Wathley expects improved performance for annual relay

POSTED: 10/25/12 12:13 PM

St. Maarten – After placing a creditable 3rd place in the U-20 age bracket and 5th overall in the 2011 Around the Island Relay, athletic coach for the Dynamics Track Club, Abdule Wathley is optimistic about the chances of his two teams for this year’s event.
However, Wathley has been able to attract some fresh legs to his young club and among them is young MPC Student star runner on the rise, Rainer Ranis who has been able to make an impression since his emergence in the competitive arena.
“We are supposed to win it this year,” Wahtley said. Ranis has been training with the Dynamics for the past two months and only recently he placed second in a 10k event which took place in Curacao and third in the just concluded Fatum Run on Sunday.
The members of the Dynamics Club capitalize on the open facility of the cricket field for training and normally run several laps. “Ranis can run between 8 to 9 laps in twelve minutes while the other athletes run 8 laps,” he said.
In the female category, Wathley will be depending heavily on the performances of Zoe Vandijk in the U-14 category who made her debut in the 2011 relay. The absence of a senior/senior team may rule out the possibility for Omarco Robinson from representing his club. However, Wathley is of the opinion that Robinson may just offer his support for the less experienced athletes in a manner he sees fit.

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