2003 LEEWARD ISLANDS TRACK & FIELD
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
St. Kitts emerged Champions of the “Leeward Islands Track and Field Youth Championships” held on Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2003, at the Antigua Recreation Grounds, Antigua. St. Kitts amassed a total of 337 points, with the runner-up, Antigua & Barbuda, on 212 points. Nevis, the former hosts of the event totaled 166 points, while the other participating countries were British Virgin Islands (125.5 pts), Anguilla (82.5 pts) and Dutch St. Martin (9 pts).
The meet featured athletes in the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age categories, in a full range of events including sprints (100m, 200m, 400m), middle distance (800m, 1500m) and field events (High and Long Jump, Shotput and the Cricket ball throw).
The Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Athletic Association, under the leadership of Mr. Everton Cornelius, President, staged the successful meet.
The medal count was as follows:
GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Lester Blackett, President of the Leewards Association, was pleased with the superb performances of the athletes and stated that “the meet represents our mini-Olympics for the Youth in the Leewards region and the performances augurs well for the future of athletics, with the creation and display of talent in the mold of Kim Collins, Heather Samuels and Dion Crabbe, to name a few”.
In related athletic news, the “Leeward Islands Junior Championship” will be held in Tortola this coming weekend, Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 2003. The meet will feature athletes of the Under-17 and Under-20 age categories. The Leeward Islands Athletic Association will also be holding its Annual General Meeting after the first night of competition. The Vice President of the International Association of Athletic Federation, Mr. Amadeo Francis, of Puerto Rico will be a special guest at the meeting.
SELECTED FACT SHEET INFORMATION
Nevis St. Kitts Antigua B.V.I. Anguilla USVI St. Martin Montserrat
Event Class Sex
100 metres U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
200 metres U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
400 metres U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
800 metres U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
1500 metres Open M/F
High Jump U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
Long Jump U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
Cricket Ball U-11/U-13 M/F
Shot-put U-15 M/F
Event Class Sex
4 x 100m relay U-11/U-13/U-15 M/F
4 x 400m relay Open M/F
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2002 LEEWARD ISLANDS YOUTH RESULTS
2002 LEEWARD ISLANDS YOUTH PHOTOS