Story by: Clayton Clarke
Andwuelle Wright (Zenith), left, Shane Hector (Toco TAFAC) centre, and Shane Harrigin (Oasics) - the top boys in the under 15 heptathlon at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean (CAC ) age-group trials which were staged at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on the weekend.
Alisha Glasgow and Shane Hector showed good form at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean (CAC ) age-group trials which were staged at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on the weekend. Glasgow won the girls under 15 heptathlon while Hector was victorious in the boys equivalent. Glasgow of Toco, who represented T&T at the Carifta Games in Jamaica last month, totaled 3,739 points to finish ahead of Alisha St. Louis (D’Abadie Progressive) 3,673 and her Toco clubmate Kermisha Serapio 3,373. St. Louis took the early lead on day one with wins in the first two events (80m/long jump), but Glasgow ended the day ahead on 2,255 points after four events and maintained the lead on the second day to take the title by 67 points.
Hector started slowly and ended the first day on 2,620 points behind Andwuelle Wright of Zenith (2,858) and Tobago Falcons’ Edson Moses (2,735). He was fourth going into the final event, the 1200m run which he won to end with 4,467 points. Wright was second on 4,420 and Shane Harrigin (Oasics) third scoring 4,394 with Moses fourth (4,388). In the boys under 13 pentathlon, Zenith’s Tyriq Horsford was first with 2,743 points ahead of Jahi Hernandez (Hampton) 2,648 and Tyrell Edwards (Toco TAFAC) 2,615. Horsford and Edwards battled for the early lead with Horsford marginally ahead after day one (1675 to 1668). Hosford pulled away on day two with wins in the 60 metres, cricket ball throw and long jump.
Alisha’s younger sister, Aquilla, captured the girls under 13 pentathlon, winning all five events to amass 2,411 points. Burnley’s Kerneka Waldron (2,111) was second and Reymone Philbert (Point Fortin New Jets) 2,083 was third. The top two finishers will represent T&T at the 2011 CAC age-group championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on July 10-11.