Saint Lucia gots its Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games campaign underway this week, through swimmer Jordan Augier.
The University of Tampa junior turned 20 last week. One week prior he had dominated his category in winning the 18 & Over boys’ division at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.
Jordan was qualified to compete in the men’s 50m backstroke and freestyle at the XXII CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico, slated for Wednesday and Thursday.
At the Leyes de Reforma Aquatic Center, it was tough going for the swimmers, who complained bitterly throughout the week of the cool, windy conditions at the outdoor venue.
The saving grace, of course, was that everyone was swimming in the same conditions. Ultimately, Jordan made the A final in the backstroke, finishing fourth in Heat 2 in 27.63 – he would go on to clock 28.16 to end eighth in the final. For the freestyle, he finished 13th overall, fifth in the B final (24.04 seconds) and fifth (24.02) in Heat 3.
Saint Lucia’s next appearance at the Games will be Friday evening. 24-year-old Miguel Auguste is set to be the first Saint Lucian ever to compete in CAC Games boxing.
He is scheduled to contest the 75kg middleweight from 7pm at the World Trade Center. He will be followed on Saturday by 60kg lightweight, Dalton George.
The Maraj Twins, Kurt and Kirk, are entered for the Men’s Road Race on Sunday, but it is understood that just one of the brothers actually made the trip.Cycling is on the Xalapa-Coatepec Route.
In sailing, Stephanie Devaux-Lovell is entered in the women’s Single Handed Laser Radial competition. The 19-year-old is set to begin her six-day sail on Sunday at Gaviotas Beach.