Ayanna Alexander

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Ayanna Alexander
Personal information
Nationality Trinidadian
Born (1982-07-20) 20 July 1982 (age 34)
Trinidad & Tobago
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport athletics
Event(s) Triple jump, Long jump
College team Louisiana Tech
Coached by Emanuel "Skeeter" Jackson
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Triple jump: 14.40 m
Updated on 9 January 2015.

Ayanna Alexander is a track and field athlete from Trinidad and Tobago who is the first and only women in the country's history to compete at an Olympic games in the women's triple jump. Ayanna competes primarily in the triple jump and some times the long jump.[1][2][3] She competed in track and field collegiately in the United States at Louisiana Tech University and at McLean High School in McLean, VA. She is the Trinidad and Tobago national record holder in the triple jump at 14.40 meters.[4] and is the first and only athlete from Trinidad and Tobago to qualify in the triple jump for the Olympic Games.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
100 m 12.26 s (wind: +0.1 m/s) Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 13 Aug 2011
200 m 24.85 s (wind: -1.4 m/s) United States Lafayette, Louisiana 19 Mar 2005
400 m 55.29 s United States Baton Rouge, Louisiana 16 Mar 2002
100 m hurdles 14.60 s (wind: +1.4 m/s) (ht) United States Tulsa, Oklahoma 13 May 2005
Long jump 6.28 m (wind: +1.3 m/s) Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 24 Jun 2012
Triple jump 14.40 m (wind: 0.0 m/s) United States Alexandria, Virginia 28 Aug 2014
Long jump 5.93 m United States Fairfax, Virginia 26 Jan 2013
Triple jump 13.99 m United States Blacksburg, Virginia 20 Feb 2010

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Triple jump 13.29 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th Triple jump 13.21 m
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd Triple jump 13.30 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 5th Triple jump 13.71 m
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd Triple jump 13.64 m
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 11th Long jump 5.87 m
2nd Triple jump 13.91 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 7th Long jump 6.06 m
1st Triple jump 13.50 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 5th Triple jump 13.54 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 14th (q) Triple jump 14.09 m
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 9th Long jump 5.70 m
2nd Triple jump 13.17 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 23rd (q) Long jump 5.77 m
3rd Triple jump 14.01 m
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 6th Triple jump 13.49 m A (+1.3 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 8th Triple jump 12.94 m A (-0.5 m/s)
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 8th Triple jump 13.83 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 5th Triple jump 13.68 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States Triple jump NM


  1. ^ "Ayanna Alexander - Athletics". Ttoc.org. 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Ayanna Alexander, National Sporting Archive of Trinidad and Tobago (NSATT), retrieved January 9, 2015 
  3. ^ Biography - ALEXANDER Ayanna, PASO, archived from the original on 9 January 2015, retrieved January 9, 2015 
  4. ^ Trinidad & Tobago National Records - Women, National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad & Tobago, retrieved January 9, 2015 
  5. ^ Ayanna Alexander - Biography, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved January 9, 2015 

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