Trinidad and Tobago will bid for precious metal in the men's 4x400 metres relay on the final day of the World Junior Track and Field Championships, in Barcelona, Spain, today.
In the qualifying round, yesterday, Asa Guevara, Jereem Richards, Brandon Benjamin and 400m finalist Machel Cedenio returned a time of three minutes, 08.16 seconds, the clocking earning T&T joint top spot in heat three with Japan. Both teams qualified automatically for today's championship race.
United States clocked 3:06.26 to emerge victorious in heat two, leading all qualifiers into the final, while the opening heat was won by Jamaica in 3:08.83.
Today's 4x400m final is scheduled for 2.10 p.m. (T&T time).
On Friday, Keshorn Walcott put T&T on the medal table. The 19-year-old athlete struck gold in the men's javelin with a 78.64 metres throw, the winning effort coming in the sixth and final round.
On Thursday, 17-year-old Cedenio finished fifth in the men's 400m final in 46.17 seconds. Drawn way out in lane nine, Cedenio, the youngest athlete in the nine-man field, produced a courageous run to establish himself as the early favourite for gold at the 2014 World Juniors meet.
The 46.17 run is the second fastest time produced by Cedenio. He clocked his personal best at last month's National Open Championships, the teenager finishing fifth in the men's 400m final in 46.02 seconds–a new national youth (under-18) record.