The track & field fraternity is in mourning over the passing of former national athlete and coach, Calvin Greenaway.
Reports are that Greenaway, a vice president of the Antigua & Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA) and a member of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) died Thursday night after a prolonged illness.
President of the ABAA Everton “Mano” Cornelius said the stalwart trainer and administrator has left a legacy desired by many, but attained by few.
“Calvin will be greatly missed and he would have made a significant contribution towards the development of track & field, and not only that but he has had great influence in the life of many athletes who are still apart of the fraternity today. But I just want to say, definitely, that he will be missed as a friend, as a mentor and someone who has guided my life over the years,” Cornelius said.
Greenaway, who spent his last days in Florida, USA, has assisted some of the country’s top track & field athletes, to include sprinter Daniel “Bakka” Bailey and shot-putter Jess St John.
According to Cornelius, however, he had prepared, as best he could, for what he knew was inevitable.
“The last thing he did, just about two weeks ago, he called me and gave me some information and said, ‘You are going to need this information’. When he said that to me I went silent for a while and then I just said okay. But that was enough for me to know that I wouldn’t have a friend after a while,” the president said.
Deputy Sports Coordinator and former national athlete, Evans “Jawakie” Jones, sent condolences to the family and friends of deceased.
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