February 27, 2015
IT-DAT Academy returns reasonable performances at Barbados Relay Fair

First timers at the recently staged Barbados Relay Fair — IT-DAT Academy — were able to cave out some creditable efforts.

IT-DAT, through the efforts of Canada based Jumoro Exeter, won the triple jump, with Kasani Culzac placing third.{{more}}

The academy also placed second in the men’s distance relay, as well as second in the men’s 4X800m and third in the 4x400m.

But it was a seventh place for IT-DAT in the Male Under-20 4x400m and the Sprint Relay and eighth in the 4x100m.

It was a down time for IT-DAT in the 4x100m male 20 and over, as the quartet was disqualified, with the females in that same age division suffering the same fate.

The females, though, earned a second place in the 4x400m and were fourth in the Distance Relay.

Head coach and sports consultant of IT-DAT Academy Michael Ollivierre said he was somewhat satisfied with the showing of his charges, as it was, for many of them, their first experience competing on a synthetic surface.

He said that it was also an indication for him and his athletes as to where they are and what they need to do to improve.

Ollivierre said he believes that experiences such as their recent trip augur well not only for his academy, but for track and field as a whole in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

He thanked the parents, the business community and other individuals who made their debut outing possible.

Apart from IT-DAT Academy, St Vincent and the Grenadines had representation from the St Vincent Grammar School and the Thomas Saunders Secondary School.(RT)