Kalechstein, D’arbasie and Harrikissoon maintain top spots; Marcia Pierre jumps in and spoils the party for the Female Walkers.
The overcast conditions of the evening in no way over shadowed or dampened the excitement and electricity that the CariFin Green Mile at the Sand Track of the Queen’s Park Savannah generated. Five (5) minutes and twenty three (23) seconds after the 5.15 p.m. start Simon Kalechstein of RBC was crossing the finish line with a 20 seconds lead on the field. Wendy D’arbasie of CBTT had another easy day winning in 5.46 minutes being 10 seconds ahead of the field. Deodath Harrikissoon showed his class on the walking category by finishing in 9.52 minutes. In the female category in her first event of the CariFin Games, Marcia Pierre of GHL walked away with 1st place in 11.03 minutes.
“I am going to run as hard as I can and see how it goes,” said Kalechstein before the start of the race and the results were evident after the race
The competition after Kalechstein crossed the finish line was huge with Rashad Blenman of GHL who had been showing glimpses of this talent in previous events over the years, stepped up to the plate today beating former champion John Donaldson by 7 seconds. John Donaldson had to literally fight for his 5.50 minutes third placing with Nicholas Sigh of RBC falling to the ground in the process.
Esla Anthony also of Central Bank took 2nd place in the female category in 6.56 minutes, GHL Kenisha Forsyte settled for 3rd place in 7.30 minutes. Narissa Lezama of CBTT seems to be getting better with each event from an 8th place in the one lap to a 7.22 minutes, 4th place in the Green Mile.
After the race Harrikissoon said, “Today was a little more challenging in the beginning, but I had the stamina to hold on.”
Following Harrikissoon in the male category walk was Jade Camps of GHL and Terrance Worrel of Republic Bank who both tied in 10.07 minutes, pushing Brian Mitchell of CBTT to 4th place in a time of 10:11 minutes.
Among the women the results was quite dramatic with Marcia Pierre of GHL entering her 1st event in CariFin Games this year and crossing the finish line before last week’s One Lap Savannah winner Cherylin Cadogan. Ornella Knights of CBTT a first timer in the walking category seem to be gaining traction as she took 2nd place in 11.07 minutes and Cadogan settled for 3rd place in 11.09 minutes.
The next event on the schedule is the Chancellor Challenge which takes place on Wednesday May 8, 2013.
The 10 teams participating in CariFin Games this year are:
Agricultural Development Bank
Guardian Holdings Limited