese Cowboy Relays, also in Louisiana, Ralph, Telesford, Morain and Berkley were fifth, seventh, eighth and 21st, respectively, in the men's 100m, clocking 10.69 seconds, 10.72, 10.75 and 11.13.
Terrisa Mark finished 12th overall in the women's 100m in 12.51 seconds. Maxime (12.59) and Arthur (12.61) were 19th and 20th, respectively. And Perouza clocked 59.27 for 13th spot in the men's 400m hurdles.
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