NASSAU, Bahamas – Emmanuel Callender and Samantha Henry-Robinson won the 100m races here at the Blue Marlin Track and Field Classic at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Sunday (10 July).
Callender of Trinidad and Tobago topped the men’s field in 10.32 (wind -1.0m/s) ahead of Adrian Griffiths (BAH) 10.38 and Stephen Headley (BAR) 10.39.
Jamaican, Henry-Robinson was the first female across the finish line 11.51 (wind -4.5m/s). Tameka Williams (SKN) 11.64, Cierra White (USA) 11.69, Reyare Thomas (TTO) 11.73, Cache Armbrister (BAH) 11.81 and Nivea Smith (BAH) 11.90 were the other athletes in the race.
Deon Lendore of Trinidad and Tobago established a new meet record in the men’s 400m. He ran 45.56 to beat Khari Hebbert Jr. (BVI) 46.87 and Wesley Neymour (BAH) 47.11. Bahamian Michael Mathieu, heat two winner in 46.47, was second best overall.
Kanika Beckles of St. Kitts and Nevis topped the women’s one lap event in 52.76. Ashley Kelly of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) got second in 53.75, while Paris Garcia of Puerto Rico pocketed third place in 53.78.
In the women’s sprint hurdles, second race to give athletes as much chances as possible to qualify for Rio, Jamaica’s world champion Danielle Williams, who ran 13.53 in the first, returned to win in 13.09 ahead of her sister Shermaine, 13.12 and Lavonne Idlette of Dominican Republic, 13.19.
Padria Seymour of Bahamas won the first race in 13.08 ahead of Shermaine Williams, 13.44, Lavonne Idlette, 13.45.
In the relays, Trinidad and Tobago won the men’s 4x100m won in 39.70 ahead of Bahamas A 39.72, Bahamas B 39.94 and Jamaica 40.67.
Trinidad and Tobago also topped the female 4x100m in 43.16 ahead of Bahamas, 43.65, Puerto Rico, 43.77, BVI, 44.08 and Jamaica, 44.50.