Saint Lucia athletics to contest CAC Champs

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Saint Lucia athletics to contest CAC Champs

Saint Lucia will be represented at the 2015 Central America & Caribbean (CAC) Age Group Championships, this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago.

There is unfinished business for the youngsters in the 13-14 age group. Two years ago, Julien Alfred and Antonio Maynard were leading in the 11-12 age group competition, when they both came down with illness and fell out of medal contention.

This year, Julien in particular has been amazing, setting the national junior record for the women’s 200m still shy of her 14th birthday. Yet to be beaten this year, she will have especially high hopes for the track events and jumps.

The full team in the 13-14 division is Julien, Desray Desir, Antonio Maynard and Tyler Toussaint, all of Survivors.

The quartet will compete as a team in the 80m, 1200m, 80m hurdles, long jump, high jump, baseball throw, and shot put.

In the 11-12 category, Joy Edward and Zoya Jn Marie from Survivors, Omega James from District One Athletics Club and Miguel Charlery from Rockets Athletic Club will compete in the 60m, long jump, high jump, and baseball throw; the boys will run the 1000m and the girls will run an 800m. They will also run a mixed relay.

The team, along with coaches Cuthbert Modeste and Phillisia Joseph-Estava, will leave for Trinidad on Friday via the Hewanorra International Airport

The CAC Championship is an international event for boys and girls between aged 11 to 14, and is held every two years. Its sole intention is to allow athletes at that age to have experience with a variety of events.

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