Dominican athlete captures heptathlon title in Trinidad

Chelsey Linton
Chelsey Linton

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.

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    February 27, 2014


  2. Tyre hit de road
    October 2, 2013

    Big Up Marigot Girl! :wink:

  3. June 11, 2013

    CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE DA PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. A Voice
    June 11, 2013

    Congratulations to the young sista. Keep up the hard work and make yourself, your country and family proud.

    I done tell all you that just now we have an Olympic medalist eh…

  5. real
    June 11, 2013

    congratulations to all the athletes, and to you Tianna for making calibishie primary school proud, keep on the hard work.

  6. Anonymous
    June 11, 2013

    Congrats to all the young athletes! CHelsey big up! You MUST keep the faith and discipline! There is reward coming for all the hard work and dedication, even if you can’t see it right now. Stay focused and keep praying.

  7. Dominican by birth
    June 11, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Keep up the good work and may God continue to blessed you with your gift

  8. Mango-Bab
    June 11, 2013

    DNO, Thanks for providing details of the performance of the Dominican athletes who did not secure gold in that particular meet. The news item on the radio could at least have mentioned that we also secured a silver or two. Great going guys, the entire team. CONGRATS!! Hard work pays off. Big up to the coach and manager of the team, and to those whose financial contributions made it possible for the young athletes to represent Dominica, and for the Sisserou Flag to fly high at those games. Once again CONGRATS.

  9. Zahera Andrew
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations to Chelsey and the other children from the north who did so well. Hats off to those who made it possible for them. You make us feel proud.

  10. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    congrtas Chelsea Lawrence.keep it up.

  11. De W
    June 10, 2013

    I’ve been following the progress of this kid from the time she broke on the national scene. She is such a talent.i wish her well and hope that she gets the reward she deserves.

  12. same
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations to you and to the rest for contributing to our pride and place in the world

  13. As I see It
    June 10, 2013

    Wonderful news. I am happy to read this. Most of the other stories are depressing.

  14. Sprinter
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations to the athletes and also to the coaches who prepared them. Best wishes for continued success in the multi-events. Thanks to the sponsors who made this trip possible.

  15. %
    June 10, 2013

    Well done Young Lady. Proud of You!

  16. June 10, 2013

    Young lady you are doing something positive with your life, please keep it up and do not allow anyone to cause you to stumble. Instead, the sky’s your limit. I wish you good success in every good thing you put your hands to. Surround yourself with like-minded people who can take you to the “finish line”.

  17. June 10, 2013

    well done miss lintonon.IT is with great pleasure i am extending to you my deepest and sincere congratulations on your achievement at the combined events championships in the open women heptathlon over the weekend. you make me proud to be a are good, really good at your game but never forget there’s good, better, best so my little hero train hard, i mean as hard as you can in other words strive for the best. you can do it little sister the potencial is there go for it.make your country proud and yourself too.

  18. Observer
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations! Wesmar rangers!

  19. Tri-State Beauty
    June 10, 2013

    Excellent achievement!!!! Remain focussed and disciplined. Keep your eyes fixated on your goals, they are attainable. Every attempt is a closer step to realizing your dream.

  20. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations to all of you. Keep training hard and got for the next level

  21. Frabo
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulation my dear. And many thanks for your contribution. We love you.

  22. Simple
    June 10, 2013


  23. wrong cup
    June 10, 2013

    Keep making DA proud

  24. Neutral
    June 10, 2013

    I see a pattern. Concord, Marigot, Wesley, Woodford Hill and Calibishie. The North rules.

  25. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    Job well done, congratulations to the athletes

  26. intoxi
    June 10, 2013

    The ministry of sports should be the first breaking that news and should use this as a promotion to get more school student involve in competitive. I just don’t think the ministry is doing enough for sports in Dominica….But again we have a nurse by profession at the helm of sports in Dominica don’t really expect much its not her fault.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 10, 2013

      What difference does it make wether the ministry of sports, DNO, or any other Dominican broke the news?

      As far as I am concern the events occurred in Trinidad there were people (reporters) present, who may have Email the news of the events to their prospective media.

      Maybe that’s how DNO happened to be first in stead of the ministry of Sports.

      I suspect because you did not see any Red, Blue nor Green colors waving banners, you are angry that no one saw it fit to politicized the events.

      These are kids; talented kids, whom we all should appreciate without getting them involved into your nasty politics!

      By the way, sometimes things happen in America, and before the issue makes it into the national news system, I would read about it first on DNO.

      This proves they have a highly efficient and professional source from they collect the news. DNO may be allowed to capture the news from certain source that the Ministry of Sports are not privy to. When my Website was in it full prime I had a source where I could capture the news as it happens 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

      Government must be into everything; what’s wrong with you?

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  27. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    congrats to u all

  28. hope
    June 10, 2013

    :-D bravo … I so love to see my people do well!

  29. Teacher
    June 10, 2013

    Congratulations to all of the athletes. Dedication, determination and DISCIPLINE will get you all even further. Do not be distracted and remain humble. Praises to the most High God!

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