Canadian Interuniversity Sport Athlete of the Year nominee Khamica Bingham is among a strong Canadian 20-member contingent named to participate in the inaugural International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays in the Bahamas on May 24 and 25.
Canadawill field four teams – men’s and women’s 4×100 and 4×400-metre relays.
Bingham, who attends York University, teamed up with Shai-Anne Davis, Crystal Emmanuel and Kimberly Hyacin the to set a new 4×100-metre Canadian record (42.99 secs.) at last year’s world championship.
Last month, the quartet ran 44.09 secs. at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville,Florida.
The men’s 4×100-metre relay team of Aaron Brown, Dontae Richards-Kwok, Justyn Warner, Gavin Smellie and alternate Segun Makinde won a bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF world championship
The squad also includes 4×400-metre athletes Tremaine Harris, Philip Osei and Daundre Barnaby who are trained by former Canadian Olympian Desai Williams and two-time Canadian Coach of the Year Anthony McCleary.
The women’s 4×100-metre relay heats and finals will take place on Saturday while the women’s and men’s 4×400-metre relay heats are also on Saturday. The finals will be held on Sunday along with the men’s 4×100-metre relay heats.
Prize money will be awarded to teams placing in the top eight as well as qualification into the 2015 IAAF world championships.