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Full name  Anton Skerritt
Years  Team
Apps  (Gls)
Place of birth  Trinidad & Tobago
Team  Apps
Playing position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1964-01-03) 3 January 1964 (age 53)

Ssc episode 3 interview with former olympian and current teacher anton skerritt at mmhs


Anton Skerritt (born January 3, 1964) is a Trinidadian/Canadian former Sprinter, and soccer player. As a sprinter he compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics, 1987 World Championships in Athletics, 1986 Commonwealth Games, and the 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie. As a soccer player he played in the Canadian National Soccer League, and the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

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Career

In 1982, Skerritt began playing soccer at the college level with Howard University. After a recommendation from an American national track and field team coach he switched to track and field. He was chosen to represent Trinidad & Tobago in the 1984 Summer Olympics to compete in Men's 400 metres, and the Men's 4×400 metres Relay. In 1986, he switched his allegiance to Canada for the 1986 Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal in the 4×400 metres relay. At the 1987 World Championships in Athletics he achieved a Canadian record of 45.62secs in the 400 metres event. He featured in the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie, and the 1991 Pan American Games. In the Francophonie Games he won 3 medals in 400 metres, 4×100 metres relay, and 4×400 metres relay. He retired in 1992 to pursue his education in teaching.

In 1994, he returned to competitive soccer to play with St. Catharines Wolves of the Canadian National Soccer League. The following season he signed with Toronto Italia. In 1996, he returned to St. Catharines where he won the Umbro Cup and reached the CNSL Championship finals against Toronto Italia but lost the series by a score of 11-0 on goals on aggregate. In 1997, he signed with the Hamilton White Eagles, but was released midway through the season as the league suspended the organization for the remainder of the season. In 2002, he signed with expansion franchise the Metro Lions of the Canadian Professional Soccer League. In their debut season the Lions secured a postseason berth by finishing third in the Eastern Conference. In the semi-finals they faced the Ottawa Wizards, but suffered a 1-0 defeat. He returned for a second season with the Lions, and helped the club reach the finals of the Open Canada Cup tournament where they lost the match to London City 4-2 on penalties.

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Anton Skerritt Wikipedia


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