Akani Slater, left, and Aravinda Shallow

Two of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ promising athletes, Akani Slater and Aravinda Shallow, left the country on Wednesday to take up awards at the GC Foster College of Sports and Education in Jamaica.

Slater, a past student of Bethel Secondary School, represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at both the Commonwealth and NACAC Games held during the current year, in the 800m.

A very versatile athlete, Slater will now focus on the 400m Hurdles event.

Shallow, a graduate of the SVG Community College and Bishop’s College, has represented both Institutions with distinction in the sprint events.

They will pursue studies in massage therapy and are both members of the IT DAT Academy.