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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

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 4×400 relay team. At the 1966 Central American & Caribbean Games Cayenne won a bronze in the 800 and a silver medal with the 4×400 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 4×400 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. Prior to school in the United States, he had been a policeman in Trinidad.

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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