Alex set for final fling

Alex Pascal is the teenage javelin star who has shown enough potential to be a world class performer in a couple of years and this season he hopes to excel in his final year at junior level.

After the festive break he has returned to college in the US and is looking forward to the new track and field season.

“I have many goals for the future,” Pascal said. “I am looking to further my academics and to qualify in the NCAA Division One and progress in my javelin career by finding the best university and track and field programme out there and to become a professional athlete one day.

“I would like to achieve a PHd in electrical engineering or business management and become a throwing coach one day, but at moment I have not yet committed to a major.

“I would like to find a good throwing coach soon, as I would like to increase my throwing distance but nevertheless I will continue training hard.

“October coming I will be turning 19, so I have no more junior years. But I’m hoping to really do some good throws soon going in as senior.

“I am expecting to do a lot better because the competition is definitely going to push me further ahead and I’m hoping to make it to some of the big meets that are coming up this season, like the CARIFTA Games, my last one, CAC Senior Championships, Island Games, Pan Am Junior Championships and IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in August.

“At the moment there are coaches at universities that I’m talking to, but I can’t do anything until I finish over at Florida Air Academy.”

Alex comes from a long pedigree of sporting champs as his father Richard is a Olympic cyclist at the Seoul Games and his granddad Frederick Thomas McPhail was a big sports star and was a javelin state champion as well as discus and shot-put. He was also the captain of the football team and the baseball team.

Alex’s other grandad Peter Pascal was also a competitive cyclist.