4 pull off UWI double
You can put runners Carlie Pipe and Jerome Blackett up there with former calypsonian the Mighty Grynner when it comes to ruling the road in Barbados.
On Sunday both Pipe and Blackett smashed the field in the UWI 7K Run/Walk at the Cave Hill Campus to repeat as champions in a year where first place has become standard for the two in over ten such road races.
Walkers Rodney Blackman and Marlean Stewart also earned their piece of history by repeating as the respective male and female champions in the 5K. Blackman and Eon Mitchell went ding-dong for the first two and a half laps before Blackman broke away.
Stewart moved away early from Sandra Murray and Angela Jackson, who moved up one spot from their 2012 finishes of third and fourth, respectively.
The relays provided a fitting finish with Eden Lodge Primary being the only junior competitors but their large numbers showed a keenness to repeat as hockey champions while looking for NAPSAC glory next term.
The Under-11 team of Nasir Jackson-Yarde, Tirell Reece, Darnell Forde and Delano Thomas set the stage for quick finishes in the relays.
The big boys and girls did not disappoint as a blistering finish saw the quartet of Charnelle Enriquez, KC Wallace-Whitfield, Gregory Frederick and anchor Daryll Springer taking the battle on the line. (KB)