Ahye sprints to gold at Pan Am

The duo copped Trinidad and Tobago’s first set of silverware at the bi-annual competititon.

Ahye, the 18-year-old CARIFTA Games silver medallist, sped across the finish line in a personal best time of 11.25 seconds, followed by Keilah Tyson of the United States (11.39) and CARIFTA champ Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas (11.46).

The 18-year-old Lendore clocked 46.50 in the men one-lap race, but could not get the better of United States’ Ronell Mance, who cruised to victory in 46.14. Anderson Henriques of Brazil placed third in 46.69.

Jamol James was seventh and last in the men 100m (Shavez Hart of the Bahamas was disqualified for a false start).

James was timed in 10.57 seconds, well adrift of gold medallist Marvin Bracy of the United States, who recorded a 10.09 clocking.

Bracy’s countryman Keenan Brock got silver in 10.12 and Canada’s Aaron Brown took bronze in 10.25.

Trinidad and Tobago had a representative in last evening’s respective men and women 200m finals.

Moriba Morain will feature in the men half-lap, after placing second in heat two (of three heats). In yesterday morning’s heats, the 18-year-old Morain completed the distance in 21.06 seconds, trailing Sean McLean of the United States (20.98) while Trevorvano Mackey of the Bahamas was third in 21.16.

Multiple CARIFTA Games champ Kirani James of Grenada will be heavily favoured to take gold, as he registered the fastest time in the heats – 20.62 in heat three.

Kai Selvon won the second and final heat, with the fastest preliminary round time of 23.01 seconds. The 19-year-old held off the challenge of Akawkaw Ndipagbor of the United States (23.43) and Bahamas’ Carmeisha Cox (23.95).

In the women’s discus, Shauna Downey was 10th out of 11 entrants, with a best effort of 39.84m.


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