May 22, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama senior Yanique Malcolm has been selected to compete in the IAAF World Relays this weekend, May 24-25, in Nassau, Bahamas. Malcolm, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was one of 39 athletes chosen to compete as a member of her home country's team, according to a release from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).
Malcolm, who won the 800 meters last weekend at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Lexington, Ky., will run in the 4x800-meter relay this weekend. Joining Malcolm at the event will be Alabama volunteer assistant coaches Mookie Salaam, who will compete on the United States' 4x100-meter relay team, and Tabarie Henry, who will run on the Virgin Islands' 4x200-meter relay team.
The inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays has attracted teams from more than 40 nations comprising more than 500 athletes who form the best relay quartets on the planet, according to a release from the IAAF. The competition, which will take place in Nassau's Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, will see men and women compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m.