Ayla Stanisclaus

FAST CENTURY: Ayla Stanisclaus

Ayla Stanisclaus struck double gold at the Joe Meaker Classic in Texas, USA, on Saturday.

Stanisclaus won the women’s 100 metres dash in a personal best 11.24 seconds. Thanks to that fine effort, the New Mexico Junior College sprinter is now 15th on the 2021 world outdoor performance list. Stanisclaus topped the 200m field in a wind-assisted 23.37.

There was gold too for Asha James, the West Texas A&M University student throwing 44.56 metres for top spot in the women’s javelin.

Tyrell Edwards bagged men’s 100m bronze in a wind-aided 10.29 seconds. His New Mexico teammates, Onil Mitchell and Timothy Frederik were 11th and 21st, respectively. Mitchell clocked a windy 10.68, while Frederick got to the line in 10.94.

Another New Mexico sprinter, Jalen Purcell captured men’s 200m bronze in a personal best 20.82 seconds. Frederick was 21st fastest in a windy 22.14.

At the Loren Reusser Invitational, in Kansas, Jerod Elcock grabbed men’s 200m gold in 21.12 seconds. His Butler Community College teammate, Judah Taylor was 13th overall in 21.81. Elcock finished just off the podium in the 100m dash, clocking 10.55 for third in his section and fourth overall.

In Texas, South Plains College student Justin Guy clocked a windy 13.96 seconds to grab gold in the David Noble Relays men’s 110m hurdles. Another South Plains athlete, Camille Lewis won the women’s 400m hurdles in one minute, 03.32 seconds. Angelo State University’s Talena Murray picked up women’s javelin silver with a 43.58m throw.

At the Doug Max Invitational, in Colorado, Tamia Badal was first in the women’s 100m hurdles. The University of Colorado student stopped the clock at 14.01 seconds.

In Mississippi, Adell Colthrust finished third in his section and sixth overall in the Southern Miss Invitational men’s 100m dash. The Jackson State University freshman got to the line in 10.79 seconds.

At the Hayward Premiere meet, in Oregon, David Pierce was eighth fastest in the men’s 200m in a windy 22.35 seconds.

The Boise State University sprinter finished 11th overall in the 100m in 11.09.


A final decision on the fate of the 2021 Carifta Games will be announced in May.

On Saturday, the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) hosted a special information session for the Carifta family. The Zoom meeting was attended by member federations as well as chairs of NACAC commissions and working groups.

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as head coach of Tottenham. Mourinho was called to a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy yesterday morning.

Eric Harrison was the class of the men’s 100 metres field at the Husker Big 10 Invite in Texas, USA, on Saturday. The Ohio State University senior struck gold in 10.34 seconds.

NIGEL PAUL is likely to be the only Trinidad and Tobago boxer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

But he has an anxious three-week wait before confirmation if he is to be selected from among the Americas region’s super-heavyweights (division) for the July 23-August 8 summer games.