T&T’s St Fort, Richards earn NACAC nominations

Khalifa St Fort

Trinidad and Tobago sprinters, Jereem Richards and Khalifa St Fort have been nominated for Athletes of the Year awards in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) end-of-year ceremony.

The event’s planning is still in the embryonic stages, with a date and host country yet to be chosen.

Richards, who mined gold in the 4x400 metres at the World Championships for Trinidad and Tobago, and bronze in the 200 metres, has earned a nomination in the Rising Star category.

The T&T athlete will go up against the Bahamas’ Steven Gardiner, the British Virgin Islands’ Kyron McMaster, as well as the United States’ Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley and Noah Lyles.

St Fort, on the other hand, is up for the Under-20 Women’s athlete of the year award, and finds as her competition, Jamaica’s Kevona Davis and Rushelle Burton, the United States’ Vashti Cunninham and Sydney McLaughlin, as well as Cuba’s Marisleisys Duarthe.

St Fort earned her place after winning the 100 metres at the CARIFTA Games in Curacao, and at the Pan American Junior Championships in Peru three months later.

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Jereem Richards: Khalifa St Fort: NACAC