Jamellia Potts (Bishops High/Kaizen Panthers) won four titles at the Eighth NAAA Development Meet at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet on Sunday, February 12. Potts took home the girls under 20 100m (12.88), long jump (5.24), triple jump (11.63) and 100m hurdles crowns (16.78). Potts collected her seventh win for the season as she also won the 100m (12.84) at the Third NAAA Meet and the 150m (18.40) and long jump (5.53) at the First NAAA Meet.
Janae De Gannes (Scarborough Anglican Primary/Zenith) and Ayla Stanislaus (Scarborough Secondary/Zenith) were triple winners. De Gannes sped to victory in the girls under 12 80m (10.96 seconds) and 200m (29.29 seconds) and then lept to victory in the girl under 14 long jump (4.37m). In the 80m, the speedster finished well ahead of Shernesse Mathews (Mason Hall Police Youth Club), 13.32 and Azalea Quashie (Kaizen Panthers), 12.35. In the 200m, De Gannes got the better of Matthews (32.50) again. J'Leisha Alexander (Tobago Jaguars), 33.10 took the third spot. De Gannes was was impressive in the the long jump taking the top spot by more than a metre over Alexander (3.06) and Tehillah Francois (Mason Hall Police Youth club), 2.55.The NAAA's top Under 12 Female Athlete for 2016 registered her fourth win for the 2017 season after her fast 10.04 clocking to win the girls under 12 80m at the Third NAAA Meet at the same venue on Sunday, January, 15. Stanislaus secured the girls under 18 100m (12.41), 200m (25.68) and 400m (1:02.04) sprints to compete her second sprint triple for season. At the Third NAAA Meet she won the 100m (12.47), 200m (25.11) and 400m (1:01.36). She also captured the 150m (18.40) and 300m (43.27) crowns at the First NAAA Meet at Dwight Yorke Stadium on Sunday, December 11.
Safiya John (Scarborough Secondary/Kaizen Panthers) was among several athletes who were double winners. The others were Tyrique Dennis Kiazen Panthers), Franklyn Stanislaus (Bishops High/Kaizen Panthers), Tyshawn Gray (Speyside High/Zenith), Kenneil Billy (Jubillee Stars), Nicholas Abraham (Scarborough Secondary/Zenith), Tyrique Smith (Kaizen Panthers),
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Potts, De Gannes, Stanislaus
Jamellia Potts (Bishops High/Kaizen Panthers) won girls under 20 100m, long jump, triple jump and 100m hurdles. Janae De Gannes (Scarborough Anglican Primary/Zenith) secured the girls under 12 80m, 200m and under 14 long jump. Ayla Stanislaus (Scarborough Sec/Zenith) captured the girls under 18 100m, 200m and 400m.
(Photo courtesy: ANDRE DE GANNES
John landed the girls under 18 long jump crown in a Carifta qualifying leap of 5.48m and also sped away with the 100m hurdles in 15.24. Dennis was the champion in the boys under 14 high jump (1.50) and long jump (4.50) for the second straight NAAA Meet the Dwight Yorke Stadium, He took both crowns (1.40m/4.34m) at the Third NAAA Meet. Franklyn copped the boys under 20 200m (22.56) and high jump (1.85) while Gray emerged victorious in the boys under 18 200m (22.84) and 400m (51.09) for a second time. At the Third NAAA Meet he also won both sprints (23.17/51.69). Billy took care of the mens' 400m (50.32) and 800m (2:10.01). At the First NAAA Meet won the 600m (1:30.98) and 1000 (2:47.1). Abraham outclassed the field in the boys under 16 discus (34.24) and also beat his older rivals in the boys under 18 shot put (11.64). Smith claimed the boys under 16 200m (26.11) and 400m (1:01.19) races.