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Vincies record victories in Run Barbados 10k


Three Vincentian athletes recorded victories in the recently concluded Run Barbados 10k last weekend.{{more}}

On Sunday, December 5, seven athletes competed in the event, which saw 14-year-old Fulicia Creese placing second for females in the under-19 category, and Ezra Samuel, aged 17, also winning a silver medal in the men’s under-19 category.

In the men’s overall category, athlete/ coach Dwight Baptiste placed third.

The Vincentian contingent, members of the New Grounds Young Runners Club, were accompanied by Peace Corp Volunteer Kelly Wagner, as manager/ chaperone.

Also competing in the event were Zavianne Antoine, Caswell Lewis, Delman King and Connif King.

Wagner, who coordinated the trip, told Searchlight that she was well pleased with the performance of the athletes, who did their best in the event and gave a good representation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

She indicated that the club consists of dedicated athletes from various parts of the island who had been performing well at the local level, and the exposure was an opportunity for them to engage in regional and international competition.

According to Wagner, local athletes have also been successful in previous Run Barbados races.

She said that the club will continue to train in the track and field off season, for local and other regional events.

Wagner used the opportunity to thank the sponsors who facilitated the athletes’ journey. These include the National Lotteries Authority, Digicel, Edwin D Layne, Courts, Allan Smith and family Bakery, and the Bank of Novia Scotia.(JJ)