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NAAA breaks silence for TT at second World Relays

by | Apr 22, 2015

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Kelly Ann Baptiste

Governing body for Track and Field in Trinidad and Tobago, the National Association of Athletics Administrators has confirmed this country’s participation in the International Association’s second annual edition of the World Relays taking place again in the Bahamas May 2nd and 3rd.

 

Trinidad and Tobago , among 43 countries represented last year, won three medals, one silver and two bronze and were among thirteen to have earned the precious metal standing fourth overall in the standings and being one of only four countries that won three or more medals.

 

TT’s 4 by 100 metres women’s quartet of Kamaria Durant, Michelle Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon re-wrote the history books on day one of last year’s relays winning the bronze to become first-time TT women relays medal winners on the World Stage.

 

out suspended on drugs allegation last year is now in the clear and added to the team which comprises Lee Ahye; Selvon; Thomas; Durant and Lisa Wickham.

 

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Keston Bledman; Marc Burns; Rondel Sorrillo and Richard Thompson

On the men’s side the quartet of Keston Bledman; Marc Burns; Rondel Sorrillo and Richard Thompson who won silver in the 4X100m last year, will all be back, together with Marcus Duncan; Kyle Greaux and Emmanuel Callender.

 

The seven will also contest the 4X200m relay.

 

The TT men’s 4X400m team of Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon not only won bronze last year, but set a new National Record of 2.58.34.

 

Joining the quartet are Jacob St. Clair and Kyle Greaux.

 

The team misses out on USA-based TT star Deon Lendore who was a member of the 2012 Olympic Games bronze-medal winning team.

 

The women’s 4X400m team sees selected Janeil Bellille; Romona Modeste; Alena Brooks; Josanne Lucas and Magnolia Howell.

 

Serving the needs of the respective TT relay teams which are scheduled to gather in the Bahamas on April 29th are  Dexter Voisin as manager, Dr. Ian Hypolite and Charles Joseph as coaches and Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas and Verne Alleyne as medical staff.

 

The relay focus takes off this weekend in particular with the 121st edition of the University of Pennsylvania USA famous Penn Relays at which several Trinidad and Tobago Schools including Bishops High and Scarborough Secondary of Tobago are taking part.

 

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