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VI’s Chantel Malone tops T&T Long Jump Championship

- karene King, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Taylor Hill & Ashley Kelly also compete
Chantel Malone recorded a leap of 6.51m to easily claim top spot in the Long Jump ahead of Josanne Joseph’s 5.56m second place leap at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Track and Field Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday June 28, 2015. Photo: Provided
Taylor Hill (2nd left) competing in the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships. Taylor ran 11.93 for 11th place. Photo: Provided
Taylor Hill (2nd left) competing in the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships. Taylor ran 11.93 for 11th place. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands long jumper, Chantel Malone leapt to victory at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Track and Field Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday June 28, 2015.

Malone recorded a leap of 6.51m to easily claim top spot in the Long Jump ahead of Josanne Joseph’s 5.56m second place leap.

In the Women’s 100m, Kelly-Ann Baptiste led the way with a 10.84 seconds golden run in Saturday’s final. The clocking also equalled her own Trinidad and Tobago record, whilst Tahesia Harrigan-Scott finished 6th with a time of 11.46 and Taylor Hill, 11th in 11.93 seconds.

The BVI pair had both qualified for the final with runs of 11.52 and 11.92 seconds.

King & Kelly top 200m ‘B’ Final

In the 200m ‘B’ final, Karene King and Ashley Kelly grabbed a one, two finish with times of 23.26 and 23.36 seconds respectively.

Kelly also grabbed third in the 400m with a run of 53.76 to finish behind Kineke Alexander’s 52.99 and Jenille Bellelli’s 53.39.

Also on Saturday, Renny Quow clocked 44.90 seconds to establish a new Championship record in the men’s 400m, and Guadeloupe’s Christelle Laurent returned a time of 19 minutes, 00.61 seconds in the women’s 5,000m.

On Friday, Emmanuel Stewart produced a 52.49 metres effort to set a new Championship record in the men’s hammer throw, and Kenyan Kenneth Rotich topped the men’s 10,000m field in 30:48.25.

Walcott breaks own C/ship record

On Sunday, Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott landed the spear 84.84 metres to win the men’s javelin and break his own Championship record.

The other record-breaker at the three-day meet was Marsha Mark-Baird.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41-year-old athlete accumulated 4,793 points to strike gold in the women’s heptathlon, erasing Natoya Baird’s 4,679-point Championship record from the books in the process.

Baptiste, Quow, Stewart, Walcott and Mark-Baird are all expected to represent T&T at the July 10-26, 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

Baptiste, Quow and Walcott achieved qualifying standards on the weekend, while Stewart and Mark-Baird qualified earlier in the season.

On March 21, in North Carolina, USA, Stewart threw 53.41m to better the 53.00m men’s discus standard.

And on May 13 and 14, 2015 in Utah, USA, Mark-Baird totalled 5,105 points in the women’s heptathlon, more than 200 points better than the 4,900 Pan Am standard in the seven-discipline event.

SUNDAY’S FINALS

Men’s 200m (wind: +1.7)

1 Kyle Greaux (Abilene) 20.42. 2 Rondel Sorrillo (La Brea) 20.50, 3 Dan-Neil Telesford (Neon Trackers) 20.53

Women’s 200m (wind: +2.2)

1 Reyare Thomas (Abilene) 22.97, 2 Kamaria Durant (Simplex) 23.15, 3 Magnolia Howell (unattached) 23.64

Women’s 200m “B” race (wind: +1.8)

1 Karene King (British Virgin Islands) 23.26, 2 Ashley Kelly (British Virgin Islands) 23.36, 3 Ngozi Onwumere (Nigeria) 23.78

Women’s 800m

1 Alena Brooks (Memphis) 2:06.71, 2 Myah Hicks (Memphis) 2:07.66, 3 Dawnel Collymore (Memphis) 2:10.76

Men’s 400m hurdles

1 Jehue Gordon (Memphis) 50.06, 2 Emmanuel Mayers (Rebirth) 50.24, 3 Ruebin Walters (Memphis) 51.82

Women’s 400m hurdles

1 Josanne Lucas (Falcons) 56.76 (56.757), 2 Sparkle McKnight (Memphis) 56.76 (56.759)

Men’s high jump

1 Brendan Williams (Dominica) 2.10m, 2 Omari Benoit (Falcons) 1.90m, 3 Rodney Liverpool (Defence Force) 1.90m

Women’s long jump

1 Chantel Malone (British Virgin Islands) 6.51m (wind: +2.4), 2 Josanne Joseph (Concorde) 5.76m (wind: +3.3), 3 Dannielle Davis (unattached) 5.64m (wind: +2.1)

Women’s shot put

1 Cleopatra Borel (Rebirth) 18.46m, 2 Chelsea James (Falcons) 14.54m, 3 Jaleesa Williams (D’Abadie Progressive) 14.48m

Men’s 4x100m

1 Abilene 40.75, 2 Alpha Athletic 41.02, 3 Defence Force 41.91

Men’s 4x400m

1 Memphis Pioneers 3:13.72, 2 Defence Force 3:14.29, 3 Dovers 3:22.78

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