Chelsey Linton of Marigot has won the open women’s heptathlon event on the second and final day of the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) 2013 Combined Events Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on the weekend.
She reeled in a total of 4,453 points at the event which qualifies her for the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championship to be held in Columbia on August 25–27.
Linton was the first athlete to win a regional title in the combine events when she set the National Record for the Heptathlon in all three categories(U17, U20 and Seniors female) back in 2010 at the CAC Junior Championship with 4,505 points.
Tianna Jno Lewis of Calibishie also grabbed a first place spot in the Pentathlon U-13 Girls with a total of 2,520 points.
Jno Lewis is the current National Pentathlon Champion in her category and is selected to represent Dominica at the CAC Age Group Championships to be held in Curacao on June 29 and 30, 2013
Chelsea Lawrence of Woodford Hill competed in the Heptathlon U-15 Girls and was placed second with a total of 3,216 points. Lawrence is the national champion for the heptathlon and will be representing Dominica at the CAC Age Group Championship in Curacao.
Jaqwan St. Amie of Wesley competed in the Pentathlon U-13 Boys and was placed second with a total of 2,815 points. He did an astonishing run of 3:08.27 in the 1,000 meter. He will also be representing Dominica at CAC Age Group Championship in Curacao.
Keyon Burton of Concord competed in the Heptathlon U-15 Boys – He captured 7th place with a total of 3,551 points.
The competition was very rewarding for the athletes as they were all satisfied with their accomplishments, realizing their strengths and taking note of their weakness for further preparation before their upcoming regional encounter.
Many sponsors made the trip to Trinidad possible and the Wesmars Rangers, the club to whom the athletes belong, would like to thank John Cutter, the Woodfordhill Credit Union, Mr. Honore and the government of Dominica through the Sports Division.