Two of St. Vincent’s very own promising track and field athletes departed the shores of the Gem of the Antilles last Wednesday (September 5) to pursue further education in Jamaica.

Akani Slater and Aravinda Shallow left SVG to study at Jamaica’s GC Foster College of Sports and Education. Both athletes are members of the IT DAT Academy here in SVG and are not strangers to the field and competition in anyway. Akani Slater, a past student of Bethel Secondary School, represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at both the Commonwealth and NACAC Games held during the current year, in the 800m. Having proven to be very versatile, the young athlete will be focusing on the 400m Hurdles event from now on.

Aravinda Shallow, graduate of the SVG Community College and Bishop’s College, has proudly represented both institutions with distinction in sprint events. The two will be studying massage therapy at GC Foster College of Sports and Education and have the full support of SVG.