National hurdler, Josanne Lucas missed out on securing a coveted 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games podium place for Trinidad and Tobago in the Women’s 100m hurdles final yesterday after finishing fourth, when action continued on day-12 at the Heriberto Jara Athletic Stadium in Veraccruz, Mexico.
Running out of lane eight, Lucas clocked a time of 13.62 seconds.
Additionally, Kyle Greaux advanced to the final of the Men’s 200m event last night, finishing third fastest (20.83s). The final was scheduled to run off last night but up to press time, results were unavailable.
In the same event, Emmanuel Callender was disqualified in his semi-final try.
Kendis Bullard (1:53.63) also did not make the cut for the Men’s 800m final as he crossed the finish line in fifth position of semi-final one.
Additionally, Olympic sailor Andrew Lewis was fifth and fourth in Race Six and Seven respectively of the Men’s Laser category at Gaviotas Beach yesterday. Female sailor, Cecilia Wollmann also had a fair showing as she was seventh and 14th in the same stages of the Women’s Laser Radial Series.
In badminton at the Omega Complex, both Nekeisha Blake and Jada Renales were eliminated from their Women’s Singles Round of 16 campaign yesterday. Having successfully conquered Daigenis Saturria (Dominican Republic) 21-14, 21-18 in the previous round, Blake fell victim to the Cuban athlete, Adriana Artiz, 12-21, 12-21. Renales had a similar exit as she went down 9-21, 6-21 at the hands of Puerto Rican Genesis Valentin.
In Men’s Singles action, youngster Will Lee bowed out of the Round of 16 losing out 17-21, 12-21 to Bajan Andre Padmore. Kerwyn Pantin was also unable to get past his man and lost 15-21, 18-21 to Willian Cabrera (Dominican Republic) in the Round of 32.
The TT beach volleyball team also began their tourney at Reino Magico yesterday but were beaten 1-2 by El Salvador. TT lost the opening set 16-21, bounced back to win the second 21-16, but could not capitalise and lost the third set 12-15.
And in volleyball news, the men’s team had a shaky start to their CAC campaign as they lost their opening match 0-3 to Mexico on Tuesday night.