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Nicholls, Hall make Carifta mark

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Nicholls, Hall make Carifta mark

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With the wind barely legal, Tristan Evelyn and Michael Nicholls hit the qualifying standard for the Under-17 girls’ and boys’ sprint hurdles when the 2013 CARIFTA Selection Championships got under way yesterday on the warm up track at the National Stadium.
Evelyn, who had already qualified last the weekend with 13.89 seconds in Trinidad and Tobago, clocked 14.09 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles with the wind at its maximum legal reading of 2.0 metres per second, within the required 14.40.
Allana Ince was second in 14.62 seconds.
Nicholls, who did 14.24 seconds in a 3.9 wind last week in Trinidad, lowered his time to 14.07 seconds, also within the standard of 14.50 seconds in the 110 metres hurdles. Juwan Augustin-Mayers, who did 15.16 at the same meet, also lowered his time to 14.65 seconds while Miguel Franklyn, who is recovering from injury, was third in 14.90.
Shakera Hall was the lone Under-20 girls’ competitor, and in her first run over the hurdles this season, did a commendable 14.48 seconds. The qualifying time is 14.30.
The Under-20 boys faced winds of 1.3m/s, and Dario Scantlebury turned in a time of 14.51 seconds, followed by Shervid Sandiford with 14.75, but they needed to go under 14.20 seconds.
The boys’ heptathlon also got under way yesterday with the 110m hurdles, and Akeim David leads the field with 852 points after clocking 14.98 seconds.
Daley Carter was second overall with 761 points and a time of 15.79. Jonathan Squires collected 699 points from his 16.30 run, and Shamar Rock will have to recover after clocking 19 seconds to collect 432 points.
Trials continue at 10 a.m. today with the finals of all field events at Harrison College, followed by the track finals at Combermere School at 2 p.m. today and tomorrow. (SAT)