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St Fort, Horsford in Carifta 51Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 27.03.2017
Khalifa St Fort heads a team of 51 athletes selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the April 15-17 Carifta Games in Curacao. The 2016 IAAF World U20 Championship women's 100 metres bronze medallist will defend her Carifta Games girls' under-20 100m title, and is also expected to bid for the 200m crown.
St Fort and Tyra Gittens are the two US-based athletes on the T&T team. Gittens is the national junior record holder in the heptathlon with 5,337 points, and will be among the favourites in the girls' open heptathlon at Carifta 2017. She is also listed for action in the girls' under-20 long jump.
Tyriq Horsford is among seven Zenith (Tobago) athletes on the team. Seventeen-year-old Horsford is the reigning Carifta Games boys' under-18 javelin champion, and will chase a hat-trick of titles in Curacao.
Abilene Wildcats have the most representatives on the T&T team. Nine athletes from the Arima-based club have been chosen for national duty, including boys' under-20 quartermiler Jacob St Clair and under-18 sprinters Avindale Smith and Adell Colthrust.
A Memphis Pioneers quintet, including under-18 standouts Rae-Anne Serville and Ianna Roach, will also make the trip to Curacao on Easter weekend.
(listed by clubs)
Abilene Wildcats: Jerrod Elcock (BU20 100m/200m/4x100m), Avindale Smith (BU18 100m/200m/4x100m), Che Lara (BU18 400m/4x400m/4x100m), Adell Colthrust (BU18 100m/200m/4x100m), Jacob St Clair (BU20 400m/4x400m/4x100m), Judah Taylor (BU20 4x400m), Kaylon Thomson (BU18 4x400m), Jahi Hernandez (BU20 4x400m), Isaiah Taylor (BU20 Shot Put)
Burnley: Randolph Isaac (BU18 Shot Put/Discus)
Concorde: Shakeel John (BU18 4x100m), Akilah Lewis (GU18 100m/200m/4x100m), Jenea Spinks (GU18 4x100m)
Cougars: Joanna Rogers (GU18 400m/4x400m), Caliyah Wallace (GU18 4x400m)
D'Abadie Progressive: Aaron Cruickshank (BU18 Long Jump)
IG Fastlane: Elijah Martin (BU20 4x400m)
Memphis Pioneers: Deleth Charles (GU18 4x100m), Akil Boisson (BU18 4x400m), Kieanne Blackman (GU20 Discus), Ianna Roach (GU18 Shot Put), Rae-Anne Serville (GU18 400m/4x400m/4x100m)
Neon Wolves: Patrice Richards (GU18 400mH/4x400m), Tyrese Rawlins (BU18 110mH/400mH/4x400m), Jaydon Antoine (BU18 High Jump/Long Jump)
Point Fortin New Jets: Onil Mitchell (BU20 4x100m), Timothy Frederick (BU18 4x100m), Kashief King (BU20 400m/4x400m), Aaron Caesar (BU20 Octathlon)
Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre: Jude Atwell (BU20 110mH/4x100m)
Sangre Grande: Anderson Subero (BU20 Pole Vault)
Simplex: Shikyla Walcott (GU20 100m/200m), Jalen Purcell (BU20 100m/200m/4x100m)
Toco Titans: Tyrell Edwards (BU20 4x100m), Cheziah Phillip (GU18 100mH/4x400m), Akidah Briggs (GU20 Javelin)
Falcons: Clarence Hannibal (BU20 Discus)
Jaguars: Konnel Jacobs (BU20 Shot Put/Discus)
Kaizen Panthers: Kerlon Ashby (BU20 110mH/Octathlon), Shaquille Benjamin (BU18 High Jump), Safiya John (GU18 Long Jump), Anya Akili (GU20 Heptathlon)
Zenith: Ayla Stanisclaus (GU18 100m/200m/4x100m), Tyshawn Gray (BU18 400m/4x400m), Odell Joefield (BU20 Javelin), Vandel Joseph (BU20 Javelin), Tyriq Horsford (BU18 Javelin), Kymoi Noray (GU18 Javelin), Asha James (GU20 Javelin)
Unattached: Tyra Gittens (GU20 Long Jump/Heptathlon), Khalifa St Fort (GU20 100m/200m)
Officials: Dexter Voisin (manager), Andre Leung-Woo Gabriel (assistant manager), Ian Carter (head coach), Althea Busby (sprints & hurdles coach), Antonia Burton (sprints & hurdles coach), Robin Brereton (jumps coach), Anesa Brebnor (jumps coach), Nadine Hamid (throws coach), Wade Franklyn (throws coach), Arlon Morrison (multi events coach), Anthony Walcott (medical team), Clint Mc Kenzie (medical team), Kurlyn Smith-Nicholas (medical team)
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GOLDEN GIRL: Khalifa St Fort celebrates her girls' under-20 100 metres triumph at the 2016 Carifta Games, in Grenada. –Photo: PAUL VOISIN