Athletics Canada Names Team for Inaugural IAAF World Relays

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The first edition of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays is approaching and Athletics Canada is pleased today to name 20 athletes to the Canadian team. The event will be held in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, May 24 and 25. Canada will field four teams, men’s and women’s 4x100 and 4x400-metre relays.

Prize money will be awarded to teams placing in the top eight as well as qualification into the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

2014 IAAF World Relays Teams

Men (Name / Event / Hometown / Personal Coach)

Daundre Barnaby / 4x400m / Brampton, ON / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Jared Connaughton / 4x100m / New Haven, PEI / Monte Stratton
Daniel Harper / 4x400m / Brampton, ON / Desai Williams/Frank Bucca
Tremaine Harris / 4x400m / Markham, ON / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Philip Osei / 4x400m / Toronto, ON / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Dontae Richards-Kwok / 4x100m / Mississauga, ON / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Michael Robertson / 4x400m / Williamstown, ON / Glenroy Gilbert
Gavin Smellie / 4x100m / Etobicoke, ON / Desai Williams
Oluwasegun Makinde / 4x100m / Ottawa, ON / Glenroy Gilbert
Justyn Warner / 4x100m / Markham, ON / Kevin Tyler

Women (Name / Event / Hometown / Personal Coach)

Khamica Bingham / 4x100m / Caledon, ON / Desai Williams/Frank Bucca
Shai-Anne Davis / 4x100m / Toronto, ON / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Fawn Dorr / 4x400m / Marten River, ON / Dr. Marco
Crystal Emmanuel / 4x100m / Scarborough, ON / Desai Williams
Phylicia George / 4x100m / Markham, ON / Anthony McCleary
Kimberly Hyacinthe / 4x100m / Lachenaie, QC / Desai Williams
Jenna Martin / 4x400m / Bridgewater, NS / Anthony McCleary/Desai Williams
Noelle Montcalm / 4x400m / Belle River, ON / Don Garrod
Carline Muir / 4x400m / Edmonton, AB / Lance Brauman
Sarah Wells / 4x400m / Unionville, ON / Desai Williams/Dave Hunt

The men’s 4x100-metres relay team of Aaron Brown, Segun Makinde (alt.), Dontae Richards-Kwok, Gavin Smellie and Justyn Warner took home bronze from the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Also at the 2013 World Championships, the women’s 4x100-metres relay team set a Canadian record in the heats to secure their place in the final; the first time Canadian women qualified a team in a sprint relay final since the 1999 World Championships. The team of Crystal Emmanual, Shai-Anne-Davis, Kimberly Hyacinthe, and Khamica Bingham finished sixth overall.

The women’s 4x100-metres relay heats and finals are set for Saturday May 24. The women’s and men’s 4x400-metres relay heats are Saturday with the finals on Sunday May 25. The men’s 4x100-metres relay heats and finals are also on Sunday.

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