Norgrove bags his second title
Fabian Norgrove didn’t reach the target time he was hoping for, but ended his season with a second national title on Sunday night after winning the men’s 800 metres at the National Stadium.
Norgrove, who also won the 400 metres on Saturday evening at the National Championships in track and field, found himself in a battle with former CARIFTA champion Jerrad Mason of Rising Stars over the final 200 metres.
Both kicked for the finish, but Norgrove had more reserves in the tank, crossing the line in 1 minute, 53.34 seconds, about four seconds slower than he was aiming for. Mason was second in 1:54.02 and Raheem Skinner of Coleridge and Parry third in 1:55.59.
Shani Adams of Freedom Striders won the women’s race at a canter in 2:14.56 as the injured Sonia Gaskin watched from the stands.
Joshua Hunte proved the best in the four-man field (all from his Elite Distance club) over 3 000 metres, clocking 9:08.14. He lapped the last two runners after pulling away from second-placed Pius Emilien who did 9:50.29.
Christine Laurent of UWI won the women’s 3 000 metres in 18:05.11 seconds from Carlie Pipe who did 19:47.96 and Elliott Peterson dropped Pierre Stanford (18:22.31) before going on to win the 5 000 metres in 16:30.51.
In the masters’ events, Angela Jackson of Bamsac won the 200 metres in a meet record 30.94 and Josiah Orin (2:29.41) nipped his Freedom Striders teammate Noel Ellis (2:29.46) in the 800 metres, both also under the old record.
Barry Batson did a season’s best 15.70 metres to win the men’s triple jump and his Pacers teammate Charles Greaves produced a personal best 15.57 metres to take second place after struggling to get the correct run-up, leading to a series of fouls.
Janeil Craigg of Coleridge and Parry reached the Pan American Juniors standard once again with his winning throw of 67.52 metres, but Leah Bannister would have been disappointed with her throw of 37.48 metres despite winning the women’s discus.
Freedom Striders won the women’s 4×100 metres in 46.67 seconds from Rising Stars (47.09), while Pacers clocked 40.69 to nip the Unattached team which was timed at 41.00. (SAT)