PB=Personal Best: REG=Regional Qualifier: SB=Season Best
Sample photos at the Interschool Championships held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, St. Kitts (27-29 March)
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
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
CARIFTA GAMES RESULTS (from 6 pm on Friday 10th)
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.
Nevisian sprinter Shirvon Greene does it again (SKN Vibes)
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.
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)
Special Education Holds Sports meet - 27 Feb (Nevis Pages)
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.
Track, field action moves to Nevis - 13th Feb (Sun St. Kitts/Nevis)
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 ......
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"
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
SPORTS DAY DATES FOR 2009 (more to be posted)
Shirvon Greene: Most Valuable Player - 2008 Cross Country Season - National Junior College Athletic Association Champs - 04 Dec