Emmanuel Callender and Semoy Hackett defied adverse conditions at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium, in Wales yesterday, to record sprint doubles.
Running into a 2.7 metres per second headwind, on a cold, windy and rainy day in Cardiff, Callender topped the men's 100 metres field in 10.50 seconds.
The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter finished just ahead of Australia's Joshua Ross, the silver medallist in 10.51. Jason Rogers (10.74), of St Kitts and Nevis, was third. And another T&T athlete, Jamol James, clocked 10.86 to cop sixth spot.
Callender was also victorious in the 200m, getting to the line in a stadium record 20.89 seconds. His T&T teammates, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon, finished second and fourth, respectively. Lendore clocked 21.27, and Gordon 21.43.
Hackett captured the women's sprint double.
The T&T athlete produced an 11.54 seconds run, into a 2.0 headwind, to grab gold in the 100m dash. Her clocking is a new stadium record.
St Kitts and Nevis sprinter, Tameka Williams (11.56) picked up silver. And Hackett's teammates, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Kai Selvon were third and fourth, respectively, clocking 11.62 and 11.78.
There was also a new stadium record for Hackett in the 200m. She completed the half-lap race in 23.65 seconds to lead a one-two T&T finish, Reyare Thomas seizing silver in 24.25.
Jehue Gordon also struck gold for T&T at the Olympic warm-up meet. He won the men's 400m hurdles in 49.75 seconds, forcing Germany's Georg Fleischhauer (49.98) to settle for silver.
T&T's Mikel Thomas shrugged off a strong 3.0 headwind to win the men's 110m hurdles in 13.86 seconds.
Ade Alleyne-Forte clocked 47.25 for second spot in the men's 400m. And in the women's 400m, Sparkle McKnight (53.74) and Janeil Bellille (55.66) were third and seventh, respectively.
Machel Cedenio, Alleyne-Forte, Jehue Gordon and Jarrin Solomon combined to give T&T victory in the men's 4x400m relay, in a stadium record three minutes, 07.11 seconds.
An African Combined team finished second in 3:08.05, while third spot went to New Zealand (3:08.88).
Selvon, Ahye, Reyare Thomas and McKnight claimed gold in the women's 4x100m relay. The T&T quartet got the baton round the track in 44.70 seconds—a new stadium record. Wales (46.24) finished a distant second, while third spot was copped by Wales "B" (47.69).
The T&T athletes are in Cardiff, attending a pre-Olympic Games camp.