The Track & Field team that will be heading out to the Pan American Games being held in Toronto, has been reduced from the original 35 that were selected earlier in the month to 32.
The reason being is that the Association of Pan American Athletics (APA) recently produced revised qualifying standards at the last minute, in their effort to limit the number of athletic competitors at the Games to 680.
This decision by the APA is not exclusive to team TTO, as many other countries have been affected by this, which is so unfair as travel arrangements were already put in place by some of them, as the original standards were set since last year.
The three athletes who will not be traveling to Toronto, Canada for the games are triple jumper Steve Waithe, discus thrower Emmanuel Stewart and heptathlete Marsha Mark-Baird.
Originally six athletes were rejected by APA, but the NAAA's appealed this decision through the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee and were able to get three of the six reinstated to the team. Trinidad and Tobago's Pan American Games athletic team will leave for Toronto on Friday (17th) at 1:04.am. The first track and field event is scheduled for next week Tuesday.
The full TRACK AND FIELD team is as follows.
Men: Keston Bledman (100, 4×100), Marcus Duncan (100, 4×100), Kyle Greaux (200, 4×400), Rondel Sorrillo (200, 4×100), Machel Cedenio (400, 4×400), Renny Quow (400, 4×400), Mikel Thomas (110 hurdles, 4×100), Jehue Gordon (400 hurdles, 4×400), Emanuel Mayers (400 hurdles), Elton Walcott (triple jump), Quincy Wilson (discus), Keshorn Walcott (javelin), Shakiel Waithe (javelin), Emmanuel Callender (4×100), Dan-Neil Telesford (4×100), Jarrin Solomon (4×400), Lalonde Gordon (4×400)
Women: Kelly-Ann Baptiste (100, 4×100), Semoy Hackett (100, 4×100), Reyare Thomas (200, 4×100), Kamaria Durant (200, 4×100), Janeil Bellille (400, 4×400), Josanne Lucas (400 hurdles, 4×400), Sparkle McKnight (400 hurdles, 4×400), Deandra Daniel (high jump), Ayanna Alexander (triple jump), Cleopatra Borel (shot put), Lisa Wickham (4×100), Peli Alzola (4×100), Romona Modeste (4×400), Jessica James (4×400), Alena Brooks (4×400)
Officials: George Comissiong (manager), Ian Hypolite (head coach), Charlie Joseph (coach), Gunness Persad (coach), Nicconnor Alexander (coach), Robin Brereton (coach), Michelle Pennie (coach), Ismael Lopez Mastrapa (coach), Wade Franklyn (coach).
Your voice matters! By leaving a comment below, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with a wider audience. Your comments can contribute to meaningful discussions and bring new perspectives to the table. So don’t be shy; scroll down and leave your comment now. Your input is valuable and appreciated!
Join the conversation on Facebook (@facebook.com/trackalerts), Twitter (@twitter.com/trackalerts), Instagram (@instagram.com/trackalerts), TikTok (@tiktok.com/trackalerts), and Youtube (@youtube.com/trackalertstv). You will be the first to know about our exciting updates, events, and special offers by being a part of our community. Don’t miss out; click the links now!