DAAA holds road race series

Athletes at the event

Over 40 runners participated in a Dominica Amateur Athletics Association (DAAA) road race series held in Marigot on the weekend.

Participants in the race included athletes from the Pioneers Athletics Club (PAC), Dominica Grammar School (DGS) Aspires Athletics Club and the Wesmar Rangers Athletics Club. According to organizers of the event the overall participation was less than expected.

The two-kilometer road race started run started with the under 11, 13, and 15 boys and girls who ran from Weires Flat to end at the same location. The event was won by Norton Vidal of the DGS Under-15 boys and Cherese Rossi of the PCSS girls Under-15.

The five-kilometer race, which started about 4:50pm from Londondery, saw runners start at Weires, continued pass the Melvill Hall Airport to proceed to the end at Weires Flat.

MacNaguirre Suares, the top middle and long distance runner in Dominica, led the race from start to finish and was followed in second by Samson Barreau. Both are members of PAC.

These were the overall winners in the 5KM race:

1.    Chelsey Linton – Wesmar  – 26min 07.1sec
2.    Shamia Lamar– PAC – 26min 44.0sec
3.    Cutie Frank – Wesmar – 32.min 36.0sec

1.    Mac Naguirre Suares – PAC – 18min 50.5sec
2.    Samson Barreau – PAC – 19min 43.9sec
3.    Dayn Alexander – Aspires – 19min 51.8sec

The 2KM section overall positions went to the following individuals:

1.    Cherese Rossi  –  PCSS  – 8min 10.6sec
2.    Alia Shillingford  –  Wesmar Rangers – 8min 53.1sec
3.    Michaella Nation   – DGS  –  10min 25.8sec

1.    Norton Vidal –  DGS – 8min 10.6sec
2.    Eustace Phillip – DGS– 8min 42.8sec
3.    Jaiden Laurent – DGS – 9min 07.5sec

The final race is carded for Sunday the 11th November 2012 in Grand Bay where champions will be decided for the DAAA 5km road series.

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  1. why tea
    November 1, 2012

    I left D/ca many years ago and it was only in 1985 when I came for a visit that I knew there was a President. I wouldn’t have known what PCSS means. Where I reside only a few knows about D/ca.

  2. Arab
    November 1, 2012

    go D.G.S

  3. Wicked!!!!!!
    November 1, 2012

    Hey that 5K is nothing easy. Congrats to you guys. I’d rather it be the other way around. Start at Weirs, end at Londonderry. The way it is now…flat-flat-flat then once you leave Marigot bay front its hill hill and more hill. Winding hills too. Think about it, once the athletes move to other terrains their times will decrease after successfully completing such a course.

  4. concerned
    October 31, 2012

    What does PCSS stand for?

    • :)
      October 31, 2012

      Pierre Charles Secondary School
      You welcome

    • Sisterlyyyyyyyyyy
      October 31, 2012

      @ Concerned
      PCSS Stands For

      Pierre Charles Secondary School. are you satisfy?

      • concerned
        October 31, 2012

        You Dominicans must stop being ignorant. Does the world know what that stands for? Remember DNO is not read only by people in / from Dominica.If it was meant only for a local use then do like China and block the site to international viewers.

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