Borel, Gordon in podium finishes abroad

Cleopatra Borel won her event in Chile while Lalonde Gordon finished on the podium in New York as T&T's athletes abroad enjoyed their time on both the track and the field on Saturday.

Competing in Temuco, Chile, where she is also in camp, Borel threw to first in the International Launch Meeting. Her throw landed an impressive 17.93m.

Speaking to Guardian Media Sports on Saturday night, Borel said, "Today's meet in Temuco was what my coach and I were looking for. We wanted to build a solid base with my technique and improve on the distances we're getting in training, and we were able to do that"

Borel is now hoping to kick on this season. "We're just looking to improve upon what we did today and that's how we're going for the entire year, just taking it step by step everyday, trying to get a little bit better," she said.

Meanwhile, T&T's World Championships gold medalist Lalonde Gordon finished with bronze in the 400m sprint at the NYRR Millrose Games at the New Balance Track & Field Centre at the Armory in Manhattan.

In a field of six runners, five were Americans. Michael Cherry won the race in a time of 46.46 with Vernon Norwood placing second in a time of 46.75 seconds. Gordon stopped the clock at 47.24 seconds to take bronze.

Competing at the same games was T&T's Dawnel Collymore, running for Monroe College. Competing in a field of three, Collymore's College finished at the bottom of the pack. Colombia University won the race in a time of 3:42:80 with St. John's coming in second just over three seconds slower.

Monroe College finished the race in a time of 3:55:26, with Collymore completing her leg of the race in 1:57:32.

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