Jada Chatoor distinguished herself among 20 swimmers surpassing eligibility standards for next month’s CARIFTA Swimming Championships in the Bahamas with the lone “A” class qualification time in last night’s second schedule of events in the National Long Course Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre.
Chatoor won the girls 13 to 14 years 400 metres freestyle final in a time of 4 minutes 36 point 46 seconds, well inside the 4:40,34 CARIFTA A qualifying time.
Second-placed Jahmia Harley finished some 13 seconds back in 4:49.13 inside th C qualifying time of 4:50.34.
Zo-ee Anthony continued her prominence among the Girls 11 to 12 winning the 200 metres Breast-stroke and in CARIFTA standard-breaking time.
On competition opening evening Wednesday Anthony of Marlins was the fastest qualifier for the 50m butterfly final (32.96), and won gold in the 400m freestyle in 5:06.28.
Among the boys making eligibility marks were Graham Chatoor in the Boys 15 to 17 400 free and Luke Gillette of Marlins in the 15-17 200 breast stroke, which final he won in a CARIFTA and CC CAN Championships time of 2:31.89).
Evening three action in an age-group championships that has drawn some 280 swimmers is from 6 o’clock today at the Aquatic Centre.
The swimming fraternity back their nominees Dylan Carter and Cherelle Tompson at tonight’s First Citizens Sports Foundation Awards Ceremony for Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2016. Queens’s Hall is the venue.
In tennis, which has Akiel Duke and Carlista Mohammed as award nominees, the Clay courts at the Tranquility Tennis Club in Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain took a beating from the rain yesterday, forcing a cancellation of al matches in the Open Tournament.
Tournament Director Dion Auguste has re-scheduled the women’s singles semifinals for this afternoon featuring Solange Skeene and Anya King and Shennelle Mohammed and Yin Lee Assang.
The women’s doubles final is the afternoon’s feature with Lee Assang partnering Victoria Koylass versus Mohammed and Keneel Teasdale.
Thema Moses returned a 16-point match-high score for her Mucurapo West 37-10 win in one Girls Division match while International School of Port of Spain outplayed SEPOS 23-5.
tMorvant Laventille won a thrilling Boys Under-17 match against Success Laventille by two points at 42-40 – Nicolas Baptiste 25 points for Morvant Laventille, Najay Lewis 23 for Success.
In netball national goalshoot Joelisa Cooper was in good form scoring 25 of her 28 attempts to lead Police to a 31-27 victory against Fire in a Premier Division knockout semifinal of the Courts All Sectors League.
Jamilia McCarthy had 26 gaols of 33 tries for Fire.
Police advance to meet UTT in the final after UTT ousted U W I 23 -15 in the other semifinal.
Bermudez also had a winning evening, defeating TSTT 14-9 to win the Retro Division knockout trophy.
In athletics, junior javelin throwing star Tyriq Horsford figures in a Fifty five (55) member Trinidad and Tobago Junior Track and Field team to compete against Barbados in a Dual Meet organised by the Barbados Amateur Athletic Association and The National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAATT)
The Meet will be held this Saturday 18th March at the Barbados National Staduim commencing at 2.30pm.
The Trinidad and Tobago Athletes were selected coming out of last weekend’s Carifta Trials held at the Hasely Crawford Staduim.
On return from Barbados, the NAAATT will name theTeam to represent TTO at Carifta Games 2017.