September 26, 2014
NACAC/OECS Invitational Road Relay set for this Sunday

The NACAC/OECS International Road Relay Classic, under the aegis of the local track and field, road racing and cross country agent Team Athletics SVG, will take place this Sunday afternoon in the capital, Kingstown.{{more}}

The relay, which consists of four legs, gets going at 3 p.m., from the intersection of Halifax Street and South River Road. From there, runners head up to Sharpe Street, then onto Bay Street, turning at Lower Bay Street, on to Back Street, with the changeover at the starting point.

Apart from the open categories for both sexes, there will be the secondary and primary segments as well.

When the race was held last year, Grenada retained the title over host St Vincent and the Grenadines in a time of 27 minutes 15.08 seconds.

The local team, which will be selected from Pamenos Ballantyne, Meshach Dublin, Caswell Lewis, Junior Ashton and Josnel Ashton, will be seeking to cop the top spot for the first time since the regional component was inaugurated in 2011.

Last year, IT DAT won the open female category, Petit Bordel – the male and female winners in the secondary schools category, with the Buccament Bay Primary – double winners in both male and female of the primary schools’ segment.

The top finisher in the international/regional category earns US$1,000; second place – $700, with the third and fourth places gaining $500 and $300, respectively.

The prizes in the primary school category see the winner gaining $300, the second place $200 and the third place $150.

Meanwhile, the sum of $400 is at stake for the winner in the secondary schools’ category, with $300 allocated for the second place and $200 for the third place.

In the open category, the winner earns $600, the second place $400 and the third place $200.

When the event was staged in 2013, 53 of the 55 teams which started the race completed it.(RT)