Kineke Alexander, a Vincentian track star, placed 3rd in the 400m women’s race at the Pan AM Games in Toronto last Wednesday, July 23rd.

Kineke took the lead on the home straight but faded to 3rd at the end. She lost to Kendall Baisden, who took gold with 51.29 and Shakima Wimbley, who took silver with 51.36, both Americans. Kineke’s 51.50 however, qualified her for the World Championships which will be held in Beijing in August.

Kineke Alexander is Team Athletic SVG’s Athlete of the Year for 2015 and the National Sports Council’s Female Athlete of the Year.