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Kineke earns bronze at CAC


by Shayne Alexander

History was made on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC), as St.Vincent and the Grenadines earned its first ever medal at the games.

Kineke Alexander, who has been creating a stir in track and field, placed third in the female 400m event with a time of 52.04, and earned a bronze medal. The games are being held in Cartagena, Colombia. Mexico’s Ana Gueva, took the 1st position and Hazel Ann Regis of Grenada took silver.{{more}}

Kineke’s performance was not surprising, after winning the 400-metre dash at the NCAA Indoor Meet in February. She is the first Hawkeye sprinter to win an NCAA title and just the third UI NCAA track and field champion overall. She also finished second in the 400m at the NCAA outdoor meet, and she won Big Ten indoor titles in the 200m and 400m. Kineke set a Big Ten indoor record in the 400m with a time of 52.31 seconds and also set a school record in the indoor 200m and indoor 400m with times of 23.49 and 52.01, respectively.