Gordon wins 200m, 400m in St Martin
Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon completed an impressive same-day double at the International Meeting, in St Martin, on Saturday.
Gordon grabbed gold in the men’s 200 metres event in 20.53 seconds. The double Olympic bronze medallist was also triumphant in the 400m, clocking 45.50 seconds to finish ahead of Netherlands athlete Lee-Marvin Bonevacia (45.59).
Another T&T quartermiler, Jarrin Solomon secured bronze in 45.85.
Kai Selvon picked up silver in the women’s 100m dash. The T&T sprinter clocked 11.68 seconds, while the winner, American Tawanna Meadows got home in 11.59.
And T&T’s Wayne Davis II finished fifth in the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.29 seconds.
At the University of North Florida (UNF) Invite, in the United States, Emanuel Mayers picked up silver in the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.98 seconds. He also competed in the 100m dash, finishing 11th overall in 10.85.
Mikel Thomas bagged men’s 110m hurdles bronze for T&T at the Jamaica International Invitational, in Kingston. Thomas clocked 13.44 seconds to trail a pair of Americans to the line. Aleec Harris was first home in a world-leading 13.16 seconds, while the runner-up spot went to Jeff Porter (13.36).
Ayanna Alexander captured fourth spot in the women’s triple jump with a 13.52 metres effort. Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen dominated her rivals in the event, the reigning world champion taking gold with a world-leading 14.87m jump.
Richard “Torpedo” Thompson matched his 10.04 seconds 2015 opener. The fine run, though, could only earn him fifth spot in Saturday’s men’s 100m dash.
Former world record holder Asafa Powell sounded a World Championship warning, the Jamaican sprint star capturing the top spot in 9.84 seconds—the fastest time in the world this year. American Ryan Bailey and Jamaica’s Nesta Carter also dived under 10 seconds. Bailey finished second in 9.93, while Carter was third in 9.98. Another Jamaican, Andrew Fisher clocked a personal best 10.01 seconds to secure fourth spot.
Meanwhile, Jehue Gordon finished sixth in the men’s 400m hurdles, the reigning world champion completing the race in 49.97 seconds. Former world champion Bershawn Jackson was the class of the field, the American winning in 48.47.
Cleopatra Borel opened her 2015 campaign with women’s shot put bronze at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, in Japan. The T&T field athlete’s best throw in the competition was 18.41m. Hungary’s Anita Marton produced an 18.94m effort to finish first, getting the better of American Brittany Smith (18.61m).
And at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, in Alabama, USA, Texas State University sophomore Aaron George finished 15th in the men’s long jump with a wind-assisted 6.81m leap.