Top B U20 Omari Benoit
Omari Benoit (left) was adjudged the Most Outstanding Under 20 Male of the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club for 2016. Benoit is presented with his award by Arlon Morrison (right)
Chelsea James took the top Female Athlete title after her bronze medal effort in the girls under 20 shot put at the Carifta Games in April. The Signal Hill Secondary graduate also competed at the World Under 20 Track and Field Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. James was third in the women's shot put finals at the National Senior champs setting a pb of 14.85m which qualified her for the World Under 20 Champs. The triple Carifta champion also won the national senior discus title as well as the National junior girls under 20 shot put and discus crowns. She was also fifth in girls under 20 discus Carifta finals. The Carnbee resident also completed the shot put and discus double at the Falcon Games and took the shot put crown at the Southern Games. James was also the most outstanding female under 20 performer. Both Stewart and James were previous multiple winners of the club's athlete of the year accolades.
Carifta competitor Omari Benoit (Under 20 Male) and Clarence Hannibal (Under 18 Male) were the their age class while former Carifta representative Peaches Stewart took the Under 18 Female honours. Hannibal was also the most improved athlete. Christopher Crawford (Male) and Shannon Daniel (Female) took the home the Under 16 trophies. Daniel was voted the most discipline athlete. Elvis Turner secured the Most Outstanding Distance Runner prize.
THA Chief Secretary Orville London and Collin Nimblett were specially honoured for their support of the Falcon Games.
Tobago Falcons-Honour Roll
Athlete of the year: Akeem Stewart (Male); Chelsea James (Female)
Open: Akeem Stewart (Male)
Under 20: Omari Benoit (Male); Chelsea James (Female)
Under 18: Clarence Hannibal (Male); Peaches Stewart (Female)
Under 16: Christopher Crawford (Male); Shannon Daniel (Female)
Under 12: Le Bron James (Male)
Most Outstanding Distance runner: Elvis Turner (Male)
Support to the Falcon Games over the years
Orville London (Chief Secretary, Tobago House of Assembly)
Collis Nimblett (Tobago Baking Service)
Most Inspirational Performance-Akeem Stewart
Most Discipline:Shannon Daniel
Most Improved: Clarence Hannibal
Ihouma Straugh-George (Under10 Female)
Omari Lucas (Under 10 Male)
Kailon Edwards (Under 14 Male)
Jodi James (Under 12 Male)
Adanna Duncan (Under 18 Female)
Shakera Kirk (Under 16 Female)
Paralympic gold medallist and record holder Akeem Stewart was named the top Male Athlete of the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club for 2016 at the club's 17th annual awards at the Conference Room of the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (DIPU), Shaw Park, Tobago on Saturday, December, 17. Stewart was the overwhelming favourite after his gold and silver medal performances at the Rio Paralympics in September. The Scarborough Secondary School past student first won the men's F 42-44 javelin with a distance of 57.32m. His winning mark was a world record in the F 43 class. He was going for a second gold in the discus was had to settle for silver with 61.72. On the local scene Stewart improved his own national Men's Open shot put record mark to 19.96m at Zenith Relays on June 19. He was aiming to qualify for the Rio Summer Olympics but missed the qualifying standard of 20.50m. The 24 year old won the shot put and discus titles at the Falcon Games and shot put crown at the Hampton and Southern Games.
Top U10 Boy-Omari Lucas
Omari Lucas (left) was named the Boy Under 10 Male. Lucas accepts his award from Carol-Ann Wallace (right).
Carifta Girl Under 20 shot put bronze medallist Chelsea James was named the Top Female Athlete for 2016
Photos courtesy: CLAYTON CLARKE/Sportscore Tobago
Taken at the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club's annual awards at the Conference Room of the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (DIPU), Shaw Park, Tobago on Saturday, December, 17, 2016.
Top B U16 Christopher Crawford
Christopher Crawford (left) was the Most Outstanding Under 16 Male. Crawford accepts his award from Marsha Thompson-Williams
Awardees at the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club's Annual Awards. From left: Clarence Hannibal, Akeem Stewart, Elvis Turner, Shakeera Kirk, Shanoon Daniel, Omari Benoit and Christopher Crawford. Standing in front is Omari Lucas. The Awards took place at the Conference Room of the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (DIPU), Shaw Park, Tobago on Saturday, December, 17. (Photo courtesy: CLAYTON CLARKE/Sportscore Tobago)
Akeem Stewart-Most Inspirational
Parlympic Games gold medallist Akeem Stewart (left) won the Most Inspirational Award presented by Richard Mc Farlene (right)
Top B U18 Clarence Hannibal
The Most Outstanding Under 18 Boy- Clarence Hannibal (left) collects the Top under 18 Male athlete award from Arlon Morrison. Hannibal also walked away the Most Improved Athlete award
Top G U16 Shannon Daniel
Shannon Daniel (left) was named the Top Under 16 Female. Daniel accepts her award from Juliet Roberts-Lucas.
Akeem Stewart-Most Outstanding Male
Paralympic Games gold medalist Akeem Stewart (right) was named the most outstanding male athlete of the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club for 2016. Stewart accepts the award from NAAA president Ephraim Serette (left)
Top Distance runner-Elvis Turner
Elvis Turner (right) collects the Top Distance runner award from Garth Alleyne at the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club's annual awards
Falcons Feature Speaker-Annette Knott
General Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was the feature speaker at the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club's annual awards
Special Award-Shakeera Kirk G U16
Shakeera Kirk (left) accepts a special award from Juliet Roberts-Lucas (right)
London accepts award
THA Chief Secretary Orville London (left) was honoured at the Tobago Falcons Athletic Club awards in recognition for his support of the Falcon Games. London is presented by Juliet Roberts-Lucas
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