|TT World Relays team announced |
Thursday, May 15 2014
The national team scheduled to compete at the inaugural IAAF World Relay in Bahamas was announced yesterday by the National Association of Athletics Administration (NAAA).
The World Relays will get underway from May 24-25 and will see athletes from this country compete in the Men’s 4x100m and 4x400m events as well as the Women’s 4x100, 4x200, 4x400m and 4x800m races.
This country’s best shot at a medal is undoubtedly the Men’s 4x100m team which earned bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Making up the team is two-time Olympics relay silver medallists Richard Thompson and Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Darren Brown and Rondel Sorrillo.
The national team will arrive in Bahamas on May 22 and will be managed by veteran Dexter Voison. The TT manager yesterday explained that the athletes were selected on availability and form. He also expressed confidence in the contingent especially the Men’s 4x100m team.
“TT has a history in recent years in medalling at major meets specifically the Men’s 4x100 and men 4x400 teams The Men 4x100m team was upgraded to silver in the 2012 Olympics...and our quarter-milers have showed some good form with Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow and young Machel Cedenio doing well,” Voison said.
TT World Relays contingent
MEN’S 4x100 - Keston Bledman, Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Darrel Brown, Rondell Sorrillo.
MEN’S 4x400 - Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio, Jereem Richards, Jarrin Solomon, Zwede Hewitt.
WOMEN’S 4x100 - Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kai Selvon, Kamaria Durant, Geronne Black, Aaliyah Telesford, Reyare Thomas.
WOMEN’S 4x400 - Shawna Fermin, Alena Brooks, Domonique Williams, Romona Modeste, Jessica James, Magnolia Howell.
WOMEN’S 4x200 - Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kai Selvon, Kamaria Durant, Geronne Black, Aaliyah Telesford, Reyare Thomas.
WOMEN’S 4x800 - Shawna Fermin, Alena Brooks, Domonique Williams, Romona Modeste, Jessica James, Magnolia Howell.