St. Jean takes silver, medical scare for Hughes in St. Lucia

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Kalique St. Jean narrowly missed the number one spot in the men’s division of the Caricom 10k held in St. Lucia on Sunday.

St. Jean, who clocked 35:05.54, was second to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Junior Aston who registered a time of 34:22.43 to claim the top prize.  Justin Hodge of Anguilla finished third in a time of 35:09.50.

Meanwhile, the Antigua and Barbuda team received a scare in St. Lucia when female runner Stephney Hughes suffered an asthma attack during the female leg of the 10k. She was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and, according to coach Cordova Simon, has recovered and is in good sprits.

The female division was captured by Linda McDowell of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in 40:40.90, with Grenada’s Kenisha Pascal taking silver with 41:32.08.

Carlie Pipe of Barbados finished third with a time of 41:39.41.

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