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Minors to develop skills at Franklin Pierce University

Dage Minors will be furthering his education at Franklin Pierce University in the Fall after he graduates from St Johnsbury Academy.

Confirming his intentions post high school, the Bermuda track star believes the best way of getting the most from both his schooling and athletics is to stay in an environment that is small and familiar to him.

St Johnsbury is located in Vermont, while Franklin Pierce is across the state line in New Hampshire.

“In the Fall I will be going to Franklin Pierce University which is a small Division II school in New Hampshire,” said Minors. “Many people may wonder why a small school but having talked to the coach numerous times I feel he has the best interest in my future in mind.”

Minors continued his fine form in the track and field season last weekend, having broke the 800 metres in a meet record 1:57.94, and anchored the 4x400 relay team that also set a meet and school record (3:28.84).

Although he is starting to prepare himself for the next stage of his schooling and sporting endeavours, the 17-year-old has a few more goals in sight before the end of the season.

“It feels good to be breaking meet records this early in the season being I took a few weeks of after Carifta Games,” he said.

“I don't think I've done it all in high school, my coach told me if I'm ever satisfied with what I have I should retire, so hopefully we’re looking to win the state title again and individually qualify for nationals in the 800 and break the state record which is 1:54.0.

“There are a couple of meets coming up for us, on May 18 I will be in New York running in a fast 800 with some of the best in USA, as well as going to the New England Championships in the 800 where last year I came fourth.

“This summer I would like to try and qualify for Pan Am Junior Games, also in the beginning of June I’m hoping to be back home and running in the National Championships.”

Minors received $4,707 last month to refine his technique at an Amsterdam training facility selected by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA). He also won this year’s KPMG High School Male Front Street Mile in January, and represented Bermuda at this year’s Carifta Games.

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Published May 09, 2013 at 12:10 pm (Updated May 09, 2013 at 12:09 pm)

Minors to develop skills at Franklin Pierce University

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