media_artricles :: 2018
Drakes, Scott win CariFin Green MileTrinidad Guardian :: 28.03.2018
Jean-Paul Drakes of Republic Bank and Salina Scott of Central Bank emerged the men's and women's winners in the Green Mile, the second event of the CariFin Games last Wednesday at the Sand Track, Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.
Participants turned out in their numbers from Republic Bank, JMMB, Guardian Group, First Citizens Bank, Central Bank of T&T, RBC Bank, ANSA MCAL and Sagicor. Even the sudden shower could not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, who all hit the tracks when the gun went off.
Drakes won in time of four minutes and 59 seconds, marking his second victory in the Uran Challenge series. He described CariFin as "the financial Olympics" that promotes health to stay active and as a great experience for the employees to venture outside and be active apart from sitting and working.
Second was Abijah Phillip also of Republic Bank in 5.21. Coming in third was Kris Deonanan of Guardian Group at 5.27, who expressed some challenges, stating "the Green Mile is always one of the more challenging events because of the surface, wind - because the distance is a lot shorter everybody is pushing extremely hard from the start".
Scott clocked 6.40 to win among the women for the second year in a row.
"CariFin is an easy event to place in and it gives you motivation for the bigger events."
Placing second with a time of 7.18 was Nakifa Punta of Republic Bank and in third place with a time of 7.25 was Stacey Anne Jack of First Citizens, who said she is ready for the Chancellor Challenge event taking place today.
Deodath Harrikissoon of First Citizens placed first in the waling race with a time of 9.25. This is Harrikissoon return after a year's absence, where he previously won this challenge for three years consecutively. In second place was Desmond Christian of Central Bank with a time of 10:22, closely followed by Christopher Reid of Guardian Group in third with a time of 10.23.
Tessa Weeks of Republic Bank came first among the women with a time of 10.21.
This marked three consecutive years of her winning this particular challenge. Weeks was followed by Kadesha Charles in 11.02.
Last year, Weeks was undefeated in all four athletic events of CariFin Games.
Today dozens of athlete will battle for top honours in the Chancellor Challenge, scheduled for this afternoon and starts from the bottom of Chancellor Hill at 5 pm, and ends at the top of the hill.
Carifin Games' Green Mile men's winner Jean-Paul Drakes of Republic Bank Limited, centre, poses with second placed Abijah Phillip also of Republic Bank, right, and Guardian Group's Kris Deonanan who was third last Wednesday at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain