Barbados: Read here about Destiny- known as “Queen” of middle distance races

Barbados Children Directory shared the profile of Destiny who left an indelible mark in primary school track and field where she was known as the 'Queen' of the middle distance races.

Barbados: Read here about Destiny- known as
Barbados: Read here about Destiny- known as "Queen" of middle distance races Image Credits: Facebook

Barbados: Barbados Children Directory shared the profile of Destiny who left an indelible mark in primary school track and field where she was known as the ‘Queen’ of the middle distance races.

Destiny’s love for track and field grew after she won the girls’ under-9 championship at her school sports and , and in her final year at NAPSAC in 2020, she recorded a time of 1.50.95 in the 600m which was faster than the fastest time this registered this year. She was the under-13 champion in the NAPSAC finals and the under-13 division champion and Victrix Ludorum in the James Wedderburn zone. Destiny also played netball for her school and she enjoys sports.

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Destiny was excited to enter secondary school to get involved in her school’s sporting program but like many, the then 11 year-old was not prepared for the onslaught of the covid-19 pandemic that curtailed many sporting events and even training.

When school sports resumed in 2022 after the short break caused by the pandemic, her school did not enter that meet, but this year Destiny was entered in BSSAC and won the school’s only seven points gained through her third place in the under-17 girls’ 1500m race.

Destiny who also plays netball is awaiting the opportunity to play on her school’s team when they begin to compete again, but right now, she continues to train for future athletic meets. Best wishes to Destiny and we look forward to hearing more about her athletic talent.

When the Easter Grand Prix comes off at Skinner Park in Trinidad and Tobago on April 7 and 8, nine of the islands young cyclists will be there to represent their clubs.

They will compete in the BMX, Tiny Mites and Juvenile Divisions. The cyclists who are between the ages of 8 and 14 are Dylan Headley, Daquan Chase, Keivon Harewood, Shae Weekes and Amelie Bailey from Golden Wheelers Cycling Club along with Daniel Lashley, Matthew DaCosta Hinds, Arielle Greaves and Jonah Kelly. Three adult riders, Ivan Puckering, Dominic Howard and Ron Greaves are also scheduled to compete.