Vincentian, Jamaican athletes take CARICOM 10K titles
JAMAICA – Vincentian athlete Linda McDowald took her second title in the women’s leg of the annual CARICOM 10K Race in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Saturday with a winning time of 39:50. This was slightly slower than the 37:57 run for her first title in 2016 in Guyana.
Second place in Saturday’s race went to Grenadian Kenisha Pascal, who crossed the finish line at 40:21, while third place went to Carlie Pipe of Barbados in 46:12.
Jamaica took the top two places in the men’s leg of the event. Dwayne Graham won in a time of 34:15 and Oshane Archibald took second place at 34:19. Vincentian Junior Ashton copped the third spot at 35:54, while his compatriot and former event winner Pamenos Ballantyne had to settle for fourth at 37:40.
The CARICOM 10K and a 5K Run/Walk were associate events of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-6.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Cabinet ministers, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith and Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque participated in the event. President of Suriname Desi Bouterse, the CARICOM head of government with lead responsibility for sports, attended and officiated at the presentation ceremony.