Trinidad and Tobago’s Josanne Lucas will be trying to secure another Central America and Caribbean (CAC) games medal for this country when she lines up in the women’s 100 metre hurdle final at the Heriberto Jara Atletic Stadium in Veracruz, Mexico, today.
Lucas was third in the first semi-final yesterday, crossing the line in 13.79 seconds to qualify for the final. Columbia’s Lina Marcela Florez won the ‘semi’ in 13.31 seconds while Venezuela’s Genesis Romero finished second in 13.62 seconds.
The other semi-final yesterday was fast with Columbia’s Briggite Maria Merlano finishing first in 13.14 second. Lucas will run out of lane eight in today’s final. In other track and field results yesterday, T&T’s Akeem Stewart just missed out on a medal in the men’s shot put.
Stewart’s best effort was an 18.08m throw which was good enough for fourth place. Mexico’s Mario Cota won the event with a 19.30m effort. T&T’s Quincy Wilson throw 16.11m to finish in sixth place.
Today T&T’s badminton players will hit courts at Omega Complex with Nekeisha Blake will take on Daigenis Saturria of the Dominican Republic in women’s singles Round of 32 action.
T&T’s Kerwyn Pantin will face Willian Cabrera of the Dominican Republic in the men’s singles round of 32 match. Jada Renales (women’s singles) and Will Lee (men’s singles) will also see action today in the round of 16 of the Badminton competition.
Renales teams up with Keiran Quan Chee for the women’s doubles contest against Guatemala’s Beatriz Ramos and Nikte Sotomayor while Pantin and Alistair Espinoza will face the Domincan Republic pair of Nelsol Javier and Alberto Rapozo in the men’s doubles competition.
The T&T men’s water polo team will also be in action today against Cuba while boxer Michael Alexander will face Mexico’s Lindolfo Delgado in the men’s 60kg light semi-finals at the World Trade Centre Veracruz.