T&T's triple World Masters medallist Oswald Rogers created more history at the World (Over 35) Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Malaga, Spain when he set three national records in the men's (80-84) 100 metres, 200m and 200m hurdles events.
In the 100m, he set a new mark of 15.25 seconds in the preliminaries on Wednesday when he won heat two. He returned to clock a slower time of 15.86 to take silver in the final.
In the 200m, he blazed to 32.93 in taking silver in the final on Sunday. He set a new standard in the 200m hurdles with a time of 40.13 in taking bronze in the final on Friday.
Andie Montique also set a new national record in the men's (50-54) 100m event with his 11.60-clocking in the semifinal round on Thursday, when he finished second in heat two. He erased the previous mark of 11.65 set by Martin Prime at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Regional Masters Championships in Costa Rica in 2014.
The T&T Association Masters Athletes (TTAMA) congratulated both Rogers and Montique on their accomplishments in a release saying: "The TTAMA is proud of the feat as they are the fastest ever T&T sprinters in their events. Rogers has competed at several previous World championships.
"At 80 years and he is still going strong and competing at the highest level still. It is amazing for him at that age to be doing those amazing times. It is remarkable. We are looking forward to more records from him in the long jump and 400m later in the Championships.
"We are proud that Montique made two finals and also set a national record. He did not finish in the 200m final in what is believed to be a hamstring injury.
"We look forward to more records and personal bests by the other athletes during the remainder of the Championships."
Yesterday, Rodney Liverpool was seventh in the men's 40-45 high jump final with a best leap of 1.75 while Gwendolyn Smith was 13th in the women's 50-54 discus final with her only legal mark, her third, measuring 28.55.
Cheryl Reyes was also 13th in the women's 60-64 discus B finals with a second-round throw of 12.70m.