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Bajan flag flies high in St Kitts


MIKE KING

Bajan flag flies high in St Kitts

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MARY, Mary, Quite Exemplary.

How does your medal count grow?

With wins in the 800,

1 500 and 3 000 metres

She has three golds in a row.

THIS YEAR’S CARIFTA GAMES in St Kitts and Nevis would be one of the most memorable for Barbados in recent times.

Mary Fraser’s superb middle distance running and Mario Burke’s breathtaking sprinting were the defining points of a team performance that produced seven golds, with hurdler Rivaldo Leacock and javelin thrower Hayley Matthews also triumphant.

St Kitts and Nevis must be the favourite venue for Barbados. When the Games were held there in 2008, hurdler Kierre Beckles won the coveted Austin Sealy Trophy dedicated to the Most Outstanding Athlete. On Monday, the fabulous Fraser captured the treasured award.

No praise can be too high for Fraser, a little girl with the heart of a lion and the finishing kick of a cheetah. A product of New Orleans in The City, Fraser gave Barbadians a sample of what was to come, by running away with the 400, 800, 1 500 and 3 000 metres at the recent Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC).

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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