Tyrell Edwards

100 SILVER: New Mexico Junior College sprinter Tyrell Edwards.

New Mexico Junior College student Tyrell Edwards clocked a personal best 10.38 seconds to claim silver in the men’s 100 metres event at the Corky/Crofoot Shootout in Texas, USA, on Saturday.

Edwards was the fastest of four Trinidad and Tobago/New Mexico sprinters on show in the century. Timothy Frederick finished sixth overall in 10.65 seconds, while Aaron Brewster and Onil Mitchell were tenth and 16th, respectively, clocking 10.73 and 10.96. All three times were wind-aided.

New Mexico’s Ayla Stanisclaus got to the line in a windy 11.27 seconds for silver in the women’s 100m dash. South Plains College student Justin Guy picked up silver in the men’s 110m hurdles in a wind-assisted 13.87.

Frederick was fourth fastest in the men’s 200m with a 21.85 seconds run. South Plains athlete Camille Lewis returned a time of one minute, 03.13 seconds to finish fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles. And Che Lara’s 47.37 run earned the Wayland Baptist University senior fifth spot in the men’s 400.

Also in Texas, Taejha Badal captured two silver medals at the TAPPS 6A State High School Championships. The Concordia Lutheran High School student finished second in the girls’ 100m in 12.22 seconds and second in the 200 in 24.41.

At the Northeast Conference Championships, in Rhode Island, Michaela Neils finished fifth in the women’s 100m final in 12.31 seconds. The Long Island University (LIU) junior clocked 12.29 in the qualifying round. Neils was seventh fastest in the 200 preliminaries in 25.69, but did not face the starter in the final.

Shaquille Singuineau finished seventh in the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Pre-Conference Tune Up men’s shot put event. Singuineau threw 15.75m.

Anya Akili landed the spear 24.65m to secure seventh spot in the Tennessee Challenge women’s javelin. The Tennessee Tech University sophomore finished ninth overall in the 200m in 25.54 seconds and ninth in the 100m hurdles in 15.34. Akili also competed in the long jump, finishing 13th with a 5.40m leap.

Kadesha Prescott was 14th overall in the North Florida Invite women’s 100m. The University of South Florida (USF) student clocked 11.87 seconds.


COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (CoP) Gary Griffith is predicting the new multi-purpose astroturf at the Police Barracks will be ready for action at the end of this month, before the restrictions on team sports are lifted.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) members report they are still awaiting word from the normalisation committee following a promise to meet last week to address concerns raised by local football stakeholders.

Last Saturday, the normalisation committee issued a release, promising to address the highlighted issues.

CLYDE LEON departed from us in the same humble fashion as he lived.

Yesterday’s sending off for the former Trinidad and Tobago national senior team captain was low-keyed and restricted to a few family members at the Heaven Pathway Funeral Home, San Fernando—the numbers limited due to Covid-19 protocols which prevented a large gathering.

West Indies players who were competing in the recently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) in India were expected to start leaving the country late yesterday, on chartered flights back to the Caribbean.