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Chatoyer team still king of the roads

Chatoyer team still king of the roads

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Chatoyer Athletics Club continues to rule road relays in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The North Windward Unit once again ran away with the National Heroes Road Relay, last Monday, March 14. {{more}}

Led by the Caribbean’s premier distance athlete, Pamenos Ballantyne, Chatoyer completed the Argyle to Kingstown route in 1hr 2:11.

The club has dominated this event since its change from the traditional January 22 date in 2002 with the exception of last year, when the event was not held.

Faced with a reduced budget and a general indifference towards athletics in the country, only thirteen teams faced the starter’s gun this year.

Underlining the lack of interest in the event was the non-participation of the once dominant Sion Hill Male team, which had a virtual title deed on the event during the 1990’s and 1980’s.

ACE athletics Club, another long-standing participant, was second to Chatoyer with a time of 1hr 8:44.

The Campden Park Secondary School captured third clocking 1hr 11:23. They also copped the first prize among secondary schools.

The open female category saw just one team participating. The Sion Hill Women’s team took consolation for their male counterparts finishing in 1hr 39. But this time was slower than the top finishers in the primary schools category.

The Stubbs Primary School finished the 13-mile event in 1 hr 33:16 with the Calliaqua Primary in 1hr 34:25.

It was a one-two for Stubbs in the female division, doing times of 1 hr 41:3 and 1hr 42:57 sec respectively.

The relay, which ended at Heritage Square on South River Road, was part of the Heritage Month celebrations and was organized by Team Athletics SVG, formerly the St.Vincent Amateur Athletics Association.

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