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Ahye, Thompson in relay action in Bahamas
Michelle-Lee Ahye and company will have the first chance to bring glory to T&T, when she and three others, challenge the first round and possibly the final of the women’s 4x100m relay, both of which will take place today, the opening day of the inaugural two-day IAAF World Relay Championship at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. Round one of the 4x100m is scheduled for 5.47 pm, before the final runs off at 8.02 pm. Included with Ahye in the 4x100m are Kai Selvon, Kamaria Durant, Geronne Black, Aaliyah Telesford and Reyare Thomas. The same runners are also included in the 4x200m team, which will challenge the first round and ultimately the final tomorrow, the closing day.
Two teams, comprising the same six women, Shawna Fermin, Alena Brooks, Domonique Williams, Romona Modeste, Jessica James and Magnolia Howell, will challenge 4x400m and 4x800m events. The first round of the 4x400m will run today, from 6.26pm ahead of tomorrow’s 6.12pm final. The women will challenge the 4x800 tomorrow. The men’s 4x400m team comprising Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Jareem Richardo, Machel Cedenio, Jarrin Solomon, Zwede Hewitt (4x400m) will open the 4x400m relay in the first round, from 6.55 today. The final will take place from 7.21pm tomorrow.
Tomorrow will also feature the first round of the men’s 4x100m and the final at 5.50pm and 8pm, respectively. That team comprises Keston Bledman, Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Darrel Brown and Rondel Sorillo. The team is coached by Gerard Franklyn, and managed by Dexter Voisin. The event, which welcomes over 750 runners, will serve as qualification for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.