July 4, 2014
No podium finish for Vincentian athletes in Caricom 10K

The three Vincentians athletes who contested the Caricom 10k road race last Sunday in Antigua and Barbuda, finished outside of the top three.{{more}}

In the annual event, veteran athlete Pamenos Ballantyne finished fourth and debutant at national representation, Meshach Dublin, was fifth in the men’s open category.

The other Vincentian representative in the event, Linda Mc Dowall, was fourth among the females.

Ballantyne, a previous winner of the event, clocked 36 minutes 13 seconds ahead of his countryman Dublin in a time of 36 minutes 29 seconds.

Ballantyne, who doubled up at the event as athlete/coach told SEARCHLIGHT that the race was “poorly organized”.

The race was won by Guyanese Cleveland Forde in 34 minutes 52 seconds, with Antigua’s Elliot Mason second in 34 minutes 59 seconds. The third place was copped by Grenada’s Reon Radix in 35 minutes 17 seconds.

Meanwhile, Mc Dowall’s time was 42 minutes 54 seconds, as she trailed Trinidadian Tonya Nero, Guyanese Euleen Josiah and another Trinidadian, Jenelle Nedd to the finish line.

Nero’ s winning run saw her clocking 38 minutes 36 seconds, while Josiah’s time was 40 minutes 48 seconds and Nedd – 42 minutes 03 seconds.

Closing out the top five finishers among the females was Kemisha Pascal of Grenada. Pascal’s time was 43 minutes 26 seconds. (RT)