Trinidad and Tobago sprint star Michelle-Lee Ahye won twice in Texas, USA, on the weekend.
At the Texas Relays, Ahye scorched the track in a wind-assisted 10.87 seconds for a commanding victory in the women’s invitational 100 metres dash. She was pushed to the line by a 3.7 metres per second following wind—well above the 2.0 legal limit. American Jessica Young was a distant second in 11.13, while third spot went to Nigeria’s Dominique Duncan (11.34).
Another T&T sprinter, Reyare Thomas finished sixth in the same race in 12.84 seconds.
In the university/college women’s 400m hurdles, University of Arkansas senior Sparkle McKnight topped the field in 56.70 seconds.
Texas State University sophomore, Aaron George produced a wind-aided 7.15 metres leap to finish 11th in the university/college men’s long jump.
And Kayelle Clarke clocked 11.98 seconds for 32nd spot overall in the university/college women’s 100m. The New Mexico Junior College sprinter will represent T&T at the Carifta Games in St Kitts and Nevis, on the weekend.
Ahye was also victorious at the Bobcat Invitational. She won the women’s 100m dash in 11.36 seconds, while Thomas was sixth overall in 11.65.
Dan-Neil Telesford was second fastest in the men’s 200m, the T&T athlete clocking a windy 20.98 seconds. His Wiley College teammate, Quinn-Lee Ralph finished eighth overall in 21.65.
Moriba Morain got to the line in 10.62 seconds to finish first in heat three and third overall in the men’s 100m. There was bronze too for Sterlen Paul, the Abilene Christian University student finishing third in the men’s 800m in one minute, 53.39 seconds.
In California, Holland Cabara stopped the clock at 10.47 seconds to win the Fresno Pacific Sunbird Open men’s 100m dash. Another T&T/College of the Sequoias sprinter, Ashron Sobers was third in 10.68.
Cabara won the 200m in 21.15 seconds to complete the sprint double. His Sequoias teammate, Theon Lewis was second in 21.65, while Sobers (22.13) finished seventh.
And Ohdel James, who is also a Sequoias student, struck gold in the men’s 400m in 47.81 seconds.
In Maryland, Deandra Daniel won the Coppin State Twilight women’s long jump event with a 5.20m leap. Her Coppin State University teammate, Mark London finished second in the men’s 1500m in 4:08.72. And another T&T/Coppin State athlete, Haysean Cowie-Clarke was 11th overall in the men’s 400m in 54.88 seconds.
At the Florida State Relays, Emanuel Mayers clocked 51.46 seconds to earn silver in the men’s 400m hurdles.
Trishelle Leacock was seventh in the women’s 100m dash in 12.64 seconds. The University of Miami freshman also competed in the 200m, finishing 10th overall in 25.46.
At the Puma Outdoor meet, in Arizona, Mikel Thomas finished second in the men’s 200m in 21.47 seconds.
And in Alabama, Peli Alzola was fourth overall in the Crimson Tide Invitational women’s 200m. The Western Kentucky University sprinter got home in 24.57 seconds.