Anson Moses

MOSES 8TH IN DECATHLON: Anson Moses competes in the Junior Pan American Games men’s decathlon long jump at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali, Colombia, on Tuesday. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete jumped 6.56 metres. Moses completed the 10-discipline event with 5,295 points to finish eighth. -Photo courtesy

Ahkeel Boyd will go for gold tomorrow in the Junior Pan American Games men’s 3x3 basketball shootout in Cali, Colombia.

Boyd was in fine form late on Thursday, scoring five times to top the preliminary round. Each participant had 30 seconds to take 10 shots, with the top four progressing to the final. Boyd was successful on 50 percent of his attempts, the Trinidad and Tobago player completing his 10-shot assignment in 27.40 seconds.

Mexican Hermann Andriano was next best, scoring four times in 22.70 seconds. El Salvador’s Benjamin Colocho finished third, with four successful attempts in 27 seconds, with the fourth and final qualifying berth going to Puerto Rican Luis Rivera, who had four baskets in 28.30 seconds.

Boyd was back on court yesterday for T&T’s 3x3 basketball group “B” clash with El Salvador. The T&T combination of Boyd, his twin brother Ahkeem Boyd, Jael Lewis and Mikhail Phillip defeated the Salvadorans 22-13 to secure a berth in today’s quarterfinal round.

Ahkeel was on fire for T&T, netting 12 points. Ahkeem contributed eight, while Lewis and Phillip chipped in with one apiece. At press time, T&T and Dominican Republic were locked in battle for top spot in group “B”.

Late yesterday, at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium, Ianna Roach threw 12.96 metres to finish tenth in the women’s shot put. Dominican Republic’s Rosa Ramirez was golden with a big 17.45m effort. Brazilians Ana da Silva and Milena Sens earned silver and bronze, respectively, throwing 16.86 and 16.76.

The T&T medal count at the Junior Pan Am Games is currently at two. Tyriq Horsford secured bronze in Tuesday’s men’s javelin with a 71.33m effort. One day later, Horsford’s cousin, Kelsey Daniel produced a personal best 7.90m leap to claim men’s long jump silver. Clement Campbell Jr was ninth in the long jump at 7.27. And the other T&T track and field athlete in Cali, Anson Moses finished eighth in the men’s decathlon with 5,295 points.

T&T chef de mission Diane Henderson told the Express she was very impressed with Horsford and Daniel.

“Those guys went in with an open mind and went for it. I’m so proud of them.

“Generally,” the Team TTO delegation chief continued, “most of the Trinidad and Tobago representatives here in Cali are now getting into multisport games competition. They have approached it well, doing their best in terms of improving. I’m very proud of them for their performances so far.

“This is a good beginning. Competing against other under-23s is not as intimidating as open competition. This is the right competition to find themselves in at this time. It is so beneficial for them. I want them to understand the importance of taking one games at a time,” Henderson ended, “one competition at a time.”


The captains of the six franchises in the West Indies Championship are talking up their team’s chances as the region’s marquee four-day tournament restarts today, all saying their players were fit for battle and focused on executing their game plans.

Defending champions and the unbeaten Barbados Pride lead the points standings on 42 points.

West Indies white-ball all-rounder Akeal Hosein is ready to step up with the bat, ball or in the field, as the West Indies four-day Championship resumes today after a three-month break with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force looking to maintain their winning ways when they tackle the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

Hibiscus CC had a perfect run in the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association T10 competition over the weekend, winning all three of their Group B matches on Saturday and Sunday to rise to head of the Group B standings with two more group stage matches to play.

Rajeev Ramnath struck an unbeaten 85 while Kendell Poonchoon and Nick Ramlal both bagged three wickets apiece as South edged North by 15 runs to lift the TTCB Price Club-sponsored Under-19 North/South Classic trophy at the National Cricket Centre, in Balmain, Couva, on Monday night.

Former Trinidad and Tobago and Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has received that city’s Freedom of City award.

Hislop, who represented the Toons between 1995 and 1998, was given the honour for his role in forming the anti-racism charity “Show Racism the Red Card”.

Lalenii Grant established a new national women’s Under-20 discus record at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, on Sunday.

Grant landed the implement 49.02 metres to strike gold at the Zenith Relays and Field Festival, her winning effort bettering the previous Trinidad and Tobago junior record of 47.74m, established by Ashlee Smith in 2010.