ST. LUCIA’S track and field team is all set to compete at the 45th edition of the CARIFTA Games in Grenada this weekend.
National record holder in the ladies 200 metres and “Junior female athlete of the year” Julien Alfred will lead St.Lucia charge in the 100 meters. and 200 metres, Alfred arrived on the Island on Tuesday afternoon from Jamaica.
Last weekend at the Jamaica Champs Julien captured three silver medals at the Boys and Girls Championships. She competed in the Class Two category and won silver medals in the 100 metres (11.77 seconds), silver in the 200 metres (24.48 seconds) and silver in the 4 x 100 metres relay.
Noticeably absent from the list to Grenada will be Kimani Alphonse who, according to the SLAA representative / Treasurer Cornelius Breen, is nursing an injury.
Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medalist in Samoa last year Javelin thrower Rochelle Etienne will captain the ladies team, She will have alongside her – Julien Alfred (100 metres, 200 metres), DesrayDesir (100 metres), Neema Leon (long jump), KamillahMonroque (3000 metres).
Leading the boys team in Grenada is captain Uric Mathurin (Octathlon), Uric will have with him Jean Meachel Etienne (200 metres, 4×400 relay), Jean Pierre Fredrick (Discuss), Tyrese Paul ( 400 metres, 4×400 relay), DevornMoise (Javelin), Randy Serville (400 metres, 4×400 relay), Armani Modeste ( 400 metres, 4×400 relay), Vincent London (Octathlon).
While in Grenada the 12 member team will be under the watchful eyes of Head Coach / Manager Denise Herman, Liaxna Martinez – Coach and Cuthbert Modeste – Coach.