TSSS Penn Relays 2012 squad
Brandon âThaMachineâ Parris is already making his name known on the track circuit at home and abroad. The fifth former, who is only weeks away from his 17th birthday, hails from the Fair Hall/Glen community. Brandon has chalked up an impressive list of championship appearances, including the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2011 (Paris), the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games (Isle of Man) and the 2011 Junior Pan Am Games in Miramar, Florida. The easy striding Parris is a middle-long distance runner who is not shy about tackling the shorter distances if the need arises. He should prove an asset to the team headed for the Penn Relays.
Kerina Hooper hails from the Park Hill community. The 14-year old third former was named intermediate champ at the just concluded Inter secondary Schools Sports. One of the youngest members of the team, Kerina is already known for her dogged determination and drive.
16-year-old Nicky-Ann Stephens is a fourth-former at the Thomas Saunders Secondary School. The lanky lass, who hails from the Central Leeward Village of Buccament, has represented SVG at several regional and international meets, including the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man. She was named Victrix Ludorum following the just concluded 2012 Inter Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships. An outstanding athlete, Nicky-Ann will add depth and maturity to the Penn Relays team.
Fifth form sprinter Kezlon Providence hails from the East Kingstown community of Sion Hill. Coming from a commendable performance at the 2012 Inter Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship, Kezlon is looking to give a good account of himself as he represents Thomas Saunders Secondary School and by extension SVG abroad for the second time.
Fifth form student Desron âGappyâ Wilson hails from the Central Kingstown community of Redemption Sharpes. An up and coming middle distance specialist, the lanky 15-year-old makes his maiden trip to the Penn Relays, following his noteworthy performances on the track and in the long jump pit at the recent Inter Secondary Schools Sports.
12-year-old second former Shafiqua Maloney of Richland Park in the Marriaqua Valley was named most outstanding female athlete in the junior division of the 2012 Inter Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships. A talented all-rounder, she is hoping this will be the first of many trips she will make to the prestigious Games in Pennsylvania.
From the West Kingstown area of Montrose comes 15-year-old Abiola K.Z. Hinds. The Form 5A student is another of Thomas Saundersâs multifaceted young athletes. He is expected to boost the fortunes of the sprint relay team at the games in Philadelphia.