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CURRENT (2009)

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PB=Personal Best: REG=Regional Qualifier: SB=Season Best


Caribbean Games, Trinidad 12-19 July 2009

World Indoor Rankings: 60m Female , 60m Male , 200m Female , 200 m Male

World Outdoor Rankings: 100m Female , 100m Male , 200m Female , 200m Male

 
Sample photos at the Interschool Championships held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, St. Kitts (27-29 March)

! The Church Ground 11km Run was streamed "LIVE" on the Internet starting at 8:00 am
 
 
The race was won by "Tazzi" Bartlette & Miranda Fellows
Video excerpts will also be posted by tomorrow
Results posted on the Home Page (more to come)
 

Shirvon Greene Qualifies for Both NJCAA Districts and National Championship
 

28-04-09:  Shirvon Greene
qualifies for Both NJCAA Districts and National Championship while capturing Double Gold in both the 800metres & 1500 metres at the season finale (which was the last time for any athlete to qualify for both championship tournaments).
Entering to this meet Shirvon narrowly missed qualifying for both the 800 and 1500 metres. But fueled by determination and the recent success of the Charlestown Primary School and the passing of one of his mentor Mrs. Maureen Adams, Shirvon was determined to achieved his goal and that is to qualify for both or at least one championship series.
 
The first Championship series which is  the NJCAA Districts Championships in Maryland is slated to commence from 5/1/09-5/2/09 followed by the NJCAA National Championship in Alfred State from 5/6/09-5/9/09 (which is also is the Finale meet of the NJCAA outdoor season).
 
1st place 800 meters , 2:02.20 ( New School Record & Personal Best)
as well as advancing to his 2nd consecutive NJCAA District Championship
and also his 2nd consecutive NJCAA National Championship in this event beat the qualifying standard which was 2:03.51.
 
1st place 1500 meters , 4:18.90 ( New School Record & Personal Best)
Qualifying  to the NJCAA District Championships while surpassing the qualifying standard of 4:20.10
 
The next upcoming meet is NJCAA District Championships at Howard CC in Maryland  on May 1st  to 2nd, 2009.
Then to climax the season is NJCAA National championships at Alfred State in Syracuse from May 6th to 9th May 2009.


CARIFTA GAMES INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

"SKNAAA selects its 2009 CARIFTA Team 18 March 2009 " - Press release from SKNAAA
 
The St.Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) is pleased to announce its Athletic Team to represent the Federation at the 2009 CARFITA Games, in St.Lucia 10th to 13th April. The team is comprised of five (5) under 17 girls, six (6) under 17 boys, seven (7) under (20) girls and thirthteen (13) under 20 boys. They were selected after the Association held its National Junior Championship and CARIFTA Trials, and a number of Development Meets held during the year.
 
The team is comprised of the following persons: Osdel Hanley Team Leader, Craig Connor Technical Leader, Stewart Joseph Asst. Coach, Llewllyn Pyke Jumps Coach, Rawle Isaac Coach and Rotta Johnson Jumps Coach.
 
Under 17 Girls - Queneala Bradshaw, Odina Miller, Siana Leader, Alivia Barzey, Romisha Malone
Under 17 Boys
- Chavez Nital, Royston Queeley, Yannick Henderson, Lonzo Wilkinson II, Aaron Berneir, Jerome Liddie
Under 20 Girls - Marecia Pemberton, Trefessana White, Davanna Claxton, Vanessa Bennett, Leronique Ponteen, Tesril Nisbett, Rochella Challenger
Under 20 Boys - Jason Rogers, Akeem Eddy, Jevon Claxton, Kadeem Smith, Kendale Liburd, Vernelle Hodge, Lestrod Roland, Kashka Forbes, Troy Rogers, Reginald Gumbs, Dion Samuel, Allistar Clarke, Javid Stapleton

The SKNAAA would like to congratulation the members of the team on their selection and wishes them all the best as they represent the Federation.
End of Press Release.


The Nevis Amateur Athletic Association wishes to congratulate the athletes of Nevis (highlighted in blue) who were selected on the team: Romisha Malone, Royston Queeley, Tesril Nisbett, Jevon Claxton, Kashka Forbes, Javid Stapleton. We also congratulate the athletes from St. Kitts who made the Carifta Team. 

Shirvon Greene Excels  (Nevis Pages)
 
05/03/2009 - Shirvon Greene of Craddock Road, Nevis (2nd from right in photo) took 1st place honours in the 800 metres at MAC Championships held on February 28th, 2009 and led his team to their 1st team medal in the 4x400 metres. In the anchor leg, he came from behind, received the baton in 7th place and powered home to seal the victory for his team.
 
 
06/03/09 - NEVISIAN athlete Shirvon Greene has again demonstrated the strength in his stride when he crossed the finish line first in the 800m race at the Mid American Conference (MAC) Indoor Championships. More at SKN vibes link above.

Vernice Wattley of Hardtimes, Gingerland, placed 69th out of 4,130 female runners at the 2009 edition of the World Best 10K held in Puerto Rico on Sunday 1st March 2009. 10,651 runners, including 6,521 men, competed in the world renowned 10K event, with Vernice placing 849 overall. Her net time (from passing the start line to the finish line) was 49:38 with a pace of 8 min 16 sec per mile and an overall time of 51 min 15 secs. Vernice participated in previous World Best 10K events, the latest been in 2007.
 
She is a renowned long distance runner who still holds multiple St. Kitts - Nevis National Records: 1,500m (4:53.00) set in St. John's, Antigua at a Leeward            Photo: Vernice completing the 2006 Nevis 10K and receiving her trophy
Islands Senior Championship Meet in 1995 and half marathon record (2:02.44)
                                      set in 2003. She has also competed in many 10K events and half marathons for
                                      Nevis and for the Federation.
 
 
 

Vernice Wattley wins trophy in the Church Ground run and places in the Nevis 10K event


 
The Gladiators Sport Club, from the tropical island of Nevis, had a very impressive performance at the track and field development meet at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium. The Nevisian athletes dressed smartly in blue athletic wear certainly came out to astonish, as they dominated nearly every single event last Saturday. 
 
“We had been training very hard, so we were looking forward to a very competitive meet, and we certainly got what we were looking for,” Wakely said. “The Gladiators Sport Club has been training since September of last year, so we expected our performance to be good, and our expectations were met.”
 
 (Photo from 2008 LI Juniors - Meet photos to be posted)
 

 
The official Track and Field season on Nevis commenced yesterday, 26th February 2009, when the Special education Unit hosted its Sports meet at the Villa Grounds on Nevis.


Development Meet at Silver Jubilee stadium, Bird Rock, St. Kitts 21 Feb 2009 - Results   Photos by Chloe

 
Development Meet at Grove Park , Nevis 14 Feb 2009 - Results / Photos
 
 
This Sunday all eyes will be on Nevis as the Federation’s top athlete will compete in a developmental meet on that island. Athletes expected to showcase their talents include Delwayne Delaney, T’Shorna Morton, Lonzo Wilkinson, Givan Bass and Odina Miller. All reports out of Queen City Nevis is that their athletes are looking forward to prove their worth against their Kittitian counterparts. Officials of the St. Kitts Amateur Athletics Association are expecting a huge turnout of athletes for the event ......
 
 

Virgil Hodge wins again in Lievin, France in 23.45s - 7th best time in the World - 10 Feb  - Results / Virgil Photo Album

"Well today i just wanted to go out there and run a good time .. the most important thing about running these meets is winning and that was my goal also .. my time was actually faster than i thought i would run, so that's exciting ... now i just look forward to competing again on friday in Germany where i'll be running the 60m and try make my time faster than what i ran before. I'm just glad that my time can place me in the top 10 in the World so far .. but that's not my main focus ... my main focus is outdoors .. indoors is just to get me race-ready for outdoors"

Virgil Hodge wins places 3rd (200m) & 5th (60m) in 2nd professional meet - 08 Feb   Race Video

HBC Indoor Vlaanderen Gent, in Brussels: "first of all i just want to thank God for giving me the strength to be able to compete at another meet .. the 60m was a great race . i had a slow heat and after getting out the blocks and realized i had third .. i just stayed there knowing i'll get into the finals .. i had 50 mins or less for the 60m finals so i just got a massage and then did some short sprints, like 15mins before i got back on the track .. then i got out the blocks well and just try to maintain that speed and i finish 5th place, which was ok, because i started out the fastest i ever started the 60m in with a time of 7.37s ......... then the 200 was 10 mins after the 60 finals so i was still tired, so all i had time to do is set my blocks again and wait for the starter .. when i got out i still felt tired so i just try and stay strong and finish the race with all i had left, and ended up 3rd (23.84s) .. but it was a good race .. i felt ok and now i'll look forward for my next race in France on tuesday"

Virgil Hodge wins first professional meet - 02 Feb

GLASGOW, Scotland - St. Kitts’ latest sprinter to enter the professional circuit, Virgil Hodge, proved her merit to sponsor Adidas Saturday (Jan. 31) as she came from behind in the Women’s 200m to win gold at the Aviva International in Glasgow. "I was happy I was able to finish the race in the 200 last week because of what happened in the race .. coming off the first curve I got bumped with the USA athlete and I had to stop running .. which almost caused me to fall ... but nevertheless I continued my race and was able to finish 1st ... even though the time was not what I wanted .. I had no control over it because of the incident that took place in the race." RESULTS Her next event (60m & 200m) is at the HBC Indoor Vlaanderen Gent, in Brussels on Sunday 8th February. "This weekend i'm just exciting to be able to compete in the 60m and see where i'm at in that and i'll be running the 200m again and hopefully everything goes well this time and i'll be able to open up with a pretty good time. I have 2 more meets indoor after sunday so i'm just going to go out and do my best and get ready for outdoors, which is my main focus, especially as the World Championships is in August."

1. COM Virgil HODGE SKN 24.29s  2. GER Anne MOLLINGER 24.31s  3.   SWE Nina RUNVIK 24.86s


LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES
 

Powell lines-up for Sydney and Melbourne meets - 02 Feb

Thomas/Eddy Classic - 02 Feb

Houston, Texas Multi's and Invite - 30/31 Jan

Kim Collins returns to the track this weekend - 27 Jan

3rd Development Meet held at Saddlers - 25 Jan

Regional track and field competition coming to SK - 23 Jan

2nd Development Meet Verchilds - 18 Jan

Leonard Hilton Memorial - 16 Jan

Gladiators’ Track club (Nevis) Ready for Competition - 15 Jan 2009

Where have all the Young Males Gone? - 13 Jan

 
 
 
 
 
 

SPORTS DAY DATES FOR 2009 (more to be posted)

School Date

  • St. Thomas' Primary - Thursday 5th March
  • Maude Crosse (Charlestown) Preparatory - Tuesday 10th March
  • Voilet O. J. Nicholls (Combermere) Primary - Tuesday 10th March
  • Charlestown Primary - Wednesday 11th March
  • Jocelyn Liburd (Gingerland) Primary - Thursday 12th March
  • Ivor Walters (Brown Hill) Primary - Friday 13th March
  • Charlestown High - Wednesday 17th March
  • St. James' Primary - Thursday 19th March
  • Gingerland High - Tuesday 24th March
  • Bellevue International - 25th March
  • St. John's Primary - Thursday 26th March
  • TDC/Coca Cola InterHigh School Championships: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March, Silver Jubilee Stadium, St. Kitts
  • GULF INSURANCE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Wednesday 1st April, Grove Park, Nevis
  • Carifta Games: 11th - 13th April, St. Lucia
  • Leeward Islands Youth Championships: 9th - 10th May, Silver Jubilee Stadium, St. Kitts


Sports Men and Women of the year for St. Kitts and Nevis Celebrated - 23 Dec 2008

 


PRIMARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 - 1ST APRIL - GROVE PARK, NEVIS

 

GULF INSURANCE LIMITED INFORMATION


2008 Past News

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