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IAAF/BTC World Relays in Bahamas 2015


Date (Open): Saturday 2 May 2015
Date (Close): Sunday 3 May 2015 
Time: 19:00 to 22:00 pm
 
Venue: Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

 
Organiser: IAAF & Local Organising Committee (Bahamas)

News/Schedules/Startlists/Results:
http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-relays
http://www.bahamasworldrelays.org/
https://www.facebook.com/IAAFWorldRelays
https://twitter.com/worldrelaysbah

Live Streams for World Relays 2015:
http://justdwl.net/c/2015-iaaf-world-relays-bahamas-live-stream.html
http://track.tvsplashapp.com
http://www.znsbahamas.com
http://original.livestream.com/znsbahamas
https://www.youtube.com/user/IAAF2012
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T&T's Romona Modeste collects baton from Magnolia Howell during 4x400 at 2014 World Relays

The IAAF Council has decided to create a new competition called the "IAAF World Relays" with the first and second editions taking place in Nassau, Bahamas in May 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The IAAF World Relays is the newest addition to the IAAF’s global competition programme, bringing together more than 500 athletes from around the world to compete in five relay disciplines: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the distance medley relay.

This new two day competition the IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in the Bahamas bringing together the world's best athletes and will serve as a qualifying competition for some teams for the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Re: 2015 IAAF World Relays: Sat.2nd & Sun.3rd May, Nassau, Bahamas
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 11:32:24 PM »


The second World Relays will take place in the Bahamas May 2 -3 2015. For the second consecutive year The Bahamas will host the IAAF World Relays.

The event will be held at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium which has a seating capacity of 15,000.

This event will bring together the best athletes in the world. It is expected that most of the elite sprint and middle distance athletes will participate.

The IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas. The event is under the aegis of the International Association of Athletics Federation.

The event will bring together more than 1000 athletes and coaches from 50 countries.

IAAF WORLD RELAYS BAHAMAS 2015
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Preparations are in full swing for the 2015 #WorldRelays being hosted for the second consecutive year by the #Bahamas. The event will take place over two days, May 2 - 3 at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on the island of New Providence in the beautiful Bahamas! Over to Pauline Davis-Thompson...

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with Pauline Davis-Thompson
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Preparations are in high gear as the Local Organization Committee are putting all the pieces together for another #Bahamazing event. This will mark the second consecutive year that this event is being hosted by the Bahamas. It will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympics so the level of performance is expected to be of the highest standard!

The Bahamas will play host to over 1000 athletes, coaches and officials from 50 countries!

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with the LOC
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A team of IAAF officials visited the Bahamas to catch up on the progress being made with preparations for the second #WorldRelays being hosted again by the Bahamas. The team gave the Local Organizing Committee a "thumbs-up" and everyone is expecting another BAHAMAZING event! The event will host over 1000 athletes and officials from 50 countries and will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics!

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with IAAF officials
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Preparations for the 2015 World Relays being held in the Bahamas are underway. This international event will attract hundreds of media personnel from around the world. Tasked with making sure all of the pieces to accommodate the media are in place is Bahamian Olympian, Tonique Williams. No stranger to major international track and field events, Tonique is expecting another smooth and efficient experience for the media. The event takes place May 2 - 3 in the Bahamas and will serve as a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics. More information is available at the event website: http://www.bahamasworldrelays.org/

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with Tonique Williams
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Preparations for the 2015 World Relays being held in the Bahamas are underway. This international event will attract hundreds of media personnel from around the world. Tasked with overseeing the marketing for the event is Director of Communications, Bianca Bether-Sawyer. After serving as the Marketing Coordinator at the inaugural games, she is no stranger to the task at hand. The event takes place May 2 - 3 in the Bahamas and will serve as a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics. More information is available at the event website: http://www.bahamasworldrelays.org/

Backstage at the IAAF World Relays 2015 with Bianca Bether-Sawyer
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Logistics and operations working together for the world relays “Bahamazing” experience starts with logistics team at the airport.

The second World Relays will take place in the Bahamas May 2 -3 2015. For the second consecutive year The Bahamas will host the IAAF World Relays.

The event will be held at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium which has a seating capacity of 15,000.

This event will bring together the best athletes in the world. It is expected that most of the elite sprint and middle distance athletes.

This second staging of the World Relays will take place on May 2nd and 3rd, 2015.

The IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas. The event is under the aegis of the International Association of Athletics Federation.

The event will bring together more than 1000 athletes and coaches from 50 countries.

Backstage with the World Relays 2015 Operations & Logistics Team
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The Backstage Pass Team sat down with Drumeco Archer, H.R. and Legal Advisor for the L.O.C, to talk about the role he plays in the upcoming IAAF World Relays Bahamas.

Preparations are in high gear as the Local Organization Committee are putting all the pieces together for another #Bahamazing event. This will mark the second consecutive year that this event is being hosted by the Bahamas. It will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympics so the level of performance is expected to be of the highest standard!

The Bahamas will play host to over 100 athletes, coaches and officials from 50 countries!

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with Drumeco Archer
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Preparations for the 2015 World Relays being held in the Bahamas are underway. This international event will attract hundreds of media personnel from around the world.

The Backstage Pass Team interviewed Alan Wallace the Director of Venue and Doyle Burrows the Deputy Director of Venue about the role they play in ensuring that the stadium is properly prepared for the event.

The event takes place May 2 - 3 in the Bahamas and will serve as a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics. More information is available at the event website: http://bahamasworldrelays.org/

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with Doyle & Alan
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Preparations for the 2015 World Relays being held in the Bahamas are underway. This international event will attract hundreds of media personnel from around the world.

Volunteers play pivotal role in staging of world relays
About 650 volunteers recruited and trained; to serve in 14 different divisions.

The event takes place May 2 - 3 in the Bahamas and will serve as a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics. More information is available at the event website: http://bahamasworldrelays.org/

Backstage at the 2015 World Relays with Tarahan Mackey
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'Torpedo' Thompson eyes more T&T success at IAAF World Relays
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 12:00:23 AM »
'Torpedo' Thompson eyes more T&T success at IAAF World Relays
Written by Kwame Laurence | Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:55 |


SILVER QUARTET: Rondel Sorrillo, left, Richard "Torpedo" Thompson, Marc Burns and Keston Bledman celebrate their silver success in the men’s 4x100 metres event, at the 2014 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo: KWAME LAURENCE

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Richard "Torpedo" Thompson was responsible for one of the most memorable moments at the inaugural IAAF World Relays, in Nassau, Bahamas, last year. In the men's 4x100 metres final, the Trinidad and Tobago track star overhauled Great Britain's Dwain Chambers on the anchor leg, turning bronze into silver.

"It's always a blessing getting the stick around in a relay," Thompson told the Trinidad Express, "and an even bigger blessing when we win a medal.
 
"However, I think any athlete would admit that it's a bit more fun when you 'walk someone down'. That race indicated to me that I was back in really good shape because Chambers is a good sprinter. More importantly, it indicated to the world that T&T's 4x100 team was back as we had a rough year in 2013."
 
For the "Torpedo", the World Relays experience would have been special even if he had left Nassau with no precious metal to his name.
 
"It was great. I found it really cool that they had us come through a tunnel to introduce us team by team...almost like they do in wrestling. It added more hype for the athletes and the fans. The meet itself was well attended and the fans were very active cheering every country on."
 
T&T emerged from the 2014 IAAF World Relays with three medals. In addition to the men's 4x100m silver captured by Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondel Sorrillo and Thompson, there was bronze for both the women's 4x100m quartet and the men's 4x400m team. T&T earned 19 points at the two-day meet to finish sixth--an excellent showing for a nation with a population of just 1.3 million.
 
Thompson was particularly pleased with the success of the women's sprint relay combination of Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon.
"They've had a terrible streak of bad luck over the past few years getting the stick around. Not only did they get the stick around this time, but they won their first global medal. That's a great sign for when Kelly-Ann (Baptiste) and Semoy (Hackett) are thrown back into the mix."
 
Baptiste completed a 21-month drug ban in January, while Hackett will be eligible to compete in May following a 28-month doping ban.
 
In Nassau last year, Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon finished third in the men's 4x400m final in a national record time of two minutes, 58.34 seconds.
 
"For a number of years," said Thompson, "the 4x100 men carried the rest of the team on our shoulders. We've expanded beyond that and have shown that T&T are beyond capable in different events and gender. The men's 4x4 has been very consistent in the last three years and the women have stepped up significantly as well."
 
The triple Olympic medallist is anticipating more success for Team T&T at the 2015 IAAF World Relays, scheduled for May 2 and 3.
 
"I don't expect anyone to be in peak shape in May, especially since World Champs is in late August. However, I know that we are a hard-working bunch, and will be showing up there in good enough shape to give a good account of ourselves.
 
"The goal," he continued, "is always to try to win, but I think that if we can leave with a medal in every event that we enter, that would be a solid showing."
Thompson said there needs to be a permanent place on the international athletics calendar for the IAAF World Relays.
 
"Apart from the meet itself being a huge success, I had a lot of fun away from the track. Bahamas is a beautiful island so any chance I get I'll be there. I'll be there this year, God spare life, health and strength.”

Here is link to thread for last year's World Relays in the Bahamas if you wish to view a recap:
2014 IAAF World Relays: Sat.24th & Sun.25th May, Nassau, Bahamas (videos added)
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T&T's Machel Cedenio collects baton from Renny Quow during 4x400 at 2014 World Relays

EVENT TIMETABLE

Day 1 - Saturday May 2, 2015

LOCAL TIME    SEX    EVENT    ROUND
         
19:00   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:29   W   4x200 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:46   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats            
20:09   M   4x800 Metres Relay   Final            
20:32   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats            
21:02   W   Distance Medley Relay   Final            
21:29   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:36   W   4x200 Metres Relay   Final            
21:52   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final            

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Day 2 – Sunday May 3, 2015

LOCAL TIME    SEX    EVENT    ROUND
         
19:00   M   4x200 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:16   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:39   W   4x800 Metres Relay   Final            
20:02   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final B            
20:12   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final            
20:31   M   Distance Medley Relay   Final            
20:57   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:06   M   4x200 Metres Relay   Final            
21:23   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:30   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final            
21:46   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final


Bottom Left: T&T's Shawna Fermin starts off 4x400m relay at 2014 World Relays

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http://www.znsbahamas.com
http://original.livestream.com/znsbahamas
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Just wondering with relays being so early. What will be the criteria for selection for the team, Would we be basing it on names or last year performance, How do we make sure that we are sending the best to represent us.

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Just wondering with relays being so early. What will be the criteria for selection for the team, Would we be basing it on names or last year performance, How do we make sure that we are sending the best to represent us.

Breds, more than likely it maybe the same people. That is for the men. I am almost sure Lendore will not be there. For the women, most likely Kelly-Ann will be a welcome addition to the team.

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The men 4x400m and the women 4x100m are the ones that I have faith with, Truth is that our male sprinters has been a major disappointment individually. I still cant get how athletes can come for trial and run new national records and then go out there and struggle to make 10.10. Our national championship has become an embarrassment. Every year we see our male sprinters come down and clock superb times and that's it . Is it that we have to bid to host games in Trinidad to get the best out of our athletes. I keep wondering what times we will see if our Jamaican counterparts join us for national championship, we might get to witness the world record breaking right in front of our eyes. Or is that we have athletes that only peak for one week of nationals. I hope the disappointing results at carifta trials is an indication that we have finally fixed our timing system. As bad as it sounds the time seen at this year trials are times seen from previous carifta team performance at carifta .Where they ran no where close to what the ran at trials.

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The men 4x400m and the women 4x100m are the ones that I have faith with, Truth is that our male sprinters has been a major disappointment individually. I still cant get how athletes can come for trial and run new national records and then go out there and struggle to make 10.10. Our national championship has become an embarrassment. Every year we see our male sprinters come down and clock superb times and that's it . Is it that we have to bid to host games in Trinidad to get the best out of our athletes. I keep wondering what times we will see if our Jamaican counterparts join us for national championship, we might get to witness the world record breaking right in front of our eyes. Or is that we have athletes that only peak for one week of nationals. I hope the disappointing results at carifta trials is an indication that we have finally fixed our timing system. As bad as it sounds the time seen at this year trials are times seen from previous carifta team performance at carifta .Where they ran no where close to what the ran at trials.

As much as you are complaining about our male sprinters individually, they did win two major relay medals last year firstly a silver at the 2014 World Relays and then a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

See links to both races here:
2014 IAAF World Relays: Sat.24th & Sun.25th May, Nassau, Bahamas (videos added)
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2014 Commonwealth Games Thread: Wed 23 July — Sun 3 Aug 2014, Glassgow, Scotland
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CREATING THE EXPERIENCE: D’Anne L. Barrett (right), the Senior Director of Logistics for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015, spoke about the duties that fall under her portfolio for the staging of the global event right here in The Bahamas. Leria McKenzie (left) is the Senior Director of Operations for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015. Her department works hand-in-hand with the logistics department.The IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015 is set for May 2 and 3 at the 15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

Logistics and operations working together for the world relays “Bahamazing” experience starts with logistics team at the airport
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The “Bahamazing” experience for the international guests coming to these shores for the second International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Relay Championships, actually starts with their arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in early May, and carries straight through until their departure.



D’Anne L. Barrett, the Senior Director of Logistics for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015, said that her department is looking forward to a smoother process this year having gone through it a year ago. The logistics personnel are in charge of meet and greet at the airport, all airport services,accreditation of everyone with the exception of the local and international media, and transportation just to name a few. Over 1,000 athletes, coaches and officials are expected here in The Bahamas for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015. In addition, a number of IAAF Council members will be here in The Bahamas for the event.

“What we do is meet them inside the immigration hall, and then guide them through the process and to the transportation area for pick-up  and on to their respective hotels,” said Barrett. “We transport the athletes,officials, the journalists and all of the international guests to and from the airport, to the competition site and to the hotels, either in busses or in cars. The defence force (Royal Bahamas Defence Force) plays a part as well.There are four people who work directly with me, but there are a number of divisions under logistics, a lot of experts in the field who are all familiar with providing exceptional service.”

Last year, Barrett served as the deputy director of operations with a focus on transportation. She said that her six years as volunteer for the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has helped significantly in that regard. She is familiar with athletics, the organization and operation of athletic meets, and the logistics that go along with it.

“The BAAA provided quite an experience for me,” said Barrett. “I helped with the organization of CARIFTA before, and then last year,it was on a whole different playing field than CARIFTA. The complexity was 10 times more than what we did for CARIFTA. We’re looking forward to another grand event this year. Of course there are always areas that you would want to improve in, and we are working on that for this year. We work hand-in-hand and very well with the operations department.”

Senior Director of Operations Leria McKenzie and her team takes over from logistics once the international guests would have arrived at their respective hotels. Her department oversees a number of areas, inclusive of shipping and storage of equipment, the service provided at the hotels, a prompt response area which is new to the relays this year, the opening ceremony,handling of the VIPs inclusive of government officials and the IAAF family, and the volunteers just to name a few.

She has 11 people working alongside of her, inclusive of a director of shipping who ensures that everything that is shipped into the country is handled properly. Seiko, Canon, and the host broadcaster alone,International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), are bringing equipment into the  country in the millions of dollars. The director of shipping ensures that the equipment arrives safely, are stored safely, and transported safely to and from the shipping areas.

The Prompt Response Department ensures that all issues that may arise are taken care of in a timely manner. McKenzie said that there will be a hotline where international guests can call, and have their needs and issues attended to quickly.



Also, there is a director of ceremony, responsible for the opening ceremony. McKenzie said that they want to make sure the opening ceremony is executed with dignity and flows smoothly. With the VIPs, the operations department will work along with the protocol department to ensure that the government officials and the IAAF family are well taken care of. There is also a director of accommodations and also a village mayor who manages the needs of the IAAF family and the international guests inside the hotels.

“We believe that we have the team in place to execute these various duties,” said McKenzie. “We believe that we can meet the challenges and absorb those problems that might arise. With the experience of last year behind us, we believe that we are in a position to move smoothly and to execute these championships this year in a manner that is truly ‘Bahamazing’.

“What we did this year is embrace the six core values of the IAAF - solidarity, universality, unity, leadership, integrity and excellence.We assembled a team of persons who are able and presently executing those big goals. We manage both the competition site and the non-competition sites.Everything is in keeping with the principles of the IAAF,” she added.

With the volunteers, McKenzie said all of them will be going through a Bahamas Host course this year, so that they can be better prepared to meet the standards of what our visitors expect once they get into the country.The Bahamas Host training, which is new to the event this year, will be offered through The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism. About 600 volunteers will be utilized this year, down from the 800-plus a year ago.

“One of the success stories of these championships would lie in the hands of the volunteers,” said McKenzie. “We were able to re-engage a number of persons who worked as volunteers last year. They give up their lives  to these championships with no remuneration - just giving their time and effort, coming out even when they are tired to give back to their country. Wel ook forward to them exceeding expectations this year.”

Barrett said that because of the re-engagement process,accreditation would be so much easier this year because all of those persons would already be in the system.

“There are so many volunteers, but the re-engagement process certainly makes it easier,” said Barrett. “These persons still have to be vetted by the police, but we’re able to upload information from last year which makes it easier. It’s just a matter of re-assigning persons to different departments in some cases.”

With the volume of international guests coming to these shores, Barrett said that a source of information stating date and time of arrival, is vital.

“With technology, we are able to have information on all of the persons coming into the country for the world relays accessible,” said Barrett. “We need to know what to expect, in terms of how many people are on each flight and how many persons are in each contingent. It’s not a difficult process once we have all of the information up front.”

As for McKenzie, she said that the operations department might be new to her, but she’s certainly not new to leadership. She oversees a team of 11 in the operations department.

“With respect to leadership, the situations might change,but the principles never change,” she said. “A person who is a leader can handle the content of taking a team from where they are to where they need to be. The whole act of unifying a team and setting a vision for where the team has to go is on my shoulders, and with my experience in that field, I am able to handle that.”

McKenzie said that they feel confident that it is going to be another “Bahamazing” experience. The IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015 is set for May 2 and 3 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

“Last year, it was ‘Bahamazing’, and this year, we believe that we are going to exceed those expectations that persons have of The Bahamas,” said McKenzie. “We’re looking forward to welcoming all of these guests to our country and we’re looking forward to just showing them what we as Bahamians are capable of doing.”

About 30,000 fans are expected to pack the Thomas A.Robinson National Stadium over the course of the two days of the relays.Tickets are available online at www.bahamasworldrelays.org, or at the box office at the national stadium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

There are now just 44 days remaining until the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015.

SHELDON LONGLEY Guardian Sports Editor slongley@nasguard.com

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Preparations are in high gear as the Local Organization Committee are putting all the pieces together for another #‎Bahamazing event. This will mark the second consecutive year that this event is being hosted by the Bahamas.

It will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympics so the level of performance is expected to be of the highest standard!

The Bahamas will play host to over 1000 athletes, coaches and officials from 50 countries!

Bring it on! 2015 World Relays will be BAHAMAZING!
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Bolt to compete at IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 09:42:07 PM »


07 APR 2015 Iaaf News Monaco / Kingston, Jamaica
Bolt to compete at IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015


Usain Bolt in the mens 4x100m Relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will compete at the IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced on Tuesday (7).

The second edition of this innovative and exciting competition takes place in Nassau, The Bahamas, on the weekend of 2-3 May.

The JAAA met on Tuesday to decide the national team for the competition and selected the multiple world and Olympic champion, and world record holder, to compete on both days in Nassau.

"I’m happy to be part of the Jamaican team for the IAAF / BTC World Relays in the Bahamas. I am fit, healthy and ready to run,” commented Bolt.

“I hear the meet was a lot of fun last year and there was a great atmosphere. Jamaica has a long and successful tradition in relays and when we put on the national colours we always do our best to make the country proud,” he added.

JAAA General Secretary Garth Gayle commented, “We were extremely pleased that Usain was available for selection and that the world’s fastest man will be running for Jamaica. We can expect some sprint magic on the track in the Bahamas on 2nd and 3rd May.”

The full Jamaican team list for the competition will be announced shortly.

The IAAF / BTC World Relays is the newest addition to the IAAF’s global competition programme, and will see more than 600 athletes from around the world compete in five relay disciplines: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the distance medley relay for both men and women.

At the IAAF World Relays in 2014, three world records were set and more could fall this year.

The IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas in 2015 and it will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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The men 4x400m and the women 4x100m are the ones that I have faith with, Truth is that our male sprinters has been a major disappointment individually. I still cant get how athletes can come for trial and run new national records and then go out there and struggle to make 10.10. Our national championship has become an embarrassment. Every year we see our male sprinters come down and clock superb times and that's it . Is it that we have to bid to host games in Trinidad to get the best out of our athletes. I keep wondering what times we will see if our Jamaican counterparts join us for national championship, we might get to witness the world record breaking right in front of our eyes. Or is that we have athletes that only peak for one week of nationals. I hope the disappointing results at carifta trials is an indication that we have finally fixed our timing system. As bad as it sounds the time seen at this year trials are times seen from previous carifta team performance at carifta .Where they ran no where close to what the ran at trials.

As much as you are complaining about our male sprinters individually, they did win two major relay medals last year firstly a silver at the 2014 World Relays and then a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

See links to both races here:
2014 IAAF World Relays: Sat.24th & Sun.25th May, Nassau, Bahamas (videos added)
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2014 Commonwealth Games Thread: Wed 23 July — Sun 3 Aug 2014, Glassgow, Scotland


That's right Soca.

Seen Mr Brown and  Kai at Larry Gomes months ago. Looks like he got a new trainer and good support around him. I think he will be in Bahamas. Be on the look out

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Bolt and Gatlin look headed for May clash
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 08:25:21 PM »
Bolt and Gatlin look headed for May clash
By Gene Cherry, Wed Apr 8, 2015 1:49pm EDT (Reuters.com)


Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) runs next to Justin Gatlin of the U.S. on his way to win the men's 100 metres during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, also known as Memorial Van Damme, in Brussels September 6, 2013. Reuters/Laurent Dubrule

(Reuters) - A mouthwatering showdown between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin could be a month away as the two rival sprinters are set to compete at next month's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.

Gatlin's participation in the May 2-3 event was confirmed on Wednesday in a text message to Reuters by the sprinter's manager a day after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said Bolt will also compete in Nassau.

While Bolt and Gatlin's confirmation for the event offers a chance for the sprinters to clash, much will depend on how the Jamaican and U.S. coaches line up their squads in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

Both Bolt and Gatlin anchored their countries' 4x100 teams at the 2013 Moscow world championships with Jamaica triumphing.

As for a much anticipated race over 100 or 200 meters, that may have to wait until August's world championships in Beijing.

When asked on Wednesday about the likelihood of a meeting before then, Bolt's manager, Ricky Simms, told Reuters via email:

"I don't know where the other sprinters are running but I believe many meets would prefer not to invite athletes who bring negative headlines to their event."

Simms was referring to athletes who have served doping suspensions, including Gatlin whose racing has sparked major criticism in Europe despite him being eligible to compete.

The 2004 Olympic champion went undefeated last season, grabbing top world rankings in the 100 and 200 meters in a year when Bolt was often injured.

They have not met since the 2013 worlds, with the Jamaican claiming both sprint titles, but the rivalry is heating up.

"I’d say I’m the guy to beat right now,” Gatlin said recently at the Texas Relays.

But Glen Mills, Bolt's coach, said the lanky sprinter has nothing to fear.

"We take all competitors with a level of seriousness and I don't see Gatlin as a joke, but the truth of the matter is Usain at his best doesn't have much to worry about," Mills told Reuters this week.

Bolt, 28, holds world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 from 2009.

He opens his 100 meters season on April 19 in Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Olympics host city, and has races planned for New York, Paris and Lausanne with more to come.

Gatlin's schedule has not been announced. The 33-year-old set personal bests of 9.77 and 19.68 in 2014.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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Greatest 4x400m hits and splits – IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 10:44:28 AM »
17 APR 2015, General News
Greatest 4x400m hits and splits
– IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015


Michael Johnson in the 4x400m at the 1993 IAAF World
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Is there any athletics follower who doesn’t enjoy a good 4x400m relay final?

The race often comes at the very end of the meeting, when all the hard work has been done and fans are feeling a little sad that everything has come to an end. It won’t be long before everyone packs up to go home, so it is the last chance to see something special on the track.

More often than not, magic is delivered.

The same will hopefully ring true at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 in two weeks’ time, where both 4x400m finals will be held on the second day with the men’s event being the final one on the programme.

There is the prospect of the star of the meeting making an exciting encore. Alberto Juantorena did it in the 70s, Flo-Jo did it in the 80s, Michael Johnson did it in the 90s, Cathy Freeman did it in 2000 and even Usain Bolt did it as a junior.

Another special feature of the 4x400m are the runners who are able to reach a new level in the context of a relay. Chris Brown has been almost a second quicker in a relay than he has been from blocks, so it was heart-warming to see him claim an Olympic title along with the other Bahamian ‘Golden Knights’ at London 2012.

Then there are those spectacular moments when an athlete digs deeper than ever to help their team. One such example is the women’s 4x400m at the 1969 European Championships, when Lillian Board caught Collette Besson with the last movement of her final stride to take gold for Britain.

Forty-five years later at the same championships, Floria Guei ran a similarly miraculous anchor which this time won gold for France. Both races (1969, 2014) can be found on YouTube and the final result still seems unlikely every time you watch.

Two more relay legends are Herb McKenley at the 1952 Olympics and IAAF Council member Irena Szewinska at the 1974 European Championships. McKenley came from far back to enable a Jamaican defeat of the United States in Helsinki. Szewinska’s effort fell short of a medal for Poland in Rome, but it was clear she’d done something special. She was reliably timed at 48.5 for her leg when the individual world record stood (to her) at 49.9.

To make a crude comparison, that’s the equivalent to a woman clocking a sub-47-second relay leg in 2015. Hers was a performance ahead of its time, as was McKenley’s 44.6 from 63 years ago.

Whenever splits are revealed, it shows how and where races and records were won and lost; a list of four numbers per team which set the statistical seal on a week or so of track and field action.

A great deal of time has been spent requesting, tabulating and taking these times so that we can all see who did what as the race unfolded. Such work can take hours and days as one needs to identify the melee of runners massing at changeover times, then perform the arithmetic necessary to ensure the four numbers add up to an official finish time.

Apart from a handful of major championships, relay split times have only been available unofficially. It is, of course, quite tricky and expensive to time the first leg which starts on a 500m stagger line and finishes at the 800m start line in the same lane. One photo-finish camera can’t cover all eight finish points and there are often runners and officials obscuring the view.

Many is the time when, stopwatch in hand, statisticians have had to move almost as quickly as the runners in order to get a clear view of a particular changeover point. And of course they are timing the baton holder, so the split time rarely belongs to a single runner – unless the exchange is, improbably, made exactly at the mid-point of the changeover zone.

Split-taking cannot be a precise science and is the subject of debate. We still have to turn to estimated times, compare notes and make tweaks to achieve the best possible result.

The implementation of improved transponder and video timing systems – which will be in use at the IAAF World Relays next month – will hopefully mean that splits of the future are disclosed more quickly, perhaps even for the 4x100m and other relays including the new distance medley which will include one leg of 400m.

Even without such systems, we already have a pretty impressive list of history’s fastest one-lappers with baton in hand.

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42.9 400m Michael Johnson! 1993 World Championship Relays (Both Men & Women)
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42.9 400 SPLIT FOR MICHAEL JOHNSON, THE FASTEST 400 EVER RECORDED!
 
The 4 x 400m Relays at the 1993 Athletics World Championships hosted in Stuttgart Germany were both won by Team USA in two of the fastest times ever.

On the women's side Gwen Torrence led off the American team with a sub 50 second clocking. Up next was Maicel Malone-Wallace and her sub 50 second split. She handed off to silver medalist Natasha Kaiser-Brown (not Kaiser Sose as Chris Berman would call her!), who promptly ran a low 49 point leg. On anchor was 1993 400m world champion Jearl Miles (pre Miles-Clark days). Miles blasted a 48.8 split to bring the team home in 3:16.71.

On the men's side Andrew Vallmon ran sub 45 from the blocks before handing off to 1992 Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts. Watts ran low 44 before passing to world record holder Butch Reynolds. Reynolds ran a very impressive 43.2, but would not even run the fastest split of the day as he exchanged the baton to Michael Johnson. Johnson proceeded to light up the track with an amazing 42.9 solo split. The Americans demolished the field to set the still standing world record of 2:54.29. This is still the most amazing team ever put together with all four men running sub 45 for the first time in history.

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The fastest-ever 4x400m splits – men
The best legitimate marks, official, unofficial and estimated


¶ – Team disqualified for violation by another athlete; # – distance medley race (1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m); ≠ – sprint medley race (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m);
! – derived from photo-cell; A – at high altitude; e – estimated time; y – time for 440 yards (or 4x440 yards), worth 0.3 (or 1.1) quicker than 400m/4x400m.


42.94* Michael Johnson USA   4 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 2:54.29)
43.10 Jeremy Wariner USA   4 Osaka 2 Sep 07 (1, 2:55.56)
43.1 Quincy Watts USA   2 Barcelona 8 Aug 92 (1, 2:55.74)
43.18 Wariner 4 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (1, 2:55.39)
43.2A Ron Freeman USA   2 Mexico City 20 Oct 68 (1, 2:56.16)
43.2 Wariner 2 Austin 8 Apr 06 (2, 3:00.04)
43.3 Demetrius Pinder BAH   2 London 10 Aug 12 (1, 2:56.72)
43.23 Butch Reynolds USA   3 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 2:54.29)
43.4y Maurice Peoples USA   4 Baton Rouge 9 Jun 73 (3, 3:05.0y)
43.4A Freeman 2 Mexico City 19.10.68 (1h1, 3:00.71)
43.4 Watts 2 Tokyo 1 Sep 91 (2, 2:57.57)
(12/8)
43.4 Steve Lewis USA   4 Barcelona 8 Aug 92 (1, 2:55.74)
43.41 Tony McQuay USA   3 London 10 Aug 12 (2, 2:57.05)
43.42 Chris Brown BAH   4 Helsinki 14 Aug 05 (2, 2:57.32)
(10)
43.49 Darold Williamson USA   4 Sacramento 11 Jun 05 (6, 3:01.83)
43.5 Roddie Haley USA   2 Philadelphia 25 Apr 86 (1, 9:22.6#)
43.5¶ Tyree Washington USA   3 Uniodale 22 Jul 98 (DQ, 2:54.20)
43.51 Davian Clarke JAM   4 Athens 10 Aug 97 (2, 2:56.75)
43.53¶ Calvin Harrison USA   3 Sydney 30 Sep 00 (DQ, 2:56.35)
43.56 Denis Alekseyev RUS   4 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (3, 2:58.06)
43.57 Mark Richardson GBR   4 Athens 10 Aug 97 (1, 2:56.65)
43.6 Julius Sang KEN   4 Munich 10 Sep 72 (1, 2:59.83)
43.6 Raymond Pierre USA   3 Kingston 6 May 89 (1, 3:00.66)
43.6 Angelo Taylor USA   4 Amherst 6 Jun 98 (1, 3:01.89)
(20)
43.6 Jerome Young USA   2 Philadelphia 26 Apr 03 (1, 2:58.40)
43.6 Derrick Brew USA   2 Athínai 28 Aug 04 (1, 2:55.91)
43.6e Kevin Borlée BEL   2 Zurich 17 Aug 14 (7, 3:02.60)
43.63! Fred Newhouse USA   3 Montréal 30 Jul 76 (1h1, 2:59.52)
43.66 Derek Mills USA   3 Atlanta 3 Aug 96 (1, 2:55.99)
43.69 Calvin Smith USA   4 Eugene 12 Jun 10 (3, 3:01.87)
43.7 Alberto Juantorena CUB   4 Dusseldorf 6 Sep 77 (3, 3:02.77)
43.7 Gabriel Tiacoh CI V 4 Los Angeles 24 May 86 (2, 3:05.96)
43.7 Henry Thomas USA   3 Walnut 26 Apr 87 (1, 3:01.09)
43.7 Avard Moncur BAH   2 Edmonton 11 Aug 01 (1h2, 3:00.88)
(30)
43.7e Jonathan Borlée BEL   2 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (5, 2:59.37)
43.7 Josh Mance USA   2 London 10 Aug 12 (2, 2:57.05)
43.73 Martyn Rooney GBR   4 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (4, 2:58.81)
43.75 Alonzo Babers USA   3 Los Angeles 11 Aug 84 (1, 2:57.91)
43.78 Arnaud Malherbe RSA   4 Seville 29 Aug 99 (3, 3:00.20)
43.78 Ingo Schultz GER   4 Edmonton 12 Aug 01 (7, 3:03.52)
43.78 Michael Blackwood JAM   4 Madrid 21 Sep 02 (1, 2:59.19)
43.79 Danny Everett USA   1 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (1, 2:56.16)
43.79 Sunday Bada NGR   4 Gothenburg 12 Aug 95 (1h3, 3:01.09)
43.8 Seymour Newman JAM   4 Montreal 31 Jul 76 (5, 3:02.84)
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43.8 Ian Morris TTO   3 Austin 4 Apr 86 (2, 3:13.93≠)
43.8¶ Roy Martin USA   4 Austin 5 Apr 86 (DQ, 3:01.07)
43.8 LaShawn Merritt USA   4 Nassau 25 May 14 (1, 2:57.25)

Further notable 440 yards times:
43.8y Larry Black USA   4 Philadelphia 29 Apr 72 (1, 3:03.1y)
43.9y Larry James USA   4 Philadelphia 27 Apr 68 (1, 3:06.1y)

* This time is taken from photo-finish pictures taken at the start and finish of Johnson’s leg supplied by Seiko.
Using different methods, the DLV Biomechanics Report from Stuttgart 1993 variously shows times of 42.91 and 42.92


Questionable timing (analysis of the available video of the race indicates an actual time of about 44.4):
43.58 Usain Bolt JAM   4 Kingston 27 Feb 10 (2, 3:05.77)

Disqualified by doping control:
43.1 Antonio Pettigrew USA   2 Athínai 10 Aug 97 (DQ, 2:56.47)
43.2 Pettigrew 2 Uniodale 22 Jul 98 (DQ, 2:54.20)

Fastest by stage:
43.79 Danny Everett USA   1 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (1, 2:56.16)
43.1 Quincy Watts USA   2 Barcelona 8 Aug 92 (1, 2:55.74)
43.23 Butch Reynolds USA   3 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 2:54.29)
42.94 Michael Johnson USA   4 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 2:54.29

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The fastest-ever 4x400m splits – women
The best legitimate marks, official, unofficial and estimated


¶ – Team disqualified for violation by another athlete; # – distance medley race (1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m); ≠ – sprint medley race (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m);
! – derived from photo-cell; A – at high altitude; e – estimated time; y – time for 440 yards (or 4x440 yards), worth 0.3 (or 1.1) quicker than 400m/4x400m.


47.6 Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH   4 Athínai 11 Sep 82 (2, 3:22.17)
47.70 Marita Koch GDR   4 Erfurt 3 Jun 84 (1, 3:15.92)
47.75 Kratochvílová 4 Helsinki 14 Aug 83 (2, 3:20.32)
47.80 Olga Bryzgina URS   4 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (1, 3:15.17)
47.82 Olga V. Nazarova URS   2 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (1, 3:15.17)
47.84 Tatána Kocembová TCH   4 Praha 18 Aug 84 (2, 3:21.89)
47.9 Koch 4 Athínai 11 Sep 82 (1, 3:19.04)
47.9 Kratochvílová 4 London 21 Aug 83 (1, 3:20.79)
47.9 Koch 4 Canberra 4 Oct 85 (1, 3:19.49)
47.9 Kratochvílová 4 Frankfurt 5 Jul 81 (2, 3:27.13)
(5/10)
48.0 Allyson Felix USA   2 Osaka 2 Sep 07 (1, 3:18.55)
48.08 Florence Griffith Joyner USA   4 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (2, 3:15.51)
48.47 Irina Privalova RUS   4 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (2, 3:18.38)
48.43 Sanya Richards-Ross USA   4 Berlin 23 Aug 09 (1, 3:17.83)
48.44 Valerie Brisco USA   3 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (2, 3:15.51)
(10)
48.5 Irena Szewinska POL   4 Rome 8 Sep 74 (4, 3:26.4)
48.63 Grit Breuer GER   4 Atlanta 3 Aug 96 (3, 3:21.14)
48.64 Petra Müller/Schersing GDR   3 Roma 6 Sep 87 (1, 3:18.63)
48.7 Mariya Pinigina URS   3 Canberra 4 Oct 85 (2, 3:20.60)
48.7 Michelle Collins USA   2 Philadelphia 29 Apr 00 (1, 3:25.96)
48.76 Nicola Sanders GBR   4 Osaka 2 Sep 07 (3, 3:20.04)
48.78 Jearl Miles-Clark USA   4 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 3:16.71)
48.8 Sabine Busch GDR   2 Stuttgart 31 Aug 86 (1, 3:16.87)
48.83 Sherri Howard USA   2 Los Angeles 11 Aug 84 (1, 3:18.29)
48.9 Bärbel Wöckel GDR   3 Zagreb 16 Aug 81 (1, 3:19.83)
(20)
48.9 Ana Quirot CUB   4 Havana 11 Aug 91 (1, 3:24.91)
48.93 Novlene Williams-Mills JAM   4 Osaka 2 Sep 07 (2, 3:19.73)
48.90 Falilat Ogunkoya NGR   4 Atlanta 3 Aug 96 (2, 3:21.04)
48.95 Irina Nazarova URS   4 Moscow 1 Aug 80 (1, 3:20.12)
49.0 Gwen Torrence USA   1 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (1, 3:16.71)
49.0 Monique Hennagan USA   2 Munich 8 Aug 04 (2, 3:20.91)
49.1 Kirsten Emmelmann GDR   2 Rome 6 Sep 87 (1, 3:18.63)
49.13 Jessica Beard USA   4 Des Moines 11 Jun 11 (1, 3:26.31)
49.17 Diane Dixon USA   2 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (2, 3:15.51)
49.2e Lyudmila Litvinova RUS   2 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (2, 3:18.82)
(30)
49.2 Lyudmila Dzhigalova URS   2 Tokyo 1 Sep 91 (1, 3:18.43)
49.20 Tatyana Firova RUS   3 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (2, 3:18.82)
49.22 Shericka Williams JAM   4 Daegu 3 Sep 11 (2, 3:18.71)
49.22 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS   4 Daegu 3 Sep 11 (3, 3:19.36)
49.25 Francena McCorory USA   4 Moscow 17 Aug 13 (2, 3:20.41)
49.26 Ionela Tîrlea ROU   4 Paris 29 Jun 99 (2, 3:25.68)
49.3 Tatyana Alekseyeva RUS   2 Stuttgart 22 Aug 93 (3, 3:18.38)
49.3e Shereefa Lloyd JAM   2 Beijing 23 Aug 08 (3, 3:20.40)
49.34 Deon Hemmings JAM   4 Atlanta 3 Aug 96 (4, 3:21.69)
49.35 Cathy Freeman AUS   4 Sydney 30 Sep 00 (4, 3:23.81)
(40)

Fastest by stage:
48.93 Tatána Kocembová TCH   1 Helsinki 14 Aug 83 (2, 3:20.32)
47.82 Olga V. Nazarova URS   2 Seoul 1 Oct 88 (1, 3:15.17)
48.4 Tatána Kocembová TCH   3 London 21 Aug 83 (1, 3:20.79)
47.6 Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH   4 Athínai 11 Sep 82 (2, 3:22.17)
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T&T 2015 World Relays Team Selected
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2015, 09:50:42 PM »

T&T 2015 World Relays Team Selected

T&T’s history making Women's 4x100m quartet of Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon won bronze at Inaugural 2014 World Relays in the Bahamas last year.

Last year at the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays in Bahamas, team Trinidad & Tobago definitely made an impression on the world stage by bringing home three medals, one silver and two bronze.

Here are some facts from last year’s performances:-
(1) Forty-three countries took part in the IAAF World Relays.
(2) Only thirteen made it onto the podium, Trinidad & Tobago was amongst the thirteen.
(3) Trinidad & Tobago was fourth in the medal standings, being one of only four countries that won three or more medals.
(4) Eight of the thirteen countries only won one medal.
(5) Twenty-Nine of the forty-three countries accumulated points; Trinidad & Tobago was sixth in the point standings.
 
With this is mind our athletes will be going into the second edition of the IAAF World Relays on a positive note. In 2014, Trinidad & Tobago’s quartet of Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon re-wrote the history books on day one of the relays when they won bronze in the 4X100m. This was the first time ever that our women have medaled in a relay on the World Stage.

This year the ladies 4X100m relay pool comprises of Michelle-Lee Ahye; Kelly-Ann Baptiste; Kai Selvon; Reyare Thomas; Kamaria Durant and Lisa Wickham.

On the men’s side of the table, 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 athletes are all part of the 4X100m and 4X200m relay pools.

Our men’s 4X400m team of Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Soloman not only won bronze last year, but they did it in fine style, by setting a new National Record of 2.58.34. Joining them this year will be Jacob St. Clair and Kyle Greaux.
 
The women’s 4X400m team will come from Janeil Bellille; Romona Modeste; Alena Brooks; Josanne Lucas and Magnolia Howell.

Accompanying the 23 athletes member team will be Manager Mr. Dexter Voisin, Coaches Dr. Ian Hypolite and Charles Joseph, Medical team Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas and Verne Alleyne.
The team departs on the 29th April.

This year the IAAF World Relays will be held on the 2nd – 3rd May at the Robinson Stadium Nassau Bahamas.

The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago will like to take this opportunity to wish the entire team all the best in their endeavours, as they strive to remain the most successful sport in Trinidad & Tobago.

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The Americans have put forth strong relay teams in every relay event this year.  Still believe the Jamaicans have the edge in the Men 4X100 because of the Bolt factor. Seeing Felix and Jeter in the Women 4x100 I give the Americans the edge in that event.

T&T best opportunity to win gold will be the Men 4x400.

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The Americans have put forth strong relay teams in every relay event this year.  Still believe the Jamaicans have the edge in the Men 4X100 because of the Bolt factor. Seeing Felix and Jeter in the Women 4x100 I give the Americans the edge in that event.

T&T best opportunity to win gold will be the Men 4x400.

Agreed with regards to our M4x4. Looking for our Men's 4x1 to re-assert their role as the "best of the rest" this year. Hopefully the ladies can pick back up where they left off before the suspensions of Hackett and KAB.
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NAAA breaks silence for TT at second World Relays
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2015, 05:06:45 PM »


NAAA breaks silence for TT at second World Relays
By Melissa Stanisclaus On April 22, 2015 (Sport News, Power102fm)



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.
 
Kelly-Ann Baptiste 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.
 

T&T 4x100m team: Rondell Sorrillo, Richard Thompson, Marc Burns and Keston Bledman

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.
 

T&T 4x400m team on podium: Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarin Solomon

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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As Semoy Hackett is eligible to compete again from the 1st of May 2015, I think she should have been selected and thrown into the mix to the Women's squad so we could have fielded the strongest possible Women's 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams at this year's 2015 World Relays. But maybe they wanted to see her in action first to assess her fitness and form before making that decision.
I would have also selected CARIFTA 2015 U-20 200m gold medallist Kayelle Clarke to the relay squad if it was down to me but maybe her US college commitments doesn't allow her participation at this time.

Also despite the rumours I heard that Darrel Brown is coming back strong for the 2015 track & field season his absence as an option for the Men's 4x100m relay squad seems to indicate that the NAAA TT team selectors were hoping to see him in action for 2015 before thinking it’s a safe investment to select DB to the Men's 4x100m squad. So maybe Darrell is paying the penalty for his none appearance at the President's Classic on Saturday gone while Emmanuel Callender has been rewarded for his appearance and decent showing in winning the Men's 100m Final in 10.23 in legal wind conditions.
I would have liked to see Darrel in the 4x100m squad but I guess he can no longer expect to just walk into the squad without proving his fitness and form as those days are over.
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Hackett's suspension is finished after the cut-off deadline for submitting entries.   So that makes her automatically ineligible.

Secondly what's your hang up with Brown? You quote your source, that sounds like an unsubstantiated rumor and go on to write a bunch of posts as if the man himself said something.
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Hackett's suspension is finished after the cut-off deadline for submitting entries.   So that makes her automatically ineligible.

Secondly what's your hang up with Brown? You quote your source, that sounds like an unsubstantiated rumor and go on to write a bunch of posts as if the man himself said something.

Thanks for the explanation about why Hackett was ineligible, that makes plenty sense.

Regards DB I don't have a hang-up with him. I was actually addressing points in an argument Jusbless recently made in the Darrell Brown thread at this link (Darrel Brown (PB 9.99) & former 100m WJR Holder Aug 2003 to June 2014 @10.01).
Once you read his comments you will understand why I was pointing out what I said above which is a continuation of some logical points I was making to him in that thread regards Marc Burns fairly making the 4x100m relay team in front of DB rather than the other way around as Jusbless was arguing.
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Serious business for Bolt in The Bahamas
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2015, 11:40:31 PM »


Serious business for Bolt in The Bahamas
Written by Andre Lowe, 20 April 2015 at 17:25 (IAAF World Relays)


The world's fastest man can hardly wait to set foot in The Bahamas
as he gears up for double delight at the 2015 IAAF World Relays.


Usain Bolt, who was christened with his 'Lightning Bolt' nickname by the Bahamians during the 2002 Carifta Games in New Providence, where he won the Under – 18 boys 200m in 21.12 and the 400m in 47.33, will return to The Bahamas for the first time since the 2005 Central America and Caribbean Games.  Back then Bolt also stood atop the medal podium, after winning the 200m in 20.03. 

This year however, the targets are much greater, and the 28 year-old who, building on his early success in the archipelago, has since established himself as the greatest sprinter of all time with six Olympic Gold medals, eight World Championships gold medals and three world records, is eager to prove that lightning can in fact strike at the same place – three times! 

With the IAAF World Championships in Beijing fast approaching Bolt, who is looking to claim his third World Championships sprint double knows very well that a good outing in The Bahamas will go a long way in preparing him for the tasks ahead. Right, so no Piña Coladas on the beach then. 

"It's going to be serious business for me in The Bahamas. The harder I run the better I'll get over the races so I have to run hard to get my body used to competing and running hard and just to get into race sharpness," Bolt said. "I need to get into race sharpness so when I go on the circuit I'm at the best and that's the main focus."

Bolt, who recently ran a 20.20 seconds 200m at a meet in his home town of Kingston, Jamaica, says he is hoping to run in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays at the May 2 – 3 relay carnival. 

"I haven't discussed it with my coach as yet but I would personally want to do the 4x100m and 4x200m just to get runs under my belt to get some sharpness," Bolt said.    The sprinter says he is determined to protect his legacy as he enters his final three seasons.

"I talk to the coach over the years; we talk about motivation and what I need to focus on and on what motivates me and he said one of the things that I should use is to  remember that people don't remember what you do in the past, it’s all about the present, so I need to focus on defending my legacy and ensure that's intact when I'm finished running," Bolt said. 

"He always says I should make sure if I'm not going to put my all in it, I shouldn't do it. He said from the start that if I'm not in good shape he will not go to Beijing with me so I have to make sure I'm in great shape," Bolt laughed.
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TT name 23 for World Relays
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2015, 12:04:30 AM »


TT name 23 for World Relays
Thursday, April 23 2015 (T&T Newsday)


T&T 4x100m team on podium: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Kai Selvon and Kamaria Durant

A 23-MEMBER Trinidad and Tobago squad has been named for the second International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.

The Relays will be contested at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on May 2 and 3.

Trinidad and Tobago will be fielding teams in the respective men’s and women’s 4x100-metre and 4x400m relay events, and they will be looking to either emulate or improve on their showing at the inaugural World Relays at the aforementioned venue last year.

In the debut staging of the World Relays, Trinidad and Tobago returned home with silver (men’s 4x100m relay) and two bronze medals (men’s 4x400m and women’s 4x100m relays).

And all the members of the medal-earning quartets have been included in this year’s contingent.

Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondel Sorillo and Richard Thompson, who finished second in a time of 38.04 seconds, behind Jamaica, will make up the core of the men’s 4x100m relay team, with Emmanuel Callender, Marcus Duncan and Kyle Greaux the other picks.

In the women’s 4x100m last year, the foursome of Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon took bronze in 42.66, behind the United States and Jamaica. Those four were picked, and will be joined by Lisa Wickham and Kelly-Ann Baptiste (back after an 18-month long suspension for a failed drug test).

The 4x400m combination of Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon captured bronze in the 2014 edition, clocking two minutes 58.43 seconds, trailing the US and Bahamas. The quartet will be looking to better last year’s finish, with Kyle Greaux and Jacob St Clair also picked.

Featuring in the TT women's 4x400m team are Janeil Bellille, Ramona Modeste, Alena Brooks, Josanne Lucas and Magnolia Howell.

The technical staff will comprise Dr Ian Hypolite, Charles Joseph (coaches), Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas and Verne Alleyne (medical team).
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Baptiste in 23 T&T for World Relays
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2015, 07:51:48 AM »
Baptiste in 23 T&T for World Relays
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (T&T Guardian)


Kelly-Ann Baptiste back in T&T colours to strengthen our women's sprint-relay squad

Off a near two-year hiatus, Kelly-Ann Baptiste is finally set to represent T&T once again with her inclusion into a near full-strength 23-athlete national team for the second edition of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, which runs from May 2-3, again in Nassau, Bahamas.

Baptiste is set to run in T&T colours for the first time since her ban by the IAAF for the use of banned substances, which took effect in 2013 and was lifted in January.

The 28 year-old Tobago-born national 55m (indoor), 100m and 200m record holder is expected to further strengthen an already dynamic 4x100m line-up, which also includes Kai Selvon, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kamaria Durant, the same quartet that captured bronze in the women’s 4x100m in 42.66 seconds at the inaugural edition of the World Relays last year.

The women’s 4x100m team, is further boosted with depth with the inclusion of Lisa Wickham. Although it is unlikely, given the tight two-day schedule, the women’s team can still form a 4x200m team from the six-athlete pool.

Unlike last year, the women runners are tentatively scheduled to compete in only one other race, the 4x400m and will not provide a 4x800m team. National women’s 400m record holder Janeil Bellille and hurdles specialist Josanne Lucas will join Ramona Modeste, Alena Brooks and Magnolia Howell to complete the women’s 4x400m team, which will aim for an improved showing from last year’s disappointing 12th place.

Meanwhile, the T&T men will feature in three events compared to the two races last year.

The pool of athletes for the 4x100m and 4x200m relays includes the same combination of Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Rondell Sorrillo and Richard Thompson, who captured the 4x100m silver at last year’s event in 38.04 seconds, behind the Jamaican star-studded line-up of Nesta Carter, Nickel Ashmeade, Julian Forte and Yohan Blake, who clocked 37.77. The same four T&T 4x100m runners have been particularly active and in good form heading into the competition.

The T&T 4x100m/4x200m pool also includes first time entrants, Marcus Duncan, Emmanuel Callender and Kyle Greaux. Greaux is also listed for the T&T 4x400m pool, along with Jacob St Clair.

As with the 4x100m team, the 4x400m team involves all the starting runners who broke the national record at the World Relays last year. Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon captured bronze for T&T in that race in two minutes, 58.34 seconds, behind USA (2:57.25) and Bahamas (2:57.59). As expected, T&T will be without 2014 Bowerman Award winner and indoor 400m national record holder, Deon Lendore, given his college and NCAA commitments. However, the national team will likely benefit from Lendore’s legs at the World Championships in August.

The travelling staff includes Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite, Charles Joseph (coaches) Dr Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas and Verne Alleyne (medical staff).

At the inaugural World Relays, T&T placed fourth overall out of 43 participating nations in the medal count, and sixth in the points standings with 19 points, behind USA (60), Jamaica (41), Kenya (35), Great Britain (24) and Australia (21).

Both the men and women’s 4x100m teams, as well as the men’s 4x400m relay teams qualified for August’s IAAF World Championships after their performances at last year’s World Relays.

This year’s event will serve as a qualifying stage for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 4x100 and 4×400 metres relays with the top eight placed teams in both sealing automatic qualification.
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T&T bid for more honours ...23 picked for IAAF World Relays
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2015, 03:05:35 AM »
T&T bid for more honours
23 picked for IAAF World Relays

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Apr 23, 2015 at 8:26 PM ECT (T&T Express)


BACK IN NATIONAL COLOURS: Kelly-Ann Baptiste

Trinidad and Tobago will bid for more precious metal at the May 2-3 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.

At the inaugural edition, in Nassau last year, T&T performed with distinction, capturing three medals—one silver and two bronze—and finishing sixth on the points table.

Twenty-three athletes have been selected to represent the country at the second IAAF World Relays, including the four sprinters who teamed up for silver in the men’s 4x100 metres event in 2014—Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondel Sorrillo and Richard “Torpedo” Thompson. Also on the men’s sprint relay squad are Marcus Duncan, Emmanuel Callender and Kyle Greaux. The same seven athletes have been named for the men’s 4x200m event.

Kelly-Ann Baptiste returns to the T&T team following the completion of a 21-month doping ban. The Florida-based athlete is among six sprinters selected for the women’s 4x100m relay.

In 2014, Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon combined for bronze—the first-ever global medal from a T&T women’s relay team. All four sprinters have been chosen for World Relays duty in 2015, together with Baptiste and Lisa Wickham.

The men’s 4x400m team also bagged bronze in 2014, Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon producing a national record run of two minutes, 58.34 seconds. The same four quartermilers have been chosen for next weekend’s global relay championship. Carifta 2015 boys’ under-18 400m silver medallist, Jacob St Clair has been selected as back-up.

And five athletes have been named for the women’s 4x400m relay—Janeil Bellille, Romona Modeste, Alena Brooks, Josanne Lucas and Magnolia Howell.

Team T&T manager, Dexter Voisin told the Express, yesterday, he expects “great things” from his athletes at the IAAF World Relays.

“I want to view World Relays as the first leg in terms of preparation for the World Championships and Olympics. Basically, I would want to say we’re in a better position this time around in terms of the performances of the athletes.

“Kelly-Ann’s return strengthens the women’s team. Richard, Marc, all the athletes have had promising starts to the season, so once they get the stick around properly, I expect to be in the top three.

“I always ask the athletes to do their best. It’s a long season, though, and I don’t want to put too much pressure on them. But I expect great things from all the teams.”

The T&T athletes are scheduled to travel to Nassau next Wednesday.

TEAM T&T

Men’s 4x100m & 4x200m:
Richard Thompson, Keston Bledman, Rondel Sorrillo, Marc Burns, Marcus Duncan, Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux

Men’s 4x400m: Machel Cedenio, Jarrin Solomon, Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Jacob St Clair

Women’s 4x100m: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Kai Selvon, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant, Lisa Wickham

Women’s 4x400m: Janeil Bellille, Romona Modeste, Alena Brooks, Josanne Lucas, Magnolia Howell

Officials: Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite (coach), Charles Joseph (coach)

Medical: Dr Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas, Verne Alleyne.
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TEAM T&T

Men’s 4x100m & 4x200m:
Richard Thompson, Keston Bledman, Rondel Sorrillo, Marc Burns, Marcus Duncan, Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux

Men’s 4x400m: Machel Cedenio, Jarrin Solomon, Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Jacob St Clair

Women’s 4x100m: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Kai Selvon, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant, Lisa Wickham

Women’s 4x400m: Janeil Bellille, Romona Modeste, Alena Brooks, Josanne Lucas, Magnolia Howell

Officials: Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite (coach), Charles Joseph (coach)

Medical: Dr Anyl Gopeesingh, Zephyrinus Nicholas, Verne Alleyne.

EVENT TIMETABLE

Day 1 - Saturday May 2, 2015

LOCAL TIME    SEX    EVENT    ROUND
         
19:00   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:29   W   4x200 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:46   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats            
20:09   M   4x800 Metres Relay   Final            
20:32   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats            
21:02   W   Distance Medley Relay   Final            
21:29   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:36   W   4x200 Metres Relay   Final            
21:52   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final            

________________________________________

Day 2 – Sunday May 3, 2015

LOCAL TIME    SEX    EVENT    ROUND
         
19:00   M   4x200 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:16   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats            
19:39   W   4x800 Metres Relay   Final            
20:02   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final B            
20:12   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final            
20:31   M   Distance Medley Relay   Final            
20:57   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:06   M   4x200 Metres Relay   Final            
21:23   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final B            
21:30   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final
            
21:46   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final

Based on Timetable above the women's 4x100m relay does not start until Day 2 so there is no logical reason why our women's relay pool doing the 4x200m relay on Day 1 should be negatively affected in being fresh to run the 4x100m relay on Day 2 especially with overnight rest. In fact if we do medal in the Women's 4x200m relay on Day 1 then that should inspire our ladies to be even more confident of also medalling again on Day 2.

Using the selected relay pool this is the team that I would pick to run the Women’s 4x200m on Day 1 to give our ladies a strong chance of winning a medal:-

Women's 4x200m Heats: 1st leg Kamaria Durant, 2nd leg Reyare Thomas, 3rd leg Lisa Wickham, 4th leg Kai Selvon

Women's 4x200m Final: 1st leg Michelle-Lee Ahye, 2nd leg Reyare Thomas, 3rd leg Kelly-Ann Baptiste, 4th leg Kai Selvon

For the Women's 4x100m on Day 2, I would use mostly the same personnel as above in this order:-

Women's 4x100m Heats: 1st leg Kamaria Durant, 2nd leg Kelly-Ann Baptiste, 3rd leg Reyare Thomas, 1st leg Michelle-Lee Ahye

Women's 4x100m Final: 1st leg Kai Selvon, 2nd leg Kelly-Ann Baptiste, 3rd leg Reyare Thomas, 1st leg Michelle-Lee Ahye

NB: Kamaria Durant and Kai Selvon are interchangeable between the 4x100m heats and final depending on which one seems to be faster in relay training and which one feels fresher for the final.
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Lol..lol...SocaPro that is too many races for those girls to be running. Go look at the JAM and USA teams and see how much overlap there is. You will see that there is very little and those that are running in both the 4x1 and 4x2 are likely to be only running the finals. If you have KAB and MLA run 2 rounds of the 4x2 the day before the 4x1, I can almost guarantee you that they will be spent for the finals.

We don't have enough depth to support it, but hopefully that will change in the future.
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Lol..lol...SocaPro that is too many races for those girls to be running. Go look at the JAM and USA teams and see how much overlap there is. You will see that there is very little and those that are running in both the 4x1 and 4x2 are likely to be only running the finals. If you have KAB and MLA run 2 rounds of the 4x2 the day before the 4x1, I can almost guarantee you that they will be spent for the finals.

We don't have enough depth to support it, but hopefully that will change in the future.

I only have KAB and MLA running in the 4x200m Final but you made a good point about depth as maybe the workload might be too much for both Kai Selvon and Reyare Thomas to have to possibly run two rounds of 200m legs and two rounds of 100m legs in 2 days.

If we had Semoy Hackett and Kayelle Clarke in the pool to carry the workload in the 4x200m then we would easily have enough depth especially seeing that our Women would get overnight rest before having to run the 4x100m Relay.
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Baptiste warms up for World Relays with 10.98 win
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 12:27:07 AM »
Baptiste warms up for World Relays with 10.98 win
by Clayton Clarke (sportscoretobago@gmail.com)


Kelly-Ann Baptiste won the women’s 100m in 10.98 seconds
at the Tom Jones Invitational in Florida on April 24


Tobago’s sprint queen Kelly-Ann Baptiste (Zenith) celebrated her national call up to the 2nd IAAF/BTC World Relays by speeding to 10.98 seconds to win the women’s 100m at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, USA on Friday (April 24). Baptiste secured the top spot in a quality race ahead training partner and former World Junior 200m champion Shalonda Solomon (USA), 11.06 and World Junior and Senior relay gold medallist Jamaican Simone Facey (11.15). The victory is the first for the Plymouth sprinter for the season following her windy 22.91(+2.1) third place finish at the Pure Athletic Sprint Elite Meet 1 in Clearmont, Florida on April 18. The win comes days after Baptiste was named on T&T’s women’s 4x100m team for the World Relays in Bahamas on May 2-3.
 
The 2013 World Championships bronze medallist is now fourth on the 2015 World list just behind compatriot Michelle-Lee Ahye (10.97).  Jamaican Elaine Thompson and America’s Jenna Prandini head the World Rankings with 10.92. The sub-11 clocking is her 18th in her career since the Bethesda Government/Signal Hill Secondary graduate first dipped under the eleven second barrier in 2009. With Baptiste and Ahye in impressive form T&T’s women’s 4x100m team will be looking to challenging sprinting super powers the USA and Jamaica for the top spot in the sprint relay in the Bahamas.  Kai Selvon, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant and Lisa Wickham are the other team-members.  At the 2014 World Relays Ahye led the national ladies to bronze.
 
Fellow Tobagonians Lalonde Gordon and Renny Quow (Zenith)will be going for their second World Relay medals as both were named in the national men’s 4x400m line up for the Bahamas. Double Olympic and Commonwealth bronze medallist Gordon and 2009 World championships bronze medallist Quow ran the first two legs on T&T’s bronze medal winning team at last year’s World relays in a national record of 2:58.34.  Machel Cedenio, Jarrin Solomon were in last year’s line up and were also named in the team for this year. Carifta boys under 18 silver medallist Jacob St. Clair and Kyle Greaux are in the relay pool.  The men’s 4x100m won silver in 2014 and will be looking to medal this year.
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Apparently KAB has withdrawn from team TT for the world relays.

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Apparently KAB has withdrawn from team TT for the world relays.
Source?
De higher a monkey climbs is de less his ass is on de line, if he works for FIFA that is! ;-)