Michelle-Lee Ahye completed the sprint double while Machel Cedenio impressed in the men’s 400m to highlight Sunday’s final day of Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic Trials.

In the women’s 200m, which was supported by a +1.6m/s wind at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Ahye completed the double in 22.33secs, a new Trinidad and Tobago record. She earlier won the 100m in 11.00 flat (10.94 in the semis).

Semoy Hackett took second in 22.61 and Reyare Thomas, third in 22.72. Kelly-Ann Baptiste finished fourth in 22.79.

In the men’s race, Rondell Sorrillo, 20.24, beat Richard Thompson, 20.54, and Shermund Allsop, 20.67 (+2.1m/s wind).

Winston George of Guyana won the first final in 20.64 ahead of Grenadian, Joel Redhead, 20.82.

Cedenio topped the men’s 400m in 44.45 ahead of Lalonde Gordon, the London 2012 bronze medallist, 44.69 and Deon Lendore, 45.47. Jarrin Solomon, 45.49 and Renny Quow, former World Championships bronze medallist, 45.85, were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, 52.33, Grenadian Kennika Beckles, 52.61 and Garcia Paris of Puerto Rico, 52.71 were the top three from the women’s 400m dash. The top locals were Dominique Williams with 52.83 and Shawna Fermin, 53.96.

Keshorn Walcott topped the javelin with 80.45m.

Jehue Gordon was second in the men’s 400m hurdles, 50.44,  behind Puerto Rican, Eric Alejandro, 50.17. Emmanuel Mayers was third in 50.49.

Janeil Bellille hit the Olympic qualifying mark in the women’s 400m hurdles, her time 56.11. Sparkle McKnight was second in 56.83.

Cleopatra Borel is again on her way to the greatest sporting event on earth with 17.88 to win the women’s shot put.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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