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School Visit: STETHS Girls


Chillin & Chips for Champs - School Visit 
STETHS (St. Elizabeth Technical High School - Girls

Interview by: Sherie Ranston
Photos: Ryan Hohn 

 

Satanya Wright
13 years old
Class 4 - 100m, 200m
Favorite Grace Product: Vienna Sausage

At 11 years old, Satanya, a lover of track represented St. Elizabeth at the local parish meet whilst attending Lititz All Age placing 2nd in the 200m. She has also represented Jamaica at the CSC games placing 1st in the High Jump for under 13 girls. Satanya competed for the first time at Champs last year and explains that a hectic schedule of track meets exhausted her and hindered her ability to perform at her best. With conviction, she is going for gold in both of her events for Class 4. Striving to be the next Veronica Campbell, Satanya sees track being apart of her life for a very long time. Fellow teammate Junelle Bromfield inspires her to always be confident and aim to be the best. With that said, she is hoping to run 24.50m for the 200m, which she has done successfully during several training sessions and 11.59m for the 100m.

 

Junelle Bromfield
14 years old
Class 3 - 800m
Favorite Grace Product: Vienna Sausage

Junelle was the favorite to win in the Long Jump for Class 4 last year with a personal best of 5.21m. After making it to the finals, Junelle's jump was fouled as her foot went over the board. She also competed in the 200m but failed to qualify for the finals. She admits it was not a good year coupled with nerves as a first time competitor. This year, Junelle is running the 800m for the very first time at Champs. She clocked 2.20m, her personal best this year. Junelle says to medal she needs at least a 2.11m as her main competitors are running 2.13m. She admires the current 400m champion Kaliese Spencer as she placed 5th at the Diamond League last year and then came back to win this year, beating out her teammate Melanie Walker.

 

Christine Moss
15 years old
Class 3 - 100m, 200m
Favorite Grace Product: Vienna Sausage

Failing to make the finals for Champs the last 2 years of competing, Christine is hoping to improve on her performance. At Western Champs this year she ran 24.08m in the 200m for Class 3. With the plan for 24.05m this year, Christine plans to shift her losing streak. Failing a career in track, her love for English has Christine positioned to become an English Teacher at STETHS in the future. Christine wants to be just like Veronica Campbell. Whilst she would love for herself and her team to take the number one spot in the girls division, realistically Christine is hoping they can move up by 2 spaces to take the 5th position as the top 4 schools are seriously difficult to beat.

 

 

Pamela Arnold
13 years old
Class 3 - 100m, 4x100m
Favorite Grace Product: Vienna Sausage

This is Pamela's first year competing at Champs at the high school level. She has however had first-hand experience last year, as her coach allowed her to accompany the team as an observer. Still, she feels a bit nervous, especially about the size of some of her competitors. She knows that the girl who won last year clocked 11.59m and currently her personal time is 12.03m so she still has some work ahead, if she has any hopes of earning a medal for the 100m for Class 3. She also admires Veronica Campbell for her competitiveness and determination. After her track career is complete, Pamela sees herself entering the field of medicine.

 

 

Adriana Brown
19 years old
Class 1 - 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, 4x400m
Favorite Grace Product: Chillin Strawberry

This is Adriana's first year representing STETHS at Champs, having transferred from Manchester High at the beginning of the school year. Last year she placed 5th in the 100m Hurdle finals for Class 1. Since her transfer, both her training and time has improved for the 400m which she failed to qualify for at Champs last year. Adriana is aiming to break 1 minute at Champs. She is yet to achieve it, but admits her Coach thinks she can do it once she lets go of her fears. When asked if it was difficult to transition to a new team and coach, Adriana outlines the fact that her former school has lost a lot of its' top players that weakened the team, whereas, STETHS is growing stronger as a team. This being her final year to compete, she believes STETHS has what it takes to beat Manchester High and with her contribution, especially in the 4x400m with Team Captain, Shantell Smith,
(the strongest 800m runner in the island at the high school level) running the first leg.
For Adriana, the next chapter of her life involves studying abroad, pursuing a career in banking and finance along with track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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