Camille Lewis of Sangre Grande Secondary (left) and Akidah Briggs of Toco Secondary won four titles at the 2017 North Eastern Secondary Schools Track and Field Zonal Championships on Wednesday February 1( Track-Larry Gomes Stadium) and Thursday February 2 (Field-Toco Secondary Grounds).
Photos courtesy: Tyrese Trotman, Enrique Asoon, Nathaniel Joseph, Adiel Gonzales and Tyron Davidson (Sangre Grande Secondary)
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From left: Xea Bruce (Toco Secondary), Asiel Gonzales (Sangre Secondary), Joel Andrews (Holy Cross College) and Delicia Thom (Toco Secondary) captured three gold medals at the 2017 North Eastern Secondary Schools Track and Field Zonal Championships on Wednesday February 1( Track-Larry Gomes Stadium) and Thursday February 2 (Field-Toco Secondary Grounds).
Akidah Briggs (Toco Secondary) and Camille Lewis (Sangre Grande Secondary) captured four titles each at the North East Secondary Schools Track and Field Zonal Championships. Briggs won the girls over 18 shot put (12.30m), discus (30.72m) and javelin (38.99m) and the girls open hammer (25.96m) to sweep all the throws at the field events day on Thursday, February 2 at the Toco Secondary School Grounds at Galera Road, Toco. The five time Carifta and CAC Junior shot and javelin medallist was impressive in the javelin, missing the qualifying standard for the Carifta girls under 20 discipline (39.00) by one centimetre. The 2012 National Secondary Schools Championships top female athlete also ran the lead off leg on Toco's girls over 18 4x100m team which copped silver at the track events day at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Wednesday, February 1. Lewis showed her versatility by winning the girls under 18 800m (2 mins 41.19 secs), 1500m (5:53.66), high jump (1.30m) and javelin (19.18m). Joel Andrews (Holy Cross) and Asiel Gonzales (Sangre Grande Sec) were triple winners and missed on a four gold medal feat. Andrews was victorious in the boys under 18 discus (34.86m), high jump (1.65m), long jump (5.89) and had to settle for silver in the shot put (11.14m) behind his Holy Cross school-mate Dwayne Simon (12.50m). Asiel sped to victories in the boys under 14 100m (13.24 sec), 400m (1 min 03.67 sec) and long jump (4.40m). However, in the 200m he secured bronze (27.21 sec). Xea Bruce (Toco Secondary) and Delicia Thom (Toco Secondary also won three gold medals. Bruce took the girls under 14 400m (1 sec 04.77 sec) and long jump (4.11m). She also topped the field in the girls under 16 800m (2 min 33.85 sec). She then added more gold with the triumphant girls under 14 4x100m and girls under 16 4x400m relay team. Thom was crowned champion in the girls over 18 long jump ((4.88m), high jump (1.40m) and the girls open triple jump (11.02m).
Jaheim Hector (Sangre Grande Secondary), Mishak Peters (Adonis Academy Private) and Jeremiah Hamilton (Toco Sec) were double winners who narrowly missed out three titles. Hector secured the boys under 14 200m (27.06 sec) and javelin (24.49m) disciplines and came close to gold number three in the long jump but took second place (4.18m). Peters ran away with the boys under 16 200m (25.31 sec) and 400m (56.15 sec) sprint titles. He was eyeing a third gold in the 100m but had to settle for third (12.50 sec). Hamilton landed the boys over 18 400m (52.94 sec) and 800m (2 mins 05.19 secs). In his bid for gold in the 200m he was third (23.64 sec). Carifta medallist Tyrell Edwards (boys over 18 100m-11.18/200m-22.38) headed the list of other Toco Secondary athletes who won two gold medals: Jada James (girls under 16 200m-27.63/400m-1:04.66), Jusoyna Fifi (girls under 16 shot put-12.47/discus-23.47) and Otis Barker (boys over 18 1500m-4:31.87/boys open 5000m-19:49.05). Other double champions were: Mercedes Solarzano of Arima Central Secondary (girls under 14 100/200m), Tyrese Bernard of Holy Cross (boys under 18 800m/1500m), Arima North Secondary's Aril Hackshaw (girls over 18 100m/200m) and Jamaal Alexander of Matelot Community College (boys under 16 shot put/boys open hammer).
Mackenay Baptiste (North Eastern College) won the girls girls under 18 100m and then anchored her school's 4x100m team to victory. Aaliyah Mitchell (girls under 18 400m), Kadanae Alexander and (boys under 16 100m) also struck gold for North Eastern College.
Elton John (boys under over 18 javelin), Twanna Homeward (girls under 16 long jump) and Celine La Rosa (girls under 16 javelin) struck gold for Matura Secondary while Trisele Mc Laren (girls under 16 high jump) and Jamaal Alexander (boys under 16 shot put) were winners for Matelot Community College. Allison Peters (girls under 16 100m) was victorious for Valencia Secondary . Umar Sandy (boys under 16 discus) and Javier D'Abreu (boys under 16 javelin) secured titles for Guaico Secondary.
Toco Secondary dominated the relays securing the five of the six 4x400m races (girls under 16, 18 and over 18 and boys under 16 and over 18) as well as four the 4x100m events (girls under 14 and 16 and boys under 14 and over 18). Sangre Grande Secondary took the boys under 18 4x100m and 4x400m titles while North Eastern College (girls under 18 4x100m), Arima North Secondary (girls over 18 4x100m) and Holy Cross (boys under 16 4x100m) secured top relay honours.
The North Eastern Zonal championships will conclude with the finals of the pole vault and hurdles events to be later this month. Toco Secondary lead the point standings (1234P ahead of Sangre Grande Secondary (685), Holy Cross College (407.50), Matura Secondary (234.50), Arima Central Secondary (228), North Eastern College (197.50), Arima North Secondary (124.50), Matelot Community College (117.50), Guaico Secondary (73), Valencia Secondary (61), Adonis Academy Private (28) and Coryal Secondary (25.50).
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