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Ben Cayenne

Full name: Benedict Hutchinson "Ben" Cayenne
Nickname(s): Rolls Royce
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 22, 1944 in Barrackpore, Penal-Debe, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: UMES Hawks, Princess Anne, Maryland (USA)
Country: TTO Trinidad and Tobago
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

Ben Cayenne was primarily an 800-metre runner although he ran the 400 for Trinidad & Tobago in relays. His greatest international moment was winning a silver medal in the 800 at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, adding another silver with the 4x400 relay team. At the 1966 Central American & Caribbean Games Cayenne won a bronze in the 800 and a silver medal with the 4x400 relay. He competed at the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games, placing sixth with the relay team in 1967 and winning a relay bronze medal in 1971, and placing seventh in the 800 in 1971. At the 1968 Olympics Cayenne made the 800 final, placing eighth, and was sixth with the 4x400 relay team.

Cayenne studied in the United States at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. He later settled in the US, becoming an athletics coach at Swarthmore College and a CPA, working as a tax consultant.

Personal Bests\: 400 – 46.3 (1967); 800 – 1:46.83 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 800 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO 8
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Trinidad and Tobago TTO 6

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Final 8 1:54.3 1:54.40
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 1:46.8 1:46.83
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Six 2 QU 1:48.2 1:48.22

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Trinidad and Tobago TTO Final 6 3:04.5 3:04.54 45,9
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Trinidad and Tobago TTO Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:04.5 3:04.55
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