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Anthonique Strachan (/strɔːn/; born 22 August 1993) is a Bahamian sprinter, is the 2012 100m and 200m World Junior Champion. She attended St. Augustine's College in Nassau, Bahamas, and trained with Club Monica Athletics. She now lives and trains in Auburn, Alabama under coach Henry Rolle who also coaches Kerron Stewart and Marc Burns.[1]

Anthonique Strachan
Personal information
Nationality Bahamas
Born (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 25)
The Bahamas
ResidenceAuburn, Alabama
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight138 lb (63 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
ClubClub Monica Athletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 11.20 s (Barcelona 2012)
200 m: 22.32 s (Bahamas 2013)

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CareerEdit

At the 2011 CARIFTA Games, she won two gold medals (100 metres in 11.38s (−0.8 m/s), and 200 metres in 23.17s (0.0 m/s)) in the junior (U-20) category equalling Veronica Campbell's 200 metres games record of 22.93s (1.1 m/s) in the heats. She was consequently awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games.

Strachan won gold medals over 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.[2] Her 200 metres time of 22.70 was a new World Junior Leading and a new championship record.[3]

At the 2012 CARIFTA Games, she won three gold medals: 100 metres in wind-assisted 11.22s (4.4 m/s), 200 metres, this year improving Veronica Campbell's and her own 200 metres games record to 22.85s (−0.7 m/s), and finally, she led the Bahamas 4 × 100 m relay team to gold in 45.02s. For the second time in the role, she was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games.[4]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Bahamas
2009 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia 2nd 200 m 23.95   (−0.4 m/s)
3rd 4×100 m relay 47.04
2010 CARIFTA Games (U-20) George Town, Cayman Islands 5th 200 m 24.57   (0.5 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 45.59
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th 200 m 24.19   (−1.3 m/s)
400 m DNF
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:38.81
World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 12th (sf) 200m 23.99 (wind: +1.8 m/s)
2011 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Montego Bay, Jamaica 1st 100 m 11.38   (−0.8 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.17   (0.0 m/s)
4 × 100 m relay DQ
2012 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Hamilton, Bermuda 1st 100 m 11.22s (4.4 m/s)
1st 200 m 22.85s (−0.7 m/s) CR
1st 4 × 100 m relay 45.02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Finlayson, Alpheus (July 24, 2011). "Anthonique Strachan Clocks World's Best Junior Time, New Bahamian National Junior and New Pan American Jr. Championships Record". The Bahamas Weekly.
  2. ^ Johnson, Kelsie (July 27, 2011). "Junior track stars end season on high note". Nassau Guardian.
  3. ^ Dorsett, Renaldo (July 25, 2011). "Anthonique strikes gold, sets a new meet record". The Tribune. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012.
  4. ^ Finisterre, Terry (Apr 10, 2012), Weather improves to allow records to highlight last day of CARIFTA Games, IAAF, retrieved May 31, 2012

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