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Team chatoyer takes Chatoyer Heroes Day Road Relay


The day was in honour of Joseph Chatoyer, this country’s lone National Hero; a four legged road relay last week Friday, March 14, was put on by Team Athletics SVG, in conjunction with the Heritage Month Committee with the finish, forming part of the official remembrance ceremony at Dorsetshire Hill.{{more}}

And, fittingly, the relay was won by team Chatoyer. The quartet of Wayne Francois, Maxford Forbes, Dwight Baptiste and Junior Ashton, all from the North Windward area, the bowels of the Carib community, completed the course, which began at the Highway Trading building at Arnos Vale, in 14 minutes 42.43 seconds.

Finishing second overall was the Georgetown Secondary’s two male teams. They finished in 16 minutes 15 seconds, to take first place in the male secondary school category. They were followed by Georgetown Secondary I in 16 minutes 41 seconds, with the St. Vincent Grammar School third, returning a time of 16 minutes 42 seconds.

The dominance of Chatoyer continued as their second team docked in second place in the open category. Chatoyer II’s time was 16 minutes 42.87 seconds.

St. Vincent Motors System 3, more known for their football exploits, was third in the open segment. System 3 showing their other side, clocked 18 minutes 0.79 seconds.

The North Leeward female team was the lone set of competitors in the female open. They clocked 20 minutes 01.6 seconds.

The Stubbs Primary School copped both first places in the primary school categories. In the male category, the Stubbs team’s time was 19 minutes 43.53 seconds, and the females completed the course in 22 minutes 50.9 seconds. Chateaubelair Primary secured the second and third places among the male primary schools’ entrants, and it was number two for that North Leeward education institution in the female segment.

Fifteen teams participated in the inaugural event. There were three female teams and twelve male teams.

Leroy LLewelyn, First Vice President of Team Athletics SVG, said that his organization wants the race to be an annual event to coincide with the yearly wreath laying ceremony at the Obelisk at Dorsetshire Hill.

However, he advanced the idea that the course may be changed next year to the Queen’s Drive route, to truly display, “strength and stamina”. (RT)