Mecheala for Saint Lucia at IAAF World Youth Champs

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Mecheala for Saint Lucia at IAAF World Youth Champs
Mechaela Judia Hyacinth
Mechaela Judia Hyacinth

The Saint Lucia Athletics Association has officially announced Mechaela Judia Hyacinth as the island’s sole representative at this year’s International Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia.

The ninth edition of the competition for athletes under the age of 18, WYC Cali 2015 will take place 15-19 July. Mechaela, a member of Blazers Track Club and a student at Leon Hess Comprehensive, will contest the women’s 100m.

Mechaela has done well in her event over the past two years. She won the youth division at the National Individual Championships last month with a career-best 11.54 seconds, albeit with a trailing wind of over three metres per second.

Her best legal time also came this year, when she ran 11.96 seconds at a meet in Martinique in May. It was her first time under 12 seconds, and that run earned her a qualifying mark under the standards set out by the IAAF for WYC 2015.

Mecheala has not featured a great deal for the year, but she is unbeaten, having also won at the Inter-School Championships (12.3) and the Elite Invitational (12.5).

Last season, Mecheala ran 12.15 seconds at the Independence Championships, 12.20 at National Juniors, 12.16 at the Hampton Games in Trinidad and Tobago, and 12.22 at the CARIFTA Games in Fort de France, Martinique.

According to a statement from the Athletics Association, Mechaela “has displayed confidence and readiness for the challenge ahead… We wish Ms Hyacinth all the best in Colombia.” Mecheala will travel with her club coach, Gimry Lewis, on Sunday.

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  1. I know you are going to give this your all my love, and that's what counts. You have worked hard. I wish you all the best.

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  2. Wa u say my girl brazil nxt year?i deh wih you haaaaaayyyyyyyy heeeeesssaaalllloooooppp!!#lucians

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  3. Finally...sigh

    Mechaela, I wish to congratulate you on your achievements. Continue giving it your all, keep your head up high and show the world.

    I really can't say go represent SLU, because of the treatment you receive across the board. Some choose not to recognize or praise you for such great work, for your accomplishment.

    Go represent nonetheless, make your family proud!

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  4. Congrats baby girl....go out there and do your best...you have ur family friends and fans repping u....we love you mwahhhhh (your manager)

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