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Devoted to Dunkley | Sports activities

For each occasion that Clarendon School (CC) participate in all through the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Ladies’ Athletic Championships (Champs) this week, they are going to accomplish that with the reminiscence of their fallen driver Keith Dunkley, who throws coach Davion Chantiloupe described as the varsity’s greatest fan.

The varsity remains to be reeling from the lack of Dunkley, who died on Could 5 in a three-vehicle accident exterior Chapelton within the parish. Dunkely was later taken into surgical procedure; nevertheless, he fell right into a coma and subsequently succumbed to his accidents.

DEATH AFFECTING PREPARATIONS FOR CHAMPS

Chantiloupe stated that the loss remains to be being felt all through the CC household, including that it has severely affected their preparations for the competitors on prime of the problems brought on by the pandemic. Nevertheless, they’re banding collectively and are dedicated to giving their finest regardless of their grief.

“It was a really troublesome week for us, each coaches, athletes, everybody from Clarendon School. He was our greatest motivator. It was very arduous making ready the athletes, after which with the entire on and off with Champs, it was a extremely troublesome job, however we’re holding up,” Chantiloupe instructed The Gleaner.

For greater than 15 years, Dunkely was an ever-present within the lives of the CC household, transporting the assorted groups that represented the varsity, together with the observe and discipline squad.

Chantiloupe stated that he was at all times within the midst of their coaching periods, offering fixed encouragement even at their lowest factors. It was the athletes who determined that they might attempt to honour Dunkley with each efficiency at Champs, to pay homage to the way in which he touched their lives.

“Even from the suggestions from the athletes, they determined that this Champs could be devoted to Mr Dunkley, particularly as a result of he was at all times our primary fan,” Chantiloupe stated. “Proper round, in the event you can examine from soccer to quiz to trace and discipline, he’s our primary fan. He’s at all times there, at all times motivating us irrespective of how down we’re, he’s at all times our primary fan. He was an individual who was 24/7 dedicated to CC.”

CC athletes Athilia Pryce, 41.04m, and Shanara Richards, 40.66, each completed within the prime eight of the ultimate of the women’ Class Two discus yesterday. The occasion was gained by Holmwood Technical’s Cedrika Williams in a brand new Champs file of 47.04m, besting the 2018 mark of 46.69m set by Marie Forbes of Vere Technical Excessive Faculty.

daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com

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