July 8, 2013
Senior Alena Brooks anchored the Trinidad & Tobago 4x400-meter relay to a gold medal on Sunday at the 2013 Central American & Caribbean Games. Fellow teammates Te’Shon Adderley and Todea-Kay Willis represented their countries as well and each took fifth, respectively.
Trinidad’s 4x400m relay ran away with the gold medal as they posted a time of 3:30.64, which was nearly four seconds faster than second place Mexico. With the win, Brooks and her relay advance to the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 10-18.
Adderley represented the Bahamas in the 800-meter run and took fifth place. The junior posted a time of 2:06.65 in the race, which is tenths of a second off her personal-best time (2:06.38).
In the long jump, Willis leaped 6.32m (20-9), which is her best this outdoor season. The senior claimed fifth in the event for Jamaica.
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