Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kelly ann Baptiste fourth on IAAF list

Kelly-Ann Baptiste is fourth on the 2010 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) women’s 60 metres performance list, thanks to her impressive 7.16 seconds run at the Tyson Invitational indoor meet, in Arkansas, USA, last weekend.

The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter finished second in the race, behind Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown (7.15).

LaVerne Jones-Ferrette (6.97) of the US Virgin Islands, American Carmelita Jeter (7.05) and Campbell-Brown are first, second and third, respectively, on the IAAF 60m list.

Another T&T athlete, Cleopatra Borel-Brown is eighth on the IAAF women’s shot put list at 18.21 metres.

The throw earned her second spot at the Virginia Tech Elite meet, two weekends ago.

T&T/University of Kentucky sprinter Rondell Sorrillo has the third fastest indoor time this season in the men’s 200m-a 20.77 seconds run in late January.

The clocking, however, was produced on an oversized track.

Baptiste was not the only T&T athlete on show in last weekend’s Tyson Invitational women’s 60m event.

Lincoln University of Missouri sophomore Semoy Hackett (7.47) and Texas Christian University (TCU) junior Sade-Shari St Louis (7.94) were 21st and 67th, respectively.

St Louis also competed in the women’s 200m, finishing 87th overall in 25.83 seconds.

Louisiana State University (LSU) senior Jamaal James returned a time of one minute, 48.73 seconds to bag bronze in the invitational men’s 800m.

Baylor University freshman Gavyn Nero (1:52.62) was 17th.

Baylor’s Zwede Hewitt copped 22nd spot in the men’s 400m in 47.55 seconds, while University of Florida student Jovon Toppin (48.57) was 44th.

And in the women’s 400m, Florida State University’s Britney St Louis finished 33rd overall in 55.56.

At the Iowa State Classic, University of Wyoming student Afiya Walker struck silver in the seeded women’s 400m with a 54.62 seconds clocking.

University of Iowa athlete Caleigh Bacchus cleared the bar at 1.73m for second spot in the women’s high jump.

In the seeded women’s 5,000m, Wichita State University runner Tonya Nero finished seventh in 16 minutes, 39.92 seconds.

Minnesota University’s Alena Brooks got home in 2:10.65 for eighth spot in the seeded women’s 800m.

And another Minnesota athlete, Nyoka Giles was 12th in the women’s 200m in 24.95 seconds.

Florida State University student Pilar McShine produced a fast 4:35.99 clocking to cop fourth spot in the women’s mile, at the Husky Classic, in Washington.

At the University of North Carolina Invitational, Campbell University’s Desiree John was sixth in the women’s 400m in 58.73 seconds. Adoniss Jones clocked 51.57 to finish 10th overall in the men’s 400m.

Jones was fifth fastest in the men’s 60m hurdles preliminaries, crossing the line in 8.35 seconds.

However, the Campbell University student did not compete in the finals.

Another T&T/Campbell athlete, Shelly McLean was 23rd in the women’s 60m hurdles in 9.97.

And in Idaho, Marlon Douglas produced a 22.11 seconds run for ninth spot overall in the Boise State Invitational men’s 200m event.

In the 60m dash, the Boise State University student was 12th in 7.08.

source:trinidad express