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Fourteen year old breaks six track and field records

Fourteen year old breaks six track and field records


Kerina Hooper is looking towards the 2012 Inter Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships with great expectation.{{more}}

The 14-year-old Form Three student of the Thomas Saunders Secondary School is relatively unknown, as she has only shot into recognition late last year, as she participated in the road races put on by Team Athletics SVG.

But Hooper cranked up her efforts on the track and turned the spotlight on herself at her school’s Inter House Meet two weeks ago, as she took the Girls Intermediate title.

Hooper in the process laid down new markers, as she broke six records.

A resident of Park Hill, Hooper won the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m and 3000 m events.

Participating in Track and Field events since she was a Grade Three student of the Park Hill Government School, Hooper is looking towards the Inter School Meet with great expectation.

“I am looking forward to doing my best and nothing but the best,” she told SEARCHLIGHT last Friday at the Grammar School Playing Field.

“I want to win all my races and become the Intermediate champion,” Hooper projected.

Hooper will be competing in the middle distances, namely the 800 m, 1500 m, the 3,000 m as well as the 400 m.

Her date with local stardom is set for Thursday, March 29, at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, when the finals of the premier school’s sporting event come off.

Hooper, though, has her first outing in the 3,000 m, which was set to come off yesterday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, during the Male Heats.

She is of the opinion that being an almost unknown could work in her favour, going into the island wide competition.

In revealing her immediate aspirations in the sport, Hooper said: “I am hoping to get more exposure and feel what it is like to go overseas and compete against others”.(RT)