Team Grenada bagged a total of nineteen medals among them, eight gold, four silver and seven bronze to capture the second spot in the 3rd OECS Track and Field Championship held at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium over the weekend.
Over one hundred and fifty athletics from across the OECS region braved the inclement weather conditions at the stadium to showcase their talent inkeen athletic rivalry. However, when the dust settled with the final event of the day, athletes from the British Virgin Islands ran away with the title raking in twenty-one medals; 10 gold, eight silver and three bronze.
The BVI’s Tynelle Gumbs was awarded the most outstanding female athlete having won the women shot putt with a throw of 15.23 meters and the discus with a Games record throw of 48.44 meters erasing the old distance of 47.51 meters.
Gumbs claimed the Veda Bruno-Victor Award for her performance.
The award for the most outstanding male athlete went to Grenadian Anderson Peters. He walked away with the “Reds” Perreira award.
Grenada’s eight gold medals went to
Meleni Rodney who won the women 400 meters in a time of 53.55 sec, Josh Hazzard, winner of the men discuss with a throw of 49 meters, Kurt Felix winner of the men long jump with a distance of 7.47 meters and Kenisha Pascal winner of the 800, 1500 and 3000 meters women.
Also getting among the gold medals for Grenada was Candesha Scott defended her gold medal in…? with a throw of 48.78 meters and Collen Felix winner of the women long jump, leaping a distance of 5.33 meters.