Trinidad & Tobago Secondary Schools'
Track & Field Association
St. Clair and Serville
Jacob St. Clair (QRC/Abilene Wildcats) and Rae-Ann Serville (St. Joseph Convent-POS/Memphis Pioneers) ran Carifta qualifying times at the Seventh NAAA Development Meet at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Saturday, February 11. (Photos courtesy: KERMIT TAYLOR/Bahamas Athletics & ANDRE DE GANNES)
Meanwhile, Sade Andrews (UTT), Tyrese Rawlins (Neon Wolves) and Kekola Bhola (Pt. Fortin New Jets) were double winners at the Seventh NAAA Meet. Andrews captured the women's 200m (24.87) and 300m (39.98) while Rawlins secured the boys under 18 110m hurdles (14.80) and 400m hurdles (57.35). Rawlins recorded his third win in the 110m hurdles for the season. Bhola took home the girls under 16 100m (12.96) and 200m (25.98) sprint double for the second straight NAAA Meet. She won both events (12.63/26.57) at the Sixth NAAA Meet.
Deleth Charles (Memphis Pioneers) recorded her third win in the girls under 18 100m (12.40) for the season. Charles won the event at the Fourth (12.42) and Sixth (12.49) NAAA Meets
Jordan Pope (St. James Secondary/Memphis Pioneers), Rochelle Lewis (Abilene Wildcats) and Kester Richards (Pt. Fortin New Jets) won their events for the second straight meet. Pope sped to gold in the boys under 16 200m in new pb of 23.17, improving on his previous pb of 23.27 he clocked in his win in Sixth NAAA Meet. Lewis took back to back girls under 18 200m titles in 26.15 while Richards landed the boys under 16 100m-11.26, 0.01 seconds slower than the 11.25 time he posted in his win at the Sixth NAAA Meet.
Rae-Ann Serville (St. Joseph Convent-POS) and Jacob Joshua St. Clair (Queen's Royal College/Abilene Wildcats) produced Carifta qualifying performances at the Seventh NAAA Development (track events only) Meet at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Saturday, February 11. Serville zoomed under the girls under 18 400m standard (57.00 seconds) for the second time for the season while St. Clair matched the boys under 20 200m mark (21.40 seconds). Serville sped to 55.01 seconds to win the girls under 18 400m event. The 2016 NAAA Top Under 16 track athlete of the year finished ahead of her Memphis Pioneers team-mate and 100m winner Deleth Charles (59.73). Serville had already surpassed the standard at the Sixth NAAA Meet at the same venue on February 5 when she clocked 56.19. Her 55.01 clocking is a new personal best, improving on her 55.15 in her victory in the girls under 16 one lap at the 2016 National Junior Championships. Serville is a double qualifier as she has also attained the 25.15 standard for the girls under 18 200m with her 24.82 triumph at the Second NAAA Meet at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on January 14. St. Clair equaled the boys under 20 200m standard (21.40 seconds) when he captured the mens' race. He edged out team-mate Judah Taylor (Abilene Wildcats), 21.73. St. Clair joins his school and club mate Jerad Elcock (QRC/Abilene Wildcats) as qualifiers in the event. Elcock sped to 21.26 (pb) at the Sixth NAAA Meet. St. Clair also dipped below the boys under 20 400m 47.80 seconds when he stopped the clock at 47.74 at the Fourth NAAA Meet at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on January 21. Serville. St. Clair and Elcock are among seven athletes who have attained the Carifta standards so far for the season. Shaquille Benjamin (Bishops High/Kaizen Panthers)-B U18 high jump, Asha James (Signal Hill Sec/Zenith)-G U20 javelin, Avindale Smith (QRC/Abilene Wildcats)-B U18 200m and Ianna Roach (Bishops Anstey/Memphis Pioneers)-G U18 shot put are the others. This year's Carifta Games are set for Williamsted, Curacao from April 14-17. Jenea Spinks (Holy Name Convent-POS/Concorde) missed on attaining the girls under 18 200m standard (25.15) when she clocked 25.18 to beat the under 20 field.