Kai Selvon, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett and Michelle-Lee Ahye combined for a new women's 4x100 metres national record, at the Thomas Robinson Classic in Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday.
The Trinidad and Tobago quartet won in 43.21 seconds, shaving one-hundredth of a second off the 43.22 standard, established at the 2009 World Championships, in Berlin, Germany.
Bahamas finished a distant second on Saturday in 44.38 seconds, while third spot was copped by Dominican Republic (45.01).
T&T also topped the qualifying round, Selvon, Baptiste, Hackett and Ahye getting the baton round the track in 43.35 seconds. The T&T women are bidding for Olympic qualification.
Another T&T sprinter, Ayanna Hutchinson, finished fourth in the women's invitational 100m dash in a wind-assisted 11.56 seconds. Virgil Hodge, of St Kitts and Nevis, won in 11.30, beating Dominican Republic sprinters, Marielys Sanchez (11.41) and Fany Chalas (11.47) into second and third, respectively.
At the Rice All Comers Meet, in Texas, USA, last Thursday, T&T sprinter Aaron Armstrong topped the men's 100m field in 10.35 seconds.
Last Wednesday, Melissa De Leon returned a time of two minutes, 05.20 seconds to finish second in the women's 800m, at the American Milers Club (AMC) Meet 3, in Indiana. And on Saturday, at the AMC Meet 4, the T&T half-miler was sixth in 2:04.11.
Also on Saturday, at the Donovan Bailey Invitational, in Edmonton, Canada, Chris Hercules bagged bronze in the men's triple jump. The T&T athlete jumped a wind-aided 15.90 metres.
Two Sundays ago, at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Invitational, in St Kitts, Hutchinson seized silver in the women's 100m dash in 11.58 seconds. Another T&T sprinter, Aaliyah Telesford clocked 12.04 to finish fourth. Hodge earned gold in 11.39, while bronze went to Grenada's Janelle Redhead (11.78).
In the women's 100m "B" race, T&T sprinters Kamaria Durant, Lisa Wickham and Shauna Mason finished first, third and fourth, respectively, clocking 11.72, 11.82 and 11.83. And in the 200m, Durant copped second spot in 23.54 seconds, finishing behind Redhead (23.21) and ahead of Hodge (23.58).
T&T's Moriba Morain got to the line in 10.41 seconds to cop fourth spot in the men's 100m dash.
Kim Collins led a St Kitts and Nevis medal sweep, the 2003 world champion clocking 10.09 to finish ahead of BJ Lawrence (10.21) and Jason Rogers (10.26).
T&T teenager Jonathan Holder produced a 21.79 seconds run to finish fourth in the men's 200m "B" race. Antiguan Tahir Walsh (21.26), and Vincentians Courtny Bascombe (21.52) and Courtney Williams (21.60) were first, second and third, respectively.
Morain, Joel Dillon, Holder and Le-Sean Noel combined for second spot in the men's 4x100m relay in 40.05 seconds. St Kitts and Nevis (39.74) finished first.
And in the women's sprint relay, the T&T quartet—Hutchinson, Telesford, Durant and Wickham—clocked 45.13 seconds to secure bronze, behind St Kitts and Nevis (44.90) and Grenada (44.95).