Saint Lucia finished second in Windward Islands Schools Games track and field on Saturday at the Grenada National Athletics Stadium in St George’s.
With 25 events completed, the Saint Lucians compiled 226.5 points, well adrift of the host nation on 304, but ahead of Dominica on 201 and well ahead of St Vincent and the Grenadines on 168.5.
The bulk of Saint Lucia’s points were garnered by their women, none moreso than Allana Paul. The national champion in the women’s 400m, Allana won that event in Grenada with a personal-best 57.56 seconds, won the 200m in 25.32, and placed third in the 100m to account for 26 points. She would then run both relays, which added a futher 16 points.
Field events proved fruitful for Saint Lucia. Amber Lucien and Rochelle Etienne combined for 42 points in the throws. Amber won Shot Put with a mark of 11.72m, placed third in both Discus Throw (32.07m) and Javelin Throw (34.88m). Rochelle won Javelin Throw (37.26m) was third in Shot Put (11.04m) and was fourth in Discus Throw. Both ran the 4×100.
Kamillah Monroque was a double champion, running a personal-best 4:56.69 to win the 1500m, and 2:23.13 for victory in the 800, adding 20 to Saint Lucia’s total.
Neema Leon contributed 18 points, with a 1.60m clearance to win High Jump, and 5.35m to place second in Long Jump.
Julien Alfred stopped the clock at 12.00 to win the 100m, and ran the 4x100m and 4x400m, in which Saint Lucia were first (48.16) and fourth (4:29.05).
On the men’s side, Saint Lucia picked up just six medals. Stephan Charles won the 100m in 10.74, a personal-best mark for him, and was third in the 200m in 22.04.
Vincent ‘Bijoux’ London won the only other Saint Lucian gold medal on the men’s side, taking Triple Jump with a 13.61m performance.
Daniel Eugene took two individual bronze medals, the 1500m in 4:20.12 and the 800m in 1:59.15.
Daniel, Stephan, Delan Edwin, and Brent Joseph ran 3:41.01 to finish third in the 4x400m.