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TASVG recognises its top performers


Kineke Alexander was the toast of Team Athletics SVG last Saturday once again as she, for the second year in a row, was named the Most Outstanding Athlete.

Alexander, the reigning NCAA Indoor 400M champion and this country’s first medalist at the senior Central America and Caribbean Games in July this year, out pointed the others in contention.{{more}}

The US-based Alexander during the year broke the national 400 meter record and became the first for Iowa University to hold a NCAA national sprint record.

The 20 year old was also adjudged the senior female athlete of the year and the 20 and over female athlete of the year at the awards ceremony held at Club Calabash.

Alexander’s closest rival was Pamenos Ballantyne. The long distance athlete was voted Senior Male Athlete and the 20 and over male athlete of the year. Ballantyne though had a lean year in comparison to his usual bounty on the regional road running circuit.

Ronica Williams collected the Under -20 male athlete of the year award as well as the Junior Athlete of the Year.

Junior Female athlete was Kerisha Fraser. She also copped the female under-15 title.

Akido Simon was the second person to lay hands on the Calvert Woods award for being the Most Promising athlete.

Dario Glasgow and Anella Francois were selected as the Under-9 male and female divisional winners respectively.

The other divisional winners were Nazron Hoyte Under-11 male, Tara Joseph Under-11 female, Derron James Under-13 male, Shericia Pierre Under-13 female and Dorinson Douglas, the Under-13 female champion.

Completing the awardees in the age categories were Courtney Williams- the Under-17 champion, with Tonya Trimmingham doing likewise among the females and Jasmine Providence, the Under-20 female winner.

The St Vincent Grammar School was declared the Club of the Year.

And on an afternoon of recognition the TASVG also paid homage to the other off-the-field persons who have distinguished themselves in their duties.

Woodrow ‘Keylee’ Williams for the second year running was rewarded with the accolade of Technical Official of the Year. Williams, elevated last year to a regional technical body, has lent his expertise both on the local and wider Caribbean.

He is also one of the coaches assigned to TASVG’s outreach Right On Track (ROT) programme.

And, in a time when volunteerism is vastly dwindling, Shemma Franklyn copped the award as the Volunteer of the Year.

Coach of the Year was the energetic Rosmund Griffith.

TASVG’s awards are a prelude to the National Sports Awards set for February next year.

Last Saturday’s ceremony was addressed by Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Glen Beache among other persons.

The featured speaker was Grenadian Vida Bruno-Victor.