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Athletics Canada names team for inaugural IAAF World Relays

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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 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. For a complete schedule, and more information click here

-AC-

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