G.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.
It’s very hard to beat the same team three times in the same season. But have you ever noticed that for every good cliche, there is an equal and opposite cliche? ANAHEIM – It sounded good. Like it always does. Sometimes it even works out the way the cliche foretells. In other words: There are some teams that you just don’t match-up well against. In this case – with the Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team trying to defeat Cal State Fullerton for the first time in three tries this year- the opposite cliche meant the end of the Matadors’ season. Fullerton beat Northridge 75-65 Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference tournament in front of 858 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The game played out much the same way the previous two losses to the Titans have, with Fullerton using its superior size and speed to thwart Northridge’s balanced half-court sets. “Yeah, going in I knew that it was an issue we’d struggled with, matching up with them,” Northridge coach Staci Schulz said. “I would’ve liked to use our size more, but we had to have the players in who could get it done defensively. “So unfortunately, this was a rough closing to what was supposed to be pretty good year and for what was a special senior class. I have to thank them for bringing our program to a higher expectation level.” Northridge (13-16) graduates seven seniors, including four of the five starters in Thursday’s game. Fifth-year senior Ofa Tulikihihifo graduates as just the third player in conference history to be honored as a first-team all-conference pick in all four of her seasons. Thursday, Tulikihihifo and senior LaJoyce King led the way. Tulikihihifo finished with 16points and 12 rebounds. King had 12 points and 16rebounds.. “We talked about it after the game, how we, this senior class, really set the bar higher for the program,” Tulikihihifo said. “Coming in, my first year, we had just three wins. We struggled and it was always about rebuilding.” Northridge was just 3-24 in Tulikihihifo’s first year and 6-20 her second. The Matadors advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament each of the past two seasons, until Thursday’s quarterfinal exit. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3617 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!