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Memphis rule Relay Festival

Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 15.07.2019

Ruebin Walters, Clement Campbell, Ian Thomas and 2008 Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Emmanuel Callender teamed up for victory in the men's 4x100 metres event at the Republic Bank/NAAA Relay Festival, held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on Sunday.

The Memphis Pioneers quartet clocked 40.13 seconds for a narrow margin of victory on second-placed Abilene Wildcats (40.16). The triumph was one of 16 for Memphis, the Port of Spain-based club accumulating 275 points to emerge as champions. Cougars finished second with 236, with third spot going to Abilene (169).

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Also in winners' row for Memphis were the women's 4x400 and 4x200 teams. In the 4x1, Nicola Pesnell, Jeneil Morris, Jeunice Maxime and Rae-Anne Serville combined for top spot in three minutes, 49.22 seconds. And in the 4x2, Morris, Serville, J'Da Browne and Pesnell took the win in 1:40.26.

Cougars struck gold in 11 of the 34 relays contested. Shaniqua Bascombe featured in two of those victories, the 2019 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championship girls' under-18 200m gold medallist running the second leg in both the girls' under-17 4x100 and 4x200 events.


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4X1 CHAMPS: Memphis Pioneers athletes, Ruebin Walters, left, Emmanuel Callender, Ian Thomas and Clement Campbell celebrate their Republic Bank/NAAA Relay Festival men's 4x100 metres victory at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on Sunday. –Photo: ANTONIA BURTON

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