Trinidad and Tobago Penn Relays

In a vibrant showcase of enduring athleticism, the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Masters Athletics (TTAMA) is set to host its third Masters Development Meet of the 2024 season. Scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, the event kicks off at 2pm, drawing seasoned athletes from across the nation and beyond.

Targeting masters athletes aged 35 and older, this meet also opens its lanes to younger competitors, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where experience meets youthful exuberance. The series has become a crucial platform for athletes aiming to hit qualifying marks for the upcoming 2024 World Outdoor Masters Track and Field Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, slated for August 13-25.

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As the local Masters season approaches its peak, anticipation builds toward the National Masters Championships on June 9, which will welcome regional talents to the track. This collaborative spirit underlines the meet’s significance not just as a competition, but as a celebration of track and field’s uniting power.

The spotlight also returns to the standout performers of the season’s second meet held on March 9. Athletes like Susan Garcia, Rondel Paul, Akeela Oliver, Nicole Alleyne-Noregia, Ian Andrews, and Noemi Theodore, all of whom clinched double championships, are expected to shine once again. Their achievements underscore the rich pool of talent within the masters athletics community in Trinidad and Tobago.

Adding to the meet’s allure are veteran competitors such as 86-year-old Robert Stevenson, 84-year-old Oswald Rogers, and 75-year-old Terrance Skinner, whose participation exemplifies the spirit and tenacity that masters athletics celebrates. Furthermore, the expected presence of Darryl Brown, a former Olympic and World Championship medalist, adds a layer of excitement and inspiration for both athletes and spectators alike.

As the TTAMA Masters Development Meet approaches, it not only serves as a stepping stone to international glory but also as a testament to the enduring appeal of athletics, uniting generations in competition and camaraderie.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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