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IAAF World Relays - LIVE UPDATES - Men's 4x1 silver!

By Kwame Laurence in Nassau

T&T sixth on points standings

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).

4x4 men in medal hunt tomorrow

Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon were solid in the third and final men’s 4x400m qualifying heat, the Trinidad and Tobago quartet finishing second in three minutes, 01.06 seconds.

Bahamas won in 3:00.30

T&T will be back in action at 7.52 tomorrow evening in the championship race.

4x4 women just short

Shawna Fermin, Domonique Williams, Romona Modeste and Alena Brooks teamed up for fourth spot in their women’s 4x400 metres qualifying heat. They returned a time of three minutes, 30.91 seconds--not fast enough for a “fastest loser” berth in the championship race. Instead, T&T will run in the “B” final at 6.10 tomorrow evening.

T&T were ninth fastest overall. The top eight teams advanced to the final.

T&T in women's 4x1 final

Welcome to the inaugural IAAF World Relays, here in Nassau, Bahamas.

Trinidad and Tobago's women's 4x100 metres team finished second in the opening heat, Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Kai Selvon combining for a fast 42.59 seconds clocking. United States, heat one winners in 42.29, and T&T advanced automatically to this evening's final. The championship race is scheduled for 8.42.

 

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