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Trinidad: IAAF World Relays, Men's 4x1 silver

Trinidad: IAAF World Relays, Men's 4x1 silver

Posted by Shanelle Weir on May 26, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago closed off the inaugural IAAF World Relays with silver in the men's 4x100 metres relay.

Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondel Sorrillo and Richard "Torpedo" Thompson produced a 38.04 seconds clocking to grab second spot, forcing Great Britain to settle for bronze in 38.19.

The gold went to Jamaica, Yohan Blake anchoring his team to victory in 37.77.

T&T ended the meet with three medals - one silver and two bronze. The 19 points accumulated at the two-day global meet earned T&T sixth spot on the standings.

United States topped the standings with 60 points, while Jamaica (41), Kenya (35), Great Britain (24) and Australia (21) finished second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Meanwhile, T&T were non-finishers in the women’s 4x200m. The first exchange, between Michelle-Lee Ahye and Reyare Thomas, was never completed, and Kai Selvon and Kamaria Durant were left stranded.

United States (1:29.45), Great Britain (1:29.61) and Jamaica (1:30.04) earned gold, silver and bronze, respectively.

Record run

Trinidad and Tobago earned bronze in the men's 4x400 metres event.

Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon teamed up for a fast two minutes, 58.34 seconds run--a new national record.

United States got gold in 2:57.25, while Bahamas clocked 2:57.59 to take silver.

Fermin hurt

T&T did not finish the women’s 4x800m relay.

Jessica James performed leadoff duties, getting the baton to Shawna Fermin, who got hurt and was unable to complete her two laps.

Alena Brooks and anchorwoman Romona Modeste did not get the opportunity to run.

4x4 women clock 3:33.21

Shawna Fermin, Alena Brooks, Magnolia Howell and Romona Modeste teamed up for fourth spot in the women's 4x400m "B" final. The T&T quartet returned a time of three minutes, 33.21 seconds.

Sprint relay men hunt precious metal

Trinidad and Tobago will bid for precious metal in the men's 4x100 metres event at 8.37 tonight.

In the qualifying round, the T&T combination of Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondel Sorrillo and Richard "Torpedo" Thompson finished second in heat one in 38.09 seconds to earn an automatic berth in the final. Great Britain topped the heat in 37.93.

T&T will go into the championship race third fastest, behind heat two winners Jamaica (37.71) and Great Britain.

4x1 women 3rd in final

Trinidad and Tobago struck bronze on day one of the inaugural IAAF World Relays, here in Nassau, Bahamas, tonight.

Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon got around the track in 42.66 seconds to secure third spot in the women's 4x100 metres final, finishing just ahead of Nigeria (42.67).

United States clocked 41.88 seconds to grab gold, while silver went to Jamaica (42.28).

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