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SVGTU laud 2014 CUT games performance

SVGTU laud 2014 CUT games performance

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The athletes who propelled St Vincent and the Grenadines to fourth place in last month’s 15th biennial Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games in Trinidad and the Tobago, have been formally lauded for their efforts.

This, when the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union last Friday feted and handed over certificates to the 35 athletes {{more}}and the five officials – team manager – Kent Cain; coaches – Rawlson Morgan, Santa Cruickshank and Vincent Benjamin and chaperone – Gloria Endeavour.

St Vincent and the Grenadines finished behind Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados in that order.

The Trinidad and Tobago outing is listed as the best showing by a St Vincent and the Grenadines contingent to the event, which is held every two years.

Team manager Kent Cain reiterated that the performance was one rung outside the bigger territories. St Vincent and the Grenadines pouched eight medals, which included two gold, one silver and five bronze.

Among the medal haul was a record setting performance by Jamillea Glasgow who flung a distance 49.63 meters – a new mark in the girl’s Under-11 cricket ball throw.

The other gold medal was achieved by Javon Rawlins in the boys’ Under-15 high jump.

The other medallists were Jevonnie Lavia, who collected a silver in the boys Under-13 high jump and a bronze in the cricket ball throw of that age group; One’ Williams received a bronze medal in the girls Under- 9 cricket ball throw and Devon Morgan also won a bronze medal in the cricket ball throw for boys Under- 9.

Zacri Durham copped a bronze medal in the boys’ Under-9 long jump and another in the 150 meters.

The Vincentians, like the other territories, apart from the medals, received book bags compliments the Caribbean Union of Teachers.

Cain, in indicating that most of this year’s contingent would be eligible for the 2016 edition which is set for Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, challenged the athletes: “You have to pay attention to your books; you have to also pay attention to sports, and the areas that you choose … In your various disciplines, keep on training with an eye of making the team again.”

Also chiming in with their commendations for the team’s performance were president of the SVGTU- Oswald Robinson and Nelson Hillocks – director of physical education and sports. (RT)

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