Trinidad and Tobago athletes featured in 11 finals yesterday, third and last day of Costa Rica’s hosting of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Confederation Track and Field Championships but there were no gold medals gained.
But over in the Dominican Republic cyclists Terneil Clarke and Tyler Cole won gold medals for the second day running yesterday to close Trinidad and Tobago’s participation in the Caribbean Junior Road Race Cycling championships with a leading four gold medals and two bronze.
Clarke and Cole beat all in yesterday’s road race after also leading all in Saturday’s road time trial.
In Costa Roca meanwhile gold was hard to come by yesterday and instead sprinter Semoy Hackett and hurdler Sparkle McKnight earned TT two silver medals in finishing second in their respective 200 metres and 400 metres hurdles finals.
And it was three bronze medals for TT yesterday as well through 800-metre finalist Jamaal James, high jumper Deandra Daniel and the women’s 4 by 100 metres relay team of Kamaria Durant, Reyare Thomas, Lisa Wickham and Peli Alzola.
TT contested other finals yesterday in the 4 by one men’s relay (5th), the 4 by 4 women’s relay – 5th as well, the 400-metres hurdles – Emmanuel Mayers 4th, the women’s 200-metres – Durant 7th; the men’s 200 etres – Kyle Greaux 5th, the men’s javelin – Shakeil Waithe 5th, and 7th placings for both shot putter Hezekiel Romeo and 800-metre hard-trier Alena Brooks.
TT’s two gold medals only at the Championships came Saturday evening when Lalonde Gordon won the 400 metres final in 44.89 seconds and 110-metres hurdler Mikheil Thomas triumphed in the final in a new championships record time of 13.23 seconds.
Gordon was also a championships record setter having been timed at 44.64 in winning his preliminary heat on Friday night.
TT’s tally of silver was three adding Jaleese Williams’ second placung in the women’s discus final, a four-competitor event.
And it was five bronze in all for TT as Michelle Lee Ahye was third in the women’s 100 metres final and Quincy Wilson started the medal haul with bronze in the discus throw first event Friday.
T were also two gold medals earned heading into yesterday’s finale to the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France and in Sydney, Australia, TT netball team got a victory after losses to Australia and New Zealand, outscoring Barbados 55 goals to 39 in Pool A last-round action.