Senior athletes shine at GC Foster Classics

first_imgWhile most of the attention was centred on high-school athletes in the Digicel Grand Prix events at last Saturday’s G.C. Foster Classics inside the National Stadium, several of the country’s senior athletes made their presence felt at the meet with good performances.Leading the way was Racers Track Club star Kemar Bailey-Cole, competing in his first 100m event of the season. Bailey-Cole looked quite relaxed in posting 10.06 seconds in winning the race ahead of Andrew Fisher, second in 10.26 seconds, as Emmanuel Callender, the Trinidadian competing for UWI Mona, finished third in 10.19 seconds.half-lap eventAfter good performances in the 400 metres last season, but disappointing at the National Senior Championships, G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye stepped down to the 200m and did so in style. Running very strongly in the latter stage of the event, he got the better of training partner Oshane Bailey to win the Men’s half-lap event in 20.48 seconds, as Bailey was timed in 20.55 seconds, while Chadic Hinds, also of G.C. Foster College, was third in 20.76 seconds.In field events, the good season for UWI’s, Fedrick Dacres continued. This time, competing in the Men’s shot put. Instead of his pet event, the discus, he still came out on top with 18.82m, beating Christopher Brown, also of UWI, into second with 16.70m with Demar Gayle of GC Foster getting third with 16.38M.National record holder, Orlando Thomas of UTech was first in the Men’s Javelin throw with 7.05m, beating Elvis Graham of G.C. Foster College into second place with 62.93m with third going to Zaavan Richards of UWI with 60.36m.After a disappointing season last year, Jura Levy had a good start to her new season, as the former Vere Technical athlete competing for Sprintec captured the Women’s 200m in 22.98 seconds, getting the better of her training partners, Anastasia Leroy second in 23.11 seconds and Gayon Evans third in 23.18 seconds.There was major concern here for two of the country’s athletes who participated at the Rio Olympics last year. Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Christine Day both failed to complete the event.Of the two, Day looked the more serious as she was stretchered off the track.Samantha James of the Mico University College continued her fine form in the 800m this season, winning the event in 2:08.99, easily getting the better of Sherona Stewart of G.C. Foster College, second in 2:16.81 and Nickeisha Grant of UWI, Mona third in 2:17.26.last_img read more

Stags escape Blazers after Gutang’s last-second layup gets waved off

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Whatever happens, Benilde and Baste both deserved to win this game,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.“I guess we’re just lucky that it did not count, but any of the two teams deserved to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissStags forward Michael Calisaan hit what turned out to be the game-winning free throw with 5.6 seconds left. Calisaan led his team with 18 points and seven rebounds.Calisaan missed his second free throw that left the door open for Gutang’s layup that appeared to have beaten the buzzer in real time sans the use of replay review. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA split second made all the difference for San Sebastian to escape College of St. Benilde, 66-65, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Stags came away with their second straight win after the officials waved off Justin Gutang’s last-second layup that would’ve given the victory to the Blazers following a thorough review.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Napa finds no consolation in Letran’s fiery comeback: ‘We played terribly’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Still, it was a sterling performance by Gutang, who put on a show with 16 points in the fourth quarter alone.The Filipino-American rookie finished with a game-high 25 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field on top of eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.The Blazers blew a golden opportunity to seize solo third place at 7-4 and instead, settled for a tie with the Letran Knights, who lost to the San Beda Red Lions, 74-68, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

India to play three ODIs and three T20s in Zimbabwe

first_imgNew Delhi, May 3 (PTI) The Indian cricket team will be touring Zimbabwe to play three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals at the Harare Sports Club next month. The six matches are scheduled to be held over 12 days, starting with the opening one-dayer on June 11 and the last T20 on June 22. “After finalising all the formalities with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), we are pleased to announce the incoming tour scheduled for this June,” Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo. India had toured Zimbabwe under skipper Ajinkya Rahane in July last year. The visitors won the ODI series 3-0 and the T20 series was tied 1-1. This is the fourth time, India will be touring Zimbabwe in the last six years. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more