MINNEAPOLIS – Golden Gopher alumni Te'Shon Adderley and Alena Brooks competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, last weekend. Both ran the 800-meter run, and Brooks also served as an alternate for Trinidad's 4x400-meter relay team.
In the 800m preliminary round, Brooks ran a 2:06.33 to finish sixth in her heat. Adderley also took sixth in her heat, clocking a 2:08.24. The top three in each heat advanced to the semifinal round, and Kenya's Eunice Jepkoech Sum ultimately won the 800m in 2:00.31.
Trinidad's 4x400m relay team advanced to the final round after running a 3:33.26 to finish third in the first heat of the preliminary round. Trinidad went on to place sixth in the 4x400m final in 3:33.50. Jamaica won the 4x400m in 3:23.82.
The Gopher duo represented their home countries at the competition, with Adderley running for the Bahamas and Brooks running for Trinidad. The 2014 Commonwealth Games featured a total of 71 countries competing in 17 different sports.
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