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CARIBBEAT: Runners and jumpers ready for the Colgate Women’s Games

Elementary faculty runner Kunusasha Medas-King has amassed a powerful quantity of native and nationwide honors in a variety of races, from 200 to 1500 meters. With powers on the observe come particular sources — the devoted teaching of her Guyana-born father Andy Medas-King, and the teachings in competitors and camaraderie she’s gained by means of the favored Colgate Girls’s Video games.

Within the forty eighth version of America’s largest observe and subject collection for ladies and women, the Colgate-Palmolive firm is touting a big improve in instructional awards for the highest performing athletes in elementary and center faculty, highschool, school and open classes.

“This season, scholarship awards will likely be doubled in worth,” mentioned meet director Cheryl Toussaint. “Rivals can earn one among greater than 100 instructional scholarships awarded by Colgate-Palmolive Firm, in $2,000, $1,000, and $500 denominations based mostly on order of end within the collection,” she mentioned.

Queens Faculty in Flushing will host the collection’ out of doors preliminaries on April 16 and 23, and its semi-finals on April 30. The finals of the Colgate Girls’s Video games will likely be held on Might 7 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

Kunusasha Medas-King (l.), of PS 220 in Forest Hills, Queens, powers ahead to win the 2022 Colgate Women’s Games Elementary B 400-meter run at Randall’s Island, narrowly beating out Myriah Pender (r.) of Park Ave. Elementary School in Orange, N.J.

Required digital entry types are actually out there for the feminine runners, excessive jumpers, and shot putters from New York Metropolis’s 5 boroughs, their suburbs, and municipalities of all sizes all through the northeastern United States. Digital entry types could be discovered on-line at

After digital entry types are accomplished on-line, the season continues with on-site registration occasions on March 25 and April 1 at Queens Faculty, the place athletes decide up their figuring out bib quantity, Colgate Girls’s Video games competitor’s shirt, and a complimentary bag of Colgate-Palmolive well being and hygiene merchandise.

Toussaint additionally welcomed the ShopRite grocery store chain as a supporter of the longtime athletic and academic collection. ShopRite will host a registration day and particular occasion selling the Colgate Video games at its Elizabeth, N.J., retailer, 865 West Grand St., on April 12.

For extra info on the Colgate Girls’s Video games, go to


A half dozen authors from Grenada and Jamaica have joined forces to show their newest literary works in Brooklyn on March 26 on the Spring Guide Truthful, coming to the Coal Pot, 1466 St. John’s Place (Utica and Rochester Aves.), from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Authors from Grenada and Jamaica will be meeting and greeting readers and book buyers at Spring Book Fair at the Coal Pot pub in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Meet the authors and see their works: VP Information co-founder Pat Chin (“Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey”); All people’s journal founder and writer Herman Corridor (“Julien Fédon: Revolutionary, Patriot and Insurrectionist — The Untold Story of a Mulatto Chief”); group chief Claudette Pleasure Spence (“366 Days of Liberation”); author and poet Anthony W. DeRiggs, (“We Kinda Speak”); Jah Jerry Inc. founder James Haynes (“Jah Jerry: Legacy of an Unique Skatalites”); and Donovan Chin, (“Soiled John Crow Man, “Nugatory Soiled Lady.”)

There will likely be prizes, refreshments and music. Name (718) 930-0230 for info.


Grenada’s nationwide soccer workforce is prepared for a house match in opposition to the U.S. squad on Friday on the island nation’s Kirani James Athletics Stadium.

Of their final encounter in 2004, the People edged out Grenada’s “Spice Boyz” workforce 3-2. The island nation is investing in sports activities tourism — with the Grenada Invitational observe and subject meet coming in June, and the Grenada Rugby World 7′s event due in December. Go to for extra info.


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