Tyrique Vincent the standout as Trinidad and Tobago selects athletes for 2024 Carifta Games in Grenada Featured

By Sports Desk March 04, 2024 609
Tyrique Vincent was the standout at the T&T Carifta Trials Tyrique Vincent was the standout at the T&T Carifta Trials NAAA

Trinidad and Tobago's top-tier junior athletes have secured their spots at the 2024 Carifta Games in Grenada. Among the stellar performers, the multitalented Tyrique Vincent emerged as a standout, surpassing qualifying standards in three events during the weekend trials.

Vincent's remarkable achievements included a commanding victory in the Boys U-17 triple jump, where he soared an impressive 13.50m The Concorde Athletic standout continued to dominate in the U-17 110m hurdles, clocking in at 14.43 seconds (wind-assisted). Vincent also secured his place in the U-17 long jump, sailing out to an impressive 6.74m.

Joining Vincent in this extraordinary accomplishment were Reuel McEwen, Kristiano Perez, and Dominic Maxwell, all of whom surpassed the Carifta standard in their respective events.

The weekend's competitions showcased more exceptional performances, with Daeshaun Cole dipping under the Carifta Games mark in the boys under-20 200m dash semifinal. Symphony Patrick, a standout in the girls U-20 category, not only claimed victory in the 100m final but also achieved the girls U-20 200m standard for the Carifta Games.

Alexxe Henry of Zenith Athletics emerged triumphant in the 100m final with a stellar time of 24.07 seconds, alongside other impressive athletes like Kadija Pickering, Keziah Peters, and Sierra Joseph, all meeting the standard of 24.69 seconds. Henry continued her success by clinching the girls U-20 200m final in the penultimate event on Sunday, clocking an impressive 24.0 seconds.

Kadeem Chinapoo showcased his prowess by meeting Carifta standards in both the boys' U-17 200m preliminaries and final, adding to his qualification in the 100m event on Saturday.

Here are the comprehensive results of the Trinidad and Tobago athletes who qualified for the 2024 Carifta Games:

Girls Under-20

100m Dash: Symphony Patrick (Concorde), Alexxe Henry (Zenith), Kadija Pickering (Abilene Wildcats).

200m Dash: Alexxe Henry (Zenith), Keziah Peters (Simplex), Symphony Patrick (Concorde), Kadija Pickering (Abilene Wildcats).

Triple Jump: Kernes Shelbourne (Oasics).

 

Girls Under-17

400m Dash: Kyah Hyson (FAD).

1500m Run: Aniqah Bailey (+one a Week).

100m Hurdles: Jenna Thomas (IG Fastlane), Tenique Vincent (Concorde).

400m Hurdles: Jenna Thomas (IG Fastlane), Durlaina Rouse (PFNJ), Zariah Pascall (D’Abadie).

Shot Put: Peyton Winter (BURN).

Discus Throw: Peyton Winter (BURN), Addalia Sylvester (MERC).

High Jump: Tenique Vincent (Concorde Athletic), La’Shiya Biggart (Zenith), La Queen Welch (QRC AC).

Boys Under-20

 100m Dash: Dylan Woodruffe (Cougars), Mikhail Byer (Simplex), Jamario Russell (Memphis Pioneers), Hakeem Chinapoo (Simplex), Che Wickham.

200m Dash: Daeshaun Cole (Abilene Wildcats), Jyrell Thomas (Cougars), Enoch Joseph (Mounting Eagles).

400m Dash: Kyrell Thomas (Cougars), Da Shaun Lezama (+one a Week), Keone John (Memphis Pioneers), Jaden Clement (MAP).

800m Run: Brion Scott (BURN), Khordae Lewis (+One a Week).

1500m Run: Tafari Waldron (Cougars), Omari Thompson (+one a Week), Jahfa Woodlet (Memphis Pioneers), Darius Harding (BURN).

5000m Run: Tafari Waldon (Cougars).

Triple Jump: Tyrique Vincent (Concorde), Reuel McEwen (Kaizen Panthers), Kristiano Perez (QRC AC), Dominic Maxwell (Toco Tafac).

Boys Under-17

 100m Dash: Kadeem Chinapoo (Simplex), Cameron Powel (Phoenix), Kaeden Herbert (Memphis), Shane Camejo (Stallion).

200m Dash: Kadeem Chinapoo (SImplex).

1500m Run: Isaiah Alder (Cougars), Jayden Alexander (Rjrt).

110m Hurdles: Tyrique Vincent (Concorde), Omari Brown (Neon Wolves).

Long Jump: Tyrique Vincent (Concorde), Omari Brown (Neon Wolves).

With approximately three dozen athletes meeting the Carifta Games qualifying standards, Trinidad and Tobago is set to make a resounding impact at the upcoming games from March 29 to April 1 in Grenada. These athletes have not only earned their place but have set the stage for an exhilarating and competitive representation on the regional stage.

The 2024 Carifta Games will be shown live on Sportsmax.

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