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Denoon in Penn Relays sprint final

Rachael Thomspon-King :: Trinidad Guardian :: 29.04.2017

T&T sprinter Zakiya Denoon yesterday clocked 11.57 seconds to qualify for the College Women's 100 metres final at the 123rd Penn Relays Carnival, the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Denoon of Monroe College crossed second in the second of three heats to advance with the sixth fastest time to be one of the nine finalists. According to the rules, the first two from each heat plus the next three fastest times qualify for Championship Invitational, which will run off today at 3.35 pm.

Denoon was also a member of the Monroe team that placed sixth in the 4x100m relay in 46.28.

Coppin State's Haysean Cowie-Clarke of T&T and his relay team was 16th in 41.08 to advance to the College final carded for today at 1.37 pm as his unit finished as one the next nine fastest teams. The nine quickest teams qualify for the Championship invitational final.

University of T&T (UTT) quartet of Lincoln London, Tauren George, Christopher Richards and Hakeem Gomez also competed in the event and placed 44th in 42.60.

Cowie-Clarke will face the starter in the Men's 4x200m Championship relay final at 2.45pm after his team placed eighth in the heats in a time of 1:25.74.

Christopher Richards, Tayren George, Lincoln London and Kirrdell McIntosh of the UTT team finished 18th in 1:26.63 to qualify for the College final, which will run off at 2.45 pm.

In the Small Schools category, Queen's Royal College quartet of Shakeel John, Clement Campbell and Arista Small placed 13th in the 4x100m relay in 42.12 while Fatima's team of Ronaldo Moore, Judah Taylor, Justen O'Brien and Kion Benjamin clocked 42.46 to place 19th among the 311 teams that competed.

QRC moves on to compete in an additional race today at 1.53 pm as one of the next eight fastest teams. Similarly as the other races the top eight teams will go for gold in the Championship final.

Today, both schools will have teams competing in the category's 4x400m relays.


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