20-year-old Machel Cedenio’s second-place finish in Monaco’s Diamond League Meeting on Friday and Jarrin Solomon’s similar placing in a meeting Friday in Sweden remain the bright-patch performances among Trinidad and Tobago athletes in international competition within the last five days.
Today in Poland Akanni Hislop, one of 12 athletes representing Trinidad and Tobago at the World Junior (Under20) Track and Field Championships finished fifth in Heat One of six for the Boys 100 metres and apart from being out of the top three in each Heat for automatic passage to the semifinal, his 10.88-second clocking was not among the six fastest losers’ time for advance.
Tomorrow’s Day two competition sees Chelsea James in the Girls Shot Put, Kashief King and Jacob St. Clair in the Boys 400m and girll sprinters Khalifa St Fort and Jenea Spinks in the 100m preliminaries.
Yesterday in Hungary, Solomon who with Cedenio and four others comprise TT challenge for the Olympic Games event, finished fourth and his compatriot Renny Quow, fifth, in the one-day meeting.
Grenada’s Olympic champion Kirani James won the 400 in 44.60 seconds. Solomon was timed at 45.42 and Quow 45.55 seconds..
TT’s Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championship 400-metres hurdles winner and a big promise for Olympic Games success was a poor 6th of 7 runners in the event in Hungary yesterday. Gordon again failed to post a sub-50 second timing as he was at 50.43 matched against the first three who were all under the 50-second mark.
TT’s ace shot putter Cleopatra Borel was also lowdown in her event yesterday in Hungary her best putt measured at 18.34 but it was only good for 7th of the 9 putters. Borel;s New Zealand friend, double OLympic gold medallist and standout Valerie adams won with a season’s best 20.19 metres.
Over the weekend TT athletes finished out of the top three in events at the north American, Central American and caribbean Under-23 Track and Field Championships in El Salvador.