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Roberts, Denoon golden in Baltimore

Rachael Thomspon-King :: Trinidad Guardian :: 26.04.2017

T&T's Khemani Roberts and Zakiya Denoon had golden performances on the weekend dominating their respective events at the Morgan State Legacy Track and Field Meet in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.

Roberts of Coppin State University won the women's heptathlon tallying 5,038 points to take the top spot on the podium while Denoon of Monroe College sped to gold in the women's 100 metres in 11.61 seconds. This after the freshman qualified with third fastest time of 11.96 in the preliminary round.

Denoon also a collected a bronze as part of the Monroe College 4x100m team who placed third in 46.66.

Her teammate Dawnel Collymore also saw action at the meet, facing the starter in the women's 800m and clocked 2:16.43 to place eighth. The Monroe College freshman was 13th in the 1,500m in 4:58.67.

T&T's Haysean Cowie-Clarke also of Coppin State attempted to complete the sprint double. He crossed second in the men's 100m final in 10.48 and was 12th in the 200m in 22.05. His countryman Andre Marcano of Central Park Track Club (CPTC) New Balance also lined up in both events but his time of 10.95 placed him ninth overall in the preliminary round in the 100m and did not advance to the final. In the other race, he was 24th in 22.49.

Cowie-Clarke was also included in the 4x100m unit but his Coppin State team did not finish the relay.

Also getting success at the Baltimore meet was local field athlete Emmanuel Stewart who copped silver medals in the men's discus with a best toss of 48.61m and in the hammer throw (52.33m).

Another T&T Coppin State athlete, middle-distance runner Mark London was in action on the weekend at the Virginia Challenge at the University of Virginia in Charlotteville and the junior was 31st in the men's 800m in 1:52.62.

At the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas, Jeminise Parris was outstanding, bagging two individual bronze medals and two gold with her Central Arizona relay teams. In the women's 100m hurdles, the freshman was third in 13.47. Parris now leads the NJCAA in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.51. She also picked up another bronze in the 400m hurdles in 1:02.50. The sprinter then celebrated success with her 4x100 team, who clocked 46.25 and in the 4x400m, they won in a time of 3:42.54.

Local quartermiler Asa Guevara grabbed bronze in the men's 400m in 46.81 for UTEP and silver with his 4x100m unit in 40.70.

At the Triton Invitational in San Diego, California, another Central Arizona athlete, Portious Warren was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 16.05m, improving on her 15.81m, she measured two weeks ago in placing fourth at the Rafer/JJK Invitational in Los Angeles, California. The sophomore was seventh in the discus with 38.61m and 11th in the hammer throw with 47.37m.

T&T men's athletes were in a great form in Texas helping their Wiley College men's track field team cop its fourth consecutive Red River Athletic Conference title at the Tatum Eagle Stadium.

Quinn-Lee Ralph, a senior, finished runner-up in three events, the 100 (10.50), 200m (21.38) and 400m dashes (48.10).

His time in the 400m surpassed the NAIA 'A' qualifying standard. Ralph then partnered will fellow T&T athletes Jesse Berkley and Machael Mark to emerge champion in the 4x100m relay in 3:15.94.

Mark finished third in the 100m in 10.74 as well as Kendell Perouza in the 400m hurdles (55.54).

Another local athlete Roger Ali was part of the Wiley College squad that narrowly won the 4x400m relay in 3:15.94.

Also on track was Wiley junior athlete Darion De La Rosa, who placed sixth in the men's 800m at 2:04.07 and on the field, sophomore Ashton DeMurrell was fourth in the javelin, sending the spear 39.14m.

In Norman, Oklahoma at the John Jacobs Invitational, Mauricia Prieto just missed out on a medal, placing fourth in 55.77 and then got a bronze competing in the 4x400m relay (3:45.95).

At the Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Gold, Akanni Hislop of T&T was 17th (10.66) in the men's 100m Section A race while his LSU teammate freshman Xavier Mulugata was 23rd in the Section B race in 11.00.

In the men's 200m Section A event, Shermund Allsop of Tiger Olympians crossed in 21.38 to place 18th.

At the NSIC Indoor Conference Championships, Bemidji State freshman Jada Barker was 18th (26.06) in the women's 200m and 12th (4:04.49) in the 4x400m relay.

In Arizona at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, University of Missouri sophomore Tsai-Anne Joseph was fifth (11.86) in the women's 100m.


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