OTTAWA – 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 4×100 and 4×400-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
|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|
|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 4×100-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 4×100-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 4×100-metres relay heats and finals are set for Saturday May 24. The women’s and men’s 4×400-metres relay heats are Saturday with the finals on Sunday May 25. The men’s 4×100-metres relay heats and finals are also on Sunday. For a complete schedule, and more information click here.