Secondary Schools' Track & Field
The following persons were inducted into the SSTF Hall of Fame at our Season Launch and Rebranding Event held on Tuesday August 30th, 2022 at the Central Bank Auditorium:
Akeem was born on July 4th, 1994. He attended Scarborough Secondary School and successfully participated in the secondary school zonal shot put champion from 2008- 2011. In CARIFTA 2011, he won silver and gold. He was also a NACAC under 23 bronze medalist. In 2015, he was a Para-Pan American Games double gold medalist as well as the Paralympic gold and silver medalist. In 2017, he was the World Para Championships double gold medalist. In 2019, he was the Para-Pan American Games gold and silver medalist. Akeem has competed in various games, locally, regionally and internationally, and he continues to soar in the athletics arena.
Renny was born on the 25th August, 1987. He attended Scarborough Secondary School. Quow is a former South Plains College (Texas) student. He won the American junior college outdoor 400m title for the school in 2008 and the indoor title in 2009. He represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 400M sprint at both the Olympic and World Athletic Games Finals, a rare feat for athletes from the Caribbean in this event. He represented Trinidad and Tobago at the World Championships, World Indoor Championships, Pan American Games, World U20 Championships, Commonwealth Games, IAAF World Relays and the CAC Championships.
Kelly-Ann Kaylene Baptiste was born in Scarborough and grew up in the village of Plymouth, Tobago. She attended Signal Hill Secondary School and became a member of the Zenith Athletic Club. She represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CARIFTA Games, Central American and Junior Championships, World Junior Championships, World Youth Championships, Pan American Junior Championships, Summer Olympics and World Athletics Championships. Her events are 100M, 200M and 4 x 100M. She is a two-time World Championships Bronze medalist. She placed in the top 8 twice in the Olympic Games, and five times at the World Championships. She is a two-time World (Continental) Cup winner, and also placed in the top 8 at the Pan American games on three occasions. She is also a Diamond League meeting winner, World U18 Championships Bronze medalist and placed in the top 8 at the World U20 Championships. She is a one time NCAA Champion and a one time top 8 finalist at the World Athletics Games. She is also a 9 time National champion.
Keshorn Walcott was born and grew up in the quiet village of Lanse Noire, Toco. He attended the Toco Composite School and participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools' Track and Field Championships. He currently holds the SSTF's U20 Championship Javelin record of 61.14m which he achieved in 2011. He also holds the national record with a throw of 90.16m in 2015. At the 2009 CARIFTA Games, he won the U17 Javelin gold medal and at the 2012 Olympic Games he won gold with a throw of 84.58m; the first non-European to win this event. In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games he won bronze. He has participated in the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships, World Junior Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, Continental Games, IAAF International Centennial Meet and IAAF Diamond Leagues over the years. In 2012 he was awarded the nation’s highest award, The Order of Trinidad and Tobago.
Deon Lendore (Posthumously)
Deon Christopher Lendore (28 October 1992 – 10 January 2022). Deon was born in the town of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago He attended Queens Royal College and represented this school in the 4 x 400 m at the Penn Relays. He gained a scholarship to Texas A&M University where he competed as part their track and field team from 2012–2014. In 2009, he won silver in the 4 × 400 m relay at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships and competed in the World Athletics U20 Championships in 2010. In 2011 he won silver in the 400 m at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Florida. At the 2012 Olympics in London, he placed third in the 4 × 400 m relay and he also acquired acquiring a personal best of 44.36 in the 400 m. He was the first Caribbean athletic to win the Prestigious Bowerman Award due to an indomitable collegiate season in 2014. At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, he placed second in the 4 × 400 m relay. He competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and at the 2016 World Indoor Championships he won Bronze in the 400 m. He also won bronze in the 400 m at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games he placed fourth in the 4 × 400 m and at the 2019 IAAF World Relays in Japan, he won Gold in the 4 × 400 m. At the 2019 Pan American Games he won gold in the 4 × 400 m and at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he reached the semi-finals of the 400 m , and was a member of the team that finished eighth in the 4 × 400 m. At the 2021 Diamond League event in Zürich, he finished third place; he was ranked 8th in the world and #1 in Trinidad and Tobago at that time.