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St Hillaire, Walters win in Bahamas
University of Kentucky senior Dwight St Hillaire - Courtesy University of Kentucky

St Hillaire, Walters win in Bahamas

Go Back : Guardian : Rachael Thompson-King : 29.06.2021

T&T's Dwight St Hillaire and Ruebin Walters ran fast times to win their respective events in the invitational section of the Bahamas Championships which took place over the weekend in Nassau, Bahamas.

St Hillaire along with compatriot Kyle Greaux competed in the men's 200 metres event and clocked good times in the preliminary heats before the former went on to win in a time of 20.86 seconds.

This after both advanced to the final with St Hillaire topping heat three in 21.14 while Greaux, who opted out the finale, won the second heat with a 21.26-clocking.

In the men's 110m hurdles event, it was a battle between T&T's hurdlers Walters (13.65) and Mikel Thomas (13.66) as the former edged his compatriot at the line.

Another T&T hurdler who was in action at the meet was Sparkle McKnight and she was the lone entrant in the women's 400m hurdles, raced the clock and stopped it at 56.93.

Deon Lendore was the fastest in the qualifying round of the men's 400m with 45.16 seconds to win the third heat on Friday. However, the local quarter-miler opted not to compete in the B final.

Also on Friday, Akanni Hislop was the runner-up in the men's 100m "B" final with a time of 10.34 just ahead of Richard Thompson, who was third in 10.35.

The best finishers among the five T&T sprinters that lined up in the dash which was won by Antiguan Cejhae Greene in 10.33. Kion Benjamin (10.39), Emmanuel Callender (10.49) and Jerod Elcock (10.56) placed fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.

In the qualifying round, Hislop crossed first in the opening race in 10.33 and was third overall with Thompson and Elcock following him to the line in 10.44 and 10.53, respectively. Benjamin (10.42), Callender (10.42) and Tyrell Edwards (10.55) filled the top three spots in heat three while in heat five Greaux was second in 10.50 and Keston Bledman, fourth with 10.72.

In the women's 100m "B" final, Semoy Hackett clocked 11.42 to place second while Kai Selvon was fifth in 11.50. Hackett ran a wind-assisted 11.32 in the preliminary round, while Selvon placed sixth the line in a with 11.69 (3.3-wind).

At the Jamaica Championships held at the National Stadium in Kingston T&T's, Kelly-Ann Baptiste clocked 11.19 in the preliminaries of the women's 100m on Thursday. As a foreigner, the local sprinter could not compete in the semifinals.

Another T&T athlete also competed at the meet, Veayon Joseph in Friday's Boys Under-20 javelin and his best throw measured 59.45m.

On Sunday at the JAC Golden Southeast Classic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Asa Guevara won the men's 400m in 46.98 after topping section one of four.

Reyare Thomas faced the starter in the women's 100m and placed fifth in 11.75. Earlier, she advanced with the second-fastest qualifying time of 11.49.

Janiel Bellille competed in the women's 400m and placed third overall in 59.00 in heat one, the fastest of the four sections.