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Track & Field Retrospect by Bernard Linley

2018    
  06 Aug

Barranquilla: From 1946 To 2018

The Colombian coastal city of Barranquilla has hosted the CAC Games twice, in 1946 and in 2018. At the most recent edition TTO athletes won 9 medals (2 gold), while at the 1946 games our all male team came home with 7 medals (2 gold). See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  13 Jul

Long Jump Record Progression

When Andwuelle Wright long jumped 8.23 to take the championships title on 23 June, he set a new national record and also became the first TT athlete to jump 27 feet. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  28 Apr

Alena Brooks: New 800m Record (2:01.81)

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Alena Brooks ran her 800m heat in 2:01.81 to set a new national record, almost half a second better than the 2:02.27 done in 2005 by Melissa de Leon. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
2017    
  08 Dec

400 Metres Under 44

At the 2016 Rio Olympics Machel Cedenio came fourth in the 400m final clocking 44.01, a new TT national record, a tantalizing 0.02 seconds away from an under 44 time! See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  27 Nov

New Records Set In Three Events During 2017

The new national records set in 2017 came in the men`s high jump and 4x400m relay, and in the women's 100 metres. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  02 Oct

Marsha Mark and the Heptathlon

Marsh Mark is the super star of the heptathlon in Trinidad and Tobago athletics. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  23 Aug

Mile Relay Record Progression

In August 2017 Team Trinidad & Tobago won its first ever World Championships 4x400m relay title in 2:58.12 (Solomon 46.1, Richards 43.6, Cedenio 44.4, Gordon 44.02). See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  19 Jul

National Championships - Records and Winners

At the 2017 edition of the National Championships new records were set in five events. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  28 Jun

Women Sprint Doubles at National Championships

When Michelle-Lee Ahye won both 100m and 200m titles (10.82/22.50) in June 2017 it was her third sprint double at the national championships. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
2016    
  26 Sep

New Records In Five Events During 2016

During 2016 national records were broken in five events. When Machel Cedenio clocked 44.01 in the Olympic 400m final he bettered the oldest record (44.21 by Ian Morris) set back in 1992. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  29 Jun

70 Years of TT National Championships

For 70 years the National Championships have been a regular fixture on the local track and field calendar since the first edition, 6 April 1946 at the Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, was organized by the Amateur Athletic Association of Trinidad & Tobago (AAA), the initial governing body founded on 16 June 1945. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  18 May

Remembering Mike Agostini by Bernard Linley

Mike Agostini who died in Sydney, Australia, on 12 May 2016 was the top Trinidad sprinter in the fifties. He stepped on to the world athletics stage at the age of 19 when taking the 100y title at the 1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, the country`s first ever gold medal at these games. See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
2015 Item  
  21 Dec

More Decathletes Wanted by Bernard Linley

The death in 2015 of American hurdler Joel Shankle brought back memories of seeing him win the first ever decathlon held in Trinidad-Tobago. At the 1956 AAA Championships decathlon Shankle was first (5982 pts) followed by the LASC high jumper Learie Scipio (4984pts) and QRC student Leroy Williams (4447 pts). See article by Bernard Linley …
NAAATT History by Bernard Linley
  13 Nov

New Records In Six Events During 2015 by Bernard Linley

Trinidad and Tobago athletes set new national records in six standard track and field events during 2015. Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott bettered his own javelin record (85.77 in 2014) no less than three times with 86.20 in Rome (4 June), 86.43 in Birmingham (7 June) and then 90.16 in Lausanne (9 July) when he joined the 90 metres club. See article by Bernard Linley …
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