Shaniqua Bascombe

COUGARS’ STANDOUT: Sprinter Shaniqua Bascombe

The Cougars Track and Field Club will be defending their title at the Barbados Relay Fair on Saturday. The nine-times champion juvenile club and two-time junior champions will attempt to win the Relay Fair for the fifth consecutive time. Cougars have won the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT) Juvenile Championships for the past nine years - 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 and 2019.

The club has been in existence for 10 years, with several of the young athletes already securing spots on Junior Carifta and other national teams.

Last weekend, Cougars held an intensive training camp at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, in preparation for a chance to whip their Barbadian counterparts in the upcoming competition.

Head coach Kelvin Nancoo said: “The athletes have trained well and we are certain to stand up proudly on Saturday. I expect after the camp that we will do very well in Barbados, if not win the championship. All systems are on go and with a good flight and some luck, we will do Trinidad and Tobago proud once again.”

Among the national athletes in the Cougars squad are Shaniqua Bascombe, Caliyah Wallace, Reneisha Andrews, Karessa Kirton and Ethan Forde.

The club will be travelling with 66 athletes and four coaches, a physiotherapist and eight chaperones, in addition to 36 parents.

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