G.C. Foster College’s Sashalee Forbes and Everton Clarke won the women’s and men’s 100 metres titles respectively on yesterday’s opening day of the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Forbes, a member of Jamaica’s team at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro clocked 11.23 seconds to win ahead of University of Technology’s (UTech) Shanice Reid (11.60) and Shantae Deer of G.C. Foster, 11.84. Clarke scored a close victory in the men’s sprint hitting the line in 10.12 to edge UTech’s Ronald Levy (10.17) and Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster, 10.24. G.C. Foster bagged one-two in the men’s 400m hurdles as they dominated yesterday’s finals. Marzel Miller took gold in 52.06 from teammate Kemario Eldemire (52.61). Exed Community College’s Romario Dixon was third in 55.59. The women’s event went to UTech’s Shannon Kalawan who won in 57.02. Candice McLeod (57.73) of UWI and Shanae Wright (1:01.08) of UTech finished second and third respectively. Olivia Leckford of G.C. Foster produced the first record of the meet when she threw 52.68m in winning the women’s javelin throw. She erased the previous mark of 46.60m set by Osheca Binns. Binns (UWI) was second yesterday with 42.96m while Jada Thompson of Shortwood took third with 39.80m. Church Teacher’s College’s Melissa Thyme won the 3000m steeplechase in 11:56.00 from Ophia Simmonds (12:24.80) of G.C. Foster with third going to Candlce Newman of UTech, 12:37.77. Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster captured the men’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:45.09. Thaleeto Green of UTech was second in 10:02.03 while Larone Haye of G.C. Foster was third in 10:21.29. Today’s second and final day of competition will begins at 1 p.m. Men’s top five: 1. G.C. Foster 88, 2. Utech 49, 3. UWI 36, 4. Knox 20, 5. Mico 15. Women: 1. G.C. Foster 52, UTech 51, 3. UWI 31, 4. Mico 21, 5. Church 14.
The jurors were whittled down from a prospective pool of 200, and kept in semi-secluded anonymity following documented attempts at intimidation. They were finalized on day four of the painstaking process in the US federal court in Brooklyn.Of the 18 people, 12 are men and six are women. The majority are white.US District Judge Pamela Chen, who is presiding over the trial, sent them home for the weekend with strict instructions not to talk anyone about the case and to isolate themselves from any news coverage.Prosecutors unveiled the scandal on May 27, 2015, lifting the lid on a quarter of a century of endemic corruption in the heart of FIFA, soccer’s governing body.Forty-two officials and marketing executives and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.Twenty-four have already pleaded guilty and only three were going on trial — charged with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy.The most high-profile is Jose Maria Marin, 85, former president of Brazil’s Football Confederation — the sport’s organizing body in one of the premier soccer-playing nations in the world.Also in the dock is former FIFA vice president Juan Angel Napout, 59, and Manuel Burga, who led soccer in Peru until 2014 and once served as a FIFA development committee member.If convicted by the jury, they will be sentenced by Judge Pamela Chen. The most serious counts each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The most high-profile official charged in the FIFA corrupton trial is Jose Maria Marin, 85, former president of Brazil’s Football Confederation © AFP/File / Don EMMERTNEW YORK, United States, Nov 10 – Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected at the FIFA corruption trial in New York on Thursday, tasked with deciding the guilt or innocence of three fabulously wealthy and once powerful South American soccer officials.The impanelling of the jury clears the way for prosecutors to begin opening statements next Monday, two and a half years after they unveiled what is the largest bribery scandal in the history of the world’s most popular sport.