Seven Tobago athletes shined brightly at last weekend’s National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Carifta trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.
Roxborough RSS Phoenix sprinter Ayla Stanisclaus led the way as she secured the qualifying standard in winning the Girls’ Under-20 200-metre final in 23.92 seconds. Stanisclaus also secured the standard for the NACAC Under-23 and Pan American Juniors by winning the Girls’ Under-20 100m final in 11.58 seconds.
Kaizen Panthers’ Kelsey Daniel also secured the standard for the Carifta and Pan American Juniors in winning the Boys’ Under-20 long jump with a leap of 7.50 metres.
Other Tobago athletes achieving the Carifta standard were Tobago Falcons duo Christopher Crawford in the Boys’ Under-20 shot put (16.35m) and Shakera Kirk in the Girls’ Under-17 Discuss (35.96m), Mercury’s Jayden Scott in the Boys Under-17 discuss with 44.35m, Tobago Select’s Joseph Veayon in the Boys’ Under-17 javelin (53.22m) and Kaizen Panthers’ Justin Guy in the Boys’ U-20 110m hurdles final in 14.08 seconds.
Meantime, Amber Mayhew of Goodwood Secondary leapt to victory in the Girls’ Under-17 triple jump.
The 48th edition of the Carifta Games to be in the Cayman Is-lands from April 20-24.