T&T athletes soar at Southeastern Conference

T&T's athletes enjoyed a much better Sunday with two athletes medaling at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Texas on the final night.

Ruebin Walters opened the evening with silver in the Men's 60m hurdles. He was a distant second to Grant Holloway of Florida State University, who won the race in a time of 7.53 seconds. Walters, representing Alabama State University, ran the seventh fastest time in his school's history in this event of 7.69 seconds.

Just over two hours later, Kayelle Clarke, representing Kentucky University was involved in a spicy Section 1 race of the Women's 200m finals. She placed second in the heat to Louisiana State University's Mikiah Brisco, who won in a time of 22.81 seconds. Clarke was close behind .2 seconds later. She finished third fastest overall.

It brought some decency to T&T's performances at the meet after a struggle on Saturday, which saw Akanni Hislop narrowly miss out on qualification for the Men's 200m final, finishing ninth fastest overall. He was also way down in the Men's 60m qualification, finishing fourth in his heat and 20th overall.

Zakiya Denoon also struggled in the 60m, finishing 11th fastest overall after placing second in her heat. She placed second in her 200m heat but was well down the pack in her qualification efforts. However, Denoon did help the 4x400m team to relay gold in the final.

T&T's Dwight St Hillaire won his heat in the Men's 400m Dash for Kentucky University but finished 15th fastest overall and was far away from qualifying.

Meanwhile, shot putter Portius Warren threw her way to third on Saturday night. Her best throw was her fifth, where she landed 17.15m. The winner, Lloydricia Cameron of Florida State University, won the event with a throw of 17.65m.

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