Semoy Hackett

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Semoy Hackett
Semoy Hackett 2012.jpg
Semoy Hackett at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad & Tobago
Born (1988-11-27) 27 November 1988 (age 27)
Lambeau, Tobago
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres

Semoy Hackett (born 27 November 1988) is a Tobagonian track and field sprint athlete who competed collegiately at Louisiana State University.[1] Her personal best in the 100m is 11.09, and 22.49 in 200m.

Hackett represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed fourth in her first round heat, which normally meant elimination. However, her time of 11.53 seconds was among the ten fastest losing times and she qualified for the second round. There she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.46 was the sixth time of her race.[1] Together with Wanda Hutson, Ayanna Hutchinson and Kelly-Ann Baptiste she also took part in the 4x100 metres relay. In their first round heat they did not finish and were eliminated due to a mistake with the baton exchange.[1]

Hackett ran a relay at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but was retrospectively disqualified and banned for six months because of a failed drugs test for Methylhexaneamine at the National Championships.[2]

In November 2012, Louisiana State University reported that Hackett had again tested positive for methylhexaneamine at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in June. LSU was forced to vacate their national championship due to the failed drug test.[3] Hackett was given a doping ban of two-year and four months. The ban ended 30 April 2015.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
2004 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Hamilton, Bermuda 5th (h) 100 m 12.94   (-1.8 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 47.79s
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Coatzacoalcos, México 3rd 100 m 11.97   (0.4 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 46.08
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 3rd 100 m 11.68   (0.7 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45.72
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 3rd 100 m 11.71   (1.0 m/s)
3rd 200 m 23.62   (2.0 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45.75
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 33rd (h) 100m 11.94 (wind: +0.4 m/s)
29th (h) 200m 24.59 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd 100 m 11.35
2010 NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 4th 100m 11.33 (wind: +2.2 m/s) w
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 100 m 11.27   (0.5 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m 43.47
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 200m 22.51 (wind: +1.3 m/s)
World Championships Beijing, China 14th (sf) 100 m 11.13
11th (sf) 200 m 22.75
3rd 4 × 100 m 42.03


  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Semoy Hackett,, ret: Aug 28, 2008
  2. ^ T&T federation to confirm Hackett's positive test on Monday. Track Alerts. Retrieved on 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ "Hackett_positive". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Doping sanctions - News 154 Positive cases in athletics Sanctioned according to information received by the IAAF as of 26 June 2014" (PDF). IAAF. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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