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Elcock speeds to double gold at Abilene Classic

...Cougars dominate relays
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Abilene Wildcats’ Jerod Elcock, left, dives to the line to win the boys Under-20 400m title at the third annual Abilene Track Classic at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima on Saturday. Elcock won in a time of 47.21 to edge out his club-mate Jacob St Clair (47.21). Franklyn Stanislaus of Kaizen Panthers (second from right), was fifth and Cougars’ Recardo Prescott, second from left, was sixth, to finish sixth and 12th overall, respectively. PHOTO: Courtesy John Villafana

Triple Carifta silver medallist Jerod Elcock blazed the way for the host club at the third annual Abilene Track Classic at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima on Saturday.

Elcock raced to gold in the boys Under-20 100 metres and 400m to end the meet as the only double individual champion.

In the 100m, this year’s Carifta boys U-20 200m runner-up clocked 10.76 seconds to win the fourth and final heat in the fastest time of the day. He finished ahead of Dillon Bernard of Concorde in 10.98, whose time was also the second fastest overall. Another triple Carifta medal-winner Tyrel Edwards (Toco Titans) was third, after topping heat two in 10.99.

Elcock then return to upset the field in the 400m in leading a Abilene Wildcats sweep of the top three places. The 100m/200m sprinter was not the favourite in the one-lap race as his club-mate Jacob St Clair was the standout following his bronze medal run in the event at the Carifta Games.

However, Elcock got the better of St Clair taking the gold in a close finish as the two crossed the line virtually inseparable, both clocking 47.21 but the photo finish officials gave Elcock the nod. Another club-member Jahi Hernandez took third in 48.84.

Elcock then teamed up with St Clair, Hernandez and Judah Taylor and won gold for the Wildcats in the men’s 4x400m, the final event of the meet. The quartet clocked 3:09.16 to win ahead of University of T&T (UTT) in 3:09.62 and Cougars (3:10.55).

Another Abilene Wildcat sprinter, reigning Carifta champion Adell Colthrust duly won the boys U-18 100m in 10.83. In his first race since his triumph at this year’s Carifta Games in Curacao in April, Colthrust held off the Point Fortin New Jets (PFNJ) duo of Timothy Frederick (10.88) and Brendon Monsegue (11.11). Colthrust ran fourth leg on his club’s winning team in the men’s 4x100m in 41.31 ahead of Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre (41.59) and Speed Factory (41.79).

Former World Youth Championships boys 800m finalist Jamaal James (men’s 800m) and Renne Stoddard (women’s 400m) contributed to Abilene’s eight gold medal haul. However, the host club had to settle for second behind Cougars, who ran away with 14 titles.

Cougars dominated the relays taking nine of the 18 events. The green and black clad team swept the girls and boys U-10 (4x100m) and boys and girls under 14 (4x100m and 4x400m) disciplines as well as the boys under 12 and girls under 16 (4x100m) and girls under 18 4x400m honours. Maekaelan Woods (boys under 10 100m), Tyler Springer (boys under 12 100m), Shaniqua Bascombe (girls under 16 100m), Joanna Rogers (girls under 18 400m) won individual gold for Cougars to landed more gold with their respective age group relay team teams. Kerchelle Mc Intyre (women’s 800m) also stuck gold for Cougars.

Simplex sprinters ran away with the men’s and women’s 100m finals. Kamaria Durant won the women’s 100m title for the third year in row. Durant, a member of T&T’s women’s 4x200m which placed fourth at the 2017 World Relays Championships in the Bahamas in April, clocked 11.72 to win the finals, matching the time she ran in the heats. Her club-mate Shikyla Walcott was second in 12.00, shy of her 11.92 clocking in the heats. Julen Purcell took care of the men’s 100m finals.

Results

U-10

Girls

100m: 1 Jenna Marie-Thomas (IG Fastlane) 14.73, 2 Patrice Austin (Mason Hall) 15.37, 3 Jadyne Joseph (Abilene) 15.46

4x100m: 1 Cougars 1:02.31, 2 Mason Police Youth 1:02.82, 3 Simplex 1:03.85

Boys

100m: 1 Maelan Woods (Cougars) 14.06, 2 Tyrique Vincent (ZC) 14.30, 3 Kadeem Chinapoo (Simplex) 14.31

4x100m: 1 Cougars 57.42, 2 Memphis A 1:00.65, 3 Abilene 1:02.07

U-12

Girls

100m: 1 Sierra Joseph (Simplex) 13.28, 2 Janika Jordan (Cougars) 13.46, 3 Diamond Paul (PFNJ) 14.13

4x100m: 1 Simplex 57.43, 2 PFNJ 58.04, 3 Memphis Pioneers 58.62

Boys

100m: 1 Tyrell Springer (Cougars) 13.35, 2 Giovanni Bobb-Semple (Abilene) 13.46, 3 Tre Vaughn Stewart (Burnley) 13.50

4x100m: 1 Cougars 53.80, 2 Abilene A 54.73, 3 Memphis A 54.75

U-14

Girls

100m: 1 Jaycelle Bailey (PFNJ) 12.65, 2 Natasha Fox (PFNJ) 12.74, 3 Karessa Kirton (Cougars) 12.83

400m: 1 Natasha Fox (PFNJ) 58.63, 2 Xea Bruce (Toco Titans) 59.32, 3 Atiya Croal (Memphis) 1:02.31

4x100m: 1 Cougars B 50.54, 2 Simplex 51.31, 3 Memphis 52.79

4x400m: 1 Cougars 4:15.20, 2 Silver Bullets 4:45.15

Boys

100m: 1 Darius Joseph (Eastonians) 12.41, 2 Jesaiah Greenidge (Concorde) 12.52, 3 Joshua Bux (Burnley) 12.60

400m: 1 Cyril Sumner (Memphis) 57.93, 2 Asiel Gonzales (Abilene) 59.43, 3 Joshua Mascall (Fyzabad AS) 59.82

4x100m: 1 Cougars49.35, 2 Memphis A 50.93, 3 Siparia 51.00

4x400m: 1 Cougars 4:08.17, 2 Memphis A 4:20.11, 3 Memphis B 4:40.25

U-16

Girls

100m: 1 Shaniqua Bascombe (Cougars) 12.15, 2 Kekola Bhola (PFNJ) 12.51, 3 Leah Bertrand (Simplex) 12.91

400m: 1 Rae-Ann Serville (Memphis) 55.85, 2 Caliyah Wallace (Cougars) 58.72, 3 Jada James (Toco Titans) 59.89

800m: 1 Xea Bruce (Toco Titans) 2:30.61, 2 Claudine Antoine (IG Fastlane) 2:39.35, 3 Malika Coutain (PFNJ) 2:41.76

4x100m: 1 Cougars 48.39, 2 Memphis 49.52, 3 PFNJ 50.18

Boys

100m: 1 Shakeem Mc Kay (Memphis) 11.43, 2 Isaiah Hinds (PFNJ) 11.63, 3 Devin Augustine (PFNJ) 11.76

400m: 1 Jordan Pope (Memphis) 52.39, 2 Malachi Heywood (PFNJ) 53.30, 3 Che Nanton (Memphis) 54.61

800m: 1 Tichard Mc Kellar (EFA) 2:10.98, 2 Jerome Barclay (Alpha) 2:15.86, 3 Nathaniel Mouttet (Fatima) 2:15.88

4x100m: 1 Memphis Pioneers 44.17, 2 Cougars 45.07, 3 PFNJ 46.44

U-18

Girls

100m: 1 Akilah Lewis (Concorde) 12.04, 2 Darria Matthias (St Vincent Com Coll) 12.55, 3 Naomi Campbell (PFNJ) 12.65

400m: 1 Joanna Rogers (Cougars) 57.89, 2 Cheziah Phillip (Toco Titans) 58.59, 3 Rochelle Lewis (Abilene) 58.65

4x100m: 1 Memphis Pioneers 49.35, 2 Cougars 49.84, 3 Simplex 49.88

4x400m: 1 Cougars 3:40.68, 2 Toco Titans 3:08.98, 3 Memphis Pioneers 4:12.46

Boys

100m: 1 Adell Colthrust (Abilene) 10.83, 2 Timothy Frederick (PFNJ) 10.88, 3 Brandon Monsegeue (PFNJ) 11.11

400m: 1 Darion Ottley (Kaizen Panthers) 51.59, 2 Chazz Alexander (Palo Seco) 51.68, 3 Jy’ll Roberts (Kaizen) 51.80

800m: 1 Matthew Pulchan (Palo Seco) 2:02.16, 2 Jalen Bristol (Palo Seco) 2:04.83, 3 Aarin Simon (Memphis) 2:05.39

4x100m: 1 PFNJ 43.13, 2 Memphis 43.65, 3 Abilene 44.11

4x400m: 1 Abilene 3:26.15, 2 PFNJ 3:28.04, 3 Petrotrin Palo Seco 3:29.37

U-20

Boys

100m: 1 Jerod Elcock (Abilene) 10.76, 2 Dillon Bernard (Concorde) 10.98, 3 Tyrel Edwards (Toco Titans) 10.99

400m: 1 Jerrod Elcock (Abilene) 47.21, 2 Jacob St Clair (Abilene) 47.21, 3 Jahi Hernandez (Abilene) 48.84

Open

Women

100m: 1 Kamaria Durant (Simplex) 11.72, 2 Shikyla Walcott (Simplex) 12.00, 3 Michaela Neils (Concorde) 12.10

400m: 1 Renee Stoddard (Abilene) 57.55, 2 Thyla-Marie Scott (Memphis) 57.76, 3 Sade Andrews (UTT) 59.30

800m: 1 Kershel Mc Intyre (Cougars) 2:26.80, 2 April Francis (Abilene) 2:30.41, 3 Michaelene Williams (UTT) 2:30.78

4x100m: 1 St Vincent Com Coll 49.83

4x400m: 1 Memphis 3:49.50, 2 Abilene 3:40.64, 3 UTT 3:52.32

Men

100m: 1 Jalen Purcell (Simplex) 10.51, 2 Akeem Stewart (Speed Factory) 10.60, 3 Lesean Noel (Petrotrin PAP) 10.63

400m: 1 Darren Alfred (UTT) 47.40, 2 Judah Taylor (Abilene Wildcats) 47.74, 3 Theon Lewis (Petrotrin PAP) 47.90

800m: 1 Jamaal James (Abilene) 1:51.32, 2 Ashton Gill (Cougars) 1:51.94, 3 Daniel Gibbs (Mustangs) 1:52.71

4x100m: 1 Abilene 41.31, 2 Petrotrin PAP 41.59, 3 Speed Factory 41.79

4x400m: 1 Abilene A 3:09.16, 2 UTT 3:09.62, 3 Cougars 3:10.55