Khalifa St. Fort

AUSTIN, Texas – Trinidad and Tobago young talent Khalifa St. Fort could feature at the 2016 Texas Relays, despite some concerns over her fitness, as she is listed among the starters for the women’s 100 metres invite.

St. Fort was very impressive at the recent Carifta Games in Grenada at the weekend — winning the Under-20 girls’ 100m dash in 11.40, running into a -2.7 m/s headwind.

Her coach Ato Boldon, a multiple World Championships and Olympic Games medallist during his career, was delighted with his young talent, especially after making a few conversions.

However, Boldon also revealed after the 100m final that the 18-year-old had been feeling some discomfort on her hip, which resulted in him pulling her from the rest of the championships.

“In warm-ups this morning, Khalifa’s hip pain became severe, and I’ve made the decision to pull her. Her Carifta 2016 is over,” Boldon said on his Twitter Account.

Should St. Fort takes the track this weekend, she is scheduled to face fellow countrywoman Michelle-Lee Ahye in the women’s 100m.

The field also includes Lavern Jones-Ferrette of the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as Americans Charonda Williams, Alexandria Anderson and Carol Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.

Ahye is also listed to compete in the women’s 200m as well, where she is scheduled to face another Boldon-coached Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Kelly Ann Baptiste, and American Ashley Spencer, the IAAF World Indoor Championships 400m silver medallist from Portland 2016.

Baptiste, Ahye and St. Fort could also joined up to compete in the women’s 4x100m relays.

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