Roxcine Salmon and Webster Chung, both of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, were declared the overall champion athletes at the 53rd staging of the Intercollegiate Track & Field championships on April 4 and 5 at the UWI Usain Bolt Track.
Salmon accumulated close to 40 points, participating in four solo events as well as the women’s 4 x 4 hundred meters relay where she grabbed second place behind UTECH to earn one of three silver medals. In other events, Salmon placed second in the 1500m and the 800m run. The distance runner was not to be outdone however, as she emerged the champion of the 3000m and erased the Intercol record in the 3000m steeplechase finishing well ahead of the field.
The heroics of Salmon helped G.C. Foster to 201 points twelve ahead of 2013 champions UTECH on 189 and UWI further back in third on 127.5. Mico on 68 and CASE 45.5 rounded out the top five.
In the men’s champion athlete race Webster Chung ultimately prevailed with victories in the 5000m and the 5000m steeplechase as well as contributing in the sprint medley relays. Chung was tied on points contributed, 18, by UTECH’s Ricardo Cunningham who triumphed in the 1500m and the 800m. Chung however walked away the more pleased of the two as his efforts landed G.C. Foster their second title in as many years. Chung was excited at being declared the overall champion male.
“It is a great feeling. We train hard all year long and to be recognized for the effort and time that we put in when no one is watching feels really good. I am proud of this accomplishment and I will continue to work hard as I intend to go much faster in my events” he said.
The Intercollegiate Track and Field championships took place from April 4 – 5 at the UWI Usain Bolt Track where G.C. Foster swept both male and female titles thanks to the contributions of Roxcine Salmon and Webster Chung.