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Rondel Sorrillo (born 24 January 1986) is a Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, who specializes in the 200 meters. He was the first University of Kentucky athlete to win the men's 200 m title at the NCAA championships, winning it in 2010.[4]

Rondel Sorrillo
Rondel Sorrillo Rio2016.jpg
Sorrillo at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1986-01-24) 24 January 1986 (age 33)
La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago[1]
EducationUniversity of Trinidad and Tobago
University of Kentucky
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Trinidad and Tobago
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints, 100 metres, 200 metres
College teamUniversity of Kentucky
ClubPalo Seco
Kentucky Wildcats[1]
La Brea[3]
Coached byEdrick Floreal[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 9.99
200 m: 20.16

Sorrillo competed in the 200 meters event at the 2008 Olympic Games, but without reaching the final round.[5] He ran a personal best for the 100 m at the 2012 national championships, placing third with a time of 10.03 seconds.[6] He represented Trinidad and Tobago in both the 100 and 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

He was part of the Trinidad and Tobago 4 × 100 m team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[4]

His personal best time for the 200 metres is 20.16 seconds.[5] He also has a 9.99 second (+1.7) personal best in the 100 meters, achieved in 2016 while finishing second in the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Trials. At 30 years, 152 days, he became the third oldest person to achieve a sub-10 second time for the first time; and 6.57 seconds in the 60 meters, achieved in January 2015 in Lexington.[5]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Trinidad and Tobago
2006 NACAC U23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.98
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.92
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 200 m 20.71
Olympic Games Beijing, China 21st (qf) 200 m 20.63
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd 200 m 20.72
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.73
World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (sf) 200 m 20.63
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 200 m 20.59
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.24
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 200 m 20.64
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.89
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 200 m 20.34
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (sf) 100 m 10.31
34th (h) 200 m 20.76
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 26th (h) 200 m 10.25
7th 4 × 100 m relay 38.57
2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.04
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 9th 200 m 20.57
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.10
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 20th (sf) 60 m 6.68
5th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.83
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29th (h) 100 m 10.23
14th (sf) 200 m 20.33
6th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 37.961

1Disqualified in the final

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rondell Sorillo Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. ^ Rondel Sorrillo. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Rondel Sorrillo. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 – Rondel Sorrillo Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  5. ^ a b c Rondel Sorrillo at IAAF
  6. ^ Lawrence, Kwame (2012-06-25). Bledman wins Trinidad and Tobago title in 9.86. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-09.

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