TROY Llanos won gold for TT at the 2019 Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships at Runaway Bay, Jamaica, today.
TT ended the day in third position after earning a number of top five finishes. Guadeloupe currently lie in first position, followed by Barbados.
Llanos earned eight points for TT when he topped the boys 16-19 aquathlon category in a time of 36 minutes and one second (36:01). In the aquathlon athletes are required to swim and then run.
Finishing in fifth place in the boys 16-19 aquathlon was Kareem Mason, of TT, in 36:52, picking up one point for his country. Jean Marc Granderson was eighth in 38:17, Chad Hosein tenth in 38:58 and Selik Leacock 13th in 39:38 were among the 23 participants that completed the race.
In the other aquathlon category, Kirsten St Omer of TT was fifth in 45:17 and her team-mate Kristin Scott ended sixth in 45:54 in the girls 16-19 which featured 11 athletes.
The best category for TT was the boys 13-15 triathlon (swim, ride, run). Matthew Wortman was second in 36:42 to earn four points, James Castagne Hay was third in 36:45 to collect three points and Graeme Waithe Toussaint ended fifth in 37:24 to cop two points. TT were also represented by Justin Boynes and Rowan King in the category finishing ninth in 39:02 and 19th in 44:26 respectively in the field of 23.
Jenea Allum Price also got two valuable points for TT when she finished fourth in the girls 11-12 triathlon in 23:04. Steffi Scott missed out on a top five finish among the 15 athletes finishing seventh in 24:41. In the girls 13-15 (22 athletes) category, Kaya Rankine Beadle finished sixth in 42:41, Makaira Wallace came eighth in 43:55 and Rebecca Lezama ended in 11th position in 44:35. Three participants also flew the flag for TT in the boys 11-12 with Tristan Scott coming ninth in 21:41, Harland Samuel was 11th in 22:14 and Ross Wortman ended 14th in 22:42.
The competition continues tomorrow.