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G.C Foster student body honours Dwyer, LeRoy

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

COMMONWEALTH Games 200 metres champion, Rasheed Dwyer and 4x400 metres gold medallist, Anastasia LeRoy, were among a group of 20 athletes from the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport who were honoured recently for their achievements over the past 12 months, by the student management track and field team at a function held at the institution.

Both Dwyer and LeRoy got international recognition for their achievements while representing the country at the highest level, while several others received honours for also representing the country at other meets.

The list included Everton Clarke, who was third in the men's 200 metres at the Under-23 Championships, Audra Segree, who garnered two bronze medals in the 100 and 200 metres at the Pan Am Games and Kedisha Dallas.

Dallas, who was a member of the country's silver medal winning team in the 4x100 metres at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, was also an ambassador for Jamaica at the World Youth Olympic Games in China.

proud of the effort

Head coach of G.C. Foster's track-and-field programme and technical director of Jamaica's senior team, was very proud of the effort of the student managers.

"I am very proud of the job done by the student managers as this was not something done by the college and this goes to show that we are not only training coaches and teachers, but also good organisers," said Wilson.

The head coach pointed out that he had nothing to do with the planning and stated that several friends of the athletes were invited to the function.