(Click images to enlarge - photos by Clayton Clarke & Nadine Granville-Caesar)
- Renika Daniel of St. Kitts - Nevis placed 8th in 59.30s in the Under 17 Female 400m Finals
- Zeon Bass of St. Kitts - Nevis placed 8th in Heat 2 U-17 400m in a possible (to be checked) Personal Best of 52.62s.
- Noha Herbert SKN placed 5th and 14th overall in the U-17 100m Semi-Finals in 12.59s & did not advance
- Torino Samuel of St. Kitts - Nevis won a Bronze medal in the U-20 Male High Jump with 1.85m
Lestrod Roland (St. Kitts - Nevis) was a finalist in the U-20 200m and placed 6th in 21.82 (w-1.1)
Aaron Benneire placed 9th in the U-20 Triple Jump with a distance of 13.51m
22 April : Pegged as Javelin Favorite (News Article Extract - Click for News item)
St. Kitts and Nevis – the eastern Caribbean twin-island that produced former Worlds 100m champion Kim Collins – has javelin thrower Adrian Williams pegged as a Carifta favorite for the gold. He shattered the national junior record with a huge first throw of 62.54m at the National Junior Championships/Carifta trials on March 14. He also erased the record for the intermediate category at this year’s Inter-School Track and Field Championships with a throw of 60.28m.
Besides Williams, his compatriots Rosalie Pringle and Aaron Bernier are names that are expected to feature in the girls 800m and boys long jump, respectively.
This was revealed on Friday 15th April by Mr. Wakely Daniel, Owner/Manager of the Gladiators Track club. Daniel spoke in glowing terms of the successes of Adrian Williams with the Javelin throw and Renika Daniel in track.
The athletes are set to leave Nevis tomorrow Tuesday 19th April to participate in the Caribbean’s top competition, CARIFTA which will be held from the 23rd to 25th April in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Daniel indicated that Adrian Williams was Gold medallist in the under 17 javelin throw for the Carifta games last year and is looking forward for him to defend his championship and create a new record in the process. In the recent Carifta trials, Adrian threw the javelin beyond the current top distance for the Carifta games at his level.
Renika on the other hand, has established herself as the top junior female 400 meters athlete in the Federation and recently did her best time of the year—58.58. He anticipates that if she does not take a Carifta medal, that she would at least make it to the finals and do her best time ever—sub 58.00.
Daniel also proudly noted that he and his club have kept their established ‘contract’ with the people of Nevis. He stated that some time ago he had promised that the Gladiators track club will continue to perform and bring home medals. He was quick to point to medals previously secured by Myles Walters-first Nevisian to win a Carifta medal (bronze in 2007); Ariann Maynard—bronze medal in St.Kitts in 2008; Tesril Nisbett-bronze in 2009 and upgraded to gold medal by Adrian Williams in 2010.
He is not only anticipating gold by Adrian for this Carifta but looking for a brand new record in the process.
The entire sporting public within the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis await the results with bated breaths.
Adrian has an excellent chance to break the current Carifta Games Record of 59.38m set in 1993 by Kerry Edwards of Trinidad and Tobago and repeat as the Under-17 Javelin Gold medallist. Adrian captured the 2010 Carifta Gold medal in Cayman Island with a distance of 57.86m. He also won a silver medal at the Central American & Caribbean Junior Championships in Santo Domingo in July 2010 with a distance of 57.25m.
His distance eclipsed the former National Junior Record set by him of 57.86m which had broken the 52.49m mark set by Elvis Williams in 1997 in Barbados. It also eclipsed the National Open Javelin record of 57.12m set in 1992 by Colin Walters, his current mentor. He currently holds the Under-17 Interschool Record of 56.48m set last year. The Senior Boys record is 47.58m held by Jerome Liddie of Verchilds High School.
Adrian began his Javelin experience on a lark, just throwing the Javelin during a training session at the end of 2009. His natural skill/prowess was noticed by his coach, Wakely Daniel and the rest is history. He is coached by Denzil “Tucket” Parris, Kevon Charles and Colin Walters, the former St. Kitts/Nevis National record holder in the Javelin and an outstanding field event specialist in his day. Adrian is also a member of the Nevis Youth cricket team and has competed regionally for Nevis in cricket. Adrian is the son of Glennette Williams of Butlers.
The Nevis Amateur Athletic Association congratulates Adrian on his excellent performance and also congratulates the other athletes from Nevis and St. Kitts who performed well at the Championships.
Williams breaks long-standing record to launch Carifta Games in style
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (CMC) – Adrian Williams smashed a long-standing record to hand St Kitts and Nevis their first gold medal of the 40th CARIFTA Games, as he won the Boys’ Under-17 javelin here yesterday for the second year running.
Competing in the morning session of the Games at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex, the impressive Williams recorded a throw of 60.15 metres to eclipse the previous record of 59.39 metres set by Kerry Edwards of Trinidad and Tobago 18 years ago.
St Lucian Denzil St Marthe measured 58.91m to be second while Williams’ teammate J’Anthon Sillidy captured bronze with a throw of 55.01m.
Despite his outstanding performance, Williams was still short of his personal best of 62.54 which he recorded earlier this month in Basseterre at the National Championships, which served as a qualifier for the CARIFTA campaign.
That mark also qualified Williams for the IAAF World Youth Championship to be staged in France in July.
Williams, who won silver at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Santo Domingo last year, measured 57.86 metres when he won the CARIFTA title in Cayman Islands last year.
Athletes: (Click on links for Event Entries with heats and lane assignments)
Note: Jamaica time is 1 hour behind St. Kitts-Nevis (EST) time