Mechaela Hyacinth, one of the most successful local sprinters on the international level, has become a Cougar.
Hyacinth a resident of Gros Islet and a pass student of the Leon Hess Comprehensive has gotten a four year athletics scholarship at Azusa Pacific (AP), a private, evangelical Christian university in Azusa, California.
She is set to leave for California this month. She made the semifinals of the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, in the women’s 100m dash, finishing 11th overall with a time of 11.87 seconds. She also made an 11.84 this year in the CARIFTA Games finals.
Hyacinth is eighth in the list for the women’s 200m at AP with her personal best of 24.50.
Hyacinth stands a chance to be among the best sprinters ever to put on a Cougars vest under the training of Azusa Pacific head coach Jack Hoyt, and Barbados’ Andrea Blackett, the AP sprints coach.