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Vincentian athletes bag eight medals at CUT games

Vincentian athletes bag eight medals at CUT games


The next generation of track and field athletes from St Vincent and the Grenadines won eight medals at the15th biennial hosting of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games, held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucarapo, Trinidad, recently.{{more}}

The count represented two gold, one silver and five bronze medals and put St Vincent and the Grenadines in fourth place overall.

Winning the gold medals were Javon Rawlins in the boys Under-15 high jump and Jannilea Glasgow in the girls Under-11 cricket ball throw.

Rawlins leapt to his best height of 1.83 metres and Glasgow flung a distance 49.63 metres en route to their top spots.

Glasgow’s effort was one of four medals earned from the cricket ball throw event.

These were secured by Jevonnie Lavia, One Williams and Devon Morgan.

Lavia collected a silver medal in the boys Under-13, with a distance of 61.93 metres; Williams received a bronze medal in the girls Under- 9 for her throw of 25.73 metres and Morgan also won a bronze medal in the boys Under- 9. Morgan’s throw measured 38.59 metres.

The other bronze medals were copped by Zacri Durham in the boys Under-9 long jump and the 150 metres.

In the jump, Durham’s distance was 3.73 metres and in the sprint, he clocked 22.38 seconds.

The 35 athletes were accompanied by Rawlson Morgan, Gloria Endeavour, Kent Cain, Santa Cruickshank and Vincent Benjamin.

Reports are that the Vincentians performed poorly in the sprint events, especially in the passing of the baton in the relays.

Jamaica finished top of the medal table with 50 medals, while host Trinidad and Tobago was second with 40 medals and Barbados, third with 38 medals.(RT)