Double Gold medallists (From left) Keo Davis, Kesiann John, Zichri Hepburn, Devonric Mac.
Fri, Jun 10, 2022
Athletes from five Vincentian TRack and Field made good of last Saturday’s experience at the 2022 Whitsuntide Games, staged at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada.
The five clubs were High Performance (HP), the St Vincent Grammar School Track Team, the X- Ceed Sports Club, X- Cel Track Club and debutants- Troumaca Mustangs.
When the championships ended, the Vincentian contingent all tolled had netted 12 gold medals, 15 silver and 11 bronze.
Four athletes were double gold medallists – Keo Davis, Devonric Mac, Zichri Hepburn and Kesiann John.
Davis, a double medallist at this year’s Junior Carifta Games in Jamaica, won the Under-17 Male 100 and 400m as a representative of the St Vincent Grammar School Track team.
Meanwhile, Mac, who like Davis made his debut at the 2022 Junior Carifta Games, left his mark on the Whitsuntide Games, winning the Under-20 Male 100m and 200m. His 21.20s clocked in the 200m rewrote the 2017 record of 21.49s.
Joining Mac from the HP set up to gain two golds were Hepburn and John. Hepburn won the Under-17 Male 1500m and the Men’s Open 3000m, while John copped the Female Open 1500m and 3000m.
The HP Club secured further gold through Saddique Stephens in the Open Male Long Jump.
Not to be excluded from the gold medal club were X – Ceed Sports Club’s Kodi Grant who won the Under-17 Male Long Jump; and Jonathan Medford of the St Vincent Grammar School Track Team with victory in the Under-17 Male Shot Putt.
SVG’s other gold medal went to AJ Delpesche of Troumaca Mustangs. He claimed the Under-17 Boys High Jump.
Desroy Jordan of X- Cel (Male 20 and Over 800m), Israel Cumberbatch of the St Vincent Grammar School Track Team (Under-17 Male 800m), AJ Delpesche of Mustangs (Under 17 Male 400m), as well as the X- Ceed Sports Club’s trio of J’Var Cato (U-17 Male Long Jump), Shaquana Jacobs (U-17 Female 100m) and Kodi Grant( High Jump), were all silver medallists.
Jaheim Roberts(Under-11 Male 100 and 200m), Zacri Sobers of HP(Under- 17 Male 100m), Romaul James( Male Open Long Jump) and Trish Henson (Under-20 Female 400m) were silver medallists for HP.
Additionally, HP gained silver medals in the Females 4 x 100m, 4x 400m Open and the Open Men’s 4 x100m relays.
The St Vincent Grammar School also got a silver in the Under-17 Males 4 x 100m.
HP headed the list of bronze medallists: Waynell Lewis in the Under-17 Male Shot Putt and Discus; Kirk Hamblett in the Male Discus Open; Elizabeth Solomon in the Under-17 Girls 400m; Shykeima Dickson in the Under-15 Females 200m and the Men’s 4 x 400m Open.
AJ Delpesche was third in the Under-17 Male 100m. Sean Henry of the St Vincent Grammar School Track Team took bronze in the Under-17 Male Long Jump, Shaquana Jacobs (Under-17 Female 200m) and Malik Ferdinand of X- Cel in the Male Over-20 400m.
In total, ninety-one athletes represented St Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2022 edition of the Whitsuntide Games, which dates back to the 1950s.