Bowen, Moore still champs
Tiana Bowen and Charissa Moore were the only two repeat champions when the second Multi-Events Trial was held last weekend at Queen’s College.
Bowen won the Girls’ 13 to 14 heptathlon with 3 726 points, improving in six of the seven disciplines in which she competed. Her Rising Stars teammate Timeka Jordan was second with 3 628 points.
Elite Distance’s Shonita Brome, who did not finish the first trial, was third overall with 3 362 points, pushing Rosette Hoyte into fourth with 3 272.
Moore, of the High Performance Programme, won the 11 to 12 Girls’ pentathlon with 2 348 points. She also showed improvement, but had a disappointing outing in the long jump.
Akayla Morris maintained second position with 2 312 points, while Shonnai Smith was third with 2 248. Shaquona Scott of Rising Stars fell from third to fifth with 2 180.
There was a shuffling of the deck in both of the boys’ divisions.
Coleridge & Parry’s Torian Walrond, who was second at the first trial, took top spot in the 11 to 12 boys’ pentathlon with 2 839 points. Shem Williams also jumped two places to second with 2 825 points, but St Leonard’s Jumullah Estwick, who won the first trial, fell to third with 2 692.
Shamari Brancker, who was second at the first trial, did not compete last weekend.
Like Estwick, first trial winner Micah Shepherd of Harrison College also fell down the standings, dropping to sixth place with 4 228 points.
The Foundation duo of Christopher Taitt and Shashamani Kellman, who were not at the first trial, took the top two places with 4 405 and 4 342 points, respectively.
Tyrell Barnes of Freedom Striders fell one notch to third with 4 317.
The athletes are vying for places on the Barbados team to the Central American And Caribbean Multi-Event Championships later this year. (SAT)